Scrum Master

iDirect - Herndon, VA (30+ days ago)3.2

Job Description:
VT iDirect continues to fuel its engineering growth and seeks an innovative, creative Scrum Master who is ready for the challenges, responsibilities, and rewards that come with working in a high-energy, fast-paced environment. The Scrum Master will work with Agile Team/s and all level of management, development and product management to help the team/s adopt agile framework.

VT iDirect is dedicated to providing next generation solutions for broadband IP networking via satellite networks. As the leading innovators in this new space, our diverse and talented team of Internet, satellite and telecommunications professionals continue to break new ground and create significant opportunities for the network operators, service provider resellers, and the corporate networking professionals.

We are looking for a highly motivated self-starter with strong written and oral communication skills. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with the smartest team, and the very latest technology, then this is the job for you!

The Scrum Master will be responsible for supporting Agile Team/s and provide them guidance in adapting SAFe, Scrum, Kanban and XP/Lean best practices.
Support the team/s using a servant leadership style and leading by example.
Organize and facilitate program increment planning, daily stand-up meetings, iteration reviews, retrospectives, and iteration planning and other agile related events.
Track and communicate metrics including team velocity and iteration/release progress.
Ensure the Agile team/s is practicing the core agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility.
Update agile tracking system to provide transparency on Product & Iteration Backlogs.
Identify and remove impediments, prevent distractions that interfere with the ability of the team to deliver the Iteration goals.
Partner with Product Owner/s to ensure Organizational Readiness prior to implementations.
Assist team/s in making appropriate commitments through story selection and task definition.
Protect the team from distractions and external interferences
Ensure the team/s strives to make each increment of functionality shippable.
Scrum Master will act as primary coach for the agile team/s in adapting Agile Methodology

Required Experience:REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
Certified Scrum Master and/or Scrum Professional or other Agile Certifications
Nice to have exposure to Scaling of agile practices and SAFe or other scaling certification/s
3+ years of technical project management with 2+ years as Scrum Master.
Previous experience working with Engineering/ Software/Hardware/Firmware Development Teams and guiding the teams in adapting agile practices.
Must have experience managing projects with distributed team members including a mix of onsite and offshore resources.
Experience using Agile development tracking tools such as Jira, Rally, Version One etc.
Expert knowledge of project management practices and techniques
Ability to manage multiple tasks and work independently in a demanding, dynamic environment
Must be familiar with a variety of SDLC concepts, practices, and procedures.
Knowledge of software languages, hardware platforms and their uses
Proven record of delivering large projects on time and within budget

B.S. Degree in Computer Information Systems, or B.A. Degree in Project Management, Business administration, Organizational Management or equivalent experience.

3+ years of technical project management with 2+ years as Scrum Master.

Has a ‘can do’ attitude - willing to dive into and take ownership.
Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment.
Must be able to analyze and solve complex problems.
Must have strong interpersonal skills and be self-motivated.
Can work under pressure in high visibility situations.
Flexible - able to quickly adapt to changing conditions and make decisions based on incomplete data.
While we emphasis the ability to work in a team, the candidate must also be effective as a single contributor as the situation warrants.
Willing to take direction and follow sound departmental processes.

Keyword: scrum master, sprints, agile, project management, engineering
From: iDirect