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Software Development
Scrum Master role in Murrysville, PA
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Software Specialists | Murrysville, PA
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Job Description

Scrum Master role

Location: Murrysville, PA 15668


  • Serve the role of Scrum Master as defined in the Scrum Guide
  • Guide the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values
  • Assess the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization, and coach the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization
  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information


  • Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame or retribution with an emphasis on problem-solving
  • Facilitate getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.
  • Facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution
  • Guide the team on how to get the most out of self-organization
  • Understand sufficient technical architecture to facilitate discussion, communicate decisions and raise impediments
  • Provide all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example
  • Excellent communication and mentoring skills
  • Work as part of a team within the department and across departments to help achieve group, department and overall project goals.
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent follow-through on actions and deliverables


  • Remove impediments for the team with tenacity and urgency
  • Facilitate Scrum events and ensure necessary preparation work is completed in advance to create efficient, engaging, and productive events
  • Support and educate the Product Owner, especially with respect to refining and maintaining the product backlog
  • Resolve team conflicts and coach the team in positive behaviors
  • Monitor team activity and progress against sprint goals
  • Manage artifacts in development tool
  • Lead retrospectives, capture minutes/actions and circulate
  • Capture sprint metrics for monitoring team performance
  • Attend project update meetings, milestone review meetings, and process improvement meetings
  • Coordinate with other Scrum teams and other cross-functional groups

Problem Solving:

  • Able to provide solutions using techniques that encourage team ownership and innovation

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Certified Scrum Master
  • Experience as a Scrum Master for a software development team that followed Scrum principles, practices, and theory
  • Professional experience working in a software development organization
  • BS in IT-related field
  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Experience as a Scrum Master for at least 3 years for a software development team that was following Scrum principles, practices, and theory
  • More than 5 years of professional experience working in a software development organization, serving for some portion as software developer for some portion of this time
  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches/techniques: SAFe, XP, Kanban, TDD/BDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Agile Games
  • Applicable knowledge of C# .NET and Java technologies
  • Previous experience in leadership roles


Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location

About Software Specialists

SCS, Inc. has for thirty years successfully provided a wide range of businesses with effective software solutions. SCS principals authored software which evolved into nationally recognized financial packages. SCS focuses on mid-range markets, but its expertise and support expands to multinational corporations, Fortune 500 companies and large government entities. SCS's President was elected President of the prestigious Software Council of Southern California in 1998, acknowledging decades of solid SCS accomplishment. SCS is the largest Navision Solution Center in the West US and is among the leading Solution Centers for Navision Software worldwide. We have implemented and customized Navision Software in over 350 companies in over 20 different industries.