Senior Scrum Master

Clearance Level
None
Category
Scrum
Location
Washington, District of Columbia

REQ#: RQ85037

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular

Responsibilities:

  • 3-5 years agile team facilitation experience (e.g. Scrum Master, Agile Facilitator etc.)
  • 1-2 years program coaching/mentoring (2-3 portfolios, 5-10 teams)
  • Well versed in a variety of agile approaches (Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, Lean at a minimum)
  • CSP-SM or CSP-PO certification or equivalent
  • Agile coaching certification (ICAgile ACC, CSC etc. or equivalent)
  • Experienced in providing program, portfolio and team level process, mentoring and coaching to senior leadership, portfolio managers and teams
  • Experienced in providing training, to include Just In Time (JIT) training, to support new projects and team formations
  • Experience with ad-hoc coaching and mentoring techniques
  • Experience coaching and mentoring other Agile practitioners (Scrum Masters, facilitators etc.)
  • Experience with service desk/help desk approaches in an emerging agile environment
  • SAFe 4.5 certification - preferably SPC
  • Organize and facilitate SCRUM ceremonies: daily standups, Sprint Planning/Grooming, Sprint Reviews/Demos, and Retrospectives
  • Maintain JIRA and other information radiators for the teams
  • Mentor and coach team members on core Agile values, principles, practices, and processes
  • Enable team to become self-organizing and self-managing to achieve its goals
  • Work with the Product Management team to develop release plans and ensure product backlogs are well-groomed, prioritized and visible to all stakeholders  
  • Motivate teams to perform and ensure team members are collectively responsible for all aspects of the committed work (analysis, development, testing, documentation, etc.) 
  • Identify, address, and communicate project risks, dependencies, and team impediments
  • 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
  • Shield the team from external interferences
  • 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
  • Coach a continuous improvement mindset and recommend adjustments to established delivery practices
  • Participate in Scrum of Scrum meetings to ensure cross-team collaboration and coordination of release plans and integration of testing activities
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with all stakeholders, including customers

Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelors degree
  • Years of Experience: 8+ years of relevant system analysis and project management experience, with 3+ as a Scrum Master

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Proven experience managing projects following Agile methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming, and SAFe
  • Proven experience managing multi-system projects and self-organized, cross-functional project teams in a matrixed environment
  • Familiar with Agile values, principles, processes, and methods such as iterative and incremental development, continuous integration, test-driven development (TDD), unit testing, code refactoring, pair programming, and Scrum ceremonies
  • Proven experience working with customers in gathering requirements, modeling use cases, writing user stories and documenting business processes
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be effective at communicating with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Moderate to expert-level knowledge of the JIRA tracking tool
  • Must be energetic, goal oriented, proactive, innovative, hardworking, and patient
  • First level Scrum Master certification (CSM and/or PMI-ACP)
Preferred:
  • PMP certification
  • Second level Scrum Master certification (CSP, SAFe Agilist, SAFe Practitioner)
  • Familiarity with other tracking tools such as HEAT, TFS, and ClearQuest
  • Familiarity with Confluence
  • Experience on multiple Scrum teams in a variety of different contexts (different team sizes, different organizations, different cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc.)
  • Track record of continued and recent education in Scrum, including training, conferences, user groups and self-study
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.