• Senior Scrum Master

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    GovernmentCIO is seeking a Senior Scrum Master to join a Scrum team for a .NET/SharePoint project with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The candidate will work collaboratively with the VA Product Owner, VA stakeholders, and the contractor Development Team to enhance and sustain the customized .NET/SharePoint application. The candidate will be a proactive, forward-leaning self-starter able to work in a fast-paced Agile environment.


    The Scrum Master will be responsible for:

    • Acting as a servant-leader to the Scrum team by ensuring the team adheres to the Agile methodology and Scrum framework
    • Cross-collaborating with one or multiple Scrum teams working on the .NET/SharePoint application
    • Facilitating Sprint Planning, Backlog Grooming, Sprint Reviews, Sprint Retrospectives and other meetings
    • Creating and managing Scrum artifacts and metrics


    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • 5+ years of experience working as a Scrum Master for product development teams
    • Experience in implementing Agile technical best practices for product development teams, including Continuous Integration and test automation
    • Experience with effectively coaching and mentoring Product Owner and Development Team staff
    • Experience with facilitating meetings and engagements with client and development team staff through in-person and virtual settings
    • Ability to use Agile metrics to assess team capacity and progress, including velocity and Sprint burndown charts
    • Ability to address and resolve impediments in fast-paced environment
    • Ability to effectively resolve conflicts among staff
    • Experience in applying mature Agile techniques and best practices
    • Certified with one or more of the following: PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), ICAgile Certified Professional/Expert, SAFe Agilist (SA), or SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4)
    • Experience working with at least one the following Agile tools: IBM Rational (RM, CM, QM), CA Rally, JIRA, VersionOne, or ServiceNow
    • Ability to obtain a Moderate-Risk Background Investigation (MBI) clearance

    Desired Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree
    • Experience with SAFe
    • Experience with the Department of Veterans Affairs web-development projects


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