At GDIT, we foster a people-centric environment. We are looking for curious, intelligent, and motivated people with strong servant leadership skills who are interested in becoming part of an Agile team.
The position will support a US Air Force program that is playing a major role in the safety oversight of commercial air carriers currently engaged in doing business with the DoD. The Air Carrier Analysis System (ACAS) is a web-based application that enables this collection and analysis of the commercial air carrier oversight data. GDIT will develop and deliver a modernized ACAS application that provides an integrated operational analysis capability for safety analysis of accidents and incidents, operations, maintenance, financial analysis, and service quality information for both domestic and foreign commercial air carrier supporting DoD and makes them available to programmatic stakeholders throughout the program’s lifecycle.
ACAS is essential to providing an integrated operational analysis capability for safety analysis of accidents and incidents, operations, maintenance, financial analysis, and service quality information for both domestic and foreign commercial air carriers supporting DOD.
As a Senior Scrum Master, you will be a team-level change agent who facilitates and coaches Agile practices in a diverse and technically complex software development project within our Air Force Business Area portfolio. A practical understanding of Agile principles, frameworks, tools, and concepts will be key in successfully performing in this role. In this role, typical responsibilities will include:
Lead and motivate a scrum team in all aspects of the committed work (analysis, development, testing, documentation, etc.).
Acts as a servant leader and aids with the resolution of blocking impediments.
Facilitate Scrum ceremonies, such as planning, reviewing, retrospectives and daily stand-ups.
Mentor team members in Agile values, principles, and practices.
Assisting program in adopting lean/agile/DevSecOps practices from waterfall practices.
Enable team to become self-organizing and self-managing to achieve its goals
Identify, address, and communicate project risks, dependencies, and team impediments.
Utilize tools, such as JIRA and Confluence, to facilitate Agile ceremonies, including: iteration planning, backlog grooming, daily stand ups, sprint retrospectives, and status reporting.
Utilize tools and reports, such as JIRA and Confluence, to collect, develop and analyze Agile data and metrics.
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.
Ensure the team's "definition of done" is well defined on the story, sprint, and release levels.
Facilitate productivity through discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.
Assist with internal and external communication and improving transparency.
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.
Motivate teams to perform and ensure team members are collectively responsible for all aspects of the committed work (analysis, development, testing, documentation, etc.).
Coach a continuous improvement mindset and recommend adjustments to established delivery practices.
Maintain JIRA and other information radiators for the teams.
Utilizes technical knowledge to recommend metrics, tools, and/or techniques for enhanced transparency and operational efficiency.
Participate in customer and stakeholder meetings to ensure cross-team collaboration and coordination of release plans and integration of testing and release activities.
Establish and maintain strong working relationships with all stakeholders, including customers.
Assist in preparing weekly, monthly, and ad-hoc reports and deliverables.
Participate in special projects, external audits and process improvements in support of quality assurance initiatives.
Act as a liaison between the scrum team and the Product Owner and stakeholders to break down the product roadmap Epics into Features and user stories and help to define acceptance criteria to enable the development and testing.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
Bachelor’s degree in business, computer science or related field or equivalent experience
Agile certification such as SAFe Scrum Master (SSM), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM), or Professional Scrum Master (PSM)
4+ years of experience supporting IT projects
4+ years of experience as a Scrum Master or member of a software development team
Experience with support tools, such as JIRA, Confluence, Microsoft Office tools, collaborative communication tools
Demonstrated working knowledge of Agile roles, practices, and deliverables
Experience in delivering technical training and Agile coaching/mentoring
US citizen Current or prior US Federal Security Clearance; no conditions that would hinder obtaining/renewing Clearance
Experience on Scrum teams in a variety of different contexts (different team sizes, different organizations, different cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc.)
Familiar with a variety of Agile approaches (Scrum, Kanban, SAFe)
WHAT GDIT CAN OFFER YOU:
Full-flex work week
401K with company match
Customizable health benefits packages
Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators
The likely salary range for this position is $76,000 - $114,000, this is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary; rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
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 does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.
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.