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Scrum Master in Staten Island, NY at AccruePartners

Date Posted: 3/4/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description


  • Fortune 100 Financial Services Company
  • 100-year history of dedication to customer satisfaction, success and growth
  • Tremendous growth and new business strategy leading to the need for new talent
  • Significant investments in cutting-edge technology


  • Culture: Excellent work environment that fosters collaboration
  • Growth: Ability to make an impact on the direction of the organization
  • Opportunity: Gain hands-on experience working with cutting-edge technology
  • Stability: Recent financial performance of the company has reported record profits


  • Charlotte, NC


  • Observe the team’s Agile/Scrum maturity and identify needs for Agile/Scrum training
  • Coach the product owner and team to create and estimate the Product Backlog
  • Facilitate discussions between the product owner and the team on priorities and dependencies
  • Review and update the daily sprint and release burndowns to measure velocity and predict release completion
  • Continue to update and analyze capacity, velocity, and scope and maintain a project burndown
  • Facilitate scrum ceremonies including daily scrums, sprint planning, grooming, sprint reviews/demos and sprint retrospectives
  • Facilitate discussions and know when to allow a deeper discussion to continue, when to cut the discussion off, or redirect the discussion to a parking lot for discussion with a smaller group
  • Provide data such as the release burndown to the product owner and relevant levels of management to help them engage in data-driven decision making
  • Present to multiple levels of management and articulate the status of the project
  • Keep an eye on team morale, and coach when necessary
  • Coach the team through adoption of the Agile/Scrum process with positive and negative feedback
  • Facilitate story development workshops
  • Engage with management as appropriate to assist in removing organizational and systemic impediments
  • Answer Agile/Scrum process questions
  • Determine communication plans and methods
  • Cultivate a Scrum Master and Agile/Scrum network


  • Know the Scrum Guide and apply its principles appropriately for your team to maximize their efficiency
  • SAFe experience preferred
  • 2+ years as a Scrum Master
  • Scrum Master Certification preferred
  • Experience guiding teams in leveraging Agile/Scrum practices
  • Proven ability to remove impediments
  • Understanding of the basic fundamentals of iterative development
  • Strong business acumen, strategic thinking, and analytical skills
  • Excellent spoken and written communication as well as receptive listening skills, with ability to present complex business ideas in a clear, concise fashion
  • Outstanding organizational, interpersonal, relationship building skills conducive to team development
  • Good relationship-building skills; ability to grow and nurture relationships with stakeholders
  • High energy and passion for the job
  • Ability to adapt, to be flexible and to learn quickly in a dynamic environment
  • Experience and familiarity with common Agile practices, including an understanding of ceremonies, product backlogs, burndown metric and velocity
  • Proven mentoring and coaching skills
  • Enhanced facilitation skills with the ability to lead and demonstrate value, as well as to resolve conflict