Scrum Master - FTE

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Full Time
Depends on Experience
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

Key Activities:

  • Serves as a Scrum Master (SM) for Scrum team(s) through guiding and coaching team(s) to follow Agile/Scrum values, principles, and practices.
  • Collaborates with other SMs within the project to identify dependencies, manage conflicts, and drive success of individual sprints as well as the overall project.
  • Guides the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values by supporting a self-organized team, coaching the team on self-organization practices, and increasing the effectiveness through the application of Scrum/Agile practices in the organization.
  • Ensures that the team is fully functional and productive by building and maintaining the product road-map and release plan based on the priorities set by the Product Owner and input from the team.
  • Enables close cooperation across all roles and functions by promoting organizational agility within the team.
  • Helps remove impediments and/or guides the team to remove impediments both within the team and with external groups.
  • Builds a safe and trusting environment where conflicts are managed in a healthy way without fear or blame.
  • Assists with internal and external communications, improving transparency and radiating information.
  • Facilitates and/or ensures Agile ceremonies are conducted and embraced in order to drive agile development.

In service to the Product Owner:

  • Ensures that goals, scope, and product domain are understood and practiced by everyone on the team.
  • Finds techniques for effective Product Backlog management by leading the team through long-term roadmap exercises, forecasting long-term project deliverables.
  • Ensures the team understands the need for clear and concise Product Backlog items.
  • Ensures the Product Owner knows how to arrange the Product Backlog to maximize value.

In service to the Development Team:

  • Leads and coaches the organization in environments in which Agile/Scrum is not yet fully adopted and understood.
  • Plans Scrum implementations within the organization.
  • Assists employees and stakeholders with implementing Agile/Scrum and empirical product development.
  • Leads change that increases the productivity of the team and ensures delivery of valuable products.


  • Bachelor s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or other related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Requires at least 5 years of IT work experience and at least 2 years of Agile/Scrum execution in an IT or software development setting.
  • Must have experience with the SAFe Agile framework.
  • Strong skills in JIRA or comparable Scrum-related management tool.
  • Requires knowledge of multiple Agile development methodologies and frameworks.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading teams.
  • PMI-ACP, CSM, or equivalent certification preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to articulate and explain complex technical concepts to non-technical individuals, and to determine and drive reporting and communication strategies.
  • Uses persuasion and tact in advising on, and influencing, project objectives and direction, as well as project team.
  • Skilled at negotiating commitments among various stakeholders and possesses excellent meeting and presentation skills, which includes handling difficult and/or sensitive conversations with key stakeholders.

Posted By

Stephanie Brown

Dice Id : itgllc
Position Id : 826718
Originally Posted : 8 months ago
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