Scrum Master

  • Ascension
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Jul 11, 2019

Job Description

Have you heard? Ascension Technologies, one of the largest healthcare information technology services in the country, is making a shift in their IT space!
Join the IT revolution with us as we turn our attention from technology that supports our national health system to developing, deploying, and driving technology that will change the face of healthcare.
If you enjoy creating something new, dreaming big, and have a passion for your expertise we encourage you to apply!
Why Join Ascension?
With more than 4,000 associates, Ascension Technologies enables access to data across applications, transforming how clinicians and patients interact with technology, which enhances our ability to better serve communities with greater agility and responsiveness. Our associates leverage technology to create collaborative solutions that improve health decisions every day. We believe you should be a tech founder not a fixer - that's how we do tech at Ascension technologies.

What You Will Do
As a Scrum Master with us, you will you will enable cross-functional teams to develop solutions using the Agile way of working that integrates the business and technical needs. Key to this work is use of two-week "sprints" to ensure rapid progress, engagement, and alignment. Through exploration and collaboration, you will engage in a rewarding career that's driven by you and powered by Ascension.
You will get to work in our brand new, creatively stimulating, office space we are calling the "Digital Studio" in Austin, TX (#1 in U.S. News Rankings - Best Places to Live). We feel that Innovative thinking is usually done best over a free beverage and that's why our Digital Studio comes stocked and offers a variety of unconventional workspaces.
Our goal in this transformation is to hire people who are great at something. Give them new problems to work on. Trust them to be outstanding.
Key Responsibilities:
• Provide ongoing facilitation and coaching that enables the team to excel at Agile development
• Manage sprint velocity-related metrics
• Run key agile ceremonies, e.g., daily huddles, backlog grooming, sprint planning and sprint retros to actively manage risks and external dependencies
• Promote joint accountability for results and solving productivity issues
• Collectively with the Product Manager own creation and prioritization of the digital product backlog for specific digital solutions
• Assist Product Managers to shape the digital product road-map and vision

What You Will Need
• Knowledge of Agile software development process (e.g. XP, Kanban, Scrum, etc.)
• Knowledge and/or experience with Agile techniques: User Stories, Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Paired Programming, Automated Testing, Agile Games
• High school diploma or GED
• Relevant business degree preferred; Certified Scrum Master is a plus
Work Experience
• At least 1 successfully delivered project using Scum methodology in the role as Scrum Master preferred
• At least 3 successfully delivered technical projects with experience in software development and/or project management preferred
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