Occidental Petroleum Scrum Master in Houston, Texas

Title: Scrum Master Location: United States-Texas-Houston Other Locations:

Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company, and its OxyChem subsidiary is a major North American chemical manufacturer. We are one of the largest U.S. oil and gas companies, based on equity market capitalization, with more than 40,000 employees and contractors worldwide. Our greatest asset has been and will continue to be our people. We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of Scrum Master within our IT PMO group based in Houston, Texas. Looking for an experienced Scrum Master. The successful candidate will be responsible for successful delivery of solutions by the team to address complex business issues. The ideal applicant will able to thrive in a highly collaborative workplace and actively engage in the project. This is an excellent career opportunity for a professional with an impressive Scrum Master background and excellent interpersonal skills. Below is list of the main responsibilities for this position. • Facilitate better creativity and tries to improve the efficiency of the scrum team. • Responsible for managing the scrum process with the coordination of scrum team in Agile methodology. • Responsible to remove the impediments for the scrum team. • Arranged daily stand-up meetings, facilitate meetings, schedule meetings, demo and decision-making processes in order to ensure quick inspection and proper use of adaptation process. • Helps product owner to keep the product backlogs in good shape and make them ready for the next sprint. • Responsible to conduct retrospective meetings. • Organizes and facilitates the sprint planning meeting. • Acts as safeguard for scrum team.
• Bachelor of Science • 2 years of demonstrable Scrum Master experience • Possesses conflict resolution, does conversation by focusing on scrum values of openness, honesty and respect. • Should be a friendly communicative person, because when team is moving fast in Agile, communication is the effective force which holds the team together. • Needs to forecast the numbers of deliverables possible in an iteration, which is based on evidence and reliable source. • Needs to be expert in estimation and planning. He knows how to create useful, reliable and practical plans for software development projects. • Should be a good coach in Agile practices. Can coach individuals and interactions over processes and tools. • Help team or individual to clarify goals and actions to achieve them. • Ability to shield his team from outside distractions and interferences. • Ability to ensure the correct use of scrum process. • Ability to track and remove impediments. • Scrum master is a servant first, who serves his team members before considering about himself • Familiar with Jira and Confluence • Familiar with SDLC Occidental is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Individual with Disability/Veteran Status