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Scrum Master

Salt Lake City, Utah
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Scrum Master

Fulltime Position

The Utah State Board of Education IT department is working on a comprehensive
modernization initiative to replace legacy systems, referred to as the Utah Schools Information Management System (USIMS). 

Job Description

Working for the USBE is a rare opportunity to use a combination of the latest technologies, best‐of‐breed software packages and custom development to deploy a refreshed code base for replacing the current legacy system data collection and associated reporting applications and reports from the ground up. We are looking for a high‐energy, adaptive team player with a great work ethic to join our Information Technology (IT) team as a Project Manager/Product Owner, reporting to the USIMS Program Manager/Chief Product Owner. The Product Owner is accountable for the delivery of components of the USIMS system that create obvious and compelling value to our stakeholders and users.


  • Serve as subject matter expert (SME) in relevant product domains. Rapidly develop an understanding of the user base to guide product decisions.
  • Work closely with all stakeholders to communicate customer needs, adjust requirements based on technical feedback, support backlog refinement, and manage to change priorities.
  • Capture and document requirements in the form of epics and user stories for all new functionality, present user stories to product teams, and ensure new functionality meets the acceptance criteria.
  • Draft key objectives and results, strategies and apply the data for the product to make business decisions.
  • Develop appropriately detailed specifications for the product features so they are clearly understood by the development teams.
  • Actively participate in all aspects of the product development cycle.
  • Research, learn and implement technologies to develop a background for successful product definition.
  • Employ and develop product planning and management best practices, establishing and executing reliable processes for collecting and prioritizing customer requirements
  • Lead through influence in both technical and functional settings.
  • Assist the development team with release planning, functional research, and testing of releases.
  • Work with other Product Owners to ensure dependencies are prioritized appropriately across teams and in participating in community of practices sessions to share best practices.
  • Facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Degree – Candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business, or equivalent experience.
  • Functional Experience – Candidates must have 3+ years of experience within an education domain.
  • Software Development Experience – Candidates must have 2+ years of software development product ownership experience or software development experience.
  • Leadership – Candidates must demonstrate strong leadership, time management and problem-solving skills with a minimum of 3 years leading people (either through influence or direct report).
  • Interpersonal Relationships – Candidates must demonstrate the ability to work well with others of all personality types while demonstrating problem-solving and the ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Communication – Candidates must demonstrate the ability to communicate in verbal and written form with both technical and non-technical personnel.
  • Initiative – Candidates must demonstrate success as a self-starting, hardworking and inquisitive worker.
  • Teamwork – Candidates must demonstrate the ability to work with cross-functional teams to deliver on a common goal.
  • Scrum/Agile – Candidates must demonstrate experience in a Scrum/agile product environment to include deep understanding and experience with Agile methodologies.
  • Automation Experience – Candidates must demonstrate experience in automation software development life cycle (SDLC) methodologies, tools and processes.
  • Certification – Candidates must possess PSPO I or greater, PSM I or greater, CSM 1 or greater, CSPO 1 or greater.
  • Domain Driven Design – Candidates must demonstrate overall understanding and experience with Domain Driven Design


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