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Scrum Master

Company: Qbase
Location: Herndon
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

As Scrum Master, you join a dynamic and agile application development effort as we design, develop, and deploy an enterprise, production application for use by a non-profit that has thousands of users/members throughout the country. To be great in this role, you must be comfortable with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), cloud infrastructure builds, MDM, and data analytics. In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring that your scrum team performs at their highest level, removing impediments, facilitating communication, and understanding cross team dependencies. You will work collaboratively with technical leads, developers, QA engineers, and product owners. Your goal will be to support your team as you deliver a great product to production.Responsibilities:Be a scrum expert: lead the team and guide them on how to get the most out of self-organizationFacilitate and guide a software development product owner, team, and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum concepts, values, practices, and principles focusing on improving team effectiveness.Encourage getting work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.Give support using a servant leadership style whenever possible, leads by example, and demonstrates value-add principles.Work with multiple scrum teams to enable and drive delivery of valuable product incrementsEnsure that agile/scrum concepts and principles are adhered to while allowing maximum flexibility based on team needsUse exceptional communications skills to develop great working relationships with co-workers and stakeholdersFacilitate discussions and decision making, including alternatives or different approaches, and assist in mediation of conflict resolutionWork with product owners and technical leads to ensure effective grooming, sprint reviews, retrospectives, planning, and daily stand-upsIdentify risks and impediments as they arise and work with the teams to deal with them effectivelyBring disclosure and transparency to the business about development progressKnowledge and Skills:Expertise in software development processes and procedures, and especially SAFe and iterative developmentKnowledge and understanding of incremental business value delivery and the value of metricsAbility to speak intelligently about other processes and methodologies to provide value to the teamExpert organizational skillsUnderstand the value of commitments to delivery made by a development teamKnowledge of backlog grooming, burn-down charts, velocity, task definition and techniques for customizing the scrum approachFamiliar with common agile practices, service-oriented environments and development practicesModerate to expert-level knowledge of Atlassian tools (Jira, Confluence, Stash, Bamboo)Knowledge of other approaches discussed in the Agile space: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc.Education and work experience:B.S. Computer Science or related field (or equivalent work experience in lieu of degree)First level Scrum Master certification (PSM 1 or CSM); second level preferred4 years' experience in the Scrum Master role for a software development teamExperience with remote team dynamicsExperience in a variety of different contexts (team sizes, organizations, cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc.)Continued education in scrum, including training, conferences, user groups, self-studyExperience with widely successful agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile GamesClearance: Public Trust Eligible; US CitizenLocation: Remote

Keywords: Qbase, Germantown , Scrum Master, IT / Software / Systems , Herndon, Maryland

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