Job Description :
Title: Senior Scrum Master 

Location: Herndon, VA

Duration: Long Term

Visa: All Visa are acceptable

Position Description:
?The client has an immediate need for a Senior Scrum Master to join our financial services team in Herndon, VA.

Duties and responsibilities:
The Scrum Master will support one or more delivery teams within a fast-paced application development environment. As the Senior Scrum Master, you will be a critical member of the core delivery team empowered to help build high performing teams, build shippable product, and be responsible for leading Agile transformation at a program/portfolio level. 

Key Traits: 
Expert Scrum Master with ability to manage multiple and concurrent work streams from end to end. 
Candidate must be hands-on with tools used in Agile project management. 
Relationship Savvy - Must be able to negotiate/work with Clients, Business partners and enthuse the team and get stuff done. In essence, must excel in stakeholder management. 
Must possess ability and knowledge of DEV OPS tools and one who has responsibility of driving Agile maturity models. 

Key Role Functions & Duties: 
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 an Agile Expert who is responsible and drives the team to deliver releases. 
Engage stakeholders, contributors and technical resources to get stuff done. 
Contribute and drive team to Agile Maturity goals and DEV OPS goals. 
Manage multiple/concurrent work streams end-to-end. Utilize project coordination expertise and tools such as Rally, JIRA and MS-Project to support upstream and downstream teams throughout SDLC. 
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. 
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. 

Required qualifications to be successful in this role 
6-8 years of software development experience (either as PM, BA, tester or developer) 
6+ years of experience leading Agile Scrum teams/serving as a Scrum Master in a Large Scale enterprise environment. 

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 

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent practical experience. 
Area of Study: Preferred MBA or Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical field 
Certifications: Scrum Master Certified 

Technical Skills (key skills will show in red)

Agile & DevOps - 6 year(s)
Kanban - 6 year(s)
Scrum Master - 6 year(s)
SDLC - 6 year(s)