Scrum Master

Broad Institute - Cambridge, MA4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $80,000 - $110,000 a year
Are you a servant leader who wants to help cure cancer?

Join a core part of the Broad Institute, a deeply collaborative scientific institution that is transforming medicine and human health by building software solutions to process and analyze scientific data on an unprecedented scale. We’re scaling even more as a technology platform for the Precision Medicine Initiative, enabling medical research powered by 1,000,000 Americans.

We are seeking a Scrum Master to help our highly autonomous, cross-functional teams chart this new course in genomics. No medical, genomics, or scientific background is required, only an enthusiasm to help teams deliver better software, faster.


Our Ideal Candidate Will

Have great attention to detail.

Actively listen.

Take pride in team success.

Be hungry to learn and experiment with new Agile techniques and practices.

Build and maintain trust by keeping commitments, speaking directly, and demonstrating respect in actions and words.

Be hands-on and go-getting.

Solve problems with gusto.

Be passionate about satisfying users with high quality software releases.

Have a strong desire to learn about sequencing, genomics and the scientific work of the Broad Institute


Act as a Scrum Master for multiple teams.

Facilitate effective meetings e.g., Sprint Planning, Daily Stand-Ups, Sprint Retrospectives.

Foster a culture of continuous improvement.

Communicate professionally and clearly with teammates and stakeholders.

Establish and strengthen working relationships across all functions.

Enhance cross-team communication.

Highlight, communicate and manage dependencies.

Challenge and coach teams using Agile principles as a guide.

Quickly identify impediments and facilitate their removal.

Proactively mitigate potential risks and issues; raising concerns as needed to appropriate leadership.

Keep information about team progress visible and up to date.

Provide clear, timely and helpful feedback to team members.

Demonstrate a deep understanding of group dynamics.

Work with Agile Coach to encourage novel process improvements across the department.

Work from our office in Kendall Square.


Bachelor’s degree required.

Training in science, engineering, or business field a plus.

2+ years of relevant experience in team facilitation or leadership.

Enough experience with Scrum framework and Agile principles to train and mentor teammates; educate stakeholders.

Strong presentation and written communication skills required.

Exceptional interpersonal skills required.

Ability to perform effectively in a collaborative, fast paced environment required.

Working knowledge of Jira and Confluence is a plus.

Scrum or Agile certification is a plus.

This position does not allow visa sponsorship


EOE / Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabilities