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Sr. Program Manager - Agile Scrum Master
Chicago, IL  |  Remote, Hybrid
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Applied on December 5, 2021
Job Id #52067-chicago Posted November 16, 2021



  • Responsible for taking small to large IT application programs/projects from original concept through final implementation
  • Act in the role of an Agile Scrum Master to facilitate the Agile deliverables of the Scrum team including Story Backlog grooming, Sprint Planning, Estimation, Standups, Retrospectives, etc.
  • Participate in the broader Scaled Agile (SAFe) ceremonies of the IT program.
  • Track and update the Scrum team status and report it in the weekly Scrum of Scrums meeting
  • Support the overall Program Manager in deliverables related to release planning, resource planning, post go-live support, etc.
  • Provide overall communication and interface with all teams affected by the program/project including cross-functional stakeholders, business sponsors and vendors
  • 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 10+ years project / program management experience with at least 3 years as a hands-on Scrum Master.
  • Good knowledge of IT project lifecycle.
  • Proven experience in managing multiple large programs/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. Must be a team player
  • 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
  • Experience with Scaled Agile (SAFe) is preferred.
  • Prior experience working on projects involving data modeling, data migration and data verification would be a plus.
  • A good understanding of project testing (IT QA, User Acceptance Testing) would be a plus.


  • Agile scrum master certification
  • Computer science, systems engineering background

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