Reston, VA

Scrum Master

Job Specs

Code:
4065680002
Department:
Homeland
Date:
18-08-07
Offices:
Falls Church, Virginia, United States

Job Description:

XOR Security is currently seeking a talented Scrum Master to support an Intelligence customer focused on securing our national interests, and protecting our nations sensitive equities.

Responsibilities: 

  • Prepare for and facilitate daily scrum meetings, biweekly sprint planning, review, retrospective, backlog grooming meetings, and planning poker sessions for multiple (2- 3) technical teams 
  • Facilitate and prepare for external end-of-sprint demonstrations 
  • Create, maintain, and organize backlog of features, epics, stories, and tasks in JIRA 
  • Provide input to release planning using team capacity and skill set information 
  • Compile, analyze, and present statistics about time estimation accuracy, team velocity, and burndown rate to manage each sprint 
  • Meet with product owners and operational business managers for selected modules to introduce scrum and program processes and outline expectations 
  • Identify common issues across teams (e.g. communication, UI consistency) and lead the implementation of new solutions 
  • Communicate team progress and dependencies with other team leads during scrum of scrums 
  • Interface with business, test, and user support teams to receive requirements information and forward updates on feature progress 
  • Review and provide feedback on drafted user stories and epics to ensure alignment with general Agile user story standards 
  • Create general Agile graphics and PMO with executive briefings 
  • Be an advocate for the Agile and Scrum methodology

 Required Qualifications: 

  • Requires current TS/SCI eligibility 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Information Technology, or similar 
  • Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and/or experience on an Agile/Scrum team 
  • Strong self-organization and self-management skills, with emphasis on self-initiation and follow through; interest in and affinity to create new projects and see them through to completion 
  • Experience with implementing scrum for large scale, complex systems
  • Experience using Agile backlog management tool(s), preferably JIRA
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Strong organizational and creativity skills, able to maintain composure in a chaotic environment and promote a sensible and logical approach to issues
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to work well in a mixed team of government personnel and other contractors
  • Able to work collaboratively with business analysts, developers, and testers and understand each trade and skillset

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Experience with full software development lifecycle (business process, requirements, design, development, testing, deployment, training) a plus

Closing Statement:

XOR Security offers a very competitive benefits package including health insurance coverage from first day of employment, 401k with a vested company match, vacation and supplemental insurance benefits.

XOR Security is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). M/F/D/V.

Citizenship Clearance Requirement
Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements – US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED.