Senior Scrum Master (Secret Clearance Required)
Responsibilities: Peraton is seeking a Sr. Scrum Master to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is located in Herndon, VA with some remote work possible. The qualified applicant will become part of Peraton's Department of State (DOS) Consular Systems Modernization (CSM) Program, for the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA). This initiative is intended to modernize and consolidate the operational environment under a common technology framework in order to better support the services provided to CA's customers. The qualified candidate should also have strong analytical, problem solving, and communication skills with a keen attention to detail. Roles and Responsibilities: Perform Scrum Master duties in a Scaled Agile Framework project; work as a part of an Agile Development (Scrum) Team(s)Background in Agile Software Development, specifically ability to facilitate product backlog maintenance with well written features and user storiesExperienced in using engineering environments and tools that support agile development, and especially SAFe, such as JIRA, CA Agile Rally, VersionOne, Confluence, IBM ELMEnsure Agile development teams collaborate effectively with other trains/teams and shared services to determine the best implementation approach that aligns with software architecture as defined at high-level and supports the project Concept of OperationsEnsure all Agile teams follow defined software architecture guidelines established for program for effective implementation of end-to-end capability threadsOrganize and facilitate daily stand ups, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other meetings SAFe Agile ceremoniesTrack and communicate Agile metrics which may include team velocity and sprint/Program Increment (PI) progress within the Scaled Agile (SAFe) frameworkFulfill the role of the Scrum Master, leading Agile development teams in the delivery of business critical, enterprise software in increments to production systemsEnsure the Scrum Framework is implemented effectively and provides coaching and training at the team level to empower the team to self-organizeAssist with internal and external communication to improve transparency, identify and remove impedimentsBe a Servant Leaders for the Agile Development (Scrum) Team(s)Assist with making appropriate commitments to deliver business value through story selection, definition of tasks and estimationParticipate proactively in developing and maintaining standards, tools and best practicesProvide support with risk management, release management, and facilitate release planning activities maintaining and improving the flow of value delivery Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in a related field and 8-10 years' of experience; Master's Degree and 6-8 years' of experience OR 4 years' of additional relevant experience in lieu of DegreeMinimum of 2 years of experience working as a Scrum Master on a Scrum team and at least one of those 2 years in supporting SAFe frameworkMinimum of 1 year of experience teaching others how to become AgileMinimum of 2 years of experience in supporting software development project with exposure to all phases of software lifecycle, requirement to operationsCertification: Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or Professional Scrum Master (PSM) or SAFe Scrum Master (SSM)Active Secret (or higher) clearance. Interim clearances are acceptableMust have excellent written and oral communication skillsMust have experience in communicating with all levels of executivesPreferred Qualifications: Experience with scrum project management, agile software development, and software version control managementIn-depth knowledge of customer's lifecycles, standards, and supporting processes and practicesExperience with multiple Agile teams in different organizationsAbility to understand technical legacy systems and associated component functionalitiesExperience with enterprise architecture, application planning, and deployment Preferred Certifications: Certification in one or more of these designations is preferred: SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)Project Management Professional (PMP)(R) Peraton Overview: Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world's leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can't be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran. For Colorado Residents: Colorado Salary Minimum: $69,500 Colorado Salary Maximum: $168,800 The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position, and is just one component of Peraton's total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Peraton provides a variety of benefits to employees.