Employment Opportunities

Wednesday, 02 September, 2020

Scrum Master

An opportunity for you to work with a team that is digging into the forefront of the Amazon Cloud and Microsoft Azure. As an Agile Engineer expert, you will be responsible for facilitating program-level software and infrastructure development processes, program execution, escalating impediments, managing risk, and enabling continuous improvement. You will also, provide total systems perspective, including a technical understanding of relationships, dependencies, and requirements. This is a high visibility position that requires attention to detail and experience in the Agile discipline. In this role, you will have the opportunity to shape and manage the program’s Agile/Scrum process in support of the customer’s on-prem and multi-cloud environment, as well as the respective COTS/GOTS products. Your responsibilities will include the following: • Establishing and refining product backlog, managing the sprint calendar for the release trains, and coordinating release planning events, such as the backlog grooming, sprint planning, and retrospective • Facilitating sprint planning and supporting program-level ceremonies, supporting portfolio owner in leading program execution, and coaching program teams in continuous improvement of value delivery • Facilitating Scrum of Scrums • Identifying risks to the product owner for mitigation • Driving the release through creating transparency utilizing metrics to drive positive change • Identifying and facilitating resolution of dependencies and/or elevating program-level impediments to the product and portfolio owners • Maintaining Jira and other tracking tools
Location: McLean
Clearance: TS/SCI with Poly
Skill Level: SME
Certifications: (Desired) • Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) • Project Management Professional (PMP)
Closing Date: 10/31/2020

Mandatory Skills

• Considered an expert in scrum master function • Expertise in project management and Agile methodology tools and techniques • Experience employing DevOps techniques, including continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) • Knowledge and use of industry-standard project methods, tools, and techniques (e.g., Kanban, velocity charts, control charts, burn-down metrics, etc.) • Strong team working skills across client and geographically dispersed virtual teams • Demonstrated experience managing and coaching teams • Demonstrated on-the-job experience in project scheduling and project tools, such as Jira and Primavera • Demonstrated on-the-job experience with requirements gathering and definition, working with stakeholders, coordination and facilitation of meetings, and technical discussions of requirements • Demonstrated commitment to IT methodologies, processes and standards for project management and Agile methodology • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Desired Skills

• Strong IT background and sound understanding of cloud-based technologies • Strong group facilitation and interaction skills • Knowledge of business process mapping and optimization skills • Knowledge and experience with JIRA • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Project Management Framework (PMF)