Scrum Master in Work From Home at TradeStation

Date Posted: 7/14/2021

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Job Description

Scrum Master
Virtual US or Costa Rica
TradeStation is an online brokerage firm seeking to level the playing field for self-directed investors and traders, empowering them to claim their individual financial edge.  At TradeStation, we're continuously pushing the boundaries of what's possible, encouraging out-of-the-box thinking and relentless search for innovation.  We offer a collaborative and flexible work environment, competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits and a generous PTO policy.
We are looking for driven individuals to help us build and enhance applications that will define the future of trading. This is a unique opportunity to work on a high functioning team that will create a community of traders and help traders to build the skills necessary to be successful.  Success in this role requires an eagerness to learn, a desire to lead, creative thinking and a self-starter mindset.
This position will be responsible for acting as a facilitator for an agile team working under the scrum methodology.  The Scrum Master serves as a point person responsible for understanding the big development picture of each sprint and is responsible for delegating work appropriately and ensuring the team is working on the right tasks at the right time.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Helping the team agree on what they can achieve during each development sprint (or other period of time)
  • Facilitating the daily standup (sometimes called the daily scrum) and helping the team reach consensus on each of the three questions
  • Helping the team continuously make progress on the project by making sure each person is working on the right tasks, helping to remove any obstacles to the team members’ progress, and protecting the team from distractions
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Required:
  • Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least one year for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory
  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
  • Knowledge of numerous well documented patterns and techniques to fully recognize the potential of Agile/Scrum frameworks (examples: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.)
  • Excellent communication and mentoring skills
Preferred:
  • First level Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM I)
  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games
  • Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent work experience
  • Must have 3+ years of professional experience
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