Scrum Master

Location
Chantilly, VA
Posted
Jul 24, 2017
Closes
Aug 31, 2017
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
GDIT is seeking a Scrum Master who is a facilitator for a product development and COTS integration team that uses scrum.

 

The Scrum Master will support a development/engineering team working on application integration of COTS products and custom Identity and Access Management solutions with focus on Identity Management suite integration, Scrum Master will need to be knowledgeable on what tasks have been completed, what tasks have started, and any new tasks that have been discovered. They are responsible for tracking the burn down chart. The Scrum Master needs to raise awareness of dependencies and blockers that are impediments to the ongoing sprint. These issues need to be prioritized and tracked and remediation plan needs to be implemented for impediments in priority order.

 

The Scrum Master will disseminate information to ensure that the team's progress and successes are highly visible to all stakeholders, including the team itself and works to assist the Product Owner and stakeholders with various activities. These activities include communicating updates and impediments as well as assisting with backlog and release plan maintenance. The Scrum Master will assist with programmatic responsibilities, such as creating status slides for the team, taking notes and reporting status to upper management and Product Owners.

The Scrum Master will:

  • Conduct on-going project meetings with the team, management and the Product Owner
  • Create an environment of team spirit and excitement around what is being delivered
  • Proactively resolve conflict between people and if needed escalate appropriately
  • Be responsible for time boxed (2-3 week) sprint planning and execution
  • Gather & disseminate project information on a regular basis, documenting team agreements, sprint plans, release plans, and retrospectives
  • Conduct meetings to gather information needed to complete the team’s deliveries
  • Support other team capability area’s and quality assurance activities
  • Perform general project management and coordination tasks
Education Bachelors Degree in a Computer Science or related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.

Qualifications 5-8 years of directly related IT related Project Management experience.

 

Required Skills/Experience:

    Minimum of 5 years of direct Scrum Master/Agile experienceHighly organized and a team leaderFundamentals of iterative developmentAgile/Scrum processes and methodologiesUnderstanding of translating requirements into user stories Fundamentals of software development and integration processes and proceduresIncremental delivery and the value of metricsBacklog tracking, burn down metrics, velocity, and task definitionExperience using ticketing systems

Desired Skills/Experience:

    Jira, Greenhopper and confluenceSharePoint, MS Office (Including MS Project)Experience with agile projects in the federal space with development occurring across multiple levels
TS SCI security clearance is required at start. Candidate will need to obtain Polygraph.

  As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

 

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