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IT Scrum Master
Basking Ridge, New Jersey  |  Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on October 15, 2021
Job Id #51214 Posted October 7, 2021

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • This team works on many projects so it is important that this person be flexible/adaptable.
  • Some examples of projects are as follows: migrations, post migration support, and special ad hoc project.

Ideal Background:

  • Strong IT background with experience managing agile teams in a fast paced environment, healthcare is good but not required, at least a BA in relevant field, strong communications and leadership skills, self starter, driver
  •  Preferred certifications in Project Management, Scrum Master or related certifications for agile project management.
  • Strong MS office skills, good working knowledge of agile tools and other PM tools.


  • Seasoned Scrum Master with experience in various industries with working knowledge of tools, the ability to translate business talk to Development and vice versa. Upbeat personality with solid communication skills.
    Understanding how to escalate effectively, understanding how to explain what is important, facilitate conversations.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead or contribute to the development of program or project scope statements, in consultation with applicable stakeholders (e.g., program/project charter, Business Vision Document)
  • Develop and maintain detailed project plans (including resource assignments, schedules, dependencies, etc.)
  • Identify and forecast variances and trends throughout the project lifecycle to ensure that project schedules and resource requirements are met (e.g., forecasted project plans/schedules vs. actual project status)
  • Establish/apply quality objectives, criteria, standards and levels using appropriate quality management methods, with input from applicable stakeholders (e.g., key performance indicators, scope definition)
  • Develop, communicate and implement program/project risk/issue management plans and strategies
  • Develop, document and implement project communication plans
  • Establish and implement change management processes to drive effective project execution (e.g., launch, deployment, revisions, change control)
  • Act as a liaison to bridge the gaps between technical and non-technical teams
  • Manage leadership/sponsor expectations through effective communication techniques
  • Define priorities for project teams with competing priorities in a matrixed environment

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 5+ years of experience as a Scrum Master
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite/Products
  • Experience communicate ideas clearly and concisely
  • Experience working with minimal guidance; seeks guidance on only the most complex tasks
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities utilizing excellent time management, organizational, and prioritization skills
  • Experience working with more than one team
  • Experience with off-shore and otherwise distributed teams
  • Background in Kanban and other Agile processes
  • Working knowledge of Rally
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be self-motivated, positive, energetic, confident, and ethical with a strong drive for results

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active PMP Certification
  • Proficiency with MS Teams
  • Experience with business operations strategy definition
  • Experience identifying solutions to non-standard requests/problems

Working Time:

  • 8am-5pm Monday through Friday, additional support during migration go live

Interview Process:

  • Initial interview will be a 30 minute audio call may be followed by another round or two with other team members.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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