Scrum Master

Information Technology
in Tampa
, FL
Reference: 19-04387

Scrum Master Description:

As servant leaders, Scrum Masters are often referred to as guardians of their Scrum Team(s). They help to ensure Scrum Teams deliver results that align with business and organization priorities/goals. Scrum Masters contribute towards improving business agility. Scrum Masters are responsible for ensuring the team lives agile values/principles and follows the processes and practices the team agrees to use. For our client, the Scrum Master reports to the Senior Product Delivery Manager in the Product Innovation & Delivery department.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Identify and remove impediments from the team; protect from outside interruptions and distractions
  • Establish an environment where the team can be effective; address team dynamics
  • Guide, coach and motivate agile teams with goals of delivering value, speeding up delivery/increasing productivity
  • Passionate about and able to teach agile methodologies including but not limited to Scrum, Kanban, Scrumban, Lean principles, SAFe, and LeSS
  • Organize and lead Scrum ceremonies
  • Communicate with stakeholders; liaison to Project Managers/PMO to oversee and manage scope, timeline, quality, goals and deliverables that support business goals
  • Prepare and present reports regarding progress and success of agile teams

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field
  • 3-5 years of experience playing the Scrum Master role for software development teams
  • Experience in agile techniques such as User Stories, ATDD, TDD, BDD, Continuous Integration
  • Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games etc.
  • Experience in agile/scrum development team tools such as Jira
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) required; Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) and/or Certified Product
  • Owner (CSPO) a plus
  • 3-5 years of experience with agile practices, patterns and techniques

Required Skills/Competencies:

  • Agile/growth mindset
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, conflict management, listening openly, verbal & written communication
  • Exceptional facilitation ability; able to keep team focused on sprint goals/commitments
  • Critical thinker, inquisitive, complex problem-solving
  • Team player, collaborative, honest and transparent
  • Effective time-management skills; comfortable working in a fast-paced environment