Scrum Master

at Torch Technologies
Published May 3, 2023
Location Huntsville, AL
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Torch Technologies, a 100% employee-owned company, has a new and exciting opportunity to add a Scrum Master position to our team in Huntsville, AL. The individual will be a part of a team that works directly with Army Aviation and Missile Center (AvMC) and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Government customers. The Scrum Master will provide support to enhance the MDA Engineering Enterprise program office using Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) scrum practices. The Scrum Master will collaborate with engineers and others to capture tasks and deliverables. The Scrum Master will support coordinating efforts between teams and work through communication and collaboration impediments. Additionally, the Scrum Master will help identify potential improvements to the processes and support systems. The incumbent will participate in the development of an enterprise-wide system of systems engineering effort between the element weapon system program offices and the MDS system offices, ensuring that the program offices are integrated and aligned with weapon system contractors to deliver desired capabilities. Candidate will operate primarily out of a government facility supporting the MDA Engineering Enterprise program. Responsibilities and areas of support include but are not limited to the following: Analyze engineering and program office activities to help identify ways to apply SAFe scrum practices Facilitate adoption of agile processes across MDA Engineering Enterprise in the Digital Engineering and Software Development/DevSecOps functional areas Lead one or more scrum events: Sprint Planning, Spring Closure, Sprint Retrospective, Daily Scrum, and Program Increment Planning Collaborate with Product Owners to refine their backlogs Resolve any blockers experienced by the scrum team Support the collection of agile metrics and the implementation of agile training Job Requirements Required Qualifications: BS in STEM or a related technical field or equivalent experience and 2 years practical experience as a scrum master Applied experience driving a project portfolio within a digital venues (e.g., Project Management in tools such as Jira/GitLab) Excellent problem-solving skills Interpersonal communication and collaboration skills Great organizational skills with ability to assist in backlog refinement and definition of done refinement Knowledge of agile frameworks at the organization level, such as SAFE, and the small team level such as Kanban and Scrum Ability to work independently and as part of a group Ability to effectively participate and collaborate with functionally and geographically diverse teams of engineering professionals with differing perspectives, skills, and backgrounds. Ability to effectively communicate complex ideas to non-technical stakeholders and non-agile scrum trained people, both in written and spoken forms. Ability to provide significant contribution in the areas of creative thinking, problem solving, analytical thinking, strategic thinking and out-of-the-box thinking Ability to obtain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret Clearance Desired Qualifications: SAFe Certification (e.g., SAFe Scrum Master, SAFe Advanced Scrum Master, SAFE Product Owner/Product Manager, SAFe DevOps) Understanding of the Missile Defense System (MDS) system implementation Previous experience in any of the MDS element or subcomponent activities Experience working with systems-of-systems of family-of-systems, preferably in DoD context. Experience in the use and analysis of data for complex systems, preferable for the MDS. Ability to lead functionally and geographically dispersed teams of engineering professionals with differing perspectives, skills, and backgrounds General understanding of system engineering principles a plus Practical knowledge of project/portfolio management Active DoD Secret Clearance If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by sending an email to [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]. Thanks for your interest in Torch Technologies.