Sr Scrum Master

Spartan Technologies, Inc. - Atlanta, GA

Additional Notes:

Please include on resume: Citizenship Status, Current Location Please include in the notes: Expected FTE Salary for Direct Hire or Conversion

No H1Bs

Must be local so they can be on-site when we return to the office When we return to office, this is the team's operating agreement: In office every Tue / Wed

One team is local and the other is distributed with team members in India. Their stand-ups are around 8AM CT, so they'll need to be able to start around 8.

Yes, potential to extend

Yes, Intended to Convert

4-5 years of Scrum Master experience - Looking for someone who can drop into a new team in a new organization and just go with limited supervision.

Must Haves: High communication ability

High energy (self-motivator who sees what needs to be done and just goes after it)

Ability to coach Agile process and move perf needle

Solid understanding of Product Mgmt processes (low Product maturity on this team)

Experience working with distributed teams (esp. India)


As a Senior Scrum Master, you will take ownership of developing scrum teams that deliver exceptional results to achieve business outcomes, irrespective of the challenges the team may encounter. Your team will use an inspect and adapt cycle to continuously improve the delivery of valuable, working software, and they will take complete responsibility for failures without looking for excuses. This team will have a laser focus on the creation of valuable, working software and will utilize a collaborative process that minimizes defects, rework, and time spent on work that will never contribute to delivering value to clients. The team will use sufficient and effective communication to create a shared consciousness of current the state, desired state, and a shared understanding of quality, value, and time to market goals. This team will set and consistently achieve sprint goals and all members of the team will experience work as both sustainable and challenging.


Facilitate the pragmatic use of Agile ceremonies that consistently produce the benefits intended by the agile framework and enable the organization to deliver products incrementally using inspect and adapt cycles.

Drive high performance and collaboration in teams that themselves accountable and interact constructively within the team and outside of the team with all members of the organization

Own the use of an accurate, complete, readable, single source for artifacts and workflow information that the organization needs to engage in continuous planning, observe/monitor work in progress, and quantify the inspect and adapt cycle at the scrum team level.

Coach the team on writing user stories that ultimately enable scrum team focus and prioritization

Facilitate the identification of delivery focused solutions to address true root cause of issues

Own full alignment across dependent teams within a release train; manage risks and dependencies such that all parties are aligned with delivery strategy and sequence. Drive over-communication as necessary to ensure a shared understanding of dependencies.

Proactively identify, manage and communicate impediments to expedite resolution.

Drive scrum team accountability for ensuring the sprint commitment is less than / very close to the average velocity over the last five sprints, maximizing the likelihood of delivery on sprint commitments

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science or Psychology (with work experience in IT organizations) or equivalent work experience.

Minimum 5+ years of direct experience in the scrum master role, during which time you successfully drove continuously improved team performance with software development teams using Scrum or Kanban

Minimum 5+ years of direct experience in the scrum master role working with teams using Agile Engineering practices (Automated Testing, TDD, Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment, BDD, Pairing, Mobbing, etc.)

Mastery of the SDLC, demonstrated by expertise in the various phases of work associated with software development

Mastery of the Agile framework demonstrated by expertise on how to achieve the positive outcomes associated with Agile

Advanced skills in writing queries and ability to interpret data (strong Excel or Tableau skills are a plus)

Demonstrated success resolving inter-team / intra-team conflict and building relationships in a complex team environment

Mastery of industry-standard information radiators (preferably Rally; but experience with JIRA, TFS, or another standard radiator will be considered)

Workplace Environment:

Temporary Remote until Cox Returns Onsite

Posted On: Wednesday, September 8, 2021

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