Job Description :
Certified Scrum Master,

Reston, VA

3+ Months Contract

Phone + Skype/in-Person



Description:

Must know Scrum ceremonies and approach
MUST have prior experience with DoD, in-sprint testing, roles within Scrum
MUST be able to succinctly address Scrum approach, goals and methods
MUST be interested in coaching and guiding towards an Agile approach with uninterested individuals
Key Role Functions

Work within the core delivery team empowered/tasked with design, development, modification, and implementation of computer applications, and building high performing delivery teams.  Serve as Scrum Master for 1 -2 scrum teams
Utilize project coordination expertise and tools such as Rally and MS-Project to support upstream and downstream teams throughout SDLC.
Engage stakeholders, contributors and technical resources to analyze user needs and resource limitations.
Facilitate the discussions of complex, high value IT delivery projects that require the coordination of development work or technology work on multiple platforms to achieve desired functionality.
Serve as knowledge source within project teams as assigned.
Communicate committed stories for the upcoming sprint to backlog owners and stakeholders
Represent the team daily at the Scrum of Scrums (S2) meeting to report impediments for escalation.
Facilitate scrum ceremonies for the team (Daily Stand-up, Planning, Retrospective, Grooming & Review/Demo
Facilitate impediment resolution in a timely, cost effective manner.
Track and produce key metrics (e.g., burndown, burnup, cumulative flow, velocity, etc
Act as a conduit to other teams and LOBs with which the team is interacting.


Education                                     



Level                   Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent practical experience        

Area of Study Preferred MBA or Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Engineering, etc.                      

Certifications      Scrum Master Certified                                                                                        



Minimum Experience

6-8 years of software development experience (either as PM, BA, tester or developer)

5+ years’ experience leading Agile Scrum teams/serving as a Scrum Master

Specialized Knowledge & Skills

Agile experience/knowledge of key agile techniques including SAFe, Kanban, Lean, XP, and Scrum
Strong negotiation and influencing skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills