SCRUM Master

Company: Apex Systems ( Learn More )

General Information
US-MD-Windsor Mill
4 Year Degree
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Job Description

Apex Systems Inc., is immediately seeking an SCRUM Master who is a self-starter, highly organized and has a strong drive for quality. This position will support one of our highly regarded clients in the government arena, and offer a strong upside for growth.

Client: Enterprise Government Integrator

Location: Woodlawn, MD

Compensation: Competitive based on years of relevant experience

Clearance: Able to Obtain a Public Trust clearance with the SSA

Description of Work:

  • Support the product development process:
  • Organize and facilitate project planning, daily stand up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other meetings
  • Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress within the agreed reporting framework
  • Maintain process documentation
  • Support and enforce the Agile methodology and framework used by the project team
  • Fulfill the role of the Scrum Master, leading product development teams in the delivery of business critical, enterprise software development projects to our
    production systems
  • Ensure the Scrum Framework is implemented effectively and provides coaching and training at the team level to maximize its benefits
  • Support the Product Owner
  • Assist with product backlog maintenance as needed
  • Assist with internal and external communication to improve transparency
  • Assist with prioritization and resolution of defects/bugs
  • Assist with the launch plan and overseeing the coordinated roll out and delivery
  • Support the Scrum Team
  • Assist with making appropriate commitments to deliver business value through story selection, definition of tasks and estimation
  • Participate proactively in developing and maintaining standards, tools and best practices
  • Identify and remove impediments
  • Facilitate team discussion and conflict resolution
  • Help the team to learn from experience
  • Empower the team to self-organize
  • Provide support with risk management, release management, facilitate release planning activities,
  • Adopt a positive attitude about Agile processes, ensure tasks are flowing from one phase to the next, facilitate the basics of the process (i.e. transparency, project information is current, impediments are being eliminated)
  • Conduct Scrum team training, retrospective workshops, Lean software development workshops for infrastructure teams.
  • Analyze and articulate complex subject matter via white papers and presentations, enabling the ease of comprehension by customers and all stakeholders.
  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of customer’s lifecycles, standards, and supporting processes and practices
  • Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 14 years’ experience, Master’s degree and 12 years of experience, PhD degree and 9 years of experience, or 18 years of experience in an IT field in lieu of a degree.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ of experience working as part of the Scrum team (as Scrum Master, Product Owner, Team member, or a combination thereof)
  • Minimum of 9 years of experience working in an IT related field
  • Experience teaching others how to become Agile
  • Certification: Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with and understanding of doing business with the federal government.
  • Ability to understand technical legacy systems and associated component functionalities.
  • Experience with enterprise architecture, application planning, and deployment.
  • Experience leading efforts to prepare life cycle documents, including Use Cases, Requirements System Design Alternatives, System Development Plans, Detailed Design Specifications, and Implementation Plans
  • EEO Employer

    Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] or 844-463-6178.

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