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IT Scrum Manager - Senior in Franklin Lakes, NJ at NextGen

Date Posted: 7/2/2018

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Job Description


  • Role will be as servant leader for 2 - 3 scrum teams currently operating within the Agile framework. Leads development teams through more complex situations.

  • May lead teams that are less mature, in order to increase and grow scrum maturity.

  • Works independently and represents scrum masters across the organization.

  • Guides teams through completion of milestones associated with the most complex/critical/valuable products.

  • Use quantitative metrics and qualitative insights to discover and highlight for the team cause for celebration and opportunities for continuous improvement. Other responsibilities may include but not limited to:

    • Mastery of Agile practices, principles & methodologies

    • 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

    • Become a leader of peers

    • Mentor G & H level scrum masters

    • Comfortable opposing anti-patterns

    • Strong collaboration with leadership groups (CTPOs, Directors, Sr. Mangers, Architects)

    • Willingness to have a director level or higher as a mentor

    • Participate in cross-departmental efforts

    • JIRA & Confluence expert

    • Able to teach Scrum, Kanban, TDD, BDD, XP

    • Can start and facilitate Scrum of Scrums

    • Leads initiatives within the community of practice

    • Can teach the value around metrics that help teams grow and course correct - Cycle time, story size, velocity, etc.

    • Understands and can read cumulative flow diagrams and burndown charts with the team.

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • BA/BS Degree (or equivalent experience)

  • At least 8 - 12 years' experience as a scrum master for multiple scrum teams in a variety of different contexts (different team sizes, different organizations/cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc.).

  • Skilled and knowledgeable of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continuous improvement, empowerment of others, and transparency.

  • Experience applying numerous well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.).

  • Ability to work in other frameworks beyond scrum (such as Kanban, XP).

  • High emotional intelligence.

  • Track record of continued and recent education in scrum, including training, conferences, user groups, and self-study. Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques (user stores, ATDD, TDD, BDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, agile games.

  • Previous leadership experience a plus; including excellent teaching, coaching and mentoring skills.


  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) - active preferred and or Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) - active preferred