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Scrum Master



Placement Type:


Salary (USD):

$54 - 60/hr

Start Date:

As soon as possible

Aquent Studios is looking for a certified Scrum Master for our client – Microsoft Gaming Studios, who can drive adaptive, iterative improvements to the development process across their Gaming Studios team. This person is a servant leader that acts as an ambassador and coach for Agile/Scrum values, identifies improvement opportunities across our processes, and guides execution of key Sprint ceremonies.​​​

This is a fully onsite role (5 days a week) based out of Redmond Town Center in the Seattle area

Please Note: This is a W2 role, no C2C or Sponsorships available


  • Be an ambassador for Scrum values of commitment, courage, focus, openness, and respect.
  • As a servant of our process, partner with Producers and discipline leads to identify and report gaps in our process framework.
  • Work with development teams to surface team-specific challenges with our development process, create a mapping of up and downstream customers, and document assumptions we need to harden.
  • Schedule, participate, and lead ceremonies for Sprint planning, kickoff, stand-up, review, and backlog grooming.
  • Schedule and drive Sprint retrospective meetings across the Halo Infinite team to surface potential future targets for process improvement, the state of current process change rollout, and the impact of recent changes to team health.
  • Be a steward of our product backlog standards and practices to ensure confidence in our burndowns and analytics.

Minimum Qual​ifications and Skills

  • 4+ years of relevant experience in game development with a strong SDLC background.
  • Scrum Master certification.
  • Passion for building and executing adaptive process.
  • Adept communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Servant Leadership.
  • Knowledge and experience with Agile software development methods such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean.
  • Self-motivated, able to adapt and thrive in a quickly changing environment.
  • Proficiency with Visual Studio Team Services, ADO, or similar bug database.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software – Outlook, Excel, and Project.

Nice to Have:

  • Passion for first person shooters, Halo
  • Familiarity with Xbox and Windows 10 Application Lifecycle


Compensation Range: $54 -60/hr (DOE)

The range provided is our reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. The actual amount may be higher or lower, based on factors such as experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and location.


Client Description

Aquent Studios is a global creative studio that delivers scale, speed and efficiency to the world’s most recognized brands.  We create the work that matters the most to them—work that has a real impact on their business.       As an Aquent Studio team member, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with the largest and most influential companies in the world, solving design challenges and extending their brands across tactic types and platforms, including digital design, UI/UX, video, motion, content, print design, web development, and more. If you want to do work that matters in a collaborative setting that values ingenuity and personal growth, you have found the right place!