29 days old

Senior Scrum Master

Parsippany, NJ 07054

Job Summary

The ADP DataCloud product development team is looking for a Sr. Scrum Master to serve on two software development teams. The successful candidate must be highly skilled leader and communicator that manages timelines, resolves problems, and coaches team members on Agile methodologies.  Does this sound like you?


  • Strongly serve and support the Product Owner and Development Team in their quest to do everything possible to delight customers
  • Provide all support to the team using a servant leadership style and lead by example
  • Facilitate Scrum ceremonies including release planning, grooming, sprints, retrospectives, and daily stand-ups
  • Guide and Coach the Scrum Team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to delight customers
  • Assess the Scrum Maturity of the teams and coach the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team
  • Remove impediments or guide the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to assist
  • Enable 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
  • Facilitate getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work
  • Facilitate discussion, decision making and conflict resolution
  • Participate in Scrum of Scrums
  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency and radiating information
  • Support the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and managing the product backlog
  • Be the point of contact for external communications (e.g. from customers, stakeholders, internal partners)
  • Ensure deliverables are up to quality standards at the end of each sprint
  • Help build a productive environment where team members 'own' the product and enjoy working on it


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in a Scrum Master role in software development
  • Excellent skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment and increasing transparency
  • Personifies the Agile mindset
  • Knowledge of Scrum metrics and how to use for continuous improvement, transparency & visibility
  • The ability to distinguish between what "is Scrum" what is "not Scrum"
  • Ability be an effective collaborator across all levels of the organization including strong partnering skills
  • Experience as a Scrum Master in a variety of contexts including team sizes, different cultures, co-located vs. distributed
  • Excellent communication and mentoring skills
  • Release planning facilitation and co-ordination for large program development efforts
  • Excellent knowledge of Scrum techniques and artifacts (such as definition of done, user stories, automated testing, backlog refinement, etc.)
  • Experience required with Jira, Jira Tempo, Confluence

Additional Skills:

  • Leadership: not only at the management level but at the individual level -- having the confidence and resilience to take risks -- be self-empowered
  • Communication: understand and express ideas/solutions in a comprehensive and practical format -- knowledge sharing
  • User Focus: an absolute focus on the user (internal or external) experience -- every aspect of a solution should be productized for ease of use
  • Improvisation: the ability to think across disciplines and existing boundaries (technologies/business/geographies) - lateral thinking
  • Collaboration: teamwork with a positive approach to ambiguity
  • Research: an inclination to continuous research inside and outside the current focus fields
  • Influence by example: scientific proof of an idea (success or failure) as the presentation tool -- represent an idea in order to promote it
  • Technical Knowledge: broad and deep technical knowledge with a strong focus on data/objects and API/contracts
  • Abstract Thinking: view of ideas and solutions as abstractions/patterns that can be leveraged/adapted/reused -- deliver frameworks instead of point solutions

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Track record of continued and recent education in Scrum, including training, conferences, user groups, self-study, etc.
  • Knowledge of other approaches discussed in the Agile space such as XP and KanBan
  • 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
  • Previous experience as a collaborative leader
  • Scaled Agile Framework
  • Scrum Master certification



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Posted: 2021-04-15 Expires: 2021-06-13

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