AbleVets, LLC is a fast growing Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing healthcare information technology services and resources to help the VA and DoD improve the lives of the people they serve. AbleVets has an opportunity for an experienced, motivated Scrum Master to support our customer. This position is located in our Chantilly, VA office.
Essential Functions and Job Responsibilities
The Scrum Master will support the delivery team by ensuring clear communication and organization and implementing Agile best practices to lead the delivery of quality products. The successful candidate will gather requirements, and create and maintain the production backlog and release plan. Working with stakeholders to understand customer needs, the Scrum Master will validate solutions, develop and communicate the program vision, create and maintain a product roadmap, and manage the backlog to prioritize workflow and define releases. Duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Work closely with the customer and stakeholders to understand and fulfill the product vision and roadmap
Communicate committed stories for the upcoming Sprint to Scrum team and stakeholders
Facilitate Scrum ceremonies and assist with impediment resolution in a timely, cost effective manner
Conducting elaboration and leading efforts to break down stories in to fine grained tasks
Leading sprint planning and build planning. Making sure Rational/Jira reflects the scope of the current sprint accurately at all the time
Identifying the risks and updating risk register
Be accountable for the independent delivery of value to customers and stakeholders by ensuring that the right product is defined, prioritized, and built
Proactively manage and prioritize the product, release, and sprint backlogs according to business value, complexity, and expectations
Provide business leadership for the Scrum team by understanding and executing the product goals and vision
Engage stakeholders, contributors, and technical resources to analyze user needs and resource limitations
Ensure the completeness and accuracy of product backlog items for the Scrum team by creating clear and thoughtful documentation
Respect and empower the Scrum team’s ability to create its own plan of action each sprint while protecting the team
Track and produce key metrics (e.g., burn-down charts)
A bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Operations Research, Mathematics, Cost Accounting, or related scientific or technical discipline (8 years of experience can be substituted for degree)
Five (5) years of demonstrated, hands-on experience with software development projects in an Agile environment
Experience functioning as a Scrum Master in support of application development team(s)
Direct hands on experience with writing user stories, grooming backlogs, and prioritizing conflicting requirements
Experience with Agile development tools such as JIRA, Confluence, Rally, IBM Rational Tools, etc.
Strong time management, prioritization, and organizational skills
Demonstrated ability to use strong leadership skills to provide guidance, influence, and direction
Ability to translate metrics into business decisions of importance and priorities
Must be Certified Scrum Master (CSM).
Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government Public Trust security clearance which will require successful completion of a background check and fingerprinting.
Previous government consulting experience
Experience consulting for Veterans Affairs (VA) (active VA clearance/PIV a major plus)
Experience using the IBM Rational Tool suite
Healthcare IT project experience
AbleVets LLC appreciates your interest in our company as a place of employment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class. AbleVets is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.