• Scrum Master

    Job Location(s) US-NJ-Newark
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/28/2018 12:43 PM)
    Job ID
    Project/Program/Product Management
    Position Type
    Contract to Perm (Full-Time)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    The Scrum Master would be responsible for overseeing software development teams and working under the agile methodology. We are seeking a candidate who has proven leadership skills, the ability to think critically and problem-solve, and a track-record of ensuring project milestones and deadlines are met.


    • Facilitate the transition of new and existing projects to an Agile way of working.
    • Assist in Agile Iteration and Release Planning; provide guidance in creating artifacts; capture team capacity hours for the planned upcoming release and for each sprint; facilitate team ceremonies with an eye on process and related best practices; provide coaching to promote continuous improvement and help teams to increase velocity.
    • Coach teams and management towards adopting an Agile Mindset.
    • Deliver training to new Scrum & Kanban teams.
    • Promote a collaborative team environment that fosters experimentation, creativity and innovation.
    • Remove project obstacles, develop solutions with team
    • Ensure milestones are reached and deadlines are met throughout project lifecycle
    • Build strong relationships with stakeholders, application users, and program owners
    • Document progress and communicate to upper management and stakeholders
    • Take responsibility for successful product delivery
    • Deliver training to new Scrum & Kanban teams


    • Bachelor's degree preferably in computer science or business-related discipline.
    • Experience with the Scrum Master role for at least 3+ years for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.
    • Scrum Master certification (CSM)
    • Experience with the adoption of Scrum and Kanban frameworks.
    • Experience with training new Scrum & Kanban teams.
    • Proven track record of successfully coaching Agile teams in a results-driven environment
    • Working knowledge of JIRA
    • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.
    • Knowledge of numerous well documented patterns and techniques with the Scrum approach (example: Burndown charts, Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc).
    • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Story writing, Test & Learn, Continuous Integration, Paired Programming, Automated Testing, Agile Games.
    • Excellent communication, presentation, facilitation & coaching skills.


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