Scrum Master

SAIC - McLean, VA4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $110,000 - $140,000 a year
SAIC is looking for a Scrum Master to supplement a Software Development team using Agile

Frameworks and DevOps work patterns. 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).

Ideally, the most desired Scrum Master candidates will have the skills to perform other team roles as

well: UI/UX, Development/DevOps, Security, and/or Database.


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


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



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

7+ 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.


SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability