Scrum Master

3+ months agoTampa, FL


Kforce has a client that is currently seeking a Technical Scrum Master in the Tampa, FL area for one or multiple teams, providing a learning environment to maximize team efficiency and overall business value.Key Tasks:

  • Facilitate all Scrum-related rituals and ceremonies (Daily Stand Up, Iteration Planning, Iteration Review, etc.) while maintaining all Scrum artifacts (Iteration backlog, Program Increment, etc.)
  • Challenge, coach, and guide the organization using Agile and lean principles, experimenting with processes and tools that encourage continuous improvement
  • Facilitate the team's progress toward team goals, continuously engaged in challenging the old norms of development to improve performance in the areas of quality, predictability, flow, and velocity
  • Focus the team on daily and Iteration Goals in the context of current Program Increment (PI) Objectives; Collect metrics to provide teams and the organization with relevant feedback on velocity, quality, and overall impact of our efforts; Support the Product Owner in their efforts to manage the backlog and guide the team while facilitating a healthy team dynamic with respect to priorities and scope; Eliminate impediments by actively addressing issues so that the team can remain focused on achieving the objectives of the Iteration; Escalate when blocking issues are beyond the team's authority or may require support from other teams; Foster a collaborative environment for a high-performing team through coaching and leading with servant leadership behaviors
  • Communicate with management and outside stakeholders, protecting the team from scope expansion and items out of their control; Represent the team in the Scrum of Scrums (SoS) meeting, passing along information from that meeting back to the team; Coordinate with the System Team, User Experience, Architecture, and Shared Services Teams


  • Bachelor's degree or combination of relevant education and experience
  • Certified SAFe Agilist (SA), SAFe 4 Practitioner (SP), SAFe 4 Scrum Master (SSM), SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM), Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
  • Preferred: 2+ years of Scrum Master experience
  • Experience with processes and tools supporting Agile methodologies
  • Knowledge of various methodologies: Lean, Kanban, Scrum/XP
  • Experience in client relationship and team building
  • Expertise in Scrum including the value and principles, and how they are applied in enterprise environments
  • Familiarity with modern software engineering techniques such as continuous integration, build, deliver, test-driven development and other automated acceptance testing techniques
  • Excellent understanding of Lean-Agile principles, metrics, and technology and/or experience with Lean Thinking, Lean Six Sigma, Kaizen Leader
  • Strong knowledge and experience utilizing Agile management tools (e.g. Microsoft VSTS, Rally/Agile Central, JIRA, AgileCraft, and/or VersionOne)
  • Experience working with UX (user experience) design practices in an Agile/scrum environment
  • Experience driving work to conclusion without constant monitoring and intervention, and delivering with consistent high quality
  • Empowered to make decisions
  • Experience with processes and tools supporting Agile methodologies
  • Ability to understand technical issues
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