Scrum Master 

LOCATION: Avon / Ohio (US-OH), United States | BRAND: Bendix | REQUISITION ID: 2464 | JOB GRADE: 15 


Want to help shape tomorrow?  At Bendix we’ve been doing it for 90 years…setting the standard with advanced dynamic solutions that drive improved commercial vehicle performance and safety.  We’re part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, you’ll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. You’ll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, partnerships, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. Innovation is part of our DNA. Achievement drives our culture. Learn more today!



Position Summary:


The Scrum Master is responsible for promoting and supporting Scrum as defined in the Scrum Guide, more specifically keeping the Chief Product Owner, stakeholders, and larger organization informed by radiating information about product development progress, impediments removal status, and other metrics.


The Scrum Master is a servant-leader for the Scrum Team. The Scrum Master helps those outside the Scrum Team understand which of their interactions with the Scrum Team are helpful and which are not. The Scrum Master helps everyone change these interactions to maximize the value created by the Scrum Team.


Essential Functions:


  • Coach multiple complex scrum teams in self-organization and cross-functionality
  • Remove impediments to the Development Team’s progress
  • Support and instruct Chief Product Owner on maintaining the product backlog
  • Facilitate Scrum events as requested or needed
  • Coach a Chief Product Owner to ensure that goals, scope, and product domain are understood by everyone on the team of teams
  • Help Chief Product Owner understand and articulate strategic and product planning in an empirical environment
  • Remove larger systemic impediments requiring collaboration from multiple teams or parts of the organization.
  • Coach teams in preparation for Scrum at Scale events and activities as requested or needed
  • Help employees and stakeholders understand and enact Scrum and empirical product development




  • Advanced knowledge of servant leadership, scrum roles, events, and artifacts as defined in the Scrum Guide
  • Deep understanding of Agile practices and their application
  • Empiricism as it applies to velocity, burndowns, and release plans
  • Advanced knowledge of event facilitation techniques and their application
  • Advanced knowledge of product definition techniques such as Story Mapping, Persona Development
  • Knowledge of Lean, A3, Toyota Kata, Bottlenecks and Flow Metrics
  • Definition of Done and Definition of Ready
  • Retrospective Tools and Techniques
  • Advanced knowledge of productivity patterns like the Interrupt Pattern, Swarming, Pairing, etc.
  • Knowledge of Kanban as a tool to increase flow
  • Knowledge of Scrum at Scale Components
  • Knowledge of how to craft an experiment and measure outcomes




  • 3-5 years’ experience leading and collaborating with large cross-functional teams on major organizational projects
  • Previous experience in a Scrum Master or Project Manager role
  • Product or service development and delivery
  • Experience in the automotive or transportation industry preferred
  • Experience in documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the scrum approach
  • Experience with teaching agile framework concepts




  • Strong ability to manage complex and diverse projects, including multiple projects and tasks
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate by setting the stage and providing clear boundaries in which a team can collaborate.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence individuals with a focus on mindset and behavior and influence stakeholders in truly collaborating with a team
  • Ability to lead a team towards continuous improvement
  • Demonstrated ability of managing impediments, eliminating waste, manage the process
  • Ability to manage the team’s health, the boundaries of self-organization, and culture



  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Scrum Master by Scrum Inc. (SMSI), or Professional Scrum Master (PSM) Preferred
  • Certified Scrum at Scale Practitioner Preferred
  • Lean Six Sigma certification a plus


Position Requirements: 


The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



What does Bendix have to offer you? 
- Work/life balance that includes Paid Vacation & Holiday Paid Time Off 
- 401k Plan with Company matching 
- Retirement Savings Plan
- Educational Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement)
- Wellness Program and incentives
- Telework policy
- On-Site Fitness Center
- On-Site Cafeteria with Healthy menu options
- Health and Welfare Insurance Benefits that start on your 1st day of employment:

Company-Paid Benefits:
- Basic Life Insurance
- Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
- Short Term Disability
- Business Travel Accident Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Voluntary Employee-Paid Benefits:
- Medical and Prescription insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Supplemental Life Insurance Plans
- Supplemental AD&D insurance for Employee and Family
- Long Term Disability
- Accident Plan
- Critical Illness Plan
- Hospital Indemnity Plan

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron