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IT Scrum Manager - Senior in Minneapolis, MN at Strategic Staffing Solutions

Date Posted: 3/17/2019

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JobID: 143855

  Strategic Staffing Solutions is searching for an IT Scrum Manager - Senior 

with 8 - 12 years experience!

We are recruiting for a Fortune 500 Company and YOU could be their next hire!

Not available but know someone with your similar experience…


Title:  IT Scrum Manager - Senior 

Role Type:  W2
:  Bloomington, Minnesota 55439

Duration:  1 year Contract

Work Schedule:  40 hours per week

How to Apply: Send resume in MS word format to, Monnisha Booker, Sourcing Specialist, at Reference JO# 143855.

Job Profile Summary:

The Sr. Scrum Master conducts all agile ceremonies within a development team from daily stand-up to sprint retrospective. Within these ceremonies, the Sr. Scrum Master promotes a culture of continuous improvement by mitigating team impediments, seeking productivity improvements, and empowering others. The Sr. Scrum Master is responsible for growing team maturity and escalating impediments and other team/individual observations to the engineering manager/director.


Your role will be as servant leader for 2 - 3 scrum teams currently operating within the Agile framework. Leads development teams through more complex situations. May lead teams that are less mature, in order to increase and grow scrum maturity. Works independently and represents scrum masters across the organization. Guides teams through completion of milestones associated with the most complex/critical/valuable products. Use quantitative metrics and qualitative insights to discover and highlight for the team cause for celebration and opportunities for continuous improvement. Other responsibilities may include but not limited to:

  • Mastery of Agile practices, principles & methodologies
  • Advocate agile across the organization
  • Contribute to agile growth of the organization
  • May participate in the hiring process of scrum masters
  • Begin tackling organizational impediments
  • Become a leader of peers
  • Mentor G & H level scrum masters
  • Comfortable opposing anti-patterns
  • Strong collaboration with leadership groups (CTPOs, Directors, Sr. Mangers, Architects)
  • Willingness to have a director level or higher as a mentor
  • Participate in cross-departmental efforts
  • JIRA & Confluence expert
  • Able to teach Scrum, Kanban, TDD, BDD, XP
  • Can start and facilitate Scrum of Scrums
  • Leads initiatives within the community of practice

Required Knowledge and Abilities:

  • BA/BS Degree (or equivalent experience)
  • At least 8 - 12 years experience as a scrum master for multiple scrum teams in a variety of different contexts (different team sizes, different organizations/cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc.).
  • Skilled and knowledgeable of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continuous improvement, empowerment of others, and transparency.
  • Experience applying numerous 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.).
  • Ability to work in other frameworks beyond scrum (such as Kanban, XP).
  • High emotional intelligence.
  • Track record of continued and recent education in scrum, including training, conferences, user groups, and self-study. Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques (user stores, ATDD, TDD, BDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, agile games.
  • Previous leadership experience a plus; including excellent teaching, coaching and mentoring skills.

Certification: Certified Scrum Master (CSM) - active preferred and or Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) - active preferred

Interview Process: In depth phone interviews will be based on capability and emotional intelligence. More emphasis on emotional intelligence. Will be asking about hypothetical situations, as well as realistic, and what possible resolution the candidate can bring to the table.

Travel:  No Travel is required - candidate must work out of the site for which the candidate is being considered. No Remote contractors.

Placement Type: Contract at this time, but could have the possibility of turning temp-to-hire for the right candidate

The global mission of S3 is to build trusting relationships and deliver solutions that positively impact our customers, our consultants, and our communities.  The four pillars of our company are to:

•         Set the bar high for what a company should do

•         Create jobs

•         Offer people an opportunity to succeed and change their station in life

•         Improve the communities where we live and work through volunteering and charitable giving

 As an S3 employee, you’re eligible for a full benefits package that may include:

•         Medical Insurance

•         Dental Insurance

•         Vision Insurance

•         401(k) Plan

•         Vacation Package

•         Life & Disability Insurance Plans

•         Flexible Spending Accounts

•         Tuition Reimbursement