Scrum Master

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Cedar Rapids, IA
Information Technology, Telecommunications, Product Management
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Employment Type:
Full time

Job Description:

Title: Scrum Master (IT Software Development)

Duration: Perm

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Number of Positions: 1

Years of experience: 6+ Years

Job Description:

The Scrum Master is responsible for promoting and supporting Scrum and Agile. The Scrum Master does this by helping everyone understand Scrum/Agile theory, practices, rules, and values.

The Scrum Master is a servant-leader for the Scrum Team. The Scrum Master helps those outside the Scrum Team understand which of their interactions with the Scrum Team are helpful and which aren't. The Scrum Master helps everyone change these interactions to maximize the value created by the Scrum Team.

The Scrum Master serves the Product Owner in several ways, including:

Ensuring that goals, scope, and product domain are understood by everyone on the Scrum Team as well as possible

Finding techniques for effective Product Backlog management

Helping the Scrum Team understand the need for clear and concise Product Backlog items

Understanding product planning in an empirical environment

Ensuring the Product Owner knows how to arrange the Product Backlog to maximize value;

Understanding and practicing agility

Facilitating Scrum events as requested or needed

Assisting the product organization refine the user stories to make sure they are constructed with all the required information

The Scrum Master serves the Development Team in several ways, including

Coaching the Development Team in self-organization and cross-functionality

Helping the Development Team to create high-value products

Removing impediments to the Development Team's progress

Facilitating all team meetings, including the Daily Stand-up/Scrum, Grooming Session, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review/Demo, and Sprint Retrospective

Coaching the Development Team in organizational environments in which Scrum is not yet fully adopted and understood

Promoting quality practices - Provides guidance to assist the team in constantly improving the quality of their deliverables and meeting the Definition of Done (DoD)

Protecting and communicating - Communicates with management and outside stakeholders; helps protect the team from uncontrolled expansion of work/scope creep

Coordinating inter-team cooperation and dependencies, and helps the team operate well on the project/program

Understanding and elevating the visibility of dependencies within and across the teams for a smoother release

Coordinating with the DevOps/Release Coordinator to have an effective software release

The Scrum Master serves the Organization in several ways, including:

Leading and coaching the organization in its Scrum adoption

Planning Scrum implementations within the organization

Helping employees and stakeholders understand and enact Scrum and empirical product development

Causing change that increases the productivity of the Scrum Team

Working with other Scrum Masters to increase the effectiveness of the application of Scrum in the organization.

Job Requirements


Minimum of 4 - 6 years of experience in an Information Technology/Software Development organization

Minimum of 3 - 5 years of experience with Agile development processes

Minimum of 2 - 3 years of experience acting as a Scrum Master full-time

Experience doing release planning and milestone planning (based on the velocity)

Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM)

Experience with Microsoft development stack and tooling is a plus (Visual Studio, TFS)

Experience supporting at least 2 scrum teams concurrently

Company Info
MCG - Midwest Consulting Group