Agile Evangelist / Senior Scrum Master
Job Description We are looking for an Agile Evangelist/Senior Scrum Master to join our Cyber Risk Group in our Crystal City, VA office. This role will be an important contributor as we continue on our journey to build an agile practice and mindset throughout our software development lifecycle. If you are passionate about enabling individuals and teams to achieve their best, building a culture of communication and transparency, and removing impediments to success, we want to talk to you. Your role as an agile evangelist/senior scrum master will be focused on: enabling teams to achieve success, delivering value to our customers, and building agile practices and mindset throughout the organization. This will be a highly visible and influential role within the organization and will report directly to the Vice President of our Cyber Risk Group. Responsibilities As Agile Evangelist/Senior Scrum Master, you will: Ensure agile ceremonies occur including: stand-ups, reviews, retrospectives, grooming, and sprint & release planning. Support daily scrum activities, protect the team from external distractors and remove impediments to ensure the team is fully functional and productive. Preserve a culture of transparency, iteration and continuous feedback. Facilitate communication and collaboration with Product Owners as well as internal and external development teams to support development & product delivery. Track, analyze and report on the state of Agile within teams to improve team velocity and sprint/release progress. Coach and mentor good practices such as product backlog setup, identifying project interdependencies (internal & external), identify risks & mitigation, establishing a definition of done, story point estimation techniques, etc. Develop scrum master skills in team members and coaching skills in scrum masters for backup & sustainability. Train (classroom/workshop style), mentor and advise technology, business, and management teams on: agile values, principles, methodology, and framework; as well as on good business & quality engineering practices. Lead in planning and implementing the NC4 development and delivery methodology including development framework, delivery methodology, team structure, continuous integration, & continuous deployment capabilities (Dev/OPS). Guide and help define workflows, templates and processes for ALM tools like Jira. If You Have: 5+ years of experience in training, mentoring & coaching dev teams on Agile, Scrum, Kanban & best quality/engineering practices. 5+ years of hands-on experience as a scrum master in a genuine Agile software development organization, leading complex multiple technology programs/projects utilizing Scrum & other Agile methodologies. A demonstrated history of promoting an Agile mindset and best practices in large enterprise organizations to individuals at varying stages of Agile adoption A demonstrated ability to improve delivery results of teams. Demonstrated skills in tools like Jira, Confluence, and Jenkins. Actual experience with Jira and Confluence is highly desired. Experience coaching distributed IT teams located in multiple time zones and in a complex environment. Experience in scripting and programming is a strong plus. Excellent compensation -- in addition to a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision plans; vacation/time off; a 401(k) plan with company match; flexible spending accounts; educational reimbursement; and more. Salary depends on experience. Company Description NC4 and its wholly owned subsidiary, The ESP Group, deliver safety and security solutions that revolutionize how government and businesses collect, manage, share and disseminate information to reduce cyber threats, fight crime, mitigate risks, manage incidents, and securely communicate and collaborate with one another. Our Cyber Threat Exchange solutions provide communities with a secure and trusted platform to enable a coordinated response to cyber-attacks and a mechanism to discuss cyber threat activities with internal and external constituents within a trusted community. Embracing a 'circles of trust approach' leverages the defense of the entire cyber security community to reduce the likelihood of an attack, and keeps you in control of the information you share. Why NC4 Impact where it counts -- we provide security and threat monitoring for people and assets in a variety of industries, working with well-known Fortune 500 clients. Opportunity and growth -- this is a highly visible role and will have the opportunity to shape how we deliver solutions across the company. Great environment -- while we take pride in delivering results, we also enjoy a casual atmosphere . . . jeans and sneakers are common. NC4 has a strong reputation for taking care of our employees, and the team is collaborative and upbeat. Broad reach and unparalleled innovation -- our solutions revolutionize how government and businesses collect, manage, share and disseminate information to mitigate risks, manage incidents, and securely communicate and collaborate with one another. NC4's Cyber Threat Exchange solutions have been operationally proven for over a decade, supporting communities that span domestic and foreign government agencies and private companies in the exchange of cyber threat intelligence and cybersecurity awareness. With over 3,000 organizations representing approximately 16,000 cyber professionals across 30 communities, our solutions are purpose-built for the sharing of actionable cyber threat intelligence. Our CTX/Soltra Edge v2.10 brings all the powerful capabilities that have come to make Soltra Edge the most widely used Cyber Threat Communications Platform for two-way sharing of cybersecurity information.