VIVA USA Inc IT Scrum Master - Senior in St. Louis, Missouri

Req Ref No: SGMOIS6 Location: St. Louis, MO Duration: 12.0 months


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

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.


Certified Scrum Master (CSM) – active preferred and or Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) – active preferred

VIVA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants have an equal opportunity for placement, and all employees have an equal opportunity to develop on the job. This means that VIVA will not discriminate against any employee or qualified applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.