Associate Scrum Master Product Development in Sarasota, Florida at Jackson Hewitt

Date Posted: 2/2/2018

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Job Description

The Scrum Master is responsible for the coordination and completion of Agile/scrum projects within the software product development group. Oversees all aspects of projects and works with the product owners to set sprints, manage deadlines, assigns responsibilities, and monitors and summarizes progress of project. Builds and maintains working relationships with team members and other departments involved in the projects. Prepares sprint reports for upper management regarding status of project.


Major responsibilities of the position are listed below.   To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to execute each essential duty satisfactorily.   Other duties, assignments and specific projects may be assigned at the discretion of management.   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • Facilitate sprint planning, daily meetings, reviews and demos, retrospectives and release meetings.
  • Track and communicate team commitments, velocity and sprint and release progress.
  • Remove or escalate team impediments that jeopardize sprint goals.
  • Ensure the development teams are practicing the Agile principles.
  • Identify, suggest and collaborate with development and product owner on measurable improvements for the team(s).
  • Coach, train and support other scrum masters within the organization.
  • Support the Product Owner.
  • Promote and contribute to the betterment of the product backlog.
  • Promote and contribute to internal and external communications, improving transparency, and radiating information.
  • Facilitate value-based prioritization and resolution for new stories.
  • Support the Product Team.
  • Participate proactively in developing and maintaining team standards, tools, and best practices.
  • Identify and escalate and remove impediments to sprint goals.
  • Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution.
  • Facilitate sprint planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews/demos, retrospectives, and release planning meetings for 2-3 product teams.
  • Track and communicate team commitments, velocity and sprint/release progress.
  • Empower the team to self-organize.  

•       Bachelor's degree or combination of relevant education and experience required.

•       Minimum 3+ years of experience as a Scrum Master required.

•       Minimum 5+ years of experience in technology industry and customer-centric applications required.

•         Certified Scrum Master (CSM) is preferred.

•          Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse personality types.

•          Ability to understand technical issues at a high level.

•          Exceptional communication, organization, and time management skills.

•          Ability to lead and coach the team to reach their highest potential.

•          Collaborative approach to driving decisions.

•          Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a high attention to detail.
Comprehensive  understanding of Agile, Scrum & XP software development. methodologies, values, and procedures required.  

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