Sr. Scrum Master

Atlanta, GA 30328

Posted: 01/11/2019 Employment Type: Contract To Hire Industry: SCRUM Master Job Number: 51901


The Scrum Master has primary responsibility of facilitating the learning and growth of one or more Agile teams in developing a lean-Agile mindset, improving practices and guiding them to more predictable delivery. The Scrum Master plays a role in facilitating Agile ceremonies and planning of releases, removing impediments, providing guidance, and supporting Agile teams.

Key Responsibilities

- Works with Product Owners and team members to learn and practice healthy backlog management and prioritization practices
- Facilitates the execution and improvement of backlog refinement
- Prepares for and facilitates release planning with teams
- Assists in dependency management and cross team coordination
- Facilitates continuous improvement and the development of a learning culture on teams
- Facilitates ceremonies, collaboration, communication, and conflict management
- Teaches new team members Agile mindset and frameworks, practices, and process
- Influences the organization in the removal of organizational impediments and development of healthy Agile practices
- Mentors Product Owners and team members in agile practices and continuous improvement
- Removes impediments to the team’ s ability to perform
- Acts as a buffer between external distractions to minimize disruptions
- Assists in the coordination of operational issue resolution
- Facilitates team development, mediates conflicts protecting the team and encourages healthy team dynamics.
- Fosters team responsibility, self-accountability, transparency and self-organization
- Leverages coaching skills to help the team learn to solve its own problems
- Introduces and encourages team to explore healthy Agile development practices, focus on quality and technical excellence, predictable delivery, automation, and continuous delivery
- Teaches and encourages a balanced backlog that delivers valuable features for customers, reduces technical debt, provides business value, and enables product sustainability
- Helps the team to develop, capture, and analyze metrics to facilitate team improvements
- Promotes transparency through healthy communications and data integrity

- Bachelor’ s degree or related field or equivalent combination of industry related professional experience and education
- Working experience related industry
- 5 + years of working experience as a Scrum Master
- Working experience in one or more of the following Agile methods or frameworks: Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), or Kanban
- Working experience with Agile scaling frameworks, preferably SAFe
- Scrum Master certification or equivalent certified professional (Desired for lower level – required for higher
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