Scrum Master

Employer
Freddie Mac
Location
McLean, VA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Mar 22, 2019
Closes
Mar 22, 2019
Ref
11396BR
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
DESCRIPTION
Works with Agile Teams following scrum best practices from the initiation through delivery of IT projects. Serves as a liaison between the product owner and development team to ensure requirements are delivered and key milestones are met. Facilitates the management of the product backlog and coordinates with other Scrum Masters to identify and manage cross-team dependencies. Closely tracks and monitors the scrum team's deliverable and reports metrics at the iteration and project levels. Facilitates meetings for backlog refinement, iteration review and planning. Removes impediments impacting the team's ability to meet their commitment.
What else you'll be doing?
  • Mentoring and coaching Scrum team to instill agile values and principles and lead by example
  • Facilitating productivity by removing impediments team will encounter, mediating through conflicts, helping team to make decisions and adhering to continues improvement principles- Supporting and educating Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog
  • Keeping Scrum process on track and passing it to the team as self-organization matures- Helping team adhere to the best engineering practices and makes sure everybody understands technical debt concept
  • Leveraging data to measuring & monitoring progress- Ensure agile/Scrum concepts and principles are adhered to, should be able to be a voice of reason and authority
  • Other duties as assigned

The ideal candidate:
  • Has agile mindset, understands what's behind agile values and principles- Understands Scrum framework and understands values that each artifact/role/event brings
  • Has experience in the Scrum Master role for at least 3 years- Should be able to facilitate discussion and facilitate alternatives or different approaches
  • 8+ years of professional experience, with 3+ years of software development experience.
  • Capable of completing independently diverse/complex work with minimal direction, diverse interactions, and knowledge resource
  • Is creative, innovative and motivated to continually learn about Agile and Scrum- Has excellent communication skills, written and verbal, strong team player.
  • Has experience working with geographically dispersed teams.
  • Understanding of modern software development & engineering practices: continuous integration, continuous delivery


Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS
* A minimum of 8 years of professional experience, with 2-4 years as a Scrum Master in IT industry is required.
* Must have strong understanding of the software development life cycle and have a proven track record as the Scrum Master for multiple teams delivering complex technical projects.
* Experience creating release plans using agile best practices.
* Ability to coach and provide direction to team in the initial stages of adopting scrum methodologies. Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
* Experience using Agile Tools to manage backlog and track iterations, experience with Jira is required.
* Bachelor's Degree
* Scrum Master Certification is required

Today, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you'll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others. Freddie Mac is an equal opportunity and top diversity employer. EOE, M/F/D/V.

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