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Scrum Master

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Under the direction of the management team and senior staff, this intermediate level position requires a functional level of leadership of agile engineering teams. A Scrum Master is has a working knowledge in agile practices, conflict resolution, communication, and building self-organizing teams. Typically, Scrum Masters can lead two to four product teams.


  • Actively work with the team to remove impediments, or finding the right people to remove them
  • Build a safe and trusting environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged
  • Coaches and obtains buy-in of the team on best practices for agile software development
  • Collaborate with engineering leadership and management to help drive team success
  • Collaboration and Communication Foster a transparent and communicative environment
  • Embraces and practices continuous improvement
  • Engaging and Coaching product teams to help them recognize the effectiveness of self-organization and continuous improvement
  • Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating
  • Mentors, motivates, and inspires members of the product teams
  • Periodically reports team metrics, successes, improvements, challenges, and opportunities to engineering leadership
  • Process Utilizes broad knowledge of agile frameworks (not just Scrum) to help transform the team into a high performing group
  • The role of a Scrum Master is one of team performance ownership. The success of a Scrum Master is more tied to his/her ability to motivate and lead product teams to self-organization than by being an individual contributor. As such, a Scrum Master is expected to direct a small number of cross-functional product teams to high performance. The responsibilities of a Scrum Master include: Serving and Supporting the Product Owner and Engineering Team in their quest to deliver value on a consistent and predictable basis
  • Work closely with Product Owners to properly scope and plan current and future work



Bachelors degree in an applicable field from an accredited university or equivalent experience is preferred. Scrum Master Certification from a recognized organization such as Scrum Alliance,, or ICAgile preferred Excellent written and verbal communication skills Demonstrated ability to lead a team through continuous improvement to a state of high performance Typically at least one year as a Scrum Master and 3+ years in the software development industry Demonstrates a working understanding of the fundamental tools and concepts of agile processes (not just Scrum) and how to apply them to improve team performance Ability to operate independently

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Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Job ID: 769204

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer.
Minority / Females / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities