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Scrum Master Senior Advisor

Franklin Lakes, NJ | IT
Job ID: 105848
Listed on 4/28/2021

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Scrum Master Senior Advisor


  • Serves as the “servant leader” of the Scrum team by removing impediments and helping the team remain successful and on schedule
  • Must have a sufficient understanding of technology to enable them to lead team members and help them overcome their development roadblocks; they must also understand business strategy and objectives, and be able to ensure that development work is prioritized by business value and results align with objectives
  • The incumbent provides counsel and advice to top management on significant matters, often requiring coordination between organizations
  • Focuses on providing thought leadership and technical expertise across multiple disciplines
  • Recognized internally as “the go-to person” for the most complex assignments
  • Coach team members 
  • Become a leader of peers 
  • Mentor lower level scrum masters – Mentors other scrum masters and the people on teams who wear the scrum master hat
  • Advocate agile across the organization 
  • Contribute to agile growth of the organization 
  • May participate in the hiring process of scrum masters
  • Begin tackling organizational impediments 
  • Mentors other scrum masters 

Desired Skills/ Experience: 

  • 5+ years of SM/Agile team level experience 
  • Continuous improvement in agile leadership 
  • Mastery of agile principles 
  • Comfortable opposing anti-patterns 
  • Strong collaboration with leadership groups (CTPOs, Directors, Sr. Mangers, Architects) 
  • Capable of coaching up 
  • Have a director + mentor 
  • Participate in cross-departmental efforts 
  • JIRA expert 
  • Confluence expert 
  • Able to teach Scrum, Kanban, TDD, BDD, XP 
  • Can start and facilitate Scrum of Scrums 
  • Leads initiatives within the community of practice 
  • Communication skills
  • Bachelors degree or equilant experience preferred