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  • Scrum Master

    Job Locations US-VA-Herndon
    ID
    2019-1126
    Category
    Engineering Enablement
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    We are seeking an innovative, creative Scrum Master who is ready for the challenges, responsibilities, and rewards that come with working in a high-energy, fast-paced environment. The Scrum Master will work with Agile Team/s and all level of management, development and product management to help the team/s adopt agile framework. The successful person will be someone with strong leadership skills who can lead initiatives in the organization to improve our agile delivery and drive planning and improvements. A highly motivated self-starter with strong written and oral communication skills. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with the smartest team, and the very latest technology, then this is the job for you!

    Responsibilities

    • Support Product Owner and work closely with the team in product backlog grooming, program increment planning, sprint level planning / tracking and building software release plan
    • Identify risks, barriers blocking the team and work with internal / external resources to remove or resolve the impediments
    • The Scrum Master will be responsible for supporting Agile Team/s and provide them guidance in adapting SAFe, Scrum, Kanban and XP/Lean best practices.
    • Organize and facilitate program increment planning ,daily stand-up, sprint planning, review, demo and retrospective & other agile related events
    • Build and develop high-performing, self-organizing teams by facilitating team collaboration, manage conflicts resolutions and team challenges
    • Lead teams to meet their goals and promote continuous improvement in areas including quality, predictability, flow, velocity and work processes
    • Develop , track , monitor release plans for your teams & adjust plans as needed
    • Track and communicate metrics including team velocity and iteration/release progress.
    • Protect the team from distractions and external interferences
    • Maintain a proper power of balance among the project owner, scrum team and management
    • Create communication channels, coordinate activities with other remote teams
    • Attend Scrum of Scrums meetings
    • Partner with Product Owner/s to ensure Organizational Readiness prior to implementations.
    • Update agile tracking system to provide transparency on Product & Iteration Backlogs.
    • Communicates status, report progress to management and outside stakeholders

    Qualifications

    • Certified Scrum Master and Scrum Professional. PMP certification is a plus 
    • Must have development (or) engineering experience in at least one of the following technology areas – satellite communications, telecommunications, Networking , VOIP, Video
    • 7+ years of Scrum master experience 
    • Previous experience working with Engineering/ Software/Hardware/Firmware Development Teams and guiding the teams in adapting agile practices.
    • Must have experience managing projects with distributed team members including a mix of onsite and offshore resources.
    • Must be familiar with a variety of SDLC concepts, practices, and procedures.
    • Strong working knowledge of Scrum concepts, rules and practices
    • Knowledge of Agile methodology and frameworks like Kanban, XP, Lean, SAFe etc.
    • Proven ability to coach team to ensure Agile / Scrum principles, practices are adhered to by the team
    • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
    • Proven results of having created useful, reliable and practical plans through sprints executions
    • Familiar with software development processes, procedures and product development life cycle.
    • Experience using Agile development tracking tools such as Jira, Rally, Version One etc
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and work independently in a demanding, dynamic environment

     

    EDUCATION:

    • M.S / B.S. Degree in Computer Science/ Engineering or a related field

     

    PROFESSIONAL QUALITIES:

    • Great Communicator, strong interpersonal skills, a people person
    • Has a ‘can do’ attitude - willing to dive into and take ownership.
    • Excellent management, negotiation and communication (verbal/written) skills at a technical /
    • non-technical level
    • Can work under pressure in high visibility situations.
    • Flexible - able to quickly adapt to changing conditions and make decisions based on incomplete data.
    • Self-motivated. Take initiative and demonstrate assertiveness to make timely decisions
    • Demonstrate emotional maturity in all interactions
    • Support the team/s using a servant leadership style and leading by example.
    • While we emphasis the ability to work in a team, the candidate must also be effective as a single contributor as the situation warrants.
    • Willing to take direction and follow sound departmental processes.

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