Scrum Master

  • Risk Strategies
  • United States

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced Scrum Master with strong communication skills and hands-on Salesforce and Azure DevOps project experience to join our growing team. A team member who brings at least 3 years of practical/on the job experience as a Scrum Master guiding teams through agile-scrum practices and values. Qualified candidates must have a valid Scrum Master certification and must be able to communicate and collaborate with a team of Salesforce and Azure DevOps admins and developers and interact with key business stakeholders. This role requires a deep understanding of business processes, excellent analytical skills, and will be highly versed in Salesforce and Azure DevOps functionality to optimize the use of the platform in achieving organizational goals.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Work closely with sponsors, product owners and developers to create and maintain a backlog focused on solving customer challenges.
  • Facilitate all agile/scrum ceremonies (planning, review, retrospectives, and daily stand ups).
  • Facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.
  • Support product team in ensuring business requirements are well refined and meet development team’s definition of ready. 
  • Work together with lead business analyst to support release planning. 
  • Participate in scrum of scrums and report on team health and progress.
  • Utilize agile metrics as information radiators to track and report on team performance.  
  • Effectively monitor and communicate team status/progress to key stakeholders. 
  • Collaborate with quality assurance teams to ensure the reliability and functionality of developed solutions.
  • Collaborate with integration teams to ensure seamless data flow between developed solutions and other systems.
  • Work closely with Project Management team to maintain release scope and schedule and develop project artifacts and templates to support future development efforts. 
  • Resolve any impediments to ensure development team stays on schedule. 

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field (preferred).
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or equivalent Agile certification.
  • Proven experience as a Scrum Master or Agile Coach in software development teams.
  • Strong understanding of Agile principles, Scrum framework, and other Agile methodologies.
  • Excellent facilitation, coaching, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members, stakeholders, and management.
  • Strong experience with Salesforce cloud, API connections and Snowflake data structures.
  • Strong experience with Agile tools such as Azure DevOps (required), Jira (preferred).
  • Experience with Business software such as SmartSheet and ServiceNow (preferred).
  • Familiarity with DevOps practices and principles.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt to change.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Occasional travel may be required for major project ceremonies and team summit meetings.

Risk Strategies is the 9th largest privately held US brokerage firm offering comprehensive risk management advice, insurance and reinsurance placement for property & casualty, employee benefits, private client services, as well as consulting services and financial & wealth solutions. With more than 30 specialty practices, Risk Strategies serves commercial companies, nonprofits, public entities, and individuals, and has access to all major insurance markets. Risk Strategies has over 100 offices and nearly 5,000 employees across the US and Canada.

Our industry recognition includes being named a Best Places to Work in Insurance for the past five years (2018-2022) and on the Inc. 5000 list as one of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies. We are committed to being good stewards for our company, culture, and communities by having a strong focus on Environmental, Social, and Governance issues.

At Risk Strategies Company, base pay is one part of our total compensation package, which also includes a comprehensive suite of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings, The total compensation for a position may also include other elements dependent on the position offered. The expected base pay range for this position is between $70,000.00 - $120,000.00. The actual base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including geographical location, education, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Risk Strategies is an equal opportunity workplace and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about working at Risk Strategies by visiting our careers page: www.risk-strategies.com/careers.

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