Job Description :
Job Title: Scrum Master/Agile Coach
Location: Bethesda, MD
Duration: Long term contract

Job Description:

As Scrum Master your focus will be helping our teams deliver results against some of their most complex business and technology initiatives.
Success requires the ability to adapt and perform in numerous Project Management and Delivery environments.
In this Agile Delivery position, your role as a Scrum Master, coach, and practitioner will require you to apply Agile values and principles for an organization transitioning to Agile Delivery methodologies using a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe

Specific responsibilities for the Agile Scrum Master position include:

Perform as a Scrum Master as needed for one or more scrum teams
Lead/Participate in quarterly Program Increment planning sessions
Facilitate road mapping, sprint planning sessions, retrospectives, and demos
Assist the product owner with backlog grooming
Support the triage and resolution of critical issues
Ensure cross-team coordination
Participate/facilitate scrum of scrums.
Provides relevant metrics to gauge team progress with a continual focus on improvement
Work with other scrum masters to define, reinforce and maintain a consistent practice across the organization
Prepare and deliver verbally and orally effective communications regarding progress and status for both internal and client teams
Perform hands-on work, including analysis, design, testing, change management, as needed by the team
Strengthen the presence of our team as an Agile center of excellence

Qualifications

Specific qualifications for the Agile Scrum Master position include:
5+ years of experience as a Scrum Master.
Expert using an ALM (VersionOne, Rally, etc)
Agile practitioner mindset and proficiency in Agile practices, service-oriented environments, and iterative development practices
Minimum 3 years of experience in IT full development life cycle
CSM, SSM certification or equivalent
Demonstrated track record of successful ability to manage large and complex projects or engagements
Ability to help teams write user stories/features, identify dependencies, testing, and design optimal solutions
Flexibility to work with teams, individuals and executives and willingness to help with a wide variety of work products and people
Ability to establish immediate credibility with business stakeholders, build consensus, and achieve goals through influence
Excellent interpersonal/communication skills

Preferred but not necessary skills to have:
Operated as a Scrum Master within SAFe
Prior hands-on BA or development experience
Test Driven Development
Testing Automation