Scrum Master

at Cognizant
Published July 23, 2022
Location New York, NY
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Cognizant is looking for an experienced top-notch Scrum Master to grow with our team! As a Scrum Master you will be involved from conception to completion with projects that are technologically sound and aesthetically impressive. An ideal candidate is someone who enjoys working in a fast paced, collaborative team. Someone that values the “team” and maximizes the opinions and expertise of their teammates to deliver quality.
You must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future.
About Cognizant Interactive: Cognizant Interactive helps clients reinvent products, experiences and business models to create new value, differentiation and drive revenue in the digital economy. We take an Experience centered approach which uses human insights to take ideas from vision to outcome and building end to end experience led solutions that enables brands to transform their customer and employee experiences using design, marketing and commerce capabilities
Job Summary

  • The Scrum Master role is a unique Agile team member who spends much of their time helping other team members communicate, coordinate, and cooperate; generally, this person assists the team in meeting their delivery goals.
  • The Scrum Master is a servant leader who enables teams to self-organize, self-manage, and deliver via effective Lean-Agile practices.
  • The Scrum Master supports and enforces the Scrum process and other rules that the team has agreed. The Scrum Master also helps the team coordinate with other teams and communicates status to management as needed.
  • The Scrum Master is responsible for empowering teams to effectively deliver business results.
  • A Scrum expert, the Scrum Master leads the team to understand and apply the Scrum Framework and aids the team in eliminating, reducing or avoiding challenges that may prevent effectiveness.
  • Scrum Masters work closely with Product Owners, Program Managers, Delivery Teams, Release Train Engineer, other Scrum Masters and Supporting Teams.

Key Responsibilities

  • Remove and manage team impediments to enable the team to deliver value
  • Responsible for ensuring the Development Team adheres to Lean/Agile values, practices, tools and rules Assists Product Owner with planning, change management and product backlog maintenance
  • Work with Development Team to estimate and refine all work adhering to Agile Best Practices
  • Establish cadence and facilitate Scrum ceremonies
  • Be a voice of reason and authority, while enabling Development Team to self-organize and innovate Monitors Development Team execution against iteration plan
  • Work with teams to coordinate cross team dependencies and risks
  • Enables Development Team to execute iteration planning, iteration demonstrations and retrospectives leading the teams to productive outputs and actions
  • Ensures Development Team is leveraging standard tools
  • Actively participates in product planning sessions, risk management processes and change management/communication
  • Tracks team burn-down throughout Sprint execution and works with team to maximize efficiency Partners with shared service Scrum Masters such as EDS, EID…
  • Manage full lifecycle application development or infrastructure projects - establishing project scope, providing status, managing risks/issues, participate in RFP/RFI process, developing and helping Development Team execute against Sprint and Program Increment goals
  • Ensure Transparency to Teams via Clarity and executive status reporting Ensure that all representatives have an environment conducive to openly and honestly sharing information for Team success
  • Be a trusted advisor and mentor to clients and development team members on Agile Methodologies and solution delivery
  • Communicate clearly, professionally, and regularly with clients, partners and vendors

Needed Skills

  • Highly collaborative with good conflict resolutions skills
  • Excellent team player Strong leadership skill
  • Great personality and communication skills
  • Ability to work directly with technical and product teams
  • Strong command of Scrum framework and Agile values and principles
  • Experience with end to end software development and delivery process
  • Knowledge of modern Agile development techniques such as Dev Ops, test driven development, and test automation
  • Sound problem solving skills
  • Deep understanding of SDLC, Project Management and Software Delivery
  • Strong work ethic to help team meet commitments
  • Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities
  • Effective communication skills
  • Energetic, enthusiastic and a proven ability to work and lead in a team based environment
  • Moderate technical domain proficiency
  • Coaching experience a plus
  • Familiarity with Omnichannel Fulfillment capabilities like Buy Online, Pick Up In Store or Ship From Store a plus


  • Experience with Agile Methodologies CSM, SSM or PSM certification preferred
  • SASM, CSP, SPS or other advanced certification preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field or equivalent professional experience
  • Prior experience in software development as an analyst, tester, developer, or project manager

Typical Experience

  • 8+ years of related experience
  • 3+ years direct Agile Scrum Master experience
  • Responsible for $1 million worth of software delivery

Employee Status : Full Time Employee
Shift : Day Job
Travel : No
Job Posting : Apr 01 2022
About Cognizant
Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 185 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at or follow us @USJobsCognizant.
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