Geocent Recruiting Team

  • Scrum Master

    Job ID 2018-4059
    Job Locations US-VA-Mclean | US-DC-Washington | US-VA-Arlington
    Category
    Information Technology
    Minimum Clearance Level Required to Start
    DHS - EOD
  • Overview

    Geocent  is looking for a Scrum Master to supplement a Software Development team using Agile Scrum Framework. The Scrum Master will facilitate and coordinate some of the activities and personnel involved in the implementation and completion of the project. Experience writing project plans, creating schedules, and working within a Project Management Governance system is required. 

     

    The Scrum Master will coordinate Release Planning activities and Daily Standups, as well as lead Sprint Planning and Backlog Grooming activities. The Scrum Master will be responsible for reporting on team progress to various levels of management as well as ensure that the development team and business customer have everything they need to succeed, when they need it.

     

    The selected candidate will support Agile Application Development technologies and capabilities in the areas of software development, systems engineering, integration, and test of software applications and infrastructure. This effort will support the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

    Responsibilities

    • Communicate with both the development team and customer  
    • Lead and demonstrate value-add principles to a team  
    • Ensure Agile/Scrum concepts and principles are adhered to; must be able to be a voice of reason and authority, while enabling the team to self-organize and innovate  
    • Continually seek improvements for self, team, and client organization by learning new tools and techniques  
    • Facilitate discussion, effectively encourage alternatives or different approaches, and engage the team to reach consensus and actionable direction from discussions  
    • Bring disclosure and transparency about the project to the client   
    • Work with Product Owner and team to groom product backlog  
    • Work with customers and team leads to outline 3-6 month release plans 

    Qualifications

    Must be able to pass a DHS Suitability clearance

    •  Current Scrum industry certification: Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Professional Scrum Master (PSM) Safe practitioner (SP), or equivalent 
    •  8+ years of IT Team Leader Analyst or Project Manager experience 
    •  Experience working with JIRA or a similar tool
    •  Facilitating, organizing, coordinating and monitoring activities and functions of development projects in cooperation with other departments and outside agencies, and contractors 
    • Analyzes and prepares written reports on program and project performance using qualitative analyses, and other project techniques 
    • Excellent English written and oral communication skills 
    • Ability to remove barriers from production teams (i.e., development, infrastructure, documentation and escalate issues where appropriate) 
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced project implementation environment 
    • Experience working with IT Projects
    • USCIS experience preferred

    Security Clearance: Must be a US Citizen and have or are able to obtain a Government Agency Suitability Clearance.

     

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    EEO Statement

    Geocent is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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