Scrum Master

Scrum Master

Scrum Master

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Job Description

Other Ministries - Full-time

Position Summary:

Scrum Masters are servant leaders and coaches for the IS Project Management Team. They help educate the team in Scrum and SAFe, ensuring the agreed upon processes are being followed. They also help remove impediments and foster an environment for high-performing team dynamics, continuous flow, and relentless improvement.


Essential Functions:

  • Scrum master is responsible for facilitating daily scrum, sprint planning, sprint demo and retrospective meetings.
  • Needs to forecast the numbers of deliverables possible in an iteration, which is based on evidence and reliable sources.
  • Needs to be expert in estimation and planning. Know how to create useful, reliable, and practical plans for software development projects.
  • Should be a good coach in Agile practices. Should be able to coach individuals and interactions over processes and tools.
  • Help teams or individuals to clarify goals and actions to achieve them.
  • Ability to shield her/his team from outside distractions and interferences.    
  • Ability to ensure the correct use of scrum process.
  • Ability to track and remove impediments.
  • Facilitate her/his team for better creativity and tries to improve the efficiency of the development team.
  • Responsible for managing the scrum process with the coordination of scrum team in Agile methodology.
  • Responsible for removing the impediments for the scrum team.
  • Arranged daily stand-up meetings, facilitate meetings, schedule meetings, demo, and decision-making processes to ensure quick inspection and proper use of adaptation process.
  • Helps product owner to make the product backlogs in good shape and make them ready for the next sprint.
  • Prepares & maintains team metrics (including burn-up and burn-down charts).




Job Specifications

Job Title:  Scrum Master


Study or Knowledge or Experience: 

  • BS in Information Technology, BA in Management, or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge of agile methodology and frameworks like Scrum, Kanban, XP, etc.
  • Good skills to coach team how to follow agile scrum, which really works.
  • Understand the fundamentals of iterative and incremental development.
  • Strong knowledge of Scrum theory rules and practices.
  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches, like: Kanban, Lean, XP, etc.
  • Knowledge about other methodologies other than Agile-Scrum, so that s/he can explain other methodologies to motivate her/his team.
  • Basic knowledge of software development processes and procedures to understand her/his team needs.
  • Knowledge about Agile techniques like: User Stories, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing.
  • Know about the value of metrics and incremental delivery.
  • Knowledge about tasks, backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, user stories
  • Familiar with common development practices, Service oriented environments, and Agile practices.
  •  Strive to live a life consistent with Biblical principles and demonstrate continued growth and spiritual development.


Internal Work Environment:

  • Frequent communication with users and teams throughout the organization.
  • Requires team-based collaboration with agile teams
  • Requires user centric communication in both verbal and written form.


External Communication:

  • Frequent communication with stakeholders throughout the organization.


Leadership Responsibility:

  • Servant leader leadership style.  Helps the agile team to be the best they can be.


Stewardship of Resources:

  • Continually improve the efficiency of applications, content posting, integration with other applications, reduction of maintenance efforts, etc. to assigned systems.



Our Daily Bread Ministries is a nondenominational nonprofit with staff and volunteers across the globe and resources distributed in 150 countries and in more than 50 languages. As a global ministry faithful to biblical principles, our commitment to diversity is reflected in our ministry’s mission, vision, values, and ethos.


Our Daily Bread strives to embody a Biblically based commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

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