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Scrum Master

Company: Pure Insurance
Location: Basking Ridge
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

About the role.

The Scrum Master should be well versed in Agile and Scrum methodologies and demonstrate the ability to coach teams on how to apply the principles of Agile. The Scrum Master should demonstrate strong communication and collaboration skills. The Scrum Master will be responsible for leading multiple teams.

What you'll do.

Act as Scrum Master for 2 or more scrum teams, coaching the teams to achieve higher levels of agile maturity at a sustainable pace.

Guides teams to be self-organized and motivate teams to focus on team goals/objectives

Remove impediments and act as a change agent to implement scrum across the organization

Facilitate the agile ceremonies, such as backlog refinement, sprint planning, retrospective, daily scrums, and sprint demos

Facilitate getting the work done effectively and consensus-based methods in a matrixed environment. Ability to influence without direct authority.

Facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution


Foster internal team communication by building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged and with an emphasis on problem-solving.

Assist with communication with the broader IT teams and business stakeholders to improve transparency and visibility into the team's progress and impediments.

Support and educate the product owner in their role of grooming and maintaining the backlog and supporting the scrum team.

Support and ensure that methodologies are followed. Maintain relevant metrics that help the team see how they are doing (e.g. burndown charts, etc.)

What we're looking for.

The ideal candidate will be someone who:

Certified scrum master/scrum practitioner

At least 3 years experience in a scrum master role for a software development team that was applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory

Knowledge and experience of agile techniques: user stories, ATDD, TDD, continuous integration, continuous testing, pairing, agile games

P&C Insurance experience preferred but not required

Excellent interpersonal, listening, written, and oral communication skills, with the ability to communicate ideas to both technical and business constituencies

Excellent coaching skills

Prior experience with Rally (CA Agile Central) preferred

The base salary for this role can range from $100K - $130K, based on a full-time work schedule. An individual's ultimate compensation will vary depending on job-related skills and experience, geographic location, alignment with market data, and equity among other team members with comparable experience.%652837% %%techsoftware%%

Keywords: Pure Insurance, Newark , Scrum Master, IT / Software / Systems , Basking Ridge, New Jersey

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