Certified Scrum Master

Scottsdale, AZ

Posted: 08/29/2018 Employment Type: Contract Industry: IT Job Number: 227248

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed, U.S. citizenship is required.

The Scrum Master (SM) plays a key role in the Agile process helping other team members communicate, coordinate, and cooperate. The SM will assist the team in meeting their delivery goals. 

Key Responsibilities:
  • Exhibits Lean-Agile leadership and helping the team embrace SAFe® core values, adopt and apply SAFe® principles and practices
  • Strongly serving and supporting the Product Owner and Development Team in their quest to do everything possible to delight customers
  • Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style and leading by example. This person should personify Scrum and Agile
  • Guiding and Coaching the Scrum Team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to delight customers
  • Guiding and Coaching both the Scrum Team and the Development team on how to get the most out of self-organization
  • Guiding and Coaching both the Scrum Team and the Development team on self-organizing to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks
  • Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization
  • Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment
  • Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving
  • Coordinating with other teams and an active member in the Scrum of Scrum meeting
  • Facilitating preparation and readiness for Agile Release Train (ART) ceremonies
  • Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution
  • Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information
  • Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially with respect to refining (aka grooming) and managing the product backlog
  • Lead one or more Scrum teams


The successful candidate must possess:
  • 3+ years as a development Scrum Master
  • Experience fulfilling the Scrum Master role on large development programs
  • Experience with SAFe® 4.0
  • First level Scrum Master certification (PSM I, CSM)
  • 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 for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc)
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