Scrum Master

United States

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Posted 1 month ago

SemanticBits is a leading company specializing in the design and development of digital health services, and the work we do is just as unique as the culture we’ve created. We develop cutting-edge solutions to complex problems for commercial, academic, and government organizations. The systems we develop are used in finding cures for deadly diseases, improving the quality of healthcare delivered to millions of people, and revolutionizing the healthcare industry on a nationwide scale. There is a meaningful connection between our work and the real people who benefit from it; and, as such, we create an environment in which new ideas and innovative strategies are encouraged. We are an established company with the mindset of a startup and we feel confident that we offer an employment experience unlike any other and that we set our employees up for professional success every day.
SemanticBits is looking for an energetic Scrum Master who can interface with our customer Product Owner, execute against the product vision, and lead our Agile delivery team as a Scrum Master to deliver an excellent product that meets user needs. For this role, you will also help to understand what the users need and document those needs in the form of implementable and testable user stories. You will be working on a mission critical software product whose end goal is to authorize measures that help ensure that quality healthcare is being delivered by doctors. We are a team of high performing, dynamic technology pros that will be using a set of modern technologies (Angular, Node, AWS RDS, MongoDB, etc.), while applying human-centered design and DevOps approaches. 


  • Engage with stakeholders to accurately report progress, risks, successes, and failures
  • Maintain a close working relationship with the product owner, scrum team, and other stakeholders such as product end users
  • Lead working session meetings to discuss scope, schedule and requirements with product owners
  • Help Product Owner with prioritization, risk management, and scope
  • Manage product quality, releases, and delivery
  • Conduct user research, draft user stories and meet with users to validate and enhance them
  • Breakdown the roadmap into epics and group user stories under them
  • Work with customers and developers to write user stories which are independent, negotiable, valuable, estimable, small and testable. 
  • Manage lightweight, living planning documents, like an Agile Product Roadmap.
  • Conduct all Scrum ceremonies, including Sprint Planning, daily Scrum Meetings, Sprint Reviews, and Sprint Retrospectives
  • Responsible for ensuring user stories include validation criteria which reasonably covers all areas necessary for complete testing of the new functionality

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, a degree in Computer Science strongly preferred; Master’s degree preferred 
  • Minimum of three (3) years experience as a Scrum Master, Product Owner, or Product Manager for a software development team and two (2) years of experience in a Business Analyst role.
  • Hands-on experience leading multiple Scrum teams in a variety of contexts (different team sizes, different organizations, different cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc)
  • Track record of continued and recent education in Scrum, including training, conferences, user groups, self-study, etc. First level Scrum Master certification (PSM I, CSM) preferred
  • Knowledge of other Agile methodologies like Kanban
  • Experience with Agile techniques: User Stories, TDD, BDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Continuous Delivery , Automated Testing
  • Expertise with JIRA, Confluence, and the Atlassian suite
  • Experience using JIRA's Agile performance metrics to drive accountability and continuous improvement
  • Knowledge of Human Centered Design approach for developing digital services
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly skilled in team facilitation, conflict resolution, implementing best practices, team empowerment and creating a culture of transparency.

Nice to Have:

  • Experience working in the healthcare industry
  • Hands on Business Analyst Experience
  • Federal Government contracting work experience
  • Prior experience working remotely full-time

Physical and emotional requirements for the job:

  • This position requires the ability to work in an open work environment where privacy is limited and subject to some noise/distractions. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move standard electronic equipment. Employees are expected to make decisions in a timely manner and display emotional intelligence during occasional stressful situations.
BenefitsCompetitive salaryThree weeks of PTOTen paid holiday daysComprehensive health benefits (medical with HSA option, dental, and vision)401k retirement plan with matching benefit100% paid short-term and long-term disability100% paid life insuranceFlexible Spending Accounts (FSA)Casual working environmentFlexible working hours
SemanticBits, LLC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are also a veteran-friendly employer.
If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact 703-787-9656 x257 or for assistance.
Job tags: Angular AWS Kanban Research Scrum User research User stories
Job region(s): North America
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