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Scrum Master Job

Scrum Master Job

Date: Apr 5, 2018

Location: Chantilly, VA, US

Company: SAIC

Scrum Master (Job Number:434642)


Job Description: The Scrum Master and Product Owner will lead one or more scrum teams with a well-defined software development life cycle process. This would include processing definition, Agile Scrum and Kanban based Software development along with cross functional communication, software technical project management, requirements trace-ability, source code control, test case management and defect tracking. This position will help the team leverage agile principles, practices and frameworks in order to deliver high value business capabilities.

Job Responsibilities:

- Coordinate one or more agile development teams, ensure all activities use principles of Agile/Scrum framework.

- Initiate, co-ordinate and champion Sprint rhythms - Planning, Review, Backlog grooming, Retrospective sessions.

- Track and report daily schedules.

- Use metrics to manage and communicate scrum team activities to stakeholders.

- Track status across projects and communicate any risks or concerns to stakeholders.

- Work with Product Managers to develop User story details including acceptance criteria, mockups and test input as necessary.

- Work with technical leads on release planning, capacity and resource planning & using agile tools consistently/effectively.

- Help the team self- organize and adopt an attitude of continuous improvement.

- Look for ways to implement process improvements.

- Actively identify and remove impediments in order to ensure that assigned sprints and projects are completed on time.

- Be the primary coordinator for the cross-team new product release process.

- May help review Release notes, User Guides, Training material. May also help with functional and regression testing as needed.

- Be a champion of the product and customer to the scrum team, communicate bigger picture business objectives and how it relates to projects.

- Continuous follow-up and collaboration are a key part of the role.

Required Education and Experience:

- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or a related discipline, or equivalent relevant work experience/education and specialized training.

- Minimum 9+ years’ technical experience in the Software or IT field.

- 2-4 years’ experience on an Agile software development team working as a Product Owner or Scrum Master.

- First level Scrum Master certification (PSM I, CSM), preferred second or third level Scrum Master certification (PSM II, PSM III, CSP, CTC).

- 4 or more years managing end-to-end project delivery.

- Some experience with other iterative methodologies and Agile approaches such as Kanban.

- Ability to understand technical issues at a high level.

- Strong experience with sprint planning and retrospectives.

- Ability to effectively manage multiple, concurrent activities, while understanding and managing priorities, dependencies and risk.

- Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills including confidence working with executive leadership.

- Negotiate conflict resolution when needed between development leads, product managers and team members.

- Proven ability to adapt and maintain a flexible approach to changing needs or priorities.

- Strong reporting and analytical skills with attention to detail.

- Strong problem-solving skill with the ability to resolve complex technical issues.

- High level of initiative and self-motivation.

- Ability to train and educate people in agile trends / ways of thinking.

- Ability to apply creative solutions toward solving problems.

- Strong analytical, leadership, problem solving, organizational, and planning skills.

- Experience with Confluence and Jira is a big plus.

Desired Experience:

- Experience in NRO, IC, or DoD.

- Preferred second or third level Scrum Master certification (PSM II, PSM III, CSP, CTC).

- Certified Project Management Professional.

- Certified Scrum Product Owner.

- SAFe Agile experience is a plus.

Clearance Requirement:

- TS/Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) with Poly


SAIC Overview:SAIC is a premier technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC is Redefining Ingenuity through its deep customer and domain knowledge to enable the delivery of systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. SAIC has approximately 15,000 employees are driven by integrity and mission focus to serve customers in the U.S. federal government. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $4.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Posting: Apr 6, 2018, 1:50:30 PM
Primary Location: United States-VA-CHANTILLY
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Potential for Teleworking: No
Travel: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

Job Segment: Engineer, Computer Science, Security Clearance, Testing, Systems Engineer, Engineering, Technology, Government

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