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General Dynamics Information Technology Scrum Master in Falls Church, Virginia

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:

Public Trust

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

No Active Clearance Required

Suitability:

DHS EOD

Job Family:

Scrum

Job Description:

The Scrum Master will be a team-level change agent who facilitates and coaches Agile practices in a diverse and technically complex DevSecOps, application development and cloud services delivery program team. A practical understanding of Agile and DevSecOps principles, frameworks, tools and concepts will be key in successfully performing in this role.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead and motivate multiple scrum teams in all aspects of the committed work (analysis, development, testing, documentation, etc.)

  • Acts as a servant leader and aids with the resolution of blocking impediments

  • Facilitate Scrum ceremonies, such as planning, reviewing, retrospectives and daily stand-ups

  • Mentor team members in Agile values, principles, and practices

  • Utilize tools, such as JIRA and Confluence, to facilitate Agile ceremonies, including: iteration planning, backlog grooming, daily stand ups, sprint retrospectives, and status reporting

  • Utilize tools and reports, such as JIRA and Confluence, to collect, develop and analyze Agile data and metrics

  • Identify differences in understanding issues as they occur; work with the team to problem-solve or escalate to management if needed

  • Utilize data from retrospectives and other Agile metrics to coach and to recommend continuous improvements

  • Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised with an emphasis on problem solving

  • Assess the Scrum maturity of the team and coach the team to higher levels of maturity at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team

  • Coach a continuous improvement mindset and recommend adjustments to established delivery practices

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree a in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Computer Engineering, and a minimum 10 years of in the Information Technology field focusing on development projects

  • Agile certification such as, Certified Scrum Master (CSM), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)

  • Minimum 6 years of experience as a Scrum Master within a software development team

  • Minimum 5 years of experience with support tools, such as JIRA, Confluence, ServiceNow, and other ALM tools

  • 3-4 years of experience with software DevSecOps pipeline processes and tools

Desired Education and Experience

  • US Citizen with DHS Public Trust suitability clearance/EOD

  • Experience with any DHS agencies or entities

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to communicate complex technical topics to management and non-technical audiences

  • Work effectively and efficiently as a team member in high-stress and time-sensitive situations

  • Experience on multiple Scrum/Kanban teams in a variety of different contexts (different team sizes, different organizations, different cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc.)

  • Well versed in a variety of Agile approaches (Scrum, Kanban and other Agile methodologies)

  • Some knowledge of development environments, platforms, and technologies including Java, JavaScript/JQuery, general web development, cloud technology, SQL and data modeling.

Conditions

Candidate must be an US citizen able to obtain DHS Public Trust clearance and USCIS EOD to start work

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

T elecommuting Options:

Some Telecommuting Allowed

Work Location:

USA VA Falls Church

Additional Work Locations:

USA VA Herndon

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Join our 35,000 everyday heroes.

We connect people with the most impactful client missions, creating an unparalleled work experience that allows them to see their impact every day. We create opportunities for our people to lead and learn simultaneously. From securing our nation’s most sensitive systems, to enabling digital transformation and cloud adoption, our people are the ones who make change real.

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