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Scrum Master Job Description

We have crafted a series of job description examples for a variety of digital roles.

Very often, in-house recruiters and HR departments ask us to help them write their job descriptions, and since this aspect of our recruitment service is very useful to them, we’ve realised that this could be useful to others too, so we have provided a list of job descriptions here.

With more than 20 years of experience in digital and technology recruitment and having placed thousands of candidates in Ireland and across Europe, we understand the value of a compelling job description, so we hope that these examples will help you in your search for a digital or technology professional; please feel free to use and edit to as per your specific needs and preferences.

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Example of Scrum Master Job Description


  • Company overview: Founding vision, current state of affairs, size, relevant stats. 
  • Role mission: Goals, team, and resources to make it happen. 


  •  Facilitate Scrum events and ensure they are effective.
  •  Guide the team in Agile principles and values.
  •  Remove obstacles hindering team progress.
  •  Shield the team from external distractions.
  •  Coach the team in self-organization.
  •  Foster a collaborative and transparent environment.
  •  Collaborate with the Product Owner on backlog management.
  •  Assist with work estimation and forecasting.
  •  Track progress towards Sprint goals.
  •  Facilitate communication between the team and stakeholders.
  •  Improve team processes and practices.
  •  Support the team in achieving objectives.
  • Mentor and coach other Scrum Masters.


  • Strong understanding of Agile principles and Scrum framework.
  • Excellent facilitation and communication skills.
  • Ability to coach and mentor team members.
  •  Strong problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
  •  Knowledge of Agile tools and techniques.
  •  Ability to adapt and respond to change.
  •  Strong organizational and time management skills.
  •  Knowledge of software development processes.
  •  Familiarity with servant leadership principles.
  •  Continuous learning mindset to stay updated on Agile practices and methodologies.
  •  Ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships within the team and with stakeholders.
  •  Emotional intelligence and empathy to understand team dynamics and individual needs.
  •  Ability to foster a culture of transparency, trust, and continuous improvement.

Nice to Have:

  •  Experience with other Agile frameworks (e.g., Kanban, XP).
  •  Certification as a Scrum Master (e.g., CSM, PSM).
  • Familiarity with Lean principles.
  •  Experience with Agile project management tools (e.g., Jira, Trello).
  •  Knowledge of software development methodologies beyond Agile.
  •  Previous experience in a technical or project management role.
  •  Strong presentation and storytelling skills.
  •  Familiarity with team collaboration and communication tools.
  •  Experience working with remote or distributed teams.
  •  Involvement in Agile communities or networks.
  •  Additional certifications in Agile or related fields.
  •  Experience in facilitating workshops or training sessions.
  •  Knowledge of industry-specific regulations or standards.
  •  Experience in coaching or mentoring other Scrum Masters.


  • Salary
  • Working arrangement: (Hybrid, Remote, Office)
  • Perks


We are accepting applications until the end of *MONTH*. We’ll be delighted to meet you for a first interview with *NAME*, our hiring manager.

If you are looking for roles that are more oriented towards Product positions, you can check the Job Descriptions for more information.

If you would like to view 2024 salaries for other Product positions, check our Product Salaries. Or you can download our acclaimed Prosperity Digital Salary Survey to be on top of current salaries for the digital sector.

Writing a job spec is the first phase of the hiring process at any given company, we love to help companies do this in an effective way so we've put together a post where we explain our secrets for a well structured hiring process and how to make it more efficient.