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DATE ADDED: Thu 31/10/2019

Scrum Master

Chicago, IL, US


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

Chicago, Illinois
Skills : Management, Software Development, Training
Description :

Excellent Job opportunity for Scrum Master role with one of our Airline client in Chicago, IL

Project Summary:
  • As Scrum Master, 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.


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

Required Knowledge/Skills:

Scrum Practices

Proficient with common Agile practices

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

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

Able to garner respect throughout the organization at all levels

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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