• Scrum Master

    Location US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 21 hours ago(6/21/2018 12:16 PM)
    Company
    Noblis
    Requisition #
    6115
    Reg/Temp
    Regular Employee
    FT/PT/On-Call
    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.

     

     

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    Responsibilities

    Responsibilities

     

    • Guide and coach Product Team in agile practices, serve as Agile subject matter expert throughout product lifecycle, advise government personnel on agile practices
    • Develop and support team norms, facilitate team progress via meeting facilitation, blocker elimination, and team coordination and collaboration efforts
    • Encourage high-performing team behaviors via iterative improvements to regular agile ceremonies, feedback solicitation and improvement, and innovative team building exercises
    • Prepare for and facilitate daily scrum meetings, sprint planning, review, retrospective, backlog grooming meetings, and planning poker sessions for multiple (2-3) product 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
    • Review and provide feedback on user stories and epics to ensure alignment with Agile user story standards
    • Create general Agile graphics and assist product manager and PMO with executive briefings
    • Lead/advocate for Agile adoption and implementation
    • Participate in Agile Community of Practice and as part of Agile Practices team

    Qualifications

    Qualifications

     

    • Current TS eligibility required
    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Information Technology, or similar
    • Minimum 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
    • Demonstrated facilitation skills; ability to engage and energize team
    • Demonstrated experience using agile tools such as JIRA, TFS, etc. is required
    • Expert in Excel to create and manage metrics via charts and graphs
    • Experience with implementing scrum for large scale, complex systems
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • 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; keen interest in continuous improvement of agile teams
    • 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
    • Experience with full software development lifecycle (business process, requirements, design, development, testing, deployment, training) a plus
    • FBI experience a plus

     

    Location: Washington, DC and/or Crystal City, VA

     

     

    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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