Scrum Master

at Amtex Systems Inc.
Published September 28, 2023
Location New York, NY
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Amtex Systems Inc is an information technology and talent solutions company offering talent and BI consulting to the companies in US for over 20 years.

Our solutions are designed to fill resource gaps, by providing the right candidates who deliver value to the organization. Our propensity to nurture and build strong relationships with our clients helps us better understand their business demands and gives us the ability to provide services that are on time and rise above the rest.

Delivery Team Level Accountabilities

Track work milestones and obstacles reported by external vendors

Produce detailed weekly status summaries for a general audience of engineering leaders and program managers

Evaluation of program quality and performance metrics, test case coverage, and execution

Running Scrum Ceremonies including Standups and Retrospectives

Assist in Jira Scrubbing with the Dev team

Assist in User Story Scrubbing with Dev Team

Facilitate the removal of project roadblocks with the help of engineering leaders

Raise alarm when Project dates are in danger

Identify areas of improvement in the dev cycle and support process improvements

Assist technical leads in prioritizing stories/Jira's based on the requirements of the project delivery.

Assist Engineering Leaders in identifying resources for projects

Help in preliminary debugging of externally found issues wherever

Team Level Accountabilities

Raise team concerns with management including resourcing, backlog, and area of concern.

Running Scrum Ceremonies including Planning sessions, Standups Retrospectives etc.

Prioritizing Jira assignments and timelines with Dev Team.

Assist Dev Team in finding the right assistance/resources for Customer Issues and Jira.

Making sure Business Customer Escalations and test assignments are in order for the development team.

Help identify the patterns in Customer Escalations/Jira issues to prioritize the RCA and fixes.

Help Dev Team to escalate urgent issues with other teams and fixes up in the pipeline.

Help in maintaining wikis, and scheduling training, and workshops for newcomers in team.

Identify areas of improvement in Tests owned by the team.


Successfully execute projects to the agreed schedule, budget and scope using Agile methodologies (Lean, DevOps, Scrum)

Exhibits the behaviors of an Agile Leader with an Agile Mindset

Participates in the development of RFP/RFI process.

Challenge the old norms of development to improve performance in the areas of quality, predictability, flow, and velocity.

Facilitates Agile ceremonies such as the Daily Stand-up, Iteration Planning, System Demos, and Iteration Retrospective.

Support the Product Owner and/or Product Manager to manage the backlog and guide the team while facilitating a healthy intra-team dynamic with respect to priorities and scope.

Focus on ever-improving team dynamics and performance. Helps the team manage interpersonal conflicts, challenges, and opportunities for growth. Escalates people problems to management where necessary

Communicates with management and outside stakeholders. Helps protect the team from uncontrolled injection of work.

Enables close cooperation across all roles and functions, addresses resource issues and deviation from Agile practices.

Applies Lean-Agile practices, such as built-in quality, Kanban, continuous integration, and continuous deployment

Removes impediments so the team can focus on the work at hand and follow Agile practices

Qualifications/ Education & Experience

Bachelor's degree in business, Engineering, IT, Science, or equivalent work experience. Master's degree is a plus.

Certified Scrum Master (CSM) with a certificate from a recognized standard organization, i.e.: SAFe,, Scaled Agile strongly desired or must be willing to become certified within 6 months of moving into position.

3 or more years of experience working as an Agile Coach/Scrum Master, product owner, or project manager in an application development environment, with at least 2 years experience using Agile Scrum.

Demonstrates the ability to facilitate the transition of an organization from waterfall methodologies to Agile.

Proven track record and ability to site project experience delivering end solutions using agile.

Ability to build strong interpersonal relationships with the business delivery teams, leadership, senior management, and internal/external stakeholders.

Solid understanding of the product lifecycle.

In-depth understanding of agile methodologies, and up-to-date knowledge of industry standards and best practices.

Good understanding of software development practices and DevSecOps,

Ability to use agile project tracking devices such as burn-down and burn-up charts

Demonstrates critical thinking and analysis capability.

Comfortable with customer-facing activity, business customer interviews, facilitating, and presenting at meetings.

Ability to create tools/ independent spreadsheets to help analyze burn rate/ earned value/ earnings variances and cash projections

Excellent communication, presentation creation, and delivery skills (MS PowerPoint) with the ability to communicate with a broad set of constituencies, both technical and non-technical.

Experienced working with project management tools such as Jira, Confluence, Teams, etc.

Experience/knowledge with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

Proven experience as a scrum master on several successful software developments

Ensures appropriate involvement of external teams such as other vendor providers/partners on the project projects involving multiple developers.

A clear understanding of agile software development methodologies and key best practices

Strong analytical, problem solving and planning skills.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

Team player who is flexible, delivery-oriented, and takes responsibility for the team's success.

Enthusiastic, can-do attitude with the drive to continually learn and improve.

Demonstrates understanding of scope, schedule and planning; understanding of time management, resource management cost management.

Possesses good project management skills.