Scrum Master II at Farm Credit Bank of Texas

Posted in Other 4 days ago.

Location: Austin, Texas

Job Description:


Who we are:

Farm Credit Bank of Texas is a $37.3 billion wholesale bank that has been financing agriculture and rural America for over 100 years. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, we provide funding and services to rural lending associations in five states, and we are active in the nation's capital markets.

While you may not be familiar with our name, Farm Credit Bank of Texas plays a critical role in supporting the businesses that make it possible for America to maintain access to an affordable and safe food supply, an industry which is one of the most innovative and evolving of our time. And while you help us deliver on our mission, we deliver on our commitment to you as a valued employee by providing competitive compensation, generous health and wellness benefits packages and an attractive hybrid workplace located along the bluffs of the Colorado River just minutes west of downtown Austin.

We seek out top talent in their fields, whether it be technology, finance, accounting, credit, human resources, or other administrative functions, and welcome you to join us in our mission to feed the world.

Position Description:

We are seeking a motivated and experienced Scrum Master with strong Project Management skills and a passion for driving team automation initiatives. The ideal candidate will play a key role in leading Agile practices, removing impediments, and actively contributing to the automation efforts within our dynamic team.

Day-to Day-Duties and Responsibilities:

Working in our hybrid work design you will:

  • Act as a servant leader, fostering a collaborative and high-performing team environment in both Scrum and Kanban settings
  • Facilitate and lead Scrum ceremonies, emphasizing the importance of automation in the development process
  • Collaborate with Kanban teams to maintain workflow visualization, optimize processes, and ensure work items move efficiently through the Kanban board
  • Work closely with product owners, stakeholders, and development teams to ensure project goals and objectives are met
  • Identify and remove obstacles that hinder automation efforts and impact overall team productivity
  • Implement and champion Agile best practices while focusing on incorporating automation into the development lifecycle
  • Monitor progress, provide timely feedback, escalate, and communicate as appropriate to maintain schedules and progress
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to prioritize and manage dependencies across multiple projects

What You Bring to the Team:

Our ideal candidate lives within a commutable distance from our office and appreciates the value of the hybrid work design.

It's an important role that covers many skills. This position requires a bachelor's degree in business, communications, or equivalent work experience. Five (5) or more years of experience as a Scrum Master. Scrum Master Certification (CSM) is preferred. Experience in financial technology is preferred.

Additional skills should include:
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Agile development and software development programs using both Scrum and Kanban Methodologies
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, to develop stakeholder relationships and earn the trust of colleagues
  • Ability to communicate/coordinate effectively with all levels of management as well as with outside vendors
  • Self-starter, who initiates action and follow-through on tasks
  • Experience with Azure DevOps
  • Possesses analytical thinking and mathematical skills
  • Team player
  • May act as a "lead" or first-level supervisor

Our benefits:

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer comprehensive, affordable, and competitive benefit options that are focused on health and wellness, financial security, and achieving a work-life balance:
  • Flexible and affordable health and wellness benefits, including medical insurance, prescription drug coverage, dental insurance, vision care, flexible spending accounts, and more.
  • 401(k) plan that includes an employer match (up to 4%) plus an additional employer contribution (up to 5%), both of which vest on the first day of employment
  • Employer paid long-term disability and life insurance
  • Generous vacation leave, sick leave, and up to eleven paid holidays
  • Paid parental leave program of up to six weeks
  • Up to five days per year to volunteer in local community organizations, services, or events
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities
  • Generous tuition-reimbursement program
  • Physical fitness incentive plan
  • Employer matching gifts program
  • Modern hybrid work schedule combining in office and remote work locations.

Our culture:

In a world filled with unpredictable challenges, we are committed to providing our people with stable, fulfilling careers and plentiful opportunities for growth and development. Our culture thrives on personal relationships and access to our leadership, facilitated by regular face-to-face conversations, interactive town halls, and employee engagement events.

Important note: We care about your hiring process and take it seriously. A real person will review your applications, meaning response timelines may vary. The interviewing process at Farm Credit Bank of Texas may include phone calls and emails, on-site interviews, and requests for portfolios or demonstrations of work. We cannot personally follow-up with each applicant, and we will do our best to create a professional, respectful, and thorough process for candidates with whom we identify as a potential fit.

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