Job Description :
Job title : Scrum Master (Agile)
Location : Columbus, OH
Duration : 12 months

This particular project manager must be very agile experienced, both as an Agile PM and separately as an Agile Coach or Scrum Master.

Scrum master responsibilities:

Doing everything possible to ensure delighting customers
Guiding the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to delight customers
Guiding the team on how to get the most of out of self-organization
Guiding the team on self-organizing to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks
Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization
Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.
Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving.
Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.
Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution
Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information
Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog.
Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example


Project Management Skillset:

Strong communication skills with stakeholders and team members
Experience with both Clarity and Microsoft Project
Good relationship building skills
Ability to work well with project managers and a wide range of stakeholders
Strong experience with MS Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint
5+ years in Information Technology
5+ years managing projects of moderate size and complexity
5+ years experience with Agile projects
Experience with both infrastructure and software projects a plus.

Scrum Master Skillset:

First level Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM I)
Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least one year for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.
Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
Knowledge of numerous well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach(example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc)

Preferred Skills/Experience (Any of these is a plus)

Second level Scrum Master certification (CSP, PSM II)
Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least two years for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.
Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban
Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games
Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business or related field