Job Description :

Title: Scrum Master

Location: Chicago, IL

Duration : Long Term

Job Type: Contract

Remote till COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.


Client is looking for a Scrum Master to coordinate and coach our software development team. Selected person will be their go-to person for applying scrum to produce high-quality work. Scrum Master duties include managing timelines, resolving problems and coaching team members on Agile methodologies.

  • Looking for a Scrum Master and they would support two teams.
  • One team is an application development team with FE/BE and UX developers (scrum) and the other team is a mix of Data Scientists and Data Engineers (Scumish).
  • Both teams have been working together for a while and should be able to manage though there are always areas for improvement.
  • Looking for someone who is a GREAT communicator and organizer, able to manage ambiguity, and a self-starter.
  • Scrum Master will be dealing with C-level executives. Client is looking for hyper active candidate

Scrum Master experience and skills

He/ She should have excellent knowledge of the scrum framework, with all its artifacts and techniques. They will also need the ability to coordinate people and projects (occasionally facilitating changes) with his/her mind set on deliverables.


  • Manage each project's scope and timeline
  • Coordinate sprints, retrospective meetings and daily stand-ups
  • Coach team members in Agile frameworks
  • Facilitate internal communication and effective collaboration
  • Be the point of contact for external communications (e.g. from customers or stakeholders)
  • Work with product owners to handle backlogs and new requests
  • Resolve conflicts and remove obstacles that occur
  • Help teams implement changes effectively
  • Ensure deliverables are up to quality standards at the end of each sprint
  • Guide development teams to higher scrum maturity
  • Help build a productive environment where team members 'own' the product and enjoy working on it


  • Experience in a scrum master role
  • Familiarity with software development
  • Excellent knowledge of Scrum techniques and artifacts (such as definition of done, user stories, automated testing, backlog refinement)
  • Good knowledge of other Agile frameworks.
  • Excellent communication and servant leadership skills
  • Problem-solving and conflict-resolution ability
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Degree in Computer Science, Business or similar field
  • Scrum master certification is a plus

Similar Jobs you may be interested in ..