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Sr. Scrum Master / Team Coach

Washington, DC 20001

Posted: 03/25/2024 Job Number: 21547137

Job Description

Job Description:

The Sr. SAFe Scrum Master/Team Coach (SM/TC) is a servant leader and coach for an Agile Team and supports the team and ART in delivering value. They help mature the Agile Team through Agile values, principles, and success patterns. They facilitate impediment removal and foster an environment for high-performing teams.


Coach teams in self-organization and guide teams towards higher maturity

Expert knowledge of Scrum techniques and artifacts including definition of done, user story refinement, automated testing, backlog refinement, and PI Planning

Supports team members in resolving conflicts, problem-solving, and decision-making

Persuades rather than uses authority as servant leader

Support team member development, helping them gain a continuous learning mindset

Help the team provide transparency by ensuring information radiators are updated

Coach and train the team on methods beyond Scrum, such as SAFe, Kanban, Flow, Built-in Quality, BDD, and more

Prepare for the team for PI Planning

Facilitate Iteration events to plan, sync, review, inspect work, and retrospect

Work within the ARTs cadence and synchronization to ensure alignment, dependency management, Release on Demand, and fast integrated learning cycles

Collaborate with the PO to help maximize the solutions value

Establish the team Kanban board to visualize their work and enhance flow

Measure and optimize flow, competency, and outcomes (OKR) metrics to assess and improve overall performance

Coach Built-in Quality practices to enable fast, reliable execution

Foster and support Agile Team attributes of self-management and collective;Alignment and collaboration focused on clear goals and purpose;transparent communication and trust;foster fun

Encourage high-performing team dynamics, continuous flow, and relentless improvement

Actively work to become a more effective Scrum Master/Team Coach

Serve the team and the larger organization supporting the overall adoption of SAFe across the enterprise by coaching stakeholders and non-agile teams on effective interactions with Agile Teams

Participate in CoPs, and support SAFe Practice Consultants (SPC)

Serve as Lean-Agile Leader modeling the mindset, values, and principles for others

Help the team acquire T-shaped skills

Facilitate cross-team collaboration to bring whole product solutions to market

Represent the team in all ART events and attend other teams events as necessary

Build trust between team and stakeholders for improved alignment and reliable, predictable forecasting

Coach the IP Iteration to ensure the team does not schedule any work for the IP Iteration and foster time for innovation, continuing education, PI planning, and the Inspect and Adapt (I&A) events

Required Skills:


Minimum of 5+ years as a Scrum Master/Team Coach in large enterprise

Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of related work experience/schooling

Expert in Jira Software, Confluence, FigJam, Jira Align, AgilityHealth

SAFe 6.0 Scrum Master Certification (Required)

Must have excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills

SAFe SASM 6.0, SAFe SPC 6.0, SAFe SA 6.0, SAFe RTE 6.0, CSM, SAFe Studio Experience, ICAgile (preferred)

Desired Skills:

Remote (East Coast) optional with required Travel Required for PI Planning

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