Scrum Master

Clearance Level
None
Category
Scrum
Location
Menands, New York

REQ#: RQ93220

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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.