At GDIT we build cutting-edge applications that help the end user accomplish their mission.
GDIT is your place. You make it your own. Bring your creativity to help us find simple solutions to complex problems. By owning your opportunity at GDIT, you’ll play an essential part in preparing our nation for the future. Our work depends on a Scrum Master joining our team to support New York State Department of Heath Medicaid Management Information System activities at Riverview Center in Menands, NY.
At GDIT, our employees are driven, resourceful, and unwavering. As a Scrum Master supporting the eMedNY Systems Development department, you will be trusted to support ongoing efforts to enhance the NYS MMIS (eMedNY) Agile Scrum Software Development Methodology across all projects within the portfolio. The successful candidate will facilitate increasing the organization’s utilization and skills in agile methodology (Scrum, SAFE and others as defined); agile development best practices, and provide hands on assistance to project teams on setting up development projects using standardized program cadence, toolsets, etc.
In this role, a typical day will include:
Support an Agile “Center of Excellence” within Systems Development
Coach and mentor Scrum Teams practicing agile methods and standard program cadence and release train approach
Work with Scrum Teams to create, prioritize and otherwise groom backlogs
Provide experienced senior leadership for implementation of the enterprise Agile program
Provide Agile metric progress reporting (Burndown, Team Velocity, etc.), Agile project maturity recommendations, training progress and set up processes to measure overall methodology efficiency
Assist with updating Agile process (i.e. SDLC), policies, standards, etc.
Assist with identifying Agile project potentially shippable increments (PSI), development of effort roadmaps, and support of project planning activities
Prepare Communications for IT Management
Provide guidance to Scrum Teams on Scrum processes, deliverables, and project status
Work with the Scrum Team to raise issues, identify benefits, and promote successes
Provide leadership and guidance to the Scrum Team on project status and visibility, including problem solving that may arise during an Agile project
Audit teams artifacts & Agile process documents for improvements
Support multiple Scrum Teams concurrently
The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in either Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Engineering, Business or related field of study
Must have a minimum of 5+ years of professional scrum master experience and have Scrum Master Certification (CSM)
Expert knowledge of Agile Scrum methodology
Expert knowledge of Atlassian Jira and Confluence, or similar tools
Must have hand on experience coaching and mentoring for new Agile Scrum Teams and Product Owners and continuous process improvement
Demonstrated ability to facilitate and run effective meetings required
Ability to work under pressure and adhere to tight deadlines with a strong attention to detail required
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
Willingness to work individually and in a team setting
Strong organization and time management skills
Ability to adapt to changing assignments and task priorities
Strong written, verbal and presentation skills.
Previous experience in a breadth of project management and/or technical roles that employed Agile delivery
Demonstrate and display high passion of the agile values and principles, be an inspiring and confident evangelist for the organization and enterprise
WHAT GDIT CAN OFFER YOU:
Full-flex work week
401K with company match
Challenging work that makes a real impact on the world around you
Diverse, highly collaborative teams
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.