Scrum Master

About Innowatts:

Innowatts is an Energy technology company based in Houston, TX that is transforming the way energy is bought, sold, managed and consumed. We are a leading provider of AMI-enabled predictive analytics and AI-based solutions for utilities, energy retailers, emerging retailers, and smart energy communities. To date, the Innowatts eUtility™ technology platform has enabled over 21 million energy consumers and their energy providers with access to lower energy costs and a more reliable and personalized energy experience. Innowatts is backed by Shell Ventures, Iberdrola and Energy and Environment Investment (Japan).

Summary:

Facilitates seamless collaboration and maximizes team performance by driving continuous improvement within assigned team(s) to ensure rapid and timely delivery of business value and achievement of goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Serves and coaches teams in agile practices and mindset. Fosters a growth mindset and spirit of continuous improvement and learning.
  • Removes impediments to team progress whether internal to the team or organizational in nature. When necessary, escalates impediments to facilitate rapid resolution.
  • Supports and educates product owners, especially with respect to refining and managing the product backlog and optimizing effectiveness within the agile team.
  • Ensures effective communication within and across teams. Influences and facilitates the empowerment of a self-organizing team. Schedules and facilitates cross-functional meetings. Ensures appropriate progress tools, information radiators, and reports effectively provide transparency on team’s progress/productivity.
  • Performs risk, issue, and dependency management for their team(s). Also ensures release management practices align to enterprise standards (SAFe).
  • Acts as Agile SME to teams, product owners, and management. Learns from participating in Scrum Master Community of Practice
  • For technology related efforts: Understands release-when ready, test-driven development, continuous integration, product demonstration and other technical engineering practices and encourages teams to leverage them.
  • Serves the team in variety of technical or non-technical capacities to facilitate design, development, testing, and documentation task to model a cross-functional, servant approach to helping team accomplish the team’s goals.  

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree; 4 additional years of related experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree
  • Experience working in a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) environment.
  • SAFe Scrum Master certification – SSM – (or SPC Enablement) 
  • Successful experiences as Scrum Master in a variety of environments
  • Experience managing multiple scrum teams. (2 concurrently)
  • Bachelor’s degree; 4 additional years of related experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree
  • 4 or more years of relevant experience in process improvement, project management, or business/requirements analysis; relevant work experience with Agile/Scrum; advanced working knowledge of GSuite, MS Office, etc

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a SaaS platform environment 
  • Experience using Version One, JIRA, Aha, Tableau 
  • Good communication skills
  • Good time management skills

Benefits and Additional Perks:

  • Fast paced, collaborative and fun environment
  • Work with data and latest technology to transform industry
  • Competitive salary and bonus
  • 401k
  • Medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance
  • Paid vacation
  • 5 minutes from downtown with easy connectivity to all major freeways and free parking
  • Ping Pong table & team breakfast every Friday

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