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Scrum Master

Community: Technology
Location: , Colombia
Date Posted: Jun 29, 2021
Remote: Yes
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description


Scrum Master

Remote - Colombia




The Opportunity:

We’re looking for a Scrum Master to help us push the boundaries of what education can offer through the power of technology. Education is our passion, and our team members bring that to work each day as they aim to advance learning in every region of the world. Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company, providing dynamic products and services to the global education community. We’re focused on driving innovation in EdTech and working with our clients to create a smarter learning environment.   


For more information about Blackboard Inc. and our career opportunities, please visit 


The Blackboard Collaborate teams enable an interactive learning experience through virtual classrooms and real-time communication. 


As Scrum Master, you will be responsible for guiding the team to be self-organizing and using Agile/Scrum practices to realize its commitments. You will build and sustain an environment that supports the Agile Manifesto and principles. You will support the team by removing impediments and facilitating its work. You will also assist with internal and external communication by promoting transparency and information transparency. Additionally, you will be responsible for supporting Product Owners with backlog grooming.  

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Serving as 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 the team(s) proactively identify impediments and recommending solutions to remove impediments
  • Representing team in daily or Scrum of Scrums (S2) meeting and clearly communicating team accomplishments, impediments, and dependencies
  • 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
  • Demonstrating ability to identify process inefficiencies and facilitate discussions for a solution

The Candidate: 

Required skills/qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
  • 2+ years of Agile or related experience 
  • Familiarity with Agile and enthusiasm for Agile practices
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to pay accurate and precise attention to detail
  • Ability to build strong interpersonal relationships with the Scrum team and stakeholders
  • Comfortable working with multiple teams, both in-house and remote
  • Fluency in written and spoken English at CEF B2 level or above


Preferred skills/qualifications:

  • Scrum Alliance CSM or PMI's Agile Certified Professional



To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, Blackboard positions are currently remote (where possible). 



The Office:
Blackboard has an office located in Bogota, Colombia as a hub for the LAC market.  

·          Located in Capital Towers center in the financial district

·          Excellent and secure area to eat lunch, have a walk, or dine after office hours 

·          Benefits in prepaid medicine

·          Easy access to public transportation close to two important avenues, Carrera 7 and Calle 100

·          Free bike parking for employees and paid bike parking for visitors 

·          Multiple private spaces for virtual and face-to-face meetings

·          Regular events like bring your dog to work day and ping-pong, foosball, and Mario Kart tournaments 

·          Sodexo card provided for employees

·          Learn more about the Bogota office culture by checking out our Facebook page


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.   

Blackboard 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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