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Scrum Master

Computech Inc.    posted about 4 years ago

FullTime | Greenbelt, MD


Description:

We are Agile Technology Sector of NCI. We help drive global decisions. We bring national level policies to life with our applications. We work to shape the national economy for the next 25 years. Our software engineers use cutting edge technologies to simplify lives. We change how millions consume, generate, and share information. We were doing “Big Data” before it had a name. Our applications consume, process, and analyze critical data that deliver key knowledge to our clients. Our new applications will process larger and more diverse information as our clients turn to us to keep up with the exponential growth in data. We are looking for top-notch professionals to work with us in our Agile environments. You will have the opportunity to work in small teams of like-minded artists on multiple projects, as our fast-paced business grows and evolves. We need innovative and passionate engineers who are versatile, creative, and eager to tackle new problems as we continue to push technology and the art of software development forward. Responsibilities: We seek a Scrum Master to help us define an adaptive model, based on collaboration and communication between teams. A Scrum Master knows that Agile is a mindset, as well as a cultural change, that impacts people, processes and tools in different ways across the organization. You will apply Agile principles based on iterative, time-boxed, and incremental approach, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing and cross-functional teams. You will practice adaptive planning, evolutionary development, and delivery, which encourage a rapid and flexible response to change. As a Scrum Master, you will work with business and technology stakeholders to establish a Product Backlog that represents business requirements represented as stories. The Scrum Master should possess deep Product Management experience combined with knowledge of Agile practices. Key responsibilities may include: Grow Agile capability within NCI Practice deep understanding of more than one Agile flavors, such as Scrum, RUP, SAFE, XP, Lean, etc. Apply hands-on experience in various other roles within an Agile team, such as developer, BA, Agile tester, Scrum Master, etc. Monitor and manage team velocity and throughput Juggle multiple demands without missing deadlines The sheer variety of work we do, and the experiences that it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career. All of our consulting professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, and technical and professional skills development. You will also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialization. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialized skills faster; the learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with teammates. Qualifications: 3 years IT/software process improvement experience 2 year Agile experience 1 year of managing multiple Agile teams (i.e. scrum of scrums) Bachelor’s degree in IT, Computer Science, or related field Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or a Permanent Resident and able to obtain a government clearance Preferred: 2 years of leadership experience within an Agile software development team 1 year proposal development experience 1 year of experience managing teams In-depth knowledge of more than one Agile flavors, such as Scrum, XP, Crystal, Lean, etc. Experience with VersionOne, Rally, or other Agile project management tools Certified Agile Scrum Master Experience in a full software development life cycle Knowledge of solutions delivery IT process improvement Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment Proven ability to meet tight deadlines Excellent written and oral communications skills, and the ability to articulate ideas effectively
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