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Certified Scrum Master - REMOTE

  • Location: Lincolnshire, Lake, Illinois, 60069
  • Salary: 69.0
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 8 days ago

MATRIX has partnered with a premier client in finding a Scrum Masger that is 100% remote.  This is a great opportunity to expand your career and work with a well known company and look towards career growth.

Are you a Certified Scrum Master? Do you live and breathe everything Agile and Scrum utilizing tools like Jira?  Does challenging the norm excite you?  Are you extremely collaborative and enjoy working with your teammates?  Are you looking for your next long term contract opportunity? This position may be for you!!!

TITLE:  Certified Scrum Master (Virtual)


The Scrum Master will advise and oversee performance against Agile values, practices, and processes. Working with the Product Owner, the Scrum Master will support the work of the team by maintaining the backlog and facilitating Agile ceremonies; stand ups, sprint planning, and retrospectives. The Scrum Master will monitor team performance through the team’s dashboard and help identify continuous improvement opportunities to help the team work better and smarter.

Detailed Responsibilities

• Facilitates sprint planning, stand ups, retrospectives and other Agile ceremonies
• Ensures work is appropriately balanced across team members and that all work is captured within the backlog
• Reviews and manages backlog items to ensure it’s being groomed and prioritized
• Applies innovative and creative thinking in order to solve problems and get things done
• Brings a data-driven approach to decision making, both in day-to-day management and in making strategic trade-offs
• Maintains and updates process metrics and artifacts to ensure accurate and transparent communications to Product Owner and key stakeholders
• Creates burn-down charts to measure team output over time
• Identifies continuous improvement opportunities and best practices to progress the team
• Observes and engages with individual team members to identify opportunities to improve Agile performance
• Influences across the team to drive results
• Provides constructive feedback to team members to help drive Agile maturity
• Models behaviors to support the organization’s transformation to a new way of working
• Actively creates and maintains the culture within the team based on the organization and Agile leadership behaviors

Formal Education & Certification

• Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent work experience required
• Certified Scrum Master

Knowledge & Experience

• 6-10 years scrum master and/or project management experience
• 12+ years of professional work experience
• Experience working with or in Agile teams and understanding of Agile practices
• Ability to brainstorm with team members on solutions to address challenges
• and roadblocks
• A continuous improvement mind-set and dedication to finding new ways
of working
• Ability to influence behavior without having formal organizational hierarchy
• Excellent communications and people-interaction skills; ability to build collaborative network connections
• Commitment to organization’s new way of working through greater collaboration and breaking down of siloes
• Demonstrate and educate as a deep subject matter expert (SME) in scrum process and tools
• Experience communicating effectively with high levels of management
• Ability to create presentations for senior leadership
• Ability to solve very complex problems and deal with a variety of work situations

Technical Skills
• Strong experience with JIRA as the primary tool for agile development


Physical Work Conditions
• Virtual environment