Project Manager Senior \/ Scrum Master

Employer
Freddie Mac
Location
McLean, VA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 22, 2019
Closes
Oct 29, 2019
Ref
12630BR
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Do you have an agile mindset and understand what's behind agile values and principles? Do you enjoy working with Scrum Teams to ensure scrum best practices are followed from the initiation through delivery of IT
projects? If so, come join our SFSS team! You will serve as a liaison between the product owner and development team to ensure requirements are delivered and key milestones are met. You will facilitate the management of the product backlog and coordinate with other Scrum Masters to identify and manage cross-team dependencies. You will also closely track and monitor the scrum team's deliverable
and report metrics at the iteration and project levels. You will facilitate meetings for backlog refinement, iteration review and planning as well as remove impediments impacting the team's ability to meet their commitment.

Your Work Falls into Three Primary Categories:

Execution:


Works with Scrum Team to ensure scrum best practices are followed from the initiation through delivery of Single Family Securitization IT projects. Interact with outside company for integrated deliveries. Facilitates the management of the product backlog and coordinates with other Scrum Masters to identify and manage cross-team dependencies

Collaboration:

Serves as a liaison between the product owner and development team to ensure requirements are delivered and key milestones are met.

Team Performance:

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.

Qualifications

Qualifications
  • A minimum of 2+ years as a Scrum Master experience in IT industry
  • 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
  • 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. (JIRA, VersionOne, Rally, etc.)
  • SAFe Certification(s)
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

Keys to Success:
  • An Agile mindset and pursuit of best practices
  • Ability to collaborate across teams
  • Detail oriented

Top 3 Personal Competencies to Possess:
  • Drive for Execution (be accountable for strong individual and team performance)
  • Partnership (build trust and strong partnerships through my own and my team's actions)
  • Customer Focus (deliver prompt and high-quality customer service)


Preferred Skills

Preferred Skills
  • Experience with Common Securitization Program
  • Masters degree
  • SAFe experience
  • Jira


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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