Senior Scrum Master

  • location: Sacramento, CA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $55 - $57 per hour

job description

Senior Scrum Master

job summary:
Our client in Sacramento, CA has a 3-6 month contract opportunity for a Sr. Scrum Leader (Master).

This role will start out remote.

Candidates local to Sacramento, CA are preferred.


The Senior Scrum Leader will be responsible for interfacing with various business partners to establish sound technology requirements and help them to devise various strategies to meet multiple business needs. Responsibilities will include acting as a liaison between client area and technical organization by planning, conducting, and directing the analysis of the most complex, strategic, corporate-wide business problems to be solved with automated systems.


Facilitating the scrum process on scrum teams with cross-functional impacts that involve moderately complex project, non-project, or maintenance work. Guide the scrum team(s) and organization to follow generally accepted Agile/Scrum practices and daily activities to actively promote prioritization, team readiness, and commitment for each Sprint. Uses empirical data to help the team(s) assess their Scrum Maturity, optimize scrum team velocity to organizational KPIs, and identify improvement opportunities to achieve higher levels of team performance. Pro-actively address systemic impediments to team agility and guides the team(s) on methods to escalate when needed to prevent challenges from becoming blockers. Coach scrum team(s) to deliver capabilities using agile practices while also following the Software Development Lifecycle, business process mapping, and various release processes as appropriate to ensure all risk, security, and development requirements are met. Partner with discipline managers to convey their concerns to scrum teams about governance policies and adherence to corporate standards. Partner with Product Owner(s) to ensure continuous refinement of backlog, which may include stories from multiple projects. If Business POs are not yet named, liaise with Business Users and server as Product Owner Proxy for them as well as technology scrum team Completion of some work may depend on non-agile work teams. Drives Scrum adoption across all levels in the organization. Facilitates and is accountable for owning the Scrum Agile ceremonies for the scrum team(s). Partners with Product owners, Program or Project Managers to communicate delivery of work product from the scrum team and escalates key risks and issues impeding scrum team effectiveness. Identifies skills and competencies of scrum team members and makes adjustments accordingly to promote development and highly effective teams. Work closely with technical and non-technical resources to ensure system compatibility and user satisfaction is met. Perform evaluations of existing applications for reuse and standardization across the enterprise. Proactively seek opportunities to optimize and enhance current technology portfolio, capabilities, and processes. Act as liaison between business clients and technical staff throughout the life cycle of projects or process improvements. Coordinate effectively with IT and other departmental projects analysts and managers. Stay current with technology trends, solutions and vendors. Oversee technical implementations to ensure they meet business requirements. Perform other job-related duties as necessary. Maintain a thorough understanding of state and federal laws and regulations related to credit union compliance including bank secrecy and anti-money laundering laws appropriate to the position.


Effective oral and written communication skills required to interpret, resolve, and document networking problems. Must possess sufficient manual dexterity to skillfully operate an on-line computer terminal and other standard office equipment, such as financial calculators, personal computer, facsimile machine and telephone. Occasional local, statewide and inter-state travel may be required. Periodically work extended hours, night and weekend hours. Ability to work under pressure. Must possess sufficient manual dexterity to operate standard office equipment such as PC, copy and fax machines and telephones.


EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum: 7+ years of experience as a Scrum Leader and Project Manager in an agile software development environment.


  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Proven success in delivering projects within budget and specified timeframes, while ensuring customer satisfaction
  • Proven problem solving skills from problem assessment to solution selection
  • Ability to identify alternatives and make contingency plans
  • Capacity to embrace change and quickly adapt to new situations, changes in direction, and altering priorities
  • Proven ability to thrive in a fast paced, dynamic environment
location: SACRAMENTO, California
job type: Contract
salary: $55 - 57 per hour
work hours: 8am to 4pm
education: Bachelors
Various Scrum Master duties

  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 5 years of experience
  • Education: Bachelors
  • agile
  • Scrum Master

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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