Scrum Master – Remote

Job title: Scrum Master – Remote

Company: Compass Systems & Programming

Job description: Scrum Master – Remote – 0912

The State of Maine Office of Information Technology has a full-time opening for a Scrum Master to assist with one or more Scrum Teams in support of the Department of Education.

This 1+ year contract role is open to US Citizens and Permanent Residents. No C2C workers please.


  • Act as Scrum Master on multiple scrum teams
  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving visibility, transparency, and radiating information
  • Lead the scrum team in using Agile framework and scrum practices
  • Facilitate Scrum ceremonies, backlog refinement, stand-ups, team communications, and decision making with the team
  • Help the product owner and development team to achieve customer satisfaction and provide education where needed
  • Lead the scrum and development teams to become self-organized
  • Remove impediments and coach the scrum team on removing impediments
  • Help the scrum team achieve higher levels of scrum maturity at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization
  • Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on problem solving
  • Planning and tracking Beta Testing and User Acceptance Testing in partnership with Product Owners
  • Facilitate getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work
  • Facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution
  • Provide all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example

Required Skills/Experience

  • 1+ year experience in a Scrum Master role for a software development team
  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
  • Ability to analyze and think quickly and to resolve conflict
  • Knowledgeable in techniques to fill in gaps in the scrum
  • Experience with successful Agile techniques
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and prioritize multiple simultaneous issues
  • Self-motivation and ability to stay focused in the middle of distraction with a, “Find a way to get it done” attitude
  • 5+ years technology related industry experience
  • 3+ years of experience leading or managing technical teams directly as a Scrum Master or Program Manager
  • Outstanding time management skills and attention to details
  • Ability to troubleshoot details while maintaining the “big picture” view
  • Ability to triage scrum team issues based on priority, impact, risk, release timing.
  • Ability to manage high-pressure situations and build trust with stakeholders
  • First level Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM I)

Preferred Skills/Experience (Any of these is a plus):

  • Second level Scrum Master certification (CSP, PSM II)
  • Experience in the Scrum Master role for at least two years for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques is a plus: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, BDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games
  • Familiarity with .Net technologies and Azure DevOps.

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Expected salary:

Location: Augusta, ME

Job date: Sat, 09 Oct 2021 04:21:38 GMT

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