Scrum Master: Contract to Hire

Washington, DC
Oct 23, 2019
Nov 21, 2019
Full Time
Application Instructions

Please list all professional experience and explain any gaps in employment history.

Job Description

The Washington Post's world-class Information Technology is on the ground floor of some of the most exciting, game-changing projects in the news media industry; projects involving cutting-edge tools that promise to revolutionize how our award-winning journalists tell their stories. To succeed in this mission, we're searching for a dynamic Scrum Master to play a critical role in coaching and training teams as they use the Scrum framework. It's your chance to take your career to the next exciting level, and to play a major part in The Post's future as one of the world's most trusted and respected news sources.


• Facilitate Scrum events

• Coach product managers, delivery managers and engineering teams on the effective application of agile values, principles and practices.

• Create a environment where teams feel empowered to self organize, introspect, ideate and experiment

• Be flexible in the face of change, create and support light weight processes and practices that are adaptable

• Collect meaningful metrics and track trends to help teams plan and execute better.

• Identify anti-patterns and make them transparent.

• Protect the team from distractions while they focus on their goals

• Work with other Scrum masters to learn and share experiences and ideas


• 2-5 years' experience as a Scrum Master serving multiple teams.

• Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continuous improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.

• A common sense approach to agility that is focused on better outcomes irrespective of methodologies, practices or processes.

• Professional experience in acting, teaching, improv, military, waiting tables, customer service, social work, medicine, nursing, community organizing or recruiting is a plus.

• Experience working with distributed teams.

• Excellent communication, coaching and mentoring skills.

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