Scrum Master

Techvilla solutions
  • Chicago, IL Chicago Illinois

  • Post Date: Apr 28, 2020

Key Skills: Management, Management, Release, Development, Quality, Metrics, Programming

  • Experience: 2 + Yrs
  • Domain: Information And Communication Technology
  • Job Type: Contract - Corp-to-Corp, Contract - Independent, Contract - W2, Contract to Hire - Corp-to-Corp, Contract to Hire - Independent, Contract to Hire - W2

Job Description

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. Additional roles & responsibilities include:

Backlog Management Practices


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

Agile Ceremony Facilitation

Facilitates continuous improvement and the development of a learning culture on teams

Facilitates ceremonies, collaboration, communication, and conflict management

Teaches 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

Delivery Team Support

Removes impediments to the team's ability to perform

Acts as a buffer between external distractions to minimize disruptions and help the team to focus

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

Advice and Guidance

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 equivalent combination of industry related professional experience and education

1-2 years of working experience as a Scrum Master

Working experience as part of an Agile team using one or more of the following Agile frameworks: Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), or Kanban

Working experience with Agile scaling frameworks, preferably SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework)

Desired Experience

Scrum Alliance CSM, PSM-1, or PMI-ACP certification

SAFe certified or experience (or other scaled Agile frameworks)

Strong communication and collaboration skills

Strong problem solving and influencing skills

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