Scrum Master

at Leidos
Published November 2, 2022
Location Milford Mill, MD
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  



Job Description:

Come join one of our high performing teams responsible for building the next-generation enterprise APIs and modern responsive user interfaces. We serve the Social Security Administration (SSA) and their mission to meet the changing needs of the public, positively impacting at least 65 million American lives per month. Be part of the mission solution and help lead SSAs Digital Modernization Strategy. Leidos is seeking an Agile Scrum Master that will utilize Lean Agile and Configuration Management (CM) best practices to standardize IT-project governance across components for its set of corporate applications. Projects are in various stages of Development, Operations and Maintenance (O&M), and Cloud migration. The Customer requires support for enterprise scrum and CM through leadership in Agile practice and system engineering discipline. Do you have most of these key required skills, education, or experience? Do you want to learn more about our telework posture? Are you an US citizen, US resident, or Visa candidate and think you might fit? We recommend you apply and start the conversation today! Join us in supporting our SSA contracts in Woodlawn, Maryland.

Team Culture:

Your passion and values might be a good fit for our teams if you answer yes to the following questions:

  • Are you looking for a company that puts employees first, with a focus on career, flexibility, and well-being?

  • Do you enjoy collaborating with colleagues and teammates and believe that the best ideas are fostered in an inclusive environment?

  • Are you searching for a team with a strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive for daily mission success?

  • Are you comfortable with proactive outward communication and technical leadership?

  • Do you enjoy being a catalyst, solving complex problems, and providing innovative solutions?

  • Do you have the flexibility, creativity, and resilience to pivot the mission for success?

  • Do you have the courage to make tough ethical decisions with pride, transparency, and respect?

Mentorship & Career Growth:

Our teams are dedicated to supporting new team members in an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Experienced engineers will be assigned to new hires for one-on-one mentoring, collaborative code reviews, and coaching on customer engagement to help each new hire successfully onboard and demonstrate their skills. Projects and tasks are assigned in a way that leverages your strengths and will help you further develop your skillset.

Foundation for Success (Basic Qualifications):

This experience is the foundation a candidate needs to be successful in this position:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, or a related field

  • Masters or Doctorate degree may substitute for required experience

  • Experience using one or more Systems Development Life Cycle methodologies (i.e. Agile, Waterfall models, etc.)

  • Minimum of 3 years experience as a Scrum Master

Factors to Help You Shine (Required Skills):

These skills will help you succeed in this position:

  • Strong communication skills

  • Extensive applicable knowledge of facilitation techniques, training and application of coaching tools, and models

  • Minimum 3 years of software delivery experience, with at least 2 years delivering projects using Agile development approaches

  • Experience with implementing and maintaining Agile project performance metrics and reporting

  • Experience using Scrum and one or more common Agile implementations (i.e., Kanban, Lean, etc.)

  • Experience designing Agile training materials (e.g., Agile Introduction, ScrumMaster, Product Owner, or Understanding User Stories)

  • Experience with Agility (VersionOne) to document Agile project workloads

  • Experience with VersionOne/Agility to document Agile project workloads

  • Contractor personnel must have familiarity with the Agile and Waterfall principles of software development

Recommended Technical Skills:

  1. Iterative Development - Understand the general fundamentals of various iterative software development approaches. Understand other agile/scrum processes and methods and the ability to communicate leverage other techniques to provide value to a team/enterprise.

  2. Technical Acumen - Technical background in project management, systems analysis, or software development (software engineer, software tester, business analyst).

  3. Delivery - Understand the goal of continuous delivery and challenges associated with increasing release velocity within an organization.

  4. Metrics - Understand backlog tracking, burn-down metrics, velocity, and task definition. Also understand the pros and cons associated with the metrics and what the metrics indicate.

How to Stand Out from the Crowd (Desired Skills)

Showcase your knowledge of modern development through the following experience or skills:

  • Some experience as an Agile coach

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Demonstrated success in driving Agile maturity in IT organization(s)

  • Expertise in written, listening, note taking and verbal communication skills, including being able to explain technical concepts to non-technical individuals

  • Scrum of Scale implementation experience

  • Experience with the Social Security Administration (SSA) and collaborating with various rolls within the agency

Day to Day Responsibilities:

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers success. We empower our teams and contribute to our communities. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business. If this sounds like a mission you want to be a part of, keep reading!

Every position we take is more rewarding when you know the why behind it.Know your work makes a difference to support those who need it most. If your passion is enabling life changing service to those around, you this is the place for you. Find you passion in a team environment where all members are valued regardless of contractor or employee status. We are excited for you to take your place in our Leidos Family.

Find your Why with us!

  • As Scrum Master, Acts as a Servant Leader for the team.

  • Facilitates core Agile ceremonies including Release Planning, Release Closeout, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review, Daily Stand up, and Sprint Retrospective.

  • Manages Agility (Version One) Tool and obtains data for feedback on Teams performance. Also Ensures team members are making proper data entry into Version One to achieve compliance with Version One Data Integrity Report

  • Works with the Project Manager (PM) to ensure Sprint Planning and execution aligns to committed schedule and deliverables.

  • Works with the Product Owner (PO) and Solution Architect (SA), and support areas to ensure backlog and user stories are ready for next Release and Sprint Planning

  • Assists team members to resolve impediments, issues, and reduce disruptions when possible.

  • Motivates team members to self-organize and helps the team reach its goals and objectives.

  • Be responsible for a practical level of consistency across Agile projects and participate in all the Agile ceremonies

Education & Qualifications

  • Masters degree and 2+ years of experience in a training-related field or bachelors degree and 4+ years of experience in a training-related field

  • Certifications: Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Certified Scrum Coach (CSC)

  • Must be able to obtain a Public Trust .

Leidos Health Group is recognized as a Top 10 Health IT provider. We draw on decades of success to deliver a range of solutions and services designed to meet the healthcare challenges of today. From the research bench to the patient bedside, we are a company of scientists, engineers, and technologists delivering a broad range of impactful, customizable, and scalable solutions to hospitals and health systems, biomedical organizations, and every U.S. federal agency focused on health. Leidos works with customers across the continuum of care to improve clinical, operational, and financial outcomes with innovative solutions that advance the next generation of care. Our mission is to contribute to creating a healthier world. Begin your journey of a flourishing and meaningful career, share your resume with us today!

Pay Range:Pay Range $74,750.00 - $115,000.00 - $155,250.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline onlyand 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.

REQNUMBER: R-00097659

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.

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