Scrum Master


Providence, RI

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


5 - 7 years

Posted Yesterday

Scrum Master – Job Description

Essential Duties

  • Understands Agile values and principles and can guide and coach teams, and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices
  • Guide and coach delivery teams to self-organize and achieve objectives, without assigning or dictating the work.
  • Provide support to the Product Owner and Development Team, and lead by example. This person should personify Scrum and Agile

Ø Facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution. Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised and resolved.

  • Work with Product Owner and Development Team to facilitate effective sprints by removing impediments and ensuring that stories are 'sprint ready'
  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and information radiation.
  • Support the Product Owner, especially with respect to story grooming and maintaining the product backlog

Ø Proactively identify and mitigate risks using Agile best practices and project data

Ø Arrange daily stand-ups, facilitate story grooming, coordinate sprint demos, planning and retrospectives

Required Skills/Experience

Ø 3 years of Scrum Masterexperience for software delivery teams and CSM certification

Ø 5 years of experience in a functional role associated with an information technology system development lifecycle (e.g. Project Management, Analysis, Design, Development, Quality Assurance, etc.)

Ø Good skills and knowledge of facilitation techniques, servant leadership, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency

Ø Experience with Agile PLM tools like JIRA, Rally, VersionOne, etc.

Ø Understands backlog tracking, Scrum and Kanban based metrics, task definition, story splitting.

Ø Excellent communication and mentoring skills

Ø Experience in sprint & release planning, running demos and retrospectives

Ø Demonstrate sound judgment and strong reasoning skills as well as good analytical and problem-solving abilities

Preferred Skills/Experience (Any of these is a plus)

Ø Experience being on multiple Scrum teams in a variety of different contexts (diverse team sizes, organizations, cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc)

Ø Track record of continued and recent education in Scrum, including training, conferences, user groups, self study, etc.

Ø Knowledge of other approaches discussed in the Agile space: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc

Ø Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games

Ø Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team