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Scrum Master

Scrum Master

Saggezza is seeking a qualified, passionate and energetic individual to join us as a Scrum Master in Chicago. A qualified candidate is someone that is a self-starter, collaborative by nature and in behavior and has an insatiable desire to guide application delivery teams to deliver high quality results. In addition to the responsibilities and qualifications listed below, the ideal candidate will be a driven, high performer seeking an organization with which to grow and expand.


  • 8+ years of experience
  • Willing to travel
  • Must provide Servant Leadership by garnering respect from his/her team and be willing to get their hands dirty to get the job done.Must be assertive and have the ability to ensure Agile/Scrum concepts and principles are adhered to, must be able to be a voice of reason and authority, make the tough calls.
  • Must be the first to notice differences and issues as they arise and elevate them to management.
  • Must be able to communicate well with multiple teams.
  • Must be able to interact with all levels of the business including upper management.
  • Must be able to lead and demonstrate value-added principles to a team.
  • Must be able to facilitate discussion and facilitate alternatives or different approaches.
  • Must be able to lead a team to self-organization.
  • Must desire to bring disclosure and transparency to the business about development and grow business trust.
  • Must continually be growing one’s craft learning new tools and techniques to manage oneself and a team.

Nice to have skills:

  • Understand basic fundamentals of iterative development.
  • Understand other processes and methodologies and can speak intelligently about them and leverage other techniques to provide value to a team/enterprise.
  • Understand basic fundamentals of software development and/or software quality assurance.
  • Understand the value of commitments to delivery made by a development team.
  • Understand incremental delivery and the value of metrics.
  • Understand backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, task definition and definition of done.
  • Familiarity with common Agile practices, service-oriented environments, and better development practices.
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