General Dynamics Information Technology Sr. Scrum Master in Washington, District Of Columbia

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:

No Active Clearance Required

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

No Active Clearance Required

Suitability:

Agency Specific

Job Family:

Program Management

Job Description:

GDIT has an opportunity for a dynamic and collaborative candidate to join our team supporting the Administrative Office of the US Courts (AOUSC) Case Management Systems Office (CMSO) in Washington, DC. The CMSO has a mature AGILE practice.

GDIT provides full software development lifecycle support for a variety of highly complex business critical systems, including COTS and customized solutions. Our support includes program and project management, business requirements analysis, solutions architecture, and software engineering.

Responsibilities:

  • Organize and facilitate SCRUM ceremonies: daily standups, Sprint Planning/Grooming, Sprint Reviews/Demos, and Retrospectives

  • Maintain JIRA and other information radiators for the teams

  • Mentor and coach team members on core Agile values, principles, practices, and processes

  • Enable team to become self-organizing and self-managing to achieve its goals

  • Work with the Product Management team to develop release plans and ensure product backlogs are well-groomed, prioritized and visible to all stakeholders

  • Motivate teams to perform and ensure team members are collectively responsible for all aspects of the committed work (analysis, development, testing, documentation, etc.)

  • Identify, address, and communicate project risks, dependencies, and team impediments

  • Ensure the team’s “definition of done” is well defined on the story, sprint, and release levels

  • Facilitate productivity through discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution

  • Shield the team from external interferences

  • Assist with internal and external communication, and improving transparency

  • Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised with an emphasis on problem solving

  • Assess the Scrum maturity of the team and coach the team to higher levels of maturity at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team

  • Coach a continuous improvement mindset and recommend adjustments to established delivery practices

  • Participate in Scrum of Scrum meetings to ensure cross-team collaboration and coordination of release plans and integration of testing activities

  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with all stakeholders, including customers

Required Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’ degree plus 8 years’ experience

  • First level Scrum Master certification (CSM and/or PMI-ACP)

  • Experience managing projects following Agile methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming, and SAFe

  • Experience managing multi-system projects and self-organized, cross-functional project teams in a matrixed environment

  • Familiar with Agile values, principles, processes, and methods such as iterative and incremental development, continuous integration, test-driven development (TDD), unit testing, code refactoring, pair programming, and Scrum ceremonies

  • Experience working with customers in gathering requirements, modeling use cases, writing user stories and documenting business processes

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and be effective at communicating with both technical and non-technical audiences

  • Moderate knowledge of the JIRA tracking tool

  • Energetic, goal oriented, proactive, innovative, hardworking, and patient

Preferred:

  • PMP certification and Second level Scrum Master certification (CSP, SAFe Agilist, SAFe Practitioner)

  • 3-5 years agile team facilitation experience (e.g. Scrum Master, Agile Facilitator etc.)

  • 1-2 years program coaching/mentoring (2-3 portfolios, 5-10 teams)

  • Agile coaching certification (ICAgile ACC, CSC etc. or equivalent)

  • SAFe 4.5 certification - preferably SPC

  • Familiarity with other tracking tools such as HEAT, TFS, and ClearQuest

  • Experience on multiple Scrum teams in a variety of different contexts (different team sizes, different organizations, different cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc.)

  • Track record of continued and recent education in Scrum, including training, conferences, user groups and self-study

  • Some knowledge of development environments, platforms, and technologies including .NET (C#), Visual Studio, JavaScript/JQuery, CSS, HTML, XML, and SQL.

  • Well versed in a variety of agile approaches (Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, Lean at a minimum)

  • Experience providing program, portfolio and team level process, mentoring and coaching to senior leadership, portfolio managers and teams

  • Experience providing training, to include Just In Time (JIT) training, to support new projects and team formations

  • Experience with ad-hoc coaching and mentoring techniques

  • Experience with service desk/help desk approaches in an emerging agile environment

# of Openings:

1

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

T elecommuting Options:

Some Telecommuting Allowed

Work Location:

USA DC Washington - 1 Columbus Cir NE, Ste 34 (DCC004)

Additional Work Locations:

CSRA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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