Senior Scrum Master

  • GEICO,
  • Chevy Chase, MD
  • 2 days ago
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IT, Project Manager, Security, Software, Development, SQL, CSP, Project, PC
Full Time

Job Description

We are looking for a results driven professional to work with the IT team as a Senior Scrum Master. The team's responsibilities are wide-ranging and change frequently from supporting individual agile teams using various methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, and Scrumban) to developing and maintaining reporting on agile metrics across a large program. The position will support project planning and estimation and requires helping more than 2 Scrum teams to mature in these methodologies by coaching and mentoring. The following characteristics are required: excellent communication, coordination skills, and analysis skills, as well as presentation and strong organizational skills. Experience working and communicating with all levels of the company is necessary. Demonstrated ability to work independently with limited direction. A working knowledge of an agile project management tool (i.e. VSTS/Azure DevOps) is desired.

Senior Scrum Master - Big Data

Do you love leading projects using processes and cutting-edge technology to make use of all the data within GEICO? Do you have a strong background working on highly technical projects and passionate about continuous improvement through Agile methodologies? As a Scrum Master and Project Manager on the GEICO IT Squad, you will serve a scrum team working on our Data Consumption initiatives in the Data Security & Infrastructure (DSI) department.

  • 5+ years of experience working as a Scrum Master, project manager, or product owner on technical projects (Software Development, DevOps, or Big Data)
  • 5+ years' experience managing work and dependencies across multiple departments
  • 3+ years' experience of SQL and data analysis
  • Ability to manage work in a highly technical, changing environment
  • Provides visibility into delivery targets, commitments, and progress
  • Understands domain architecture and targets to identify upstream and downstream dependencies and to support the team in risk management
  • Proactively identifies impediments and appropriately resolves using network of peers and formal channels (including escalation if required)
  • Excellent communication skills, facilitation skills, able to collaborate, plan, execute and follow-up on meetings at the team level
  • Facilitate story / epic level backlog refinement and prioritization and provide monitoring and status tracking support for cross-team initiatives
  • Ensure impediments are visible and tracked through to resolution, escalating when necessary.
  • Supports team's automation (testing, pipelines, deployments)/DevOps journey
  • Integrates Agile and Lean principles into team practices and work products
  • Utilizes team feedback and metrics (quality, delivery rate, etc.) to identify areas of opportunity and works with team to continuously improve
  • Innovates with practices and frameworks through experimentation to improve the team and their delivery
  • Coaches the team to improve collaboration and self-organization
  • Scrum Alliance CSM, CSP certification or PMI's Agile Certified Professional (ACP)
  • 3+ years of Agile Delivery experience utilizing Scrum, Kanban or SAFe methodologies
  • 3+ years of Technology Project Delivery experience
  • 3+ years' working knowledge of Big Data and Azure/Snowflake Ecosystem
  • 3+ year' experience with Azure DevOps or JIRA and Confluence
  • Working knowledge of data mapping and data profiling
  • Must be able to, with or without accommodation, perform the essential functions which include, but are not limited to seeing, hearing, typing and speaking
  • Must be able to use a PC
  • Must be able to follow complex instructions, resolve conflicts or facilitate conflict resolution, and have strong organization/priority setting skills
  • Must be able to multi-task
  • Must be able to learn and apply large amounts of technical and procedural information, and follow processes that have been published
  • Must be knowledgeable of software coding and following standards and processes that have been published and the guidelines for the design
  • Must be able to provide system training to team members as needed
  • Must be able to communicate in a clear, concise, professional oral or written manner, to be understood by customers, clients, co-workers and other employees of the organization
  • Must be able to perform under pressure and stressful situations
  • May be required to be on call for production support 24x7
  • Must be able to concentrate and demonstrate a capacity for learning technical concepts and adapting to new technologies quickly

Note: The safety of our associates, both current and future, is GEICO's highest priority. At this time, most of our associates are working remotely due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Candidates who are selected for this position will be trained remotely and must be able to work from home in a designated work area. Once GEICO determines it is safe for associates to return to the office, candidates may be required to work in our Chevy Chase, MD office.


As Senior Scrum Master, you'll enjoy our Total Rewards Program* to help secure your financial future and preserve your health and well-being, including:

• Premier Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with no waiting period**

• Paid Vacation, Sick and Parental Leave

• 401(k) Plan with Profit Sharing

• Tuition Reimbursement

• Paid Training and Licensures

*Benefits may be different by location. Benefit eligibility requirements vary and may include length of service.

**Coverage begins with the pay period after hire date. Must enroll in New Hire Benefits within 30 days of the date of hire for coverage to take effect.

The equal employment opportunity policy of the GEICO Companies provides for a fair and equal employment opportunity for all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. GEICO hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

GEICO reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to receive equal employment opportunity and/or perform the essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship to the Company. This applies to all applicants and associates. GEICO also provides a work environment in which each associate is able to be productive and work to the best of their ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment. We expect and require the cooperation of all associates in maintaining an atmosphere free from discrimination and harassment with mutual respect by and for all associates and applicants.



Company Information

You wouldn't expect a car insurance company famous for a talking lizard to be one of America's top technology leaders, but we're innovating every day. Don't believe us? Just ask Forrester and Dynatrace, who've awarded our teams with top honors in web and mobile development. can tell you how we're trailblazers for women technologists. Or maybe you could ask one of over two-thousand tech pros who make hundreds of amazing features come to life. We're making great strides in reimagining insurance—and we want you to have a part in it.

Dice Id : geicodc
Position Id : R0021854
Originally Posted : 2 months ago

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