Sr. Scrum Master


Jacksonville, Florida

a month ago


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Sr. Scrum Master
Jacksonville, Florida

a month ago

Job Description

Title: Sr. Scrum Master
Location: 100% Remote (EST working hours)
Duration: 3+ Months (possibility of extension)

- Strong Scrum Master Exp
- SAFe Certified Preferred
- Agile
- Must work EST

The Senior IT Scrum Master is responsible for guiding the team in developing the solution using Agile practices for high complexity initiatives from initiation through release. The Senior IT Scrum Master is a SME resource, overseeing Scrum Masters in the domain. Run key Agile ceremonies, including daily stand up meetings, backlog grooming, sprint planning, sprint reviews/demos and sprint retrospectives. Create and maintain the appropriate channels for open communication within the scrum team to create a trusting and safe team environment. Continuously seek to improve team performance by promoting joint accountability for results and solving productivity issues. Protect the team from outside distractions. Remove obstacles in order to continue to deliver.

Essential Functions:
• Experience utilizing the CA Agile Rally tool
• Facilitate scrum ceremonies such as daily stand up meetings, backlog grooming, sprint planning, sprint reviews/demos and sprint retrospectives.
• Assist the scrum team to become a self-organized, cross-functional and highly efficient team that delivers high-quality products
• Facilitate documenting and executing the team's continuous improvement plan, based on retrospectives
• Clarify deliverables and assignments and remove impediments
• Provide leadership with metrics necessary to make decisions
• Determine ways to improve throughput, velocity and allow the team flexibility to self-manage themselves especially on items identified from the retrospective

Job Requirements:
• Able to lead multiple Scrum Teams
• Strong knowledge of various well-documented Agile patterns and techniques (e.g. multiple Burndown technologies, various Retrospective formats, Release planning, Capacity planning, handling bugs, etc.)
• Partner with IT technical staff and Business Sponsor to ensure the design accomplishes both business and technical requirements
• Manages Issues, Risk, Dependencies and Change Request following the established PMO guidelines.
• Solid knowledge and experience in various Project Management and Product Development concepts, methodologies and processes
• Ability to manage tasks independently and take ownership of responsibilities.
• Ability to learn from mistakes and apply constructive feedback.
• Ability to communicate technical information clearly and articulately.
• Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
• Understanding of and SDLC disciplines
• Understanding of the concepts, theories and processes of the Project Management Methodology.
• Broad knowledge of IT functions.
• Demonstrated proficiency in the use of labor, cost management and project tracking and management tools such as MS Project.
• Ability to lead and facilitate project team status meetings to obtain schedule, issues, risk , and dependency updates.
• Ability to organize and prioritize workload.
• Strong Communications (written and verbal)
• Strong PC skills specifically utilizing the MS Office Suite products (e.g., MS Word, MS Excels, etc.).
• Expert in MS Project 2010
• Expert in MS Excel

Required Experience:
5-8 years related work experience leading Agile / Scrum projects

Required Education:
Computer Science or Information Technology or related Bachelor's degree required or relevant work experience

Required Certification:
Certified Scrum Master (For Senior Level or higher)


About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at:
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $60.71/hr.

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