Scrum Master

Job Description

Scrum Master for software development teams, applying Agile principles and practices to facilitate an iterative development environment with new Agile teams as well as existing Agile teams


Key Responsibilities

  • Motivate and coach team for continuous improvements towards consistent delivery of working software each Sprint
  • Willing to support, provide assistance, and mentor other SMs and teams based on previous experiences
  • Foster continuous improvement and self-organization in the team.
  • Coordinate Sprint ceremonies – Release Planning, Daily Standups, Sprint Planning, Sprint Demo and Retrospectives
  • Work with Product Owner to develop, groom and prioritize the backlog; ensuring a healthy product backlog
  • Collaborate between Product owners and the Development team.
  • Remove any impediments that would prevent the delivery team to achieve its Sprint goals
  • Ability to coordinate with multiple Agile and non-Agile teams to deliver large initiatives
  • Maintain Sprint artifacts and metrics including: velocity/progress and team performance, issues and risks, and handle communication with internal and external stakeholders


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, about 6 – 8 years of overall IT experience, 3 – 4 years’ experience working with Agile projects out of which 1 – 2 years’ experience is in the Scrum Master role.
  • A solid understanding of Agile and Agile transformation with the right attitude and personality to continue to improve through coaching and teamwork
  • Ability to work with and build new Agile teams as well as strengthen existing Agile teams
  • Conversant in Lean, XP, Kanban, Continuous Integration and other Agile methodologies
  • Knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, and team empowerment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Extensive multi-tasking and prioritization skills needed and can excel in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience working with distributed teams
  • Experience using tools like Jira and Confluence
  • Scrum Master Certification is a must


Job Features

Job CategoryDevelopment
SkillsAgile, Scrum Master Certification, Lean, XP, Kanban, Continuous Integration, Jira, Confluence
Experience6 to 8 Years

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