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Sr. Scrum Master Job

Date: May 28, 2021

Location: Assumption, IL, US

Company: AGCO

AGCO has an exciting opportunity for an Sr. Scrum Master in Assumption, Illinois. As a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural solutions; AGCO delivers effective, high-tech solutions for those working to feed the world’s population, from planting to storage and everything in between.


Job Summary

Sr. Scrum Masters are servant leaders and coaches for an Agile Team. They help educate the team in Scrum, Kanban, and/or SAFe©, ensuring that the agreed Agile process is being followed. They also help remove impediments and foster an environment for high-performing team dynamics, continuous flow, and relentless improvement.


The Sr. Scrum Master role is taken by a team member whose primary responsibility is assisting the self-organizing, self-managing team to achieve its goals. Scrum Masters do this by teaching and coaching team practices, implementing and supporting Agile and  SAFe principles and practices, identifying and eliminating impediments, and facilitating flow.


They also work with the extended Scrum Master community, including Release Train Engineers and Solution Train Engineers, to increase the effectiveness of SAFe across the enterprise.”    © Scaled Agile, Inc.



  • Exhibits Lean-Agile leadership
  • Supports the team rules. These may include the rules of Scrum, Work in Process (WIP) limits from Kanban, and any other process rules the team has agreed.
  • Facilitates the team’s progress toward team goals.  They help the team focus on creating increments of value each iteration and achieving daily and Sprint goals.
  • Leads team efforts in relentless improvement
  • Facilitates events – Daily Stand-up, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective.  Ensures they are productive and kept within the timebox.
  • Supports the Product Owner in their efforts to manage the backlog and guide the team while facilitating a healthy team dynamic with respect to priorities and scope
  • Facilitates the removal of impediments.
  • Promotes SAFe quality practices – SAFe provides guidance to assist the teams in constantly improving the quality of their deliverables and meeting the Definition of Done (DoD).
  • Improves team dynamics and performance, and coaches the team in self-management. Helps the team resolve interpersonal conflicts and challenges, and identify opportunities for growth. Escalates people problems to management where necessary, but only after internal team processes have failed to resolve the issue; helps individuals.
  • Supports SAFe adoption – The Scrum Master supports the overall adoption of SAFe across the enterprise by coaching stakeholders and other non-agile teams on effective interactions with agile teams, participating in the Scrum Master Community of Practice, and supporting the organization’s SPCs.
  • Supports estimating – Guides the team in establishing normalized estimates and helps the team understand how to estimate Features and Capabilities.
  • Ensure deliverables are up to quality standards at the end of each sprint
  • Create a productive environment where team members ‘own’ the product and enjoy working on it



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or Agri-Business

Qualifications and Experience

  • Experience in a scrum master role.  Scrum master certification is a plus
  • Familiarity with software development
  • Ability to welcome changing requirements and lead change within the organization
  • Excellent knowledge of Scrum techniques and artifacts (such as definition of done, user stories, automated testing, backlog refinement)
  • Excellent communication, organization, and servant leadership skills
  • Problem-solving and conflict-resolution ability
  • 5 - 7 years of experience in Engineering or Product Management roles
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) experience is a plus



  • Direct or Matrix reports: None
  • Team leadership of 2 or more Scrum Teams, of 5-11 people each


AGCO offers competitive benefits including options and choices that fit your life including: medical, dental, vision, life and accident insurance, long and short term disability, a 401k match, employee assistance program, and discounted home and auto insurance.


A World of Opportunities

Our AGCO family lives in many places around the world with manufacturing, sales and administrative sites spanning the globe: from Finland to China, the US to Germany, France to Brazil. We are a team of more than 20,000 employees in over 35 countries. As a company, we benefit from the perspective, experience and ideas that come from our naturally diverse team. Our strong, modern brands, such as Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson and Valtra, meet a wide variety of farmer needs and are well-known around the world.

Join us as we bring agriculture into the future. Experience our global diversity and enterprising spirit to help us create innovative technologies and a positive impact that helps feed the world’s nearly 8 billion people!


AGCO is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a workplace that is free of inappropriate or unlawful conduct on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or other protected status as provided by law.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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