• Scrum Master

    Location US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 1 week ago(4/12/2018 9:23 AM)
    Requisition #
    Regular Employee
    Full Time
    Security Clearance
    Top Secret
    Job Category
    Technical Management
  • Overview

    Noblis is seeking a motivated, self-starter to join their team on a mission-critical program based in Washington, DC. This is a great opportunity for individuals seeking to work on, and with, a dynamic software development team in a scrum/agile environment. We are looking for team-players with the ability to lead, motivate, and actively facilitate the team's progress and success.





    • Prepare for and facilitate daily scrum meetings, biweekly sprint planning, review, retrospective, backlog grooming meetings, and planning poker sessions for multiple (2-3) technical teams supporting an enterprise application
    • Facilitate and prepare for external end-of-sprint demonstrations
    • Create, maintain, and organize backlog of features, epics, stories, and tasks in JIRA or TFS
    • Compile, analyze, and present statistics about time estimation accuracy, team velocity, and burndown rate to development team and management each sprint
    • Meet with product owners to introduce scrum and program processes and outline expectations
    • Provide input to release planning using team capacity and skill set information
    • Support release cycle by facilitating Release Feature Selection meetings and organizing and monitoring eligible release candidates in JIRA or TFS
    • 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 assist product manager and PMO with executive briefings
    • Be an advocate for the Agile and Scrum methodology
    • Participate in Agile Community of Practice and as part of Agile Practices team


    • Requires active Top Secret Clearance
    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Information Technology, or similar
    • Minimum of 8 years’ experience, with minimum 5 years’ experience in a Business Analyst / Requirements analyst type function role and/or as Scrum master in an Agile environment
    • Agile, Scrum, Kanban, or SAFe certification required
    • 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 using Agile backlog management tool(s), preferably JIRA or TFS
    • Expert in Excel
    • Experience with implementing scrum for large scale, complex systems
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Demonstrated facilitation skills; ability to engage and energize team
    • Strong organizational and creative skills, able to maintain composure in a challenging 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

    Location: Washington, DC

    PLEASE NOTE: There is no telework for this position.



    Noblis maintains a drug-free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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