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20 Jan 2023

Full-Time Senior Scrum Master (Hybrid) (#22-66523)

ktrautmann – Posted by San Diego Gas & Electric San Diego, California, United States

Job Description

SDG&E is an innovative San Diego-based energy company that provides clean, safe and reliable energy to better the lives of the people it serves in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The company is committed to creating a sustainable future by providing its electricity from renewable sources; modernizing natural gas pipelines; accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles; supporting numerous non-profit partners; and, investing in innovative technologies to ensure the reliable operation of the region’s infrastructure for generations to come. SDG&E is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE).

Our highly trained and responsive employees with their diverse skills, talents and ideas are the reason we can deliver on our commitment and are building America’s best energy company. They are also the reason why we have been recognized with the industry’s most coveted awards. Our employees undertake challenging work and receive highly competitive compensation and benefits. As one of the region’s largest employers, we’re always searching for talented and bright people to join our team. After all, it takes the best to build the best. Learn more about benefits HERE.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of SDG&E. Empowering our employees to be their whole selves at work is our competitive advantage. This is where new ideas come from and meaningful collaboration gets an authentic start. By bringing together people with different perspectives, diverse backgrounds and real commitment to their own individuality, we have built a stronger business. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion HERE.

For more information, visit or connect with SDG&E on Twitter (@SDGE), Instagram (@SDGE) and Facebook.


Primary Purpose

The Senior Scrum Master is a member of an agile team, primarily focused on complex and strategic work products with responsibility for facilitating the Scrum process and the overall health of their product team. Proactively anticipates problems, opportunities for improvement, and conducts planning activities so team can focus on delivering its sprint commitments. Uses agile methods and processes to coach team and Product Owner through complex problem solving and solutioning strategies.

Works on teams that are delivering complex and/or strategic work products, requiring relationship development with many vendors, clients, and leadership to advocate for the team, navigate organizational dynamics, and remove impediments to facilitate team’s success. Provides coaching to the team and develops team towards maturity in Scrum and Agile ways of working.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supports Product Owner with respect to grooming/refining and maintaining product backlog, ensuring that user stories (i.e., a short description of a small piece of desired system or software functionality) it contains are ordered, well defined, and ready to be worked on by the team. Fosters understanding and clarification in regard to work items (user stories, features, and epics) and team members’ work commitment to maximizing value delivered. Anticipates potential problems, addresses complex impediments and assists team in identifying a path forward to deliver on their sprint commitments. Builds a culture of trust and safety on the team, addressing any tensions or conflict appropriately as it arises.
  • Utilizes comprehensive understanding of agile principles and facilitation skills to ensure everyone on the team is working in an agile mindset and utilizing scrum practices and values. Helps team to identify any areas of improvement for team or individuals and facilitates interactive and action-oriented discussions to drive continuous improvement. Continuously assesses team maturity, providing feedback/coaching to develop the team, and helping the team apply the lessons learned for that improvement.
  • Facilitates team ceremonies: Daily Standup, Refinement, Sprint Planning, Retrospective, and Demonstration. Facilitates clear communication and transparency with internal and external audiences, sharing information appropriately and succinctly. Represents team in Scrum of Scrums ceremony (i.e., a technique for coordinating work across multiple agile teams to ensure the integration of each team’s output in the overall solution) by bringing questions, impediments and risks to discuss and resolve with the other Scrum Masters to increase the effectiveness of the application of Scrum in the group and organization. This includes discussions around culture change, group maturity, and continuous improvement ideas.
  • Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering, related field or equivalent training and/or experience.
  • 5 years – Related work experience in Project or Product Delivery, Product Management, Software Project Delivery, IT and/or Business Operations or related equivalent experience.
  • Collaboration: Ability to participate in co-operative working relationships including knowledge sharing and partnership in achieving solutions within and across business or operational functions.
  • Agile Methodologies: Knowledge of concepts, including Agile Scrum and/or Kanban, and application of Agile methodology (e.g., Lean, SAFe, LeSS) for project management to be able to design, implement and manage projects.
  • Facilitation: Ability to lead impactful meetings, optimize group processes, foster collaboration, and assist a group or team in understanding and achieving their objectives.
  • Must reside in Southern California or be willing to relocate upon hire.
  • We offer a hybrid work environment. Although the schedule may vary, typically this will allow you to work from the office two to three days per week and work remotely on the remaining workdays.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1 year – As a Scrum Master for a delivery team that was actively applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory preferred.
  • 2 years – Experience with Agile frameworks such as Agile Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, LeSS.
  • Agile Scrum, Product Owner or Scrum Master certifications such as Certified Scrum Master.
  • DevSecOps Methodologies: Strong understanding of processes and concepts to drive the integration of development, operations, and security into enterprise software development to produce better outcomes.
  • Work Tracking Tools: Knowledge and use of work management tracking applications such as Azure DevOps Boards, Jira, Confluence.


May require work outside of normal business hours and/or 24/7 response availability for system and application maintenance, enhancements, production releases and/or operational emergencies.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Work Schedule
HYBRID: Work a combination of onsite and remote days each week, typically 2-3 days per week.
Salary Range
$106,300.00 – $159,500.00
Total Rewards Philosophy

Note: SDG&E strives to ensure that employees are paid equitably and competitively. Starting salaries may vary based on factors such as relevant experience, qualifications, and education.

SDG&E offers a competitive total rewards package that goes beyond base salary. This position is eligible for an annual performance-based incentive (bonus) as well as other merit-based recognition. Company benefits include health and welfare (medical, dental, vision), employer contributions to retirement benefits, life insurance, paid time off, as well as other company offerings such as tuition reimbursement, paid parental leave, and employee assistance programs.

How to Apply


Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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