Senior Scrum Master

Systems, Web, Release, Development, Security, System, Engineer, CSP, IT
Full Time

Job Description

For 20 years, FEI Systems has been a proven provider of health information technology solutions for Federal, State, and local governments and now, Managed Care Organizations. Our Long-Term Services and Supports solution Carity provides an integrated platform for application and eligibility determinations across Medicaid waiver and incentive programs. FEI’s CareVisit enables State agencies, Managed Care Organizations, and case managers to monitor the delivery of in-home community-based services. Our Web Infrastructure for Treatment Services (WITS) solution tracks behavioral health services, allowing agencies and providers to securely administer and share client treatment information. In addition, FEI provides a wealth of information technology services to Federal Government agencies, from requirements gathering and application development through independent testing, help desk services, and maintenance.

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 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:

o Backlog Refinement

o Iteration Planning

o Daily Stand-Up (DSU)

o Iteration Review

o Iteration Retrospective

• Facilitates program events (as coordinated with the RTE/ Program Leadership)

• 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/ Hybrid Agile Models 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


• Assists the PO in preparing and refining the backlog for PI and Iteration

  • Help in Creation of Stories
  • Assist in Keeping the Backlog Healthy

o Helping the Scrum Team understand the need for clear and concise

Product Backlog items

o Understanding product planning in an empirical environment

o Ensuring the Product Owner knows how to arrange the Product

Backlog to maximize value

o 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


• 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


• 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


• 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.

Dice Id : 10408081
Position Id : 1238
Originally Posted : 2 months ago
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