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Scrum Master (Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master ) - Top Secret Clearance required - Very Competitive Salary Offered

*You must have a U.S. Government Top Secret Security Clearance.*

Location: Edmund Halley Drive,  Reston, VA

Position Title:  Scrum Master


Position Description:

The team is seeking a Scrum Master.


·         Prepare for and facilitate daily scrum meetings, biweekly sprint planning, review, retrospective, backlog grooming meetings, and planning poker sessions for multiple technical teams

·         Facilitate and prepare for external end-of-sprint demonstrations

·         Create, maintain, and organize backlog of features, epics, stories, and tasks in JIRA

·         Provide input to release planning using team capacity and skill set information

·         Compile, analyze, and present statistics about time estimation accuracy, team velocity, and burndown rate to manage each sprint

·         Meet with product owners and operational business managers for selected modules to introduce scrum and program processes and outline expectations

·         Identify common issues across teams (e.g. communication, UI consistency) and lead the implementation of new solutions

·         Communicate team progress and dependencies with other team leads during scrum of scrums

·         Interface with business, test, and user support teams to receive requirements information and forward updates on feature progress

·         Review and provide feedback on drafted user stories and epics to ensure alignment with general Agile user story standards

·         Create general Agile graphics and PMO with executive briefings

·         Be an advocate for the Agile and Scrum methodology


Required Qualifications:

·         Requires active Top Secret Clearance

·         Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Information Technology, or similar

·         4 years of experience with IT projects, preferably as a Scrum Master or Agile Coach

·         Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and/or experience on an Agile / Scrum team

·         Strong self-organization and self-management skills, with emphasis on self-initiation and follow through; interest in and affinity to create new projects and see them through to completion

·         Experience with implementing scrum for large scale, complex systems

·         Experience using Agile backlog management tool(s), preferably JIRA

·         Excellent written and oral communication skills

·         Strong organizational and creativity skills, able to maintain composure in a chaotic environment and promote a sensible and logical approach to issues

·         Strong interpersonal skills, able to work well in a mixed team of government personnel and other contractors

·         Able to work collaboratively with business analysts, developers, and testers and understand each trade and skillset

·         Experience with full software development lifecycle (business process, requirements, design, development, testing, deployment, training) a plus


Desired Qualifications: N/A

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