Scrum Master

Hyatt Leader, Ltd - Chantilly, VA

  • Position Title: Scrum Master
Location: Chantilly, VA

Duration: Contract to Hire

Work authorization: Citizen and Permanent Resident (GC)

Interviews: 1st WebEx and 2nd in person

Job Description

Essential Duties:
  • Must SAFe Agile development experience. Collaborate with team members to transition the operating model to SAFe 4.0.
  • Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity
  • Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.
  • Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem-solving.
  • Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.
  • Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution
  • Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information
  • Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog.
  • Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example
Technical Skills

  • Understand the basic fundamentals of iterative development
  • Understand other processes and methodologies and can speak intelligently about them and leverage other techniques to provide value to a team/enterprise
  • Understand the basic fundamentals of software development processes and procedures
  • Understand the value of commitments to delivery made by a development team
  • Understand incremental delivery and the value of metrics
  • Understand backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition
  • Familiarity with common Agile practices, service-oriented environments, and better development practices
Required Skills/Experience

  • First level Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM I)
  • Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least one year for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.
  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
  • Knowledge of numerous well-documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach(example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc)
  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal and FDD
  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games (Planning poker)
  • Knowledge of Rally or Jira preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Mater's degree preferred
  • Second level Scrum Master certification (CSP, PSM II) preferred
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Vikram Dhamija

IT Recruiter | Hyatt Leader, Ltd.


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