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Scrum Master

Ardent Mc    posted about 4 years ago

FullTime | Crystal City, VA


ArdentMC is a technology firm that delivers expertise and solutions in areas of situational awareness, real-time data management, predictive analytics and emerging technologies. We invite you to join our dynamic organization serving federal clients from the US Department of Homeland Security, to the Department of Defense. ArdentMC offers competitive salaries, 401K matching, competitive paid annual leave, tuition reimbursement and host of other benefits, creating a rewarding and fast-paced work environment. The Scrum Master serves as a role model and a servant leader helping team members realize their maximum potential by removing obstacles and empowering the team to deliver. The Scrum Master cultivates a culture of pro-activeness in the team and encourages the team to think holistically about the development effort. This role ensures that basic principles of Agile development are effectively followed by team and ensures that the team is continually improving their processes. Responsibilities: Is present during daily sprint stand-ups, grooming, planning, review, and retrospectives and ensures that these sprint ceremonies progress effectively; Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization; Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work; Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution; Builds a culture of trust with stakeholders and within the scrum team and encourages open communication regarding the work at hand; Effectively engages with the development team to ensure that all obstacles to completion of stories are quickly removed so that stories can be completed as projected; Works with the Product Owner (PO) on a regular basis to develop a comprehensive backlog of User Stories that define the work that have to be developed by the team; Ensures that the PO’s expectations are effectively captured in User Stories and the team thoroughly understands what has to be developed; establishes a clear channel of communication between team members and PO to maximize communication flow between them; Create an environment of continuous improvement by helping the team identify areas of the development process that can be improved and helping the team commit to and deliver improvements in those processes; Develops a culture of Agile development that is in complete alignment with the Agile manifesto; Ensures that all necessary client development, testing, and deployment processes are followed and that all required documentation is completed as prescribed by the customer; Keeps in tuned to the latest Agile methodologies and best practices and trains and informs the scrum team and the organization on these methods; As a servant leader, the Scrum Master empowers team members and helps the scrum team develop a self-organizing culture; Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, with emphasis on problem solving. Critical Knowledge 10 years IT experience or combination of education and experience. 3 years of experience as a Scrum Master; certified Scrum Master preferred. 7 years combined experience in project and program management. Understanding of the basic fundamentals of software development processes and procedures. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Critical Skills Demonstrate full life cycle experience analyzing, developing and maintaining applications in a dynamic environment. Strong communication skills serving as point of contact to business users during development, testing and requirements gathering Analyze and study complex system requirement user stories; create detailed software design from system requirements; and translate detailed design into computer software Ability to prepare necessary documentation to meet both programming and user-level requirements Strong analytical and development skills to troubleshoot , enhance, and performance tune web applications Education Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Math or related discipline or equivalent work experience. Clearance DHS 6C
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