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Job Title
Scrum Master
Employment Type
Full Time
2 to 6 years
Job Published
04 August 2022
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Job Description

PBT Group has an opportunity for an experienced Scrum Master. The Scrum Master will act as a mentor to the development team in data architecture, data modeling and data analysis.



- Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style and leading by example. This person should personify Scrum and Agile. Must be able to garner respect from his/her team and be willing to get their hands dirty to get the job done.

- Facilitative; must be able to lead and demonstrate value-add principles to a team, guiding and Coaching the Scrum Team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values.

- Guiding and Coaching both the Scrum Team and the Development team on how to get the most out of self-organisation

- Attitude of empowerment; must be able to lead a team to self-organization, guiding and coaching both the Scrum Team and the Development team on self-organising to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks.

- Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organisation and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organisation

- Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.

- Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving.

- Assertive; must be able to ensure Agile/Scrum concepts and principles are adhered to, must be able to be a voice of reason and authority, make the tough calls. Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.

- Conflict resolution; must be able to facilitate discussion and facilitate alternatives or different approaches

- Communicative and social; must be able to communicate well with teams, assisting with internal and external communication.

- Attitude of transparency; must desire to bring disclosure and transparency to the business about development and grow business trust

- Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially with respect to refining and managing the product backlog.

- Enthusiastic and Energetic

- Continual improvement; must continually be growing one’s craft learning new tools and techniques to manage oneself and a team

- Situationally Aware; must be the first to notice differences and issues as they arise and elevate them to management


Skills / Experience Required:

- Scrum Master certification

- Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least one year for a development team
- Understand fundamentals of iterative development

- Understand other processes and methodologies and can speak intelligently about them and leverage other techniques to provide value to a team/enterprise

- Understand fundamentals of development processes and procedures

- Understand the value of commitments to delivery made by a development team

- Understand incremental delivery and the value of metrics

- Understand backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition

- Familiarity with common Agile practices, service-oriented environments, and better development practices

- Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
- Knowledge of numerous well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach

- The ability to distinguish between what "is Scrum" what is "not Scrum"

- Knowledge of other approaches discussed in the Agile space: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc

- Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games

- Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team

- Experience applying a wide variety of 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)