Scrum Master / Business Analyst

Employer
CACI
Location
Ashburn, VA, United States of America
Posted
Nov 23, 2022
Closes
Dec 23, 2022
Ref
271949
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Scrum Master / Business Analyst

Job Category: Project and Program Management

Time Type: Full time

Minimum Clearance Required to Start: Secret

Employee Type: Regular

Percentage of Travel Required: Up to 10%

Type of Travel: Local

CACI is looking for an experienced Agile Scrum Master with Business Analyst experience, with both strong Agile Scrum delivery skills and project facilitation experience to support a key program based in Ashburn, VA. The candidate will apply CACI agile methodologies to meet obligations. They will interface with client personnel and use oral and written communications skills to develop great working relationships with stakeholders including customer Product Owners. This position is responsible for ensuring that all assigned work activities are performed in a timely and cost-effective manner while maintaining the highest quality of performance.

As a Business Analyst this candidate will also meet regularly with customer stakeholders to identify and agree upon business needs for assigned projects; clearly communicate those business needs to Scrum Development Team; and work collaboratively with customer stakeholders and Development Team to decompose high-level business needs into user stories (functional requirements) - all of which help facilitate the delivery of deployable software in short sprints. The individual must be able to work independently with little supervision and solve complex problems.

Responsibilities:

Serves as the authorized project interface with project stakeholders including government personnel and customer agency representatives. Responsible for facilitating delivery of customer-defined software development projects; basic responsibilities include:

Acting as Scrum Master and Business Analyst for 1-2 scrum teams with a focus on guiding the teams toward improving the way they work: facilitating sprint planning, retrospective and demos

Scrum Master Responsibilities:
  • Removing all obstacles to project team efficiency and effectiveness; reaching out to the larger organizational network for impediment removal; ensuring cross-team coordination
  • Maintaining relevant metrics that help the team see how they are performing and facilitating team implementation of improvement opportunities identified through metrics analysis
  • Ensures that product scrum teams function consistent with CACI ASF (Agile Solution Factory) methodologies
  • Fostering quality communication between engineering disciplines
  • Supporting development and maintenance of product roadmaps
  • Support product roadmaps through allocation of requirements to appropriate sprints/releases.
  • Actively contributing to the organization Agile Community of Practice (CoP)
  • Work with program/portfolio leadership to ensure appropriate staffing for assigned projects or tasks and developing personnel
  • Providing appropriate oversight to engineers, analysts, and support personnel
  • Scheduling and allocating work, providing advice and guidance, and removing impediments
  • Working with the program ASF Center of Excellence (CoE) to develop new and refine existing processes to enhance quality and productivity
  • Reviewing and evaluating work of staff and preparing periodic performance reports
  • Lead the software development initiatives working with multiple teams, identify/resolve dependencies and monitor the schedule for the completion on time
  • Support the scrum team in achieving daily, iteration, and releasee goals and delivery objectives
  • Provide mentoring and training on agile processes, methods, and practices
  • Coaching, leading, facilitating ceremonies, and holding team and yourself accountable
  • Facilitate positive team dynamics to help maximize team performance


Business Analyst Responsibilities:
  • Acting as proxy Product Owner and assists the customer product owner with managing the product backlog
  • Developing and maintaining product roadmaps
  • Liaising between developers and project stakeholders
  • Facilitate the demonstrations to stakeholder and report on the results of each software iteration
  • Actively contributing to the organization Agile Community of Practice (CoP)
  • Analyzing new and complex project-related problems and creating innovative solutions involving prioritizing/ordering of requirements, technology, methodology, tools, and solution components
  • Working with the program ASF CoE to develop new and refine existing processes to enhance quality and productivity
  • Ensuring product quality and timeliness of efforts
  • Possess both an understanding of real-world mission/business objectives and a working knowledge of software development practices and technologies
  • Serve as the focal point for the capture, analysis, and management of functional and non-functional systems requirements, and user stories
  • Show a demonstrated skill in effective decomposition of mission/business objectives into requirements contained within a product backlog which can then be implemented in a series of short and iterative development cycles
  • Meet regularly with stakeholders to identify business needs
  • Clearly communicate business needs to the development team through user stories and acceptance criteria
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, Product Architect as well as the product development team during the development cycle to ensure the customer needs are being met
  • Review and evaluate work done by development team to ensure proper scope has been met


Required Skills:
  • College degree (B.S.) in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Management Systems, or a related discipline
    • Experience will be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, with a DoD Secret clearance
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Software development team background, with a minimum of five (5) solid years' experience facilitating incremental software development projects using an Agile Scrum approach
  • Understanding of all elements of the software development life cycle, including planning, development, requirements management, demonstrations, CM, quality assurance, and release management
  • Highly responsible, team-oriented individual with very strong communication skills and work ethic; self-starter
  • Experience developing business processes, capability needs, and business requirements
  • Experience translating business requirements into user stories, use cases and technical requirements
  • Experience with functional decomposition of large business needs into multiple layers of requirements/user stories
  • Experience conducting interviews with stakeholders to gather pertinent information
  • Experience working on complicated problems and providing solutions that are highly creative and ingenious, exhibiting ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness
  • Acts independently to expose and resolve problems
  • Experience in estimating techniques
  • The ability to be adaptable and to constructively lead a technically diverse team
  • Strong skills with MS Office tools (Excel, Word, Project, Visio) and SharePoint


Desired Skills:
  • Prior experience supporting test automation techniques and tools
  • Experience with building in software security (BSIMM, security touchpoints)
  • Experience with continuous deployment models
  • Experience analyzing data and data relationships across an organization's business areas
  • Software development background, nice to have but not required
  • PMI-ACP
  • PMI-PMP
  • Certified Scrum Master/Scrum Practitioner
  • Certified Business Analysis Professional
  • Certified Product Owner
  • Knowledge and experience with the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK)
  • Experience with managing projects using a user story management tool
  • Experience with ServiceNow or similar service desk solution


What We Can Offer You:

- We've been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

- Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

- We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

- We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation's highest priorities.

- For over 60 years, the principles of CACI's unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

Company Overview: At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

As a federal contractor, CACI is subject to any federal vaccine mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status.

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