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Senior Scrum Master
Bloomington, Minnesota  |  Remote, Hybrid
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Applied on May 29, 2023
Job Id #63228 Posted May 25, 2023

Richfield, MN (hybrid - at least within the 5 state area of MN, WI, SD, ND, IA)
Sr. Scrum Master 
6+ month contract with right to hire

The Senior Scrum Master is accountable for a Scrum effectiveness. They will champion agile and will lead and enable team members to improve their practices of Scrum. This position will coach a Scrum team on self-management and working cross-functionally while guiding them to focus on completing increments of work which lead to high-value outcomes. The Scrum Master will help remove impediments that inhibit the teams progress and will guide them to work positively and productively. The Senior Scrum Master serves as a leader for the team, guiding them to understand incremental value and what it looks like.


  • Facilitates the activities of an agile team through encouraging and supporting the team to self-manage their work iterations using a leader who serves  management style.
  • Ensures the self-organized team's continuous improvement through monitoring and coaching.
  • Partners with the Product Owner through story mapping and other agile activities in order to support the product strategy and roadmap.
  • Works with the Product Owner to ensure the product backlog is prioritized and refined to the appropriate level.
  • Ensures all Scrum team events take place and are positive, productive, and kept within the timebox.
  • Removes impediments for the team and escalates issues as appropriate.
  • Actively participates and contributes to the company's internal ScrumMaster Community of Practice
  • Develops team members through coaching and by fostering a positive work environment.
  • Proactively identifies risks and dependencies and escalates with Product Owner and leadership as necessary to mitigate risks and eliminate dependencies through incremental organization improvement.
  • Collaboratively partners with various levels throughout the organization to achieve goals and remove impediments.
  • Challenges existing workflows and processes
  • Is responsible for radiating metrics such as the teams capacity, velocity, and health on an ongoing basis.
  • Consistently advocates for agile/iterative development practices within the organization.

Required Qualifications

  • 4-year degree or equivalent experience
  • 8+ years of information technology or product team experience
  • 1+ years of experience in the ScrumMaster role
  • Knowledge of various Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Etc.
  • ScrumMaster Certification through the ScrumAlliance
  • Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM), work commenced toward this certification, or strong desire to begin working towards this certification.
  • Experience within health care organizations
  • Strong and practiced understanding of the fundamentals of agile and iterative development.
  • Expert facilitator and collaborator
  • Strong emotional intelligence and active listening skills with the ability to tailor communication style to a given person or audience.
  • High energy, effective leader with the attitude of empowerment and ability to lead their team to self-organization.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills across audiences with varying degrees of technical acumen
  • Excellent critical thinking skills
  • Excellent collaboration skills
  • Continual learner
  • Strong and practiced knowledge of agile targeted tools.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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