Scrum Master Cover Letter and Resume Examples

How to Write a Strong Cover Letter and Resume for a Scrum Master

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Are you a scrum master looking for an excellent example of a resume and cover letter? Scrum masters must pair highly technical training with organizational and communication skills, and you'll want your job-seeking materials to stress your specific qualifications. 

Here's an example of a cover letter for a scrum master position, as well as a scrum master resume example, further down. 

Scrum Master Cover Letter

Your Name
Your Address
Your City, State, Zip Code
Your Phone Number
Your Email

Company Name
Address
City, State, Zip Code

Dear HR Manager:

This letter is to express my interest in your posting on Dice.com for an experienced, results-oriented, highly-organized Scrum Master. With a Bachelor’s degree in computer science and several years of experience leading high-profile, high-pressure software releases, I have the experience, skills, and results-driven attitude to succeed in this role at your organization.

This year, I ran a successful software release on a shoestring budget. With fewer than six developers, I was able to deliver a polished final product on time and within the predetermined budget of $30,000. Through daily meetings, detailed project timelines, and the removal of project roadblocks, I assisted in the release of product that received positive media and industry reviews.

Throughout my career, I’ve become an expert on the Agile framework for project management and the Scrum evangelist for each company I’ve worked for.

I value my role in an organization and aspire to help others interested in becoming a Scrum Master. I am active in various professional organizations and continuously look for software and methods to improve the Scrum process.

I’ve attached a copy of my resume that details my experience. I can be reached anytime via my cell phone, 555-555-5555, or via email at name@email.com.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to speaking with you about this employment opportunity.

Best Regards,

Your Signature (hard copy letter)

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Scrum Master Resume Example

Aaron Smith
Your Name
Your Address
Your City, State, Zip Code
Your Phone Number
Your Email

Experienced Scrum Master with a proven track record of delivering high-quality software, on-time and within budget.

Highlights

  • Certified Scrum Master and Scrum Professional. 
  • Evangelist of agile/scrum principles and methodology.
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment.
  • 5 years of Scrum experience.

Experience

Agile Scrum Master, BMI, Chicago, IL                                  
Jan 20XX - Nov 20XX

  • Facilitate sprint planning, daily scrums, retrospectives, stakeholder meetings, and software demonstrations.
  • Protect development team from outside distractions, impediments or team conflicts, and maintain focus on product backlog and project timeline. 
  • Work closely with project owner in backlog management and continuous delivery of features.
  • Educate and reinforce scrum methodology and agile framework to team members and key stakeholders.
  • Direct and lead development team from project initiation through delivery of final product.

    Project Manager/ Scrum Master, Peele Inc., Chicago, IL                                            
    May 20XX - Oct 20XX

    • Planned and monitored project budget/spending.
    • Guided projects to completion on time, within scope, and on budget.
    • Managed project scope to ensure delivery was compliant to scope commitment. 
    • Tracked and managed product backlog, burn-down metrics, velocity, and task break-down.
    • Addressed problems through risk management and contingency planning.

    Certifications

    Certified Scrum Master, Scrum Alliance
    August 20XX

    Certified Scrum Professional, Scrum Alliance
    December 20XX

    PMI-ACP, Project Management Institute
    May 20XX

    Education

    Bachelor of Science, University of XXX, Chicago, IL

    Sending an Email Cover Letter

    If you're sending your cover letter via email, list your name and the job title in the subject line of the email message:

    Subject: Scrum Master Position - Your Name

    Include your contact information in your email signature, and don't list the employer contact information. Start your email message with the salutation. Here's an example of a formatted email cover letter.

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