Contractor (IT Scrum Master)

  • Merrifield, VA
  • Posted 21 days ago | Updated 3 hours ago


On Site
USD 65.00 - 70.00 per hour
Full Time


Lean methodology
Product development
Business systems
Apache Velocity
Microsoft Azure
Advanced analytics
Data integration
Statistical process control
Analytical skill
Problem solving
Continuous Integration and Development
Software deployment
Continuous integration
Continuous delivery
Agile management
Information systems
Computer science
Data engineering
Microsoft Power BI
Business process
IT service management
Oracle Application Express

Job Details

Job#: 2034517

Job Description:

Apex Systems is currently looking for a Scurm Master to fill a role with one of our financial clients. If you are interested in this position, please send your resume over to !
The Scrum Master works closely with the Product Owner, team and others needed for team to deliver initiative's capabilities by removing impediments, facilitating all standard agile ceremonies, and fostering an environment for high performance.
This role manages a continuous workflow of their team. They advocate, adopt and coach their team on lean, agile and scrum practices following scaled agile principles. Delivers results through performance/process metrics and business value metrics. Individual contributor and mentor to team members who are at various stages of agile maturity for bringing entire team(s) to follow same practices consistently.
Exhibit behaviors of a Lean-Agile Leader through mindset; helps the team embrace SAFe core values, adopt and apply SAFe principles and implement SAFe practices
Support the team rules of Scrum, eliminate impediments, and lead the team in efforts for relentless improvement and heightened efficiency
Understand basics of Data Engineering work and contexts of the data product development, accordingly customize the approach/process/artifacts to meet the delivery need of the team
Ensure team commits sprint goals using capacity effectively and meet sprint and overall PI goals. Also facilitate team to achieve the goals
Ensure that goals, scope and product backlog items are understood and can be fulfilled by team members
Engage with team and train in planning and delivery
Collaborate with Product Owner, requirement owners and team to identify and clarify scope of business/systems requirements and help build healthy backlog for team
Support the team's efforts to continuously improve communications and relationships with other delivery teams; represent the team in the Scrum of Scrums (SoS), helping the team remain aware of engagement opportunities and program effectiveness
Engage in challenging the old norms of development to improve performance in the areas of quality, predictability, flow, and velocity
Facilitate scrum ceremonies (Sprint Planning, Daily stand up, Refinement, Retrospective, Sprint Review) efficiently and assist removing blockers/impediments
Facilitate backlog grooming and estimation using Story-Point (SP)
Ensure work is estimated and tracked using Azure DepOps (ADO). Review ADO team board regularly and ensure team updates ADO properly.
Coaches team in scaled agile practices and help team using ADO effectively
Capture and Analyze metrics and help team for improvement
Tracking team status of PI and Sprint goals, dependency and risk logs using ADO
Protect the team from outside interruptions
Significant agile project management experience, as well as strong fundamentals in advanced analytics, data integration, and visualization leading agile projects
Significant working experience as a Scrum Master or Release Train Engineer
At least one of the certifications - CSM, PMI-ACP, SAFe SSM, SAFe RTE or SPC
Hands on experience of at least Agile tools e.g. ADO, JIRA, Version One
Extensive experience in leading, guiding and coaching agile or SAFe to teams
Significant experience leading agile development teams and facilitating team meetings in Agile environment
Strong knowledge of SAFe framework including SAFe principles, value and practices and implement them in real world projects
Basic understanding of the Data Engineering and how it adds value to the organization
Strong research, analytical, and problem-solving skills
Strong adaptability and interest to know new skills continuously needed to play the role of Scrum Master effectively
Experience of Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD)
Very good team player and ability to work with people from diverse background
Desired Qualifications and Education Requirements
At least 10 years of agile project management experience
At least 5 years of working experience as a Scrum Master or Release Train Engineer
Advanced degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
Hands on Data Engineering experience as Data Analyst, Data Engineer or Tester
Expert in ADO including customized reports using ADO and PowerBI
In-depth knowledge and experience in Banking/Finance/Investments, familiar with terminology, concepts and business processes and systems
Familiarity with banking industry standards and regulations

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Apex Systems is a world-class IT services company that serves thousands of clients across the globe. When you join Apex, you become part of a team that values innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning. We offer quality career resources, training, certifications, development opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in many awards, including ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing in Talent Satisfaction in the United States and Great Place to Work in the United Kingdom and Mexico.
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