Scrum Master

at Leidos Holdings Inc.
Published September 1, 2022
Location Washington, DC
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


DescriptionJob Description:Job DescriptionLeidos has an opportunity for a Scrum Master to coach an Agile team. The Scrum Master will help remove impediments and foster an environment for high-performing team dynamics, continuous flow, and relentless improvement. The Scrum Master assists the Agile team in meeting their delivery goals and facilitates both team and program level events such as the Daily Stand-up, Sprint Planning, Sprint Demo, and Retrospective while ensuring compliance with the program's processes.The Scrum Master's responsibilities include ensuring that development teams follow scrum framework values and agile practices, mentoring and motivating the teams to improve processes, facilitating meetings and decision-making processes, and eliminating team impediments.To be successful as a Scrum Master, you should have a firm grasp of agile practices and the ability to effectively manage and mentor development teams. An outstanding Scrum Master should have excellent interpersonal, time management, and problem-solving skills.Primary Responsibilities* Coach the Agile team and program through Agile/Scrum ceremonies* Guide the team on how to maximize self-organization* Ensure the team is self-organizing* Assess the Agile Maturity of the team and coach the team to contribute to relentless improvement of the overall program* Remove impediments and coach the team to remove impediments* Build and maintain a high performing team by improving team dynamics and coaching the team in self-management* Facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution* Assist with internal and external communication, improve transparency, and radiating information* Support the Product Owner in managing the team backlog and foster a healthy team dynamic with respect to priorities and scopeBasic Qualifications* Bachelors degree in a technical discipline* Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) certification* 3+ years of experience as a Scrum Master or in a similar role.* Excellent communication, collaboration, and conflict resolution skills* Proven ability to balance concurrent activities.* Strong knowledge and experience in software development in an Agile or SAFe environment* Ability to quickly build rapport and keep a positive and motivated team environmentSecurity Clearance* TS/SCI clearance required, with ability to obtain polygraph.Qualifications* US Citizenship is required due to the nature of the government contracts we support.Pay Range:Pay Range $60,450.00 - $93,000.00 - $125,550.00The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.Covid GuidanceIn order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC.About LeidosLeidos is a Fortune 500 technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company's 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit and BenefitsPay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.Securing Your DataBeware of fake employment opportunities using Leidos' name. 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Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.