Scrum Master

Company: ApTask
Location: Not Specified, Not Specified, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 04.AUG.2021
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Title: Scrum Master Location: 100% Remote Duration: Long Term Direct Client W2 Only Description: About: Guides, facilitates and serve...


Title: Scrum Master

Location: 100% Remote

Duration: Long Term

Direct Client

W2 Only



Guides, facilitates and serves cross functional team through Sprint cycles to deliver committed scope. Utilizes principles and framework of Agile & Scrum, while ensuring overall alignment to Key's adoption of Agile (aka Continuous Delivery). Interfaces with all areas impacted during a Sprint including Product (Experience) Owners, line of business management, and end users. Ensures adherence to quality standards and facilitates team reviews of Sprint deliverables. Communicates team impediments and helps to resolve. Provides coaching, guidance, and expertise in Scrum practices to delivery team members. Adept in risk management and organizational change mangement methodologies and techniques. Facilitates dialog and discussion to quickly identify alternative, creative solutions. Presents effectively to Sprint team and all levels of management.


  • Provides coaching to team members on enterprise Agile practices.
  • Tailors process for efficiency based on empirical learnings.
  • Guides team through Sprint planning and execution.
  • Facilitates Scrum ceremonies (Planning, Retrospective, Demo, Pre-planning, Stand-ups, Affinity sizing etc.).
  • Supports Product (Experience) Owner in creation, refinement, prioritization of the backlog elements and release planning.
  • Participates in Scrum-of-Scrums and discusses internal dependencies.
  • Motivates the team and creates conducive environment.
  • Promotes courage and empowerment.
  • Surface and resolve barriers and impediments impacting the team's progress.
  • Provides feedback to team member manager to be leveraged for annual performance review.



  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience required. Scrum Master Certification preferred.
  • Experience: 3+ years of scrum master delivery experience, including additional 2+ years of Agile experience preferred Competencies and Skills:
  • Works autonomously and demonstrates solid Key leadership competencies; organized, servant leader and facilitator; guides cross functional teams in executing Scrum framework, principles and standards
  • Demonstrates strong critical thinking and problem solving skills to analyze & solve complex problems; facilitates ceremonies (i.e., daily standup; Sprint retrospective); takes initiative to facilitate planning, remove impediments, and execute as assigned; ensures the tracking and reporting of daily activities & metrics (i.e., including Sprint burndown, burnup and dashboards)
  • Understands business model and project/ sprint impact to business strategy
  • Possess strong written, verbal, and facilitator/ presentation skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate project/ sprint future state vision and impact to business strategy
  • May coach or instruct team members in Agile practices & Scrum principles and standards; facilitates and encourages open & honest feedback amongst Squad/ Delivery team; learns from feedback (setbacks, mistakes) to drive personal improvement
  • Facilitates Squad/ Delivery team to identify and assess risks & issues; performs impact analysis and prioritization; manages identified risks & issues to resolution by removing impediments; provides effective reporting of impact and status

Thanks & Regards,

Aditya Kumar, Sr. Recruiter

ApTask is a global, diversity certified staffing and recruiting company that specializes in IT, finance and accounting, and blockchain developer placements.

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