Sr. Scrum Master

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Sr. Scrum Master

02/22/2023 ● Los Angeles ● Contract

Job Title:  Sr. Scrum Master
Duration:  12 Months+
Location:  Remote – (working CST/CDT hours)

Job Description:
Sr Scrum Master

Our Direct Client is looking for a Sr Scrum Master to lead Project Scrum/Agile Ceremonies to include:  Daily stand-ups, Backlog grooming, PI Planning.  This individual will also assist the Project Manager in support of desired outcomes.  Looking for a senior person who has experience as a Scrum of Scrum and working in Scaled Agile (SAFe).



  • Expert knowledge of Agile methodology, frameworks and tools: Scrum, Kanban, Jira, and Confluence
  • Experience with waterfall project management and partnering with project management


  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills;

Demonstrated ability to quickly build trust and relationships, manage matrixed teams, bridge communication gaps, resolve conflicts, and influence stakeholders

  • Strong technical aptitude and ability to quickly learn new products, lines of business, processes, software,
  • systems, and client needs
  • Effective risk management skills and ability to predict and mitigate risks and issues, as well as anticipating
  • and proactively preparing for changes and impacts to clients and SVB’s business
  • Active listening, persuasiveness to gain buy-in, consensus, and cooperation in the face of conflicting
  • viewpoints, resistance to change, constraints, etc.
  • Able to develop and foster collaborative teamwork and facilitate team dynamics
  • Ability to work with teams to organize work (Epics) and size to support ability to measure, future planning and predictability


  • Assertive: Experience with working teams in adhering to Agile/Scrum concepts and principles and knowing
  • when teams are not ready; must be able to be a voice of reason
  • Attitude of empowerment: Must be able to guide team(s)
  • Attitude of transparency: Must desire to bring disclosure and transparency
  • Collaborative: Ability to partner with others to achieve goals at various levels throughout the organization
  • and lead others to do so by example
  • Communicative and social: Must be able to communicate well with all levels of the organization
  • Conflict resolution: Must be able to facilitate discussion at the team level and facilitate alternatives or
  • different approaches
  • Continual improvement: Must continually be growing one’s craft learning new tools and techniques to
  • manage oneself and a team
  • Facilitative: Must be able to lead by example and demonstrate value-add principles to scrum team(s)
  • Brings a high-energy and passionate outlook to the job and can influence those around her/him
  • Able to build a sense of trust and rapport that creates a comfortable & effective workplace
  • Communication Proficiency/Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Customer Focus/Leadership/Coaching/Mentoring
  • Required Education and Experience
  • 7+ yrs of experience serving as Agile Scrum master’s in planning and delivering technology solutions
  • Knowledge of procedures used to demonstrate the ROI of the solution
  • Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment Ability to understand business and technology concepts quickly and able to facilitate those conversations
  • Experience with distributed Agile teams
  • Scrum of Scrums / Scaled Agile

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Specific hands-on experience with Jira and Confluence
  • An ideal candidate will also have technical experience working with various technology stacks
  • Previous experience as a scrum master within complex technology solutions

Desired Certifications – one or more of the following

  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
  • Professional Scrum Master (PSM)
  • PMP
  • SAFe

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