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Sr. Scrum Master
Chicago, Illinois  |  Remote
Contract Position
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Applied on September 18, 2021
Job Id #49534 Posted August 5, 2021

Role Highlights:

  • Responsible for working on small to large IT Business Applications programs/projects from original concept through final implementation. Expertise in Sales Systems domain will be a plus
  • Manage scrum team applying scrum principles, practices, and theory, including track sprint progress and reporting using Agile tools.
  • Facilitate Scrum rituals (Planning, Standups, review, retrospective, etc.)
  • Work with relevant stakeholders to develop detailed project management plans, resource plans to support project execution
  • Create crisp and complete status reporting to support project/program communication to stakeholders
  • Provide overall communication and interfaces with all teams participating in program delivery, including business and progress
  • Promote organizational understanding of Agile roles and to help teams and individuals transitioning from waterfall to Agile
  • Apply consistency and best practices through project initiation, planning, execution and closing phases, enabling business outcomes and benefits tracking


  • Combined 6-8 years project / program management experience with at least 4 years of that dedicated to hands-on project management.
  • Experienced dedicated to managing enterprise level software application development projects for 1 or more of the following functions: Education/Learning
  • Proven experience in managing multiple scrum teams or projects, in enterprise environments delivering business applications for one or more business functions
  • Experience with Agile traits and techniques: Lean design, accommodating changing requirements, iterations, loop feedback with customer involvement.
  • Excellent communication skills, problem solving, conflict / resolution management, active listening, time management, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated consistent ability to lead cross-functional teams and deliver technical solutions while mitigating or removing hurdles / obstacles. Has a track record of overcoming project crisis.
  • Ability to be straightforward, articulate well, and have exceptional listening skills.
  • Demonstrated consistent ability to lead cross-functional teams and deliver solutions
  • Agile Scrum Master Certified or equivalent experience


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