Scrum Master - Agile

  • Noblis,
  • Washington, DC
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Noblis
Agile, CASE, Development, Graphics, Lifecycle, Manager, Management, Release, Scrum, Testing
Contract Corp-To-Corp, Contract Independent, Contract W2, C2H Corp-To-Corp, C2H Independent, C2H W2
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description





Responsibilities
 


* Prepare for and facilitate daily scrum meetings, biweekly sprint planning, review, retrospective, backlog grooming meetings, and planning poker sessions for multiple (2-3) technical teams supporting the case management application

* Facilitate and prepare for external end-of-sprint demonstrations

* Create, maintain, and organize backlog of features, epics, stories, and tasks in JIRA

* Provide input to release planning using team capacity and skill set information

* 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 and operational business managers for selected modules to introduce scrum and program processes and outline expectations

* Support monthly release cycle by facilitating Release Feature Selection meetings and organizing and monitoring eligible release candidates in JIRA

* 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

* Interface with business, test, and user support teams to receive requirements information and forward updates on feature progress

* Review and provide feedback on drafted user stories and epics to ensure alignment with general Agile user story standards

* Create general Agile graphics and assist product manager and PMO with executive briefings

* Be an advocate for the Agile and Scrum methodology



Qualifications
 

Required

Qualifications
 


* Requires active Top Secret Clearance

* Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Information Technology, or similar

* 4 years of experience with IT projects, preferably as a Scrum Master or Agile Coach

* Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and/or experience on an Agile / Scrum team

* 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

* Experience with implementing scrum for large scale, complex systems

* Experience using Agile backlog management tool(s), preferably JIRA

* Excellent written and oral communication skills

* Strong organizational and creativity skills, able to maintain composure in a chaotic 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

PLEASE NOTE:   There is no telework for this position.


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.

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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Posted Date: 7/13/2017
Category: Technical Management


Company Information

Noblis and our wholly owned subsidiaries, Noblis ESI and Noblis NSP, are solving difficult problems that help our government and our country. We bring the best of scientific thought, management, and engineering expertise with a reputation for independence and objectivity. We support a wide range of government and industry clients in the areas of national security, intelligence, transportation, healthcare, environmental sustainability, and enterprise engineering. Learn more at noblis.org/about. Why work at a Noblis company? Our employees find greater meaning in their work and balance the other things in life that matter to them. Our people are our greatest asset. They are exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable, team-oriented, and mission-driven individuals who want to do work that matters and benefits the public. Noblis has won numerous workplace awards. We have been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute, as one of the Best Small and Medium Workplaces by the Great Place to Work Institute, and as a Top Workplace by The Washington Post. Noblis maintains a drug-free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race.
Dice Id : 10110945
Position Id : 5581

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