Scrum Master

Scrum Master

02 Nov 2021
Iowa, Cedar rapids, 52404 Cedar rapids USA

Scrum Master

job summary:


  • Serve and support the Product Owner and Development team to do everything possible to delight the customer.
  • Build a high-performing team by applying a servant leadership style and leading by example.
  • Guide and coach the team on how to get the most out of self-organization and how to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks.
  • Assess the Scrum maturity of the team and coach the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization.
  • Remove impediments or guide the team to remove impediments which may involve working with other teams, experts or leaders.
  • Build 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.
  • Facilitate getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.
  • Protect the team from uncontrolled expansion of work by communicating effectively with key stakeholders, including management.
  • Facilitate planning discussion, work estimation, decision making, and conflict resolution.
  • Coordinate with other teams, and via Scrum of Scrums, to pass information bi-directionally, facilitating inter-team dialog opportunities to remove impediments.
  • Assist with internal and external communication, improve transparency, and radiate information.
  • Support and educate the Product Owner, especially with respect to refining (aka grooming) and managing the product backlog in support of sprint planning

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a business-related field, or equivalent education/experience.
  • Demonstrated servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.
  • Knowledge of patterns and techniques, including Burndown techniques, Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.
  • Knowledge and facility with Agile tools, such as JIRA, which are used to capture user stories and track team progress.
  • Knowledge and developing awareness of applying game-oriented facilitation techniques and tools.
  • Excellent communication and mentoring skills.
  • Ability to use and present data to tell a story to the team and leadership.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • First level Scrum Master Certification (PSM I, CSM, SAFe Scrum Master)
  • Experience in a Scrum Master role.
  • Experience serving on multiple Scrum teams, in a variety of contexts (e.g. team size, organization type, culture, co-located vs. distributed).
  • Record of continued and recent education in Scrum, including training, conferences, user groups, self-study, etc.
  • Knowledge of approaches discussed in the Agile space: XP, Kanban, SAFe, LeSS, Crystal, FDD, etc.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with Agile techniques, including User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games.
  • Experience as a collaborative leader.

location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

job type: Contract

salary: $40 - 60 per hour

work hours: 8am to 5pm

education: Bachelors


Act as a servant leader to coach team members to self-organize, self-manage, and deliver via effective and agreed upon Agile practices. Strive to remove impediments and foster an environment for high-performing team dynamics, continuous flow, and relentless improvement. Help team members communicate, coordinate, and cooperate to meet delivery goals


  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 5 years of experience
  • Education: Bachelors

  • Project Management
  • Scrum Master
  • Leading Agile Teams

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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