Senior-level Agile Scrum Master - LTSS Delivery Center

Contract W2, Contract Independent, Full Time
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

Senior-level Agile Scrum Master - LTSS Delivery Center

FEI is a leading IT company specializing in Federal and Local Government data system solutions. For the past decade we have maintained a leading position in providing programming and consulting services in our primary areas of expertise- Behavioral Health Data Systems, and Clinical Trials Software Solutions for institutional systems of care.

At FEI Systems, we recognize that our employees are an important part of our success. We promote a team environment where all employees have the opportunity to achieve professional and personal success. Currently FEI is looking for highly skilled, self-motivated and creative individuals to join our talented team of experts. FEI is an equal opportunity employer that believes in growing and promoting a diverse work force. Our employee compensation and benefits package is competitive within the industry and is designed to help employees meet varying needs throughout their careers and lives. If you're looking for a rewarding work environment that will challenge your mind and expand your horizons, then joining the FEI team may be right for you.

FEI Systems is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as a Senior-level Agile Scrum Master who will support their teams within the Agile Release Trains (ART) by shepherding them to success in meeting their delivery goals. The Scrum Master s focus is to facilitate the team events and processes as well as supporting the appropriate program events.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Coaches the team to create better Solutions, improve business results, and better their processes
  • Facilitates team meetings, including:
  • Backlog Refinement
  • Iteration Planning
  • Daily Stand-Up (DSU)
  • Iteration Review
  • Iteration Retrospective
  • Facilitates program events (as coordinated with the RTE)
  • Removes impediments and barriers to the team s progress
  • Protects the team from outside influence
  • Tracking and communicating agreed upon team metrics
  • Assists the team in implementing SAFe and working with other teams who may or may not be using SAFe
  • Fosters adoption of Agile technical practices
  • Coaches the team on the best ways to refine their backlog and create Stories
  • Ensure Development Team understands and maintains commitment to the Definition of Done (DoD)
  • Provides oversight for compliance to organizational standards (Security, CMMI, etc.) and best practices within the team
  • Assists in coordinating remediation to gaps in compliance to organizational standards
  • Assists the PO in preparing and refining the backlog for PI and Iteration Planning
  • Helping the Scrum Team understand the need for clear and concise Product Backlog items
  • Understanding product planning in an empirical environment
  • Ensuring the Product Owner knows how to arrange the Product Backlog to maximize value
  • Coach the Product Owner to ensure the volume and flow of Product Backlog Items (user stories) towards the top of the Product Backlog are Ready for the Sprint Backlog

Release Train Transparency

  • Coordinates with other Scrum Masters, the System Team, and shared resources in the ART PI Planning meetings
  • Works with the above teams throughout each Iteration and PI
  • Coordinates with other Scrum Masters and the Release Train Engineer (RTE) in Scrum of Scrums and/or ART Sync with the Product Managers/Product Owners
  • Fosters normalized estimating within the team
  • Helps teams operate under architectural and portfolio governance, System Level integration, and System Demos
  • Fosters adoption of Agile technical practices
  • Escalates team impediments to the RTE


  • 5 - 7 years experience as Scrum Master
  • Scrum Master Certified (SSM, CSM, PSM) or similar
  • At least one SAFe certification preferred
  • Advanced Scrum Master Certification including SASM, CSP, RTE, SPC or similar certification preferred
  • Certification in another agile competency, such as product owner, developer, etc. preferred
  • Experience working in an Agile organization using Scrum, XP, Kanban, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) or other scaling model is highly preferred
  • Servant leader and strong communicator with strong interpersonal skills 5+ years of experience working in a cross function Agile environment
  • 3+ years of experience engaging stakeholders, contributors and technical resources to analyze user needs and resource limitation
  • 3+ years of experience with facilitating 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
  • Listen and support teams in problem-identification and decision making
  • Encourage an environment that values mutual respect, openness, and courage
  • Persuade by influence rather than authority
  • Understand and empathize with others
  • Think beyond day-to-day activities
  • Support teams commitments, personal development, and continuous growth
  • Open and appreciates openness in others
  • Empower teams to be owners of their products and processes
  • Strong technical aptitude and experience leading teams in delivering quality software
  • Experience applying Lean Thinking in large organizations

Location: Columbia, MD, Full time position with full company benefits

NOTICE: EO/AA/VEVRAA/Disabled Employer - Federal Contractor. FEI Systems participates in E-Verify, a federal program that enables employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States by providing the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For more information on E-Verify, please contact DHS at (888) 464-4218.

Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, disability, or genetic information, except where it relates to a bona fide occupational qualification or requirement. FEI Systems creates an Affirmative Action Plan on an annual basis. Pursuant to federal law, the portions of FEI Systems Affirmative Action Program that relate to Section 503 (Persons with Disabilities) and/or Section 4212 (Protected Veterans), are available for inspection upon request by applicants and employees during FEI Systems normal business hours.

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9755 Patuxent Woods Drive, Suite 300 Columbia, MD, 21046

Dice Id : 10408081
Position Id : 19-00135
Originally Posted : 2 months ago
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