Scrum Master

Beaverton, Oregon
Jun 10, 2021
Jun 12, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Job ID: 51329

Scrum Master

Our client is hiring a Scrum Master for their team in Beaverton, Oregon. As the Scrum Master, you will lead self-organizing, self-managing teams in applying and optimizing Agile practices to maximize team performance and effectiveness.


Support the self-organizing, self-managing team to achieve its daily and iteration objectives.

Support the teams focus on delivery of high quality stories on a predictable, sustainable cadence.

Facilitate the teams assessing and planning for risk.

Ensure agreed upon Agile methodology principles and practices are understood and enacted.

Coach Agile team in self-organization and cross-functionality and promote Agile mindset.

Provide visibility to impediments to the Agile Team's progress that the team cannot remove themselves.

Facilitate the team's relationship with outside stakeholders.

Facilitate conversations between Product Owner and team in regard to rebalancing and reprioritizing work within a sprint.

Ensure Product Owner has backlog prioritized for each iteration.

Protect the team from interruptions and distractions to clear a path for throughput.

Facilitate ceremonies/team meetings and ensure time-boxed events stay within their allotted time.

Continuously learn new approaches to facilitation, Agile best practices and how to improve team dynamics.

Foster a positive environment for the Agile team to continually improve and learn.

Drive cross Capability coordination and scheduling with other Scrum Masters.

Coordinate with other Scrum Masters, the System Team, and Shared Resources during ART/Cross-train PI Planning and Release Planning Meetings to remove issues and raise risks, as appropriate.

Track and utilize agreed upon metrics to drive meaningful conversations and improvement opportunities.


Deep understanding of Agile development frameworks, specifically SAFe, Scrum and Kanban.

Demonstrated understanding of technology systems and the Technology ecosystem.

Demonstrated ability to understand business needs.

Proven ability to pull together individuals of varying technical and business abilities with different goals and facilitate productive discussion and action.

Strong written and verbal communication, conflict resolution, and servant leadership skills.

Demonstrated understanding and reinforcement of the value of Agile mindset and the required iteration events.

Excellent facilitation skills and techniques.


Bachelors' degree in Business, Psychology, Anthropology, or Organizational Development with 2 years' additional relevant professional experience accepted in lieu of a degree.

3-5 years hands-on Scrum Master/Coach experience in advanced, large-scale Agile setting.

Certified Scrum Master and other Scrum certification desired.

SAFe certification preferred.


working with Jira or similar tool, building summary views, using agile planning boards, setting up dashboards preferred.



are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen

VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide. Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.

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