Scrum Master

at Jose Merciline
Published July 19, 2022
Location Jersey City, NJ
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Job Description


Scrum Master Responsibilities:

The Scrum Master promotes and supports the agile process within and outside the squad. This includes:

o Work with organizational resources outside the squad to help them interact effectively with the squad, remove impediments and protect them from organizational bureaucracy

The Scrum Master coaches the Agile squad and the product owner on the Agile process, such as writing useful user stories and managing the backlog

They foster a collaborative culture and ensure the squad regularly celebrates success

The scrum master acts as a servant leader to the squad, they are not the boss

For a newly formed squad the scrum master role may be a full time activity. As the squad matures the scrum master can start to contribute some time to squad deliveries

Manage blockers, obstacles and dependencies.

Bring together stakeholders for alignment meeting

Organize training

Report on squad improvements

Facilitate retrospective to improve squad dynamics

Facilitate creation and maintenance of squad artefacts such as backlog, definitions and norms etc.


Projects in support of or directly related to our companys recent Solium Acquisition

Institutional Wealth Mgt projects in the digital technology space

Mandatory Qualifications:

Good understanding of software development lifecycle, waterfall and agile development principles

Minimum 5 years of experience working in a financial institution, technology firm or project management department of a mid to large size corporation

Background and knowledge of banking and/or digital products

Extraordinary judgment and composure in high-pressure situations

Excellent communication skills.

Meticulous attention to detail

Proficient in Microsoft tools: Excel, Visio, MS Projects, Powerpoint

Extensive hands-on experience with JIRA on agile projects

PMP certification preferred but not mandatory

CSM certification or Agile experience ( min 3 years)

Additional Skills/Competencies:

Influence and leadership skills- ability to drive results and take command in a meeting or mediate in contentious situations; ability to foster an environment that is promotes teamwork

Analytical and detail oriented- makes an effort to and is capable of understanding the subject matter and situations pertaining to each project, process, issue, etc

Enthusiasm and curiosity- shows enthusiasm and drive to learn and ask questions both indirectly and directly related to the project

Strategic thinker- Ability to see things big picture and not just focus on the day-to-day tasks

Innovative- Has shown ways that he/she has gone beyond status quo to find innovative solutions to solve problems or to improve processes

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