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Sr. Scrum Master in New York, NY at AccruePartners

Date Posted: 11/9/2018

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Job Description

AccruePartners values our contract and consulting employees. We offer a competitive benefits package to meet the diverse needs of all of our contractor and consulting employees and their family members. Here is a listing of what our company offers: 401(k) Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Medical and Prescription Drug, Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance.


  • 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; Iselin, NJ; New York, NY


  • Ensure that goals, scope, and product domain are understood by everyone on the Scrum Team as well as possible
  • Find techniques for effective Product Backlog management
  • Help the Scrum Team understand the need for clear and concise Product Backlog items
  • Understand product planning in an empirical environment
  • Ensure the Product Owner knows how to arrange the Product Backlog to maximize value
  • Understand and practice agility
  • Facilitate Scrum events as requested or needed
  • Coach the Development Team in self-organization and cross-functionality
  • Help the Development Team to create high-value products
  • Coach the Development Team in organizational environments in which Scrum is not yet fully adopted and understood
  • Lead and coach the organization in its Scrum adoption
  • Help employees and stakeholders understand and enact Scrum and empirical product development
  • Cause change that increases the productivity of the Scrum Team
  • Work with other Scrum Masters to increase the effectiveness of the application of Scrum in the organization
  • Mentor, coach and support other more junior and peer level SMs
  • Drive forward SAFe maturity both within and across teams/dept/org
  • Be a champion of SAFe practices, principles and tools
  • Facilitate scrum team ceremonies, including the daily scrum, sprint planning, sprint demo, grooming and retrospectives
  • Shield team from outside distractions and interferences
  • Track and remove impediments from the team
  • Leverage tools and insight to help develop the team’s predictability and progress (velocity, capacity planning, burndown/burn up charts, and other tools and metrics)
  • Coach team members in Agile practices


  • 4+ years of Agile experience
  • Minimum of 1 year leadership experience working in a SAFe environment
  • Leading SAFe/SAFe Agilist Certification - Scaled Agile Framework
  • Certified Scrum Master
  • Professional Scrum Master (PSM) I, II, or III -
  • Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) - Scrum Alliance
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills
  • Enthusiastic and high energy
  • Must continually be growing one’s craft by learning new practices and techniques to better serve your teams
  • Must help teams bring transparency to the Scrum Artifacts so that teams can inspect and adapt their work and progress towards their Sprint Goal continuously
  • Strong mentoring and coaching skills
  • Proven conflict resolution ability