Certified scrummaster (CSM) jobs are usually classified as engineering positions within the engineering department. The certified scrummaster is responsible for leading project teams and facilitating the Agile approach within these teams. Additionally, the certified scrummaster arranges meetings, sprints, and demos. The day-to-day responsibilities of a certified scrummaster include developing and maintaining Agile training, providing guidance for entry-level engineers, ensuring that processes are aligned with the goals of the business, and measuring processes against the corporate quality goals. Certified scrummasters work with a number of colleagues, including engineers, production employees, project managers, supply chain personnel, and logistics employees. They usually report to the director of engineering or engineering department lead. Individuals in this position typically work full time in an office environment, although overtime may be required depending on the needs of the CSM's employer.
CSM jobs typically require a minimum of 10 years business management experience and three to five years' experience as a scrummaster. Scrummaster certification and relevant education is required as well, and CSMs must demonstrate strong knowledge of Agile processes, concepts, and principles. CSMs must have excellent interpersonal, multitasking, and analytical skills; they must also be able to easily read and understand production specifications. Additionally, CSMs must be able to work well independently or in a team environment.
Certified Scrummaster (CSM) Tasks
- Lead a team in design, implementation, testing and validation of programming code and products.
- Document and communicate expectations, resolutions and product information.
- Set schedules, facilitate discussions and resolve problems.
- Guide and shape team-oriented behaviors and interactions.