Scrum Master - TSR Consulting Services, Inc. (Schenectady)

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Information Technology

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Scrum Master
New York, NY

Assignment Details:
The Scrum Master supports the team on their understanding of Agile and deliver a product. It is the Scrum Master's role to teach the team agile practices, facilitate Scrum ceremonies, remove impediments and shield them from external distractions. Scrum Master brings the Product Owner and the team together and helps them understand each other. This individual is also a personal coach for team members and an innovator who constantly seeks continuous improvement and builds high performing teams.

Skills & Requirements:
- Build and coach high performing teams
- Ensure teams actions are aligned with the project goals / vision
- Bring transparency to Business and IT organization about development and grow trust
- Experience introducing Agile to new teams (design + development); not just transforming Waterfall into Agile
- Proficient in scrum fundamentals (facilitate key ceremonies, proactively recognize and remove impediments, partner with product owner to prioritize backlog)
- Strong leadership and communication skills
- Able to develop and foster teamwork and facilitate team dynamics
- Excellent problem-solving, organizational and analytical skills, with the ability to coach and mentor a scrum team
- Follow health, safety, and environmental policies, EEO, Standards of Business Conduct, and all other applicable company policy and procedures
- Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continuous improvement.
- Knowledge of various well-documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: Burndowns, handling bugs, etc.).
- Experience playing hands on scrum master role with agile teams.

The following are not required for this position but would be considered as a valuable asset in a potential candidate:

- 4 + Years relevant work experience with Agile and Scrum
- Knowledgeable about various Agile methodologies and experienced in coaching Scrum and Kanban teams. Delivery or software development background.
- Certified Scrum practitioner (CSP) or Certified Scrum Coach (CSC) (not required) - provided by Dice
Associated topics: business, business advisory, business analysis, business analyst, business systems analyst, customer, market, marketing, sales, senior consultant

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