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

Date Posted: 7/12/2018

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Job Description

Your 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, 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