Pay Rate: $0
Location: Chicago IL
Job Type: Contract

Our client, recognized as one of America’s Best Large Employers of 2021, has an immediate need for a Senior Scrum Master with excellent people and project management skills, the ability to communicate clearly and concisely with team members and stakeholders for a yearlong engagement located downtown Chicago.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Organize and facilitate agile activities and ceremonies including daily stand-up meetings, sprint reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, and product backlog refinement sessions
  • Ensure that all meetings are positive, productive, stay on topic, and are kept within the timebox
  • Collaborate closely with the product owner to manage the backlog
  • Effectively manage user story estimation and forecasting. Champion and facilitate adoption of agile standards, tools, and best practices
  • Coach team on established IT and corporate standards (e.g., security, quality, and architecture) to minimize operational and reputational risk
  • Proactively identify and resolve impediments to team progress
  • Report risks and issues
  • Communicate with leaders across the organization to ensure transparency into delivery progress, challenges, and risks

Must-Have Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills - ability to get the point across
  • 5-10 years of experience with agile development
  • 5 years of scrum master experience
  • Agile, scrum, or project management certification preferred (e.g., CSM, CSP, PMP, SAFe)

Nice-to-Have Skills:

  • Previous banking / FI experience
  • Presenting to senior management / conflict management with team and expectation management with stakeholders
  • Deep knowledge of agile practices, frameworks, and techniques
  • Excellent people and project management skills
  • Experience with agile planning and development tools (e.g., JIRA, Confluence, Rally)
  • Ad-hoc reporting from JIRA
Interested and qualified candidates, please send your resume to for immediate consideration.