Scrum Master[Insurance industry] Contract - Tokyo

Job Title: Scrum Master[Insurance industry] Contract - Tokyo
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Tokyo
Reference: 2544
Contact Name: Manu Tomar
Job Published: June 24, 2019 17:00

Job Description


Looking for a Scrum Master for a Insurance industry.

  • Facilitate Scrum events and other ad-hoc meetings for teams. Facilitating multi-team events like Big Room Planning, Scrum of Scrums, and story mapping
  • Assist Product Owners and teams in story writing, backlog maintenance and prioritization and planning. Facilitating creation and prioritization of program-level feature and architectural backlogs
  • Effectively use metrics and data visualization to report progress and support data-driven decision making at the team or program level
  • Facilitate estimation and planning at the team or program level. Assist in creating useful, reliable and practical forecasts for delivery sprints and releases
  • Coach developer, designer and product team members in Agile practices, values and principles
  • Help teams and individuals clarify goals, and actions to achieve them
  • Shield the team from outside distractions, context switching and interference
  • Track and remove impediments
  • Assess the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching to higher levels of maturity
  • Build a safe environment with an emphasis on collaboration and problem solving


  • 7+ Years’ experience leading teams in Scrum and Agile methodology in an enterprise IT environment
  • Certified Scrum Master (CMS) preferred
  • Expertise in JIRA, Confluence, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities and tight deadlines
  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
  • Strong written and oral communications skills, including the ability to synthesize storyline and adjust messages and style based on different audiences and agendas
  • Familiarity with modern software engineering techniques such as continuous integration, build, deliver, test-driven development and other automated acceptance testing techniques
  • Agile at Scale (SAFe, LeSS) strongly preferred (Release Train Engineer, Agile Program Manager)
  • Knowledge of other approaches in the Agile space: Kanban, Lean, etc.
  • Experience applying a wide variety of well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Able to communication anywhere from the team level to C-level executives.
  • Experience in Scrum Master and scaled Agile or transformation roles in a variety of different contexts (different team sizes, different organizations, different cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc.)
  • Track record of continued and recent education in Scrum and Agile, including training, conferences, user groups, self-study, etc.

Job details

Language requirement
English (Fluent), Japanese (Conversation)