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Principal Agile Scrum Master

Function: Global Technology
Location: North America HQ, Broomfield, 80021, Colorado
Date posted: 03/01/2017
Type: Full-time
Permanent / Contract: Regular
Job number: 1007091
Position Summary:

The Scrum Master is the servant leader on an Agile team and also works cross functionally to align strategy, methodology and execution. They are the catalyst to a team’s ability to self-organize and continuously improve through transparency, inspection & adaption. The Scrum Master protects the team from distractions and removes impediments to the team’s success.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Enable Scrum or Kanban as a software development framework for software delivery teams
  • Facilitate release & sprint planning, grooming, review, retrospective & daily meetings
  • Ensure team goals are met and update metrics daily
  • Coaching the team to improve & to work as a self-organizing team
  • Protect the team from distractions and unplanned work
  • Communicate team progress
  • Partner with the Product Owner to ensure the Backlog is well groomed and ready for the team
  • Further Agile understanding in the Organization
  • Remove impediments to the team’s success
  • Take responsibility for managing dependencies and coordination between scrum teams where necessary
  • Works cross functionally to align strategy, methodology and execution
  • Coach, train and mentor the team to increase effectiveness and efficiency through continuous improvement
  • Assist in the adoption and maturing of agile practices in the enterprise
  • Collaborate with other Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Agile Coaches and Business Partners
  • Scrum and Kanban
  • Servant Leader
  • Collaboration/Communication
  • Meeting Facilitation
  • Strong knowledge of good software development practices


Additional Information


Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.