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Senior Scrum Master I

Job Req: 3856
Community: Product
Location: Bangalore, India
Date Posted: Jun 11, 2024
Remote Type: No Remote

Job Description

Senior Scrum Master

Bangalore, India


The Opportunity:

Anthology offers the largest EdTech ecosystem on a global scale, supporting over 150 million users in 80 countries. Our mission is to provide dynamic, data-informed experiences to the global education community so that learners and educators can achieve their goals.


We believe in the power of a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. As we expand globally, we are committed to making diversity, inclusion, and belonging a foundational part of not only our hiring practices but who we are as a company.


For more information about Anthology and our career opportunities, please visit


Anthology’s Student Development team focuses on using both industry standards and cutting-edge technologies to develop innovative solutions that are essential to our user’s success. As Senior Scrum Master, you will serve as the servant leader for your team(s) by ensuring clear communication and helping the team reach its goal. You will coach the team on the appropriate Agile methodology focused on predictable, quality delivery, and driving continuous improvement of the team. You’ll facilitate team productivity by removing impediments that may obstruct the pursuit of the team’s goals and by preserving flexibility and ability to rapidly respond to changes on the team. 


Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Serving as Senior Scrum Master for two or more Scrum teams of moderate complexity
  • Assessing Agile maturity within immediate Scrum teams 
  • Facilitating Scrum ceremonies and providing coaching to further improve Agile maturity of teams via daily Scrum, retrospectives, sprint planning, and demonstrations
  • Ensuring team maintains focus on quality and continuous delivery of business value
  • Helping team proactively identify impediments and consistently recommending solutions to remove impediments 
  • Coaching the team through SAFe ceremonies like Program Increment (PI) planning and Inspect and Adapt workshops
  • Representing the team(s) in regular Scrum of Scrums (S2) meetings and clearly communicating team accomplishments, impediments, and dependencies as part of an Agile Release Train (ART)
  • Acting as an influencer by implementing Agile processes, practices, principles, and values; helping team and organization to improve collaboration and self-organization
  • Demonstrating the ability to balance data with other factors when making decisions
  • Utilizing team feedback, analyzing data, and reporting on team factors such as quality, delivery rate, throughput, productivity, and velocity
  • Identifying process inefficiencies and facilitating discussions for solutions


The Candidate:

Required skills/qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or related work experience
  • 5-8 years of Agile or other related experience
  • Familiarity with and enthusiasm for Agile practices
  • Familiarity with scaling Agile, particularly with using the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to pay accurate and precise attention to detail
  • Ability to build strong interpersonal relationships with the Scrum team and stakeholders
  • Comfort working with multiple, globally distributed teams, both in-house and remote
  • Fluency in written and spoken English


Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Scrum Alliance CSM or PMI’s Agile Certified Professional
  • SAFe5 Agilist or SAFe5 Practitioner or other SAFe certifications                             

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.   


Anthology is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, protected military/veteran status, or any other legally protected factor.

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