Scrum Master

Working from home
Nov 23, 2022
Dec 23, 2022
Full Time
Job Summary

Aptive is seeking a Scrum Master to support digital transformation within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Financial Services Center.

Within the FSC, the Financial Technology Service (FTS) is responsible for all Information Technology including requirements analysis and sizing, backlog management, scrum team governance, incremental/sprint planning, business value, dependency management, risk and impact analysis, scheduling, budget vs actual labor reporting, configuration management, testing, infrastructure operations, application modernization, cyber security, process improvement, and Agile Release Train orchestration.

FTS's IT products address a broad array of VA's enterprise requirements including timekeeping and payroll; accounting; financial reporting and auditing; healthcare claims processing; accounts payable and payment processing; employee travel and charge card; employee relocation; financial data analytics; and financial integration.

This role can be performed in Austin, TX or fully remote.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead and facilitate scrum meetings and eliminate blockers (PI Planning, Retrospectives, Daily Stand-ups, Demos, etc.).
  • Lead and build relationships to encourage collaboration, transparency, and innovation. across a highly cross-functional Agile software development team supporting CI/CD.
  • Promote Agile quality practices, coordinate across organizations, and serve as a resource to answer questions.
  • Advise government personnel on improvements to the standardization of processes.
  • Work directly with senior-level client leadership teams in client-delivery engagement
  • Servant leader who helps the teams achieve their goal through constant coaching, mentoring, and smooth facilitation of processes
  • Ensure that the team is focused and knows the tasks they have to accomplish in the time given
  • Interact with different teams such as Product Management and Portfolio management teams, or other release trains to ensure alignment
  • Facilitation of Team and Program Level events for effective program execution

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Systems, Business, or related scientific /technical discipline is required.
  • SAFe Certified Scrum Master
  • 5+ years of experience
  • Experience in leading an Agile development team with automating application deployments, scaling, and management.
  • Proven experience with large-scale software development, data management, and software integration projects.
  • Experience facilitating briefings to senior leadership and the strong ability to capture actions resulting from meetings and requests.
  • Experience with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) and Kanban agile methods is highly desired.
  • Ability to obtain a Government clearance.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with the Department of Veteran Affairs, tools, processes, and frameworks is a plus.
  • Experience with Project and Configuration Management tools (e.g., Jira, Rally Software, Github, etc.) is desirable.
  • Experienced in technical disciplines and technical background.
  • PMP preferred.

About Aptive

Aptive is a modern federal consulting firm focused on human experience, digital services, and business transformation. We harness creativity, technology, and culture to connect people and systems to impact the world. We're advisors, strategists, and engineers focused on people, above all else.

We believe in generating success collaboratively, leaving client organizations stronger after every engagement and building trust for the next big challenge. Our work inspires people, fuels change and makes an impact. Join our team to be part of positive change in your community and our nation.

EEO Statement

Aptive is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, parental status, veteran status, age, disability, or any other protected class.

Veterans, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and transitioning active-duty service members are highly encouraged to apply.

COVID 19 Vaccine Statement

This position supports a federal government contract and is subject to government vaccination mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status and proof of vaccination, or an adjudicated accommodation may be required for employment.

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