Senior Scrum Master

Clearance Level
None
Category
Scrum
Location
Eagan, Minnesota

REQ#: RQ72418

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular

We are GDIT.  The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country.  We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work has meaning and impact on the world around us, but also on us, and that’s important.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day. We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge we can’t turn into opportunity. And our work depends on a Senior Scrum Master joining our team in Eagan, MN.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as the Scrum Master – track backlog of tasks, ensure on task with sprints, organize sprint planning meetings for business re-engineering application effort – for multiple development teams.
  • Facilitate/coordinate requirement gathering sessions with partners, Client Stakeholders; prepare high-level requirements for the extended team
  • Review and remove roadblocks to ensure timelines and deliverables are on target
  • Ensure tasks are being completed in a timely manner (aligned with sprints)
  • Use VersionOne to track status updates and create status reports
  • Create Portfolios/Stories/Tasks in VersionOne
  • Monitor team progress
  • Facilitate Scrum ceremonies, such as planning, reviewing, retrospectives and daily stand-ups – to include task estimation, roadblock removal
  • Conduct resource planning and scheduling
  • Utilize tools, such as VersionOne to facilitate Agile ceremonies, including: iteration planning, backlog grooming, daily stand ups, sprint retrospectives, and status reporting
  • Utilize tools and reports, such as VersionOne to collect, develop and analyze Agile data and metrics 
  • Maintain and administer Confluence and monitor documentation
  • Prepare report for/attend weekly client meetings with customer and Program Stakeholders
  • Create and track QA reports; Review and ensure thorough and appropriate upkeep of test cases and reports
  • Identify differences in understanding issues as they occur; work with the team to problem-solve or escalate to management if needed
  • Utilize data from retrospectives and other agile metrics to coach and to recommend continuous improvements
  • Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised with an emphasis on problem solving
  • Assess the Scrum maturity of the team and coach the team to higher levels of maturity at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team
  • Writing and updating technical documentation such as user manuals, system documentation, and training materials

Required Skills and Experience

  • BS and 8+ years business analyst experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
  • Experience using and Agile lifecycle management and support tools (VersionOne a plus)
  • Experience creating user stories
  • Experience working in Agile software development, preferably functioning as a Scrum Master
  • Knowledge of computer system capabilities, business processes, and workflow
  • Experience creating diagrams for business process flows
  • Must have US Citizenship or permanent residency and ability to pass a background check to be considered for this position

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Agile certification such as SAFe Scrum Master (SSM), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), or PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) preferred
  • Experience on multiple Scrum teams in a variety of different contexts (different team sizes, different organizations, different cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc.)
  • Well versed in a variety of Agile approaches (SAFe, Scrum, Kanban)
  • Some knowledge of development environments, platforms, and technologies including Java, JavaScript/JQuery, AngularJS, secure coding , general web development, cloud technology, SQL and data modeling.
  • Experience building budget / financial systems

Attributes for Success

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to communicate complex technical topics to management and non-technical audiences Passion for quality and solving problems in complex computing environments.
  • Work effectively and efficiently as a team member in high-stress and time-sensitive situations
  • Willingness to work on a fast paced team with a "low ego/high performance" culture

The security clearance for this program requires the selected candidate to have resided in the US for the past five years. The selected candidate cannot have left the country for longer than 90 consecutive days and no more than 180 cumulative days.

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We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.