Scrum Master II-Engineering in Cincinnati, OH at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 3/27/2018

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Job Description

Job #:  834349

Apex Systems, the nation’s 2nd largest IT Staffing organization, has an immediate opportunity for a Scrum Master with an organization located in Cincinnati, OH.  This is a long term contract role.  

If interested in any Scrum Master opportunities in the greater Cincinnati area, send a resume to Chivy Weaner at  If you’d like to receive Job Alerts from Apex that match your specific criteria, visit

The Scrum Master (SM) fits into this framework as one who makes customers’ lives easier by working with Product Owners and facilitating a product development team that uses the agile software development framework, with the ability to respond swiftly to change, while allowing for customer input along the way. The team will be developing web, mobile and database applications aimed at delivering data analytics and customer insights using a variety of technologies. The Scrum Master is responsible for ensuring delivery methodology values are understood and enacted by coaching and mentoring the Scrum Team on delivery methodology, practices, and rules and ensuring they adhere to them. The Scrum Master is a servant-leader for the development team and ensures clear communication and organization of all team objectives. The SM will facilitate team productivity by removing impediments that may obstruct the pursuit of the team's sprint goals and by preserving flexibility and ability to rapidly respond to changes on the team. In addition, the SM will be responsible for facilitating ceremonies and mediating conflict within the team. The Scrum Master role is a full time role that requires the individual to work with one agile team.


Job Description:

  • Acts as a Scrum Master for two agile teams
  • Work with the Release Tran Engineer (RTE) or Agile Program Manager (APM), and Product Managers to drive the definition and refinement of the program and team backlogs
  • Escalate to leadership where needed and where possible remove impediments for the team(s)
  • Maintain metrics that provide visibility to stakeholders on team-level progress and quality
  • Works with RTE/ APM and other Scrum Masters to drive continuous improvement for the Release Train or program. 
  • Act as a liaison to assist the team in managing dependencies between the team and third parties, release managers, or between the team and other agile teams.
  • Provide real time feedback to the RTE/APM based on experiences with the teams
  • Work cross functionally to align strategy, methodology and execution
  • Be a change agent and foster a learn by doing environment

Critical Requirements / Knowledge / Skills

  • 4-year degree in related field or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years experience in Software Development, Quality Assurance, Business Analysis or Project Management operating in an Agile Scrum environment
  • 3+ years experience working in an agile environment
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM or PSM I)
  • Working knowledge of Agile (Scrum & Kanban) best practices









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