February 8, 2021

Scrum Master

Shaw Systems is a national software development company that has an established record of solid financial performance and an excellent reputation for providing quality products.

In the Senior Scrum Master role, you’ll serve as the servant leader for your team(s) by ensuring clear communication and helping the team reach its goal. The Scrum Master will drive the appropriate Agile methodology (Scrum/Kanban/etc.) focused on predictable, quality delivery and driving continuous improvement of the team.

Responsibilities

  • Act as a leader to the product/project core ‘development’ team
  • Oversee design, implementation, QA, and validation of product outcome
  • Ensure team maintains focus on quality and continuous delivery of business value
  • Organize and facilitate daily scrums, daily stand-ups, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos, burn down tracking and meetings to monitor product/project progress and resolve any issues the team may be experiencing
  • Shape team behavior through excellent management via best practices
  • Help team pro-actively identify impediments and recommend solutions to remove impediments
  • Ensure milestones are reached and deadlines are met throughout SDLC and/or project lifecycle
  • Build strong relationships with stakeholders, application users, and business owners
  • Document progress and communicate to upper management and stakeholders
  • Take responsibility for successful product delivery with strong partnership with the product owners
  • Actively seek and participate in a variety of learning opportunities such as Communities of Practice, conferences, classroom training, and independent study to further develop self and community
  • Coach teams and stakeholders on how to use Agile/Scrum practices at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization
  • Continually identify and implement agile best practices that help team velocity and effectiveness
  • Must possess the ability to explain intricate and complicated concepts and ideas in a simplified manner

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field required, Software Engineering or Computer Science preferred
  • Scrum Alliance CSM or PMI’s Agile Certified Professional strongly preferred
  • PMP, Lean, Agile, Six Sigma certification – preferred
  • 8+ years experience in varying Project Management roles – strongly preferred
  • 3+ years of experience as a SM in an agile product team role – required
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in information technology (IT) project/program management required
  • Experience in a Financial institution (understanding of financial governance) preferred
  • Experience using Jira and Confluence

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Leadership
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Personality – ability to work with teams across multiple locations
  • Energy — ability to motivate teams
  • Problem solving skills

Please email your resume to: resumes@shawsystems.com