Teltech Communications, LLC

Agile Scrum Master 2

Job Locations US-TX-Austin
Information Technology
Full Time
USD $130,000.00/Yr.
USD $120,000.00/Yr.



Note:  Deadline for submission is 10/12/2021



Location:  The primary work location(s) will be in Austin, Texas 78711.  No relocation is available for this position.


Duration: Services are expected to start 11/01/2021 and are expected to complete by 08/31/2022.  This service may be amended, renewed, and/or extended.


Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts requires the services of 1 Agile Scrum Master 2, hereafter referred to as Candidate(s), who meets the general qualifications of Agile Scrum Master 2, Project Management and the specifications outlined below for the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.




The Candidate will lead and provide day-to-day management guidance and direction to scrum teams in applying agile principles and best practices utilizing the Scrum framework for implementation of new CPA solutions, including but not limited to updating various Tax application solutions.


The Candidate will:

  • Facilitate all scrum events: daily scrum, backlog refinement, sprint planning, sprint demo and retrospective meetings.
  • Guide, facilitate and teach the Agile mindset, core values, principles and Scrum best practices to the team and others throughout the organization
  • Manage, with Agile principles and best practices, multiple projects of medium to large scale and guide the teams through the scrum process to ensure tested, functional, valuable software is delivered to the customer at the end of each sprint/iteration
  • Recognize and remove impediments for the scrum (development) team.
  • Ensure the teams are reflecting on their performance after each sprint to identify successes, as well as failures, and continuously improving their way or working to increase the value delivered to the customer
  • Assess performance of teams and programs, finds opportunities for improvement and makes recommendations and implements changes and steps to increase the team’s productivity.
  • Work with product owners and teams to provide strategies and techniques to maintain and build product backlogs reflective of customers’ needs
  • Coach scrum teams to become self-organizing
  • Collaborate with other scrum masters to improve the overall agile strategy and provide alignment in sprint execution.
  • Provide detailed metrics and dashboard covering tasks, assigned resources, and story points including burn down charts


The Candidate will perform other tasks as assigned




Note:  Prior experience working with a State of Texas agency is desirable.


Note:  Candidates that do not meet or exceed the minimum stated requirements (skills/experience) will be displayed to customers but may not be chosen for this opportunity.


7 Yrs Required:  Extensive knowledge of the Agile Development Methodologies with advanced knowledge and experience utilizing the Scrum framework leading multiple scrum teams in medium to large scale enterprise environments
5 Yrs Required:  Experience as a Scrum Master on large projects including: Performing Scrum Ceremonies (sprint planning, daily standups, reviews/demos, retrospectives)
5 Yrs Required:  Experience as a Scrum Master on large projects including: Refining backlog and helping team refine epics/stories through progressive elaboration
5 Yrs Required:  Experience as a Scrum Master on large projects including: Creating burndown/burnup charts and reporting to management on team performance
5 Yrs Required:  Experience with highly complex application security requirements
4 Yrs Required:  Last 4 consecutive years with a working title on resume of “Scrum Master” or “Agile Coach”
4 Yrs Required:  Strong experience as a Scrum Master and proven ability to lead scrum teams in the execution of scrum processes, agile principles/values, and providing monitoring including risk/issues management
4 Yrs Required:  Experience in project management including Agile and other SDLC methodologies plus knowledge of software development methodologies, testing, design, and implementations
2 Yrs Required:  Proficient with Jira and Confluence
2 Yrs Required:  Certifications (at least one): Agile Scrum Master Certification (Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Professional Scrum Master (PSM), Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), or
3 Yrs Preferred:  Proficient with the Microsoft Office products, including Outlook, TEAMS, Microsoft Project, Word, Visio, Excel, and PowerPoint
3 Yrs Preferred:  Working experience as a software developer
3 Yrs Preferred:  Experience with modern development languages, frameworks, and architectures such as React, JavaScript, Spring Framework, Microservices, CI/CD, Cloud Native, etc.
2 Yrs Preferred:  Experience with Java, .NET, Natural, or COBOL
2 Yrs Preferred:  Experience using SQL in one of more of the following RDBMS products: DB2 z/OS, SQL Server, Oracle
2 Yrs Preferred:  Serving in a technical leadership role on software development projects
1 Yrs Preferred:  Experience Texas CPA Systems
1 Yrs Preferred:  Experience as member of an agile development team and delivered a final finished product into a production environment
1 Yrs Preferred:  Participation in a successful agile transformation
1 Yrs Preferred:  Advanced certifications: Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM), SAFe Advanced Scrum Master, Certified Agile Leadership (CAL), Certified Agile Coach (CTC or CEC)
1 Yrs Preferred:  Certifications (at least one): Certified Team Coach (CTC), SAFe (Scrum Master), Professional Scrum Master Trainer (PSMT)




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