Senior Scrum Master in New York, NY at Eliassen Group

Date Posted: 9/5/2019

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Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Scrum Master with our industry-leading client in New York City.

We will accept corp to corp or w2 contractors. For our w2 consultants, we offer a great benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits, 401k with company matching, and life insurance.

Responsibilities of the Senior Scrum Master:

  • Lead new product development on multiple Scrum teams
  • Facilitate process of deciding which stories will be included in each sprint through understanding teams velocity and story scope and size
  • Mentor immature scrum teams
  • Manage progress by facilitating Agile ceremonies and helping team members overcome roadblocks
  • Coordinate sprint planning, daily stand-ups, and review sessions with employees
  • Provide visibility into progress by maintaining burndown charts, velocity analysis, etc.
  • Deliver hands-on coaching of individual teams in all aspects of scrum
  • Clearly and define enterprise-wide guidelines
  • Provide training, lead teams through Agile practices and ceremonies, and transition into an advisory role as team maturity grows
  • Tailor Agile principles for each team, regularly assess project maturity and provide action plans for improvement
  • Recommend and implement process improvements to optimize velocity of assigned teams
  • Ensure blockers are identified and resolved
  • Ensure all work is represented in JIRA, sized appropriately and described with consistent standards

Requirements of the Senior Scrum Master:

  • Demonstrated experience and appreciation in different styles of Agile, i.e. Scrum, Kanban and SAFe methodologies
  • Experience in a related area

Keywords: Senior Scrum Master, Scrum, Kanban, SAFe methodologies,JIRA, Agile

Job ID: 328951

About Eliassen Group:

Eliassen Group provides strategic talent solutions to drive our clients’ innovation and business results. Leveraging over 30 years of success, our expertise in IT staffing, Agile consulting, creative services, managed services, and life sciences enables us to partner with our clients to execute their business strategy and scale effectively. Headquartered in Reading, MA and with offices from coast to coast, Eliassen Group offers local community presence, deep networks, as well as national reach. For more information, visit

Eliassen Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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