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Scrum Master

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Job ID: 743999750117851HS
Date Posted: May 26, 2021
Segment: IT
Business Unit: Hitachi Solutions
Company Name: Hitachi Solutions Ltd
Job Schedule: Full-time

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Company Description

Hitachi Solutions is a core IT Company of the Hitachi Group, which employs over 330,000 people worldwide. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Hitachi Solutions' reach extends to group companies in Japan and abroad, working with a worldwide network of alliance partners. Through systems integration, we strive to provide ideal solutions and products to customers in a diverse set of countries and regions including Asia, North America and Europe. Using a portfolio of management consulting, implementation, and support services, we help our clients compete with the largest global enterprises leveraging powerful, affordable, and easy to use industry solutions built on Microsoft technologies. Our vision is to help you achieve your vision through superior products, prices, and people.

Job Description


• Implement industry frameworks / techniques and best practices to scale teams from single pod projects to large distributed programs.

• Leverage Agile technical practices to promote high-quality, sustainable work across multiple teams.

• Identify approaches for fostering collaboration and synchronization across teams.

• Implement strategies to enhance Agile acumen within the organization and to ensure stakeholders recognize the business value of Agile practices.

• Coordinate sprints, scrum events and facilitate internal communication and effective collaboration

• Ensure teams are abiding to the scrum processes and guide them to higher scrum maturity

• Be the point of contact for external communications (e.g. from customers or stakeholders)

• Work with product owners to handle backlogs and new requests

• Resolve conflicts and remove obstacles that occur

• Help teams to implement changes effectively

• Build a productive environment where team members 'own' the product and enjoy working on it

• Facilitate and support all scrum events: Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective

• Develop own proficiency with Hitachi's Unified Framework and then train team members on the framework

• Work with Hitachi's Project Manager/Coordinator in understanding the teams velocity, backlog completion, release planning and critical project issues and risks

• Learn and operate Scrum Team using Azure Dev Ops

• Lead scrum teams in a remote/virtual environment

• Participate in community and team events

Required Skills

• 1 - 3 years' experience as a Scrum Master and or working on a scrum team

• Familiarity with software development

• Excellent knowledge of Scrum techniques and artifacts (Definition of Done, Product Backlog Items, Refinement, etc.)

• Working knowledge of Agile frameworks to build Agile acumen within the organization and scale teams from single pod projects to large distributed programs.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

• Excellent organizational and time management skills

• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

• Situational awareness and skills in facilitating conflict resolution and continuous improvement

• Highly energetic, proactive, organized, adaptable, detail oriented, able to work with little or no supervision

• Identify and use appropriate data to assess situations and make informed decisions

• Willingness to travel across the United States and Canada post-pandemic as requested by clients


• Bachelor's Degree

• Scrum Master Certification

Additional Information

• Medical and Dental Benefit Package (including Long Term and Short-Term Disability)

• 401K Program with employer match for all new hires

• Competitive starting salary

• Personalized career coaching and mentoring

Hitachi is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
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