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Scrum Master

Job Description

Job ID: 1219104
Employment Status: Full-Time
More Information:

BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, delivering services to residents primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and mid-Missouri regions. BJC serves patients and their families in urban, suburban and rural communities through its 15 hospitals and multiple community health locations. Services include inpatient and outpatient care, primary care, community health and wellness, workplace health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation, long-term care and hospice.


Role Purpose

The Scrum Master works closely with the product owner in setting the product vision and leading the discussions for minimum viable product (MVP), sprint assignments and achieving business outcomes. This role ensures timely delivery of committed work in each sprint, manages sprint velocity-related metrics, act as a translator & conduit between Product and Technology teams to ensure proper translation of user stories into granular tasks ready for development, run key agile ceremonies, e.g., daily huddles, backlog grooming, sprint planning and sprint retros. This role plays a lead role in fulfilling the vision, driving the implementation of products and setting standards for our teams to follow.


  • Facilitate and lead project and feature development through cross functional teams. Product artifacts such as project plans, dashboards/status reports, deployment plans. Facilitate sprint ceremonies, release and sprint planning sessions. Sprint review (demo) and sprint retrospective. Participates in Scrum of Scrums to highlight dependencies and cross functional implications.
  • Ensure identified risks and issues are actioned and resolved by the accountable team, minimize or eliminate impediments to progress or schedule. Escalate when necessary.
  • Partner closely with product owners, developers, testing teams, other technology staff as well as the Agile Coach. Ensure the team follows agile methods and practices. Track and communicate various metrics per team including velocity and sprint/release progress. Communicate and articulate clearly to all levels of the organization. Understand and drive the team to achieve the business outcomes that are identified and measured.
  • Collaborate with the product owner to maintain the backlog, prioritization and ensure the minimum viable product (MVP).

  • Minimum Requirements



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • - Related field of study



  • 5-10 years

    Licenses & Certifications

  • Prof Scrum Mast/Cert Scrum Mst


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • Master's Degree
  • - Related field of study



  • 10+ years

    Supervisor Experience

  • < 2 years

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer