Senior Scrum Master in Glen Allen, VA at Signature Consultants

Date Posted: 1/22/2020

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Scrum Master Summary:

Signature Consultants has an opportunity for a Scrum Master. Our client is seeking a Scrum Master to support one or more delivery teams within the fast-paced and growing digital and mobile application teams. As the Scrum Master, the candidate will be a critical member of the core delivery team empowered to help build high performing teams, build shippable product for these new exciting channels, and responsible for leading Agile project coordination to support various upstream and downstream teams. In addition to leading daily Scrum meetings, the candidate will also be responsible for the management of complex, high value IT delivery projects that require the coordination of development work or technology work on multiple platforms to achieve desired functionality. This position will work across multiple lines of business, and you will gain exposure in a mix of Infrastructure (Cloud, Network, End user Services, etc), Commercial Bank, Data Services (Data Warehouse), Financial Services (Home Loans, Auto Loans, Consumer Lending), and Card Services.


  • Support the Backlog Owner and Portfolio Manager in updating roadmaps based on the health and priority of the stories of the backlog and estimates/sizing
  • Schedule and facilitate daily stand up meetings
  • Schedule/facilitate sprint planning meeting(s) prior to the beginning of each sprint. Work with product owners and delivery teams to groom stories in advance of each sprint.
  • Communicate committed stories for the upcoming sprint to the backlog owner and stakeholders
  • Adding or removing stories based on burn-down of the current sprint
  • Represent the team at the Scrum of Scrums (S2) meeting to report progress against burndown
  • If deviating from the ideal burndown line then communicate teams plan/commitment to get back to the line, report impediments for escalation, identify risks/concerns to the Program Team to help resolve
  • Facilitate retrospective meetings at the end of each sprint / project - ensure highest priority retrospective points are followed up on and closed out
  • Monitor team backlog daily and ensure it accurately reflects the current state, including time to be burned and status
  • Coordinate as needed with other PM's, Resource Managers, or Portfolio Managers the delivery of non-development components
  • Facilitate team representation in Sprint Reviews
  • Participate in Release retrospective and cross team retrospectives
  • Strong drive to complete when faced with ambiguity
  • Ability to facilitate impediment resolution in a timely, cost effective manner
  • Be active in a community of scrum masters to receive mentoring from Agile coaches as well as provide coaching for other teammates sharing best practices and lessons learned.
  • Helping communicate to management the product and technology roadmaps (1-3 months+)
  • Manage business relationships with other component teams necessary for product release
  • Conduit to other teams and LOBs with which the team is interacting

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or Military experience
  • 2 years of experience leading Agile Scrum teams
  • CSM Certification
  • SAFe certified or knowledge of SAFe framework
  • Exceptional communication and collaboration skills
  • Excellent problem solving and influencing skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business or Project Management
  • PMP or Masters Certificate of Project Management (CPM)
  • 5 years of experience in Project Management
  • 5 years of experience in Systems Analysis
  • 5 years of experience in Client management
  • 5 years of experience of working in a finance company
  • 2 years of experience delivering solutions using mobile technologies
  • Proficient knowledge of Jira

About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" and is now the 15th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 28 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients' technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit Signature Consultants is the parent company to Hunter Hollis and Madison Gunn.