15 days old

Scrum Master

Ferguson Experienced
Newport News, VA 23606
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Job Description:

The Scrum Master/Agile Enthusiast will provide effective collaboration, facilitation, servant leadership and coaching skills supporting the teams within the agile transformation initiative. As an agile practitioner, you will be a shepherd of the Agile tenants, removing impediments and promoting transparency. This position requires commitment to exceptional results, a strong desire for continuous improvement and the ability to build a collaborative culture within our team and organization. You will facilitate team events and ensure the integrity of the agile process, remove obstacles for the teams and work towards a high-performance culture. In this highly visible role, you will have significant interaction with product owners and regular contact with all levels of management.


  • Organize and facilitate Scrum/Kanban team events
  • Work collaboratively with Product Owners and cross-functional development teams on their Agile journey to support development and software delivery
  • Teach/coach/mentor the Product Owner and team on user story creation/prioritization, estimation and product backlog grooming via emergent design while supporting overall organizational goals
  • Work with the teams on creating valuable, data driven metrics
  • Resolve or escalate blocking impediments as necessary
  • Coordinate dependencies between teams with other Agile practitioners
  • Work with management on effective team design
  • Ensure development team is working efficiently towards Sprint goals
  • Coach the development team and stakeholders on how to use Agile and frameworks like Scrum and Kanban
  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing/Mobbing/Swarming, Automated Testing, Agile Games
  • Ensure the development teams are practicing the core agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility
  • Ensure cross functional coordination (analysts, developers and testers) is occurring early and often.
  • Recommend improvements and assist in changes to best practice
  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information
  • Create an environment that empowers and energizes team members, with a focus on accountability, adaptability, and collaboration


  • Must be a Certified Scrum Master with 3+ years an Agile practitioner/Scrum Master/Coach
  • 5+ years of information technology experience
  • Thorough understanding of the Agile Manifesto
  • Experience working with an agile mindset on large scale, technically complex projects
  • Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle
  • Demonstrated experience working in and leading teams that leverage software engineering practices such as Test Driven Development and Continuous Integration processes
  • Must be self-motivated and pragmatic
  • Data driven analysis skills that help drive continuous improvement
  • Experience using Jira.
  • Azure DevOps is a plus
  • Excellent team player with the ability to influence and negotiate
  • Highly adaptable to changing environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse teams
  • Must have situational awareness with an understanding of when to listen and when to be assertive.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail
  • Ability to conduct educational classes and various workshops
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Management, Information Systems or Engineering; or equivalent work experience


The Company is an equal opportunity employer as well as a government contractor that shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a), which prohibits discrimination against qualified protected Veterans and the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(A), which prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability.

Posted: 2019-11-23 Expires: 2019-12-22
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