Scrum Master III

  • location: Chicago, IL
  • type: Contract

job description

Scrum Master III

Role: Scrum Master

Duration: 6 Months

Location: Chicago,Illinois


  • As ScrumMaster, you play a key role in the definition, development, implementation, and ongoing improvement of Agile practices (with an emphasis on Scrum) within the organization.
  • You will facilitate sprint planning, retrospective, and daily activities related to stand-ups and sprint burn down; as well as maintain relevant metrics that help the team see and understand their progress during a sprint.
  • In this role you'll own and resolve identified impediments.
  • You'll help build an environment where continuous deployment/ improvement of the development process is the focus and everyone's common goal is to deliver outstanding software as fast as possible to our customers.
  • As ScrumMaster you're responsible for leading the continual Agile transformation and practices as well as promoting accountability and transparency across all levels of the organization.
Responsibilities, Strategies, and Leadership:

- Serve as a senior team member, responsible for facilitating the adoption, implementation and sustainability of Agile processes, principles, and practices

- Lead the scaling of Agile from team level to enterprise level

- Act as a change agent and as part of the team of Coaches leading and supporting teams and individuals in their Agile journey

- Make decisions and independently drive any aspect of Agile rollout at a team and management level

- Provide high-touch and hands-on team guidance, support, and coaching in close cooperation and collaboration across all roles and functions, to facilitate increasing maturity at a sustainable pace

- Actively build and contribute to the company's Agile Community and develop Communities of Practice, mentor Agile practitioners

- Create training materials and provide training and coaching throughout the organization

- Support Agile teams in their development, playbook creation, and in establishing consistent best practices

- Collaborate with non-Agile team, educate and support them throughout transformation

- Define relevant metrics that help the program see how they are doing

- Inspire all stakeholders at any level in their Agile transition.

- Develop, coach, and mentor team members to advance their skills and career

- Build trust with the business [IT or other Divisions] and throughout the organization

- Perform ongoing assessments of the teams' Scrum maturity to inform ongoing support decisions

- Advise on dependency management techniques between internal teams and third parties, release managers, or between Agile teams

- Quickly establish collaborative partnership with key stakeholders and build trust to ensure leadership buy-in across both Business and IT - Become a strategic partner in organizational road mapping and structuring to drive increased ROI, greater adoption and higher transformation success

- Foster speed, innovation and encourage continuous improvement


- Bachelor's Degree and/or equivalent work experience required


- CSM/CSPO Certification or PMI-ACP preferred

Knowledge/Skills Required:

- Scrum Practices

- Proficient with common Agile practices, including Kanban

- Proven ability in building effective partnership with diverse groups in multiple locations/environments

- Working knowledge of .NET and mobile frameworks and architecture

- Aptitude for learning and using technology for both teaching and action research

- Able to garner respect throughout the organization at all levels

- Thought Leader - Challenge status quo and grow every day. Able to build trust and earn respect at all levels within the company

- Communicative and facilitative - Able to communicate well with all levels of the organization from Scrum team members to executives. Able to lead and demonstrate value-add principles to a team in a collaborative way and influence employees at all levels

- Assertive - Ensure Agile/Scrum concepts and principles are adhered to, be a voice of reason and authority, make the tough calls and manage conflicts

- Enthusiastic - High-energy and inspire others

- Continuous Improvement - Continually growing ones craft, learning new tools and techniques to manage oneself and a team

- Managing with Metrics - Able to help leaders & teams define clear metrics and coach them to have a data driven approach for decision making

- Willing and able to quickly gain a high level understanding of the technical and business domains of the Scrum teams

- Outstanding presentation and communication record (conference presentation, professional community events)

- Deep understanding of common Agile practices and better product envisioning and development practices

- Superb conflict resolution and consensus building skills

- Understanding of fundamentals of iterative development, software development processes and procedures

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