Scrum Master

at NES Associates
Published May 12, 2023
Location Washington, DC
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Type of Requisition:


Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:


Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:



Agency Specific

Public Trust/Other Required:


Job Family:


Job Qualifications:


Agile Scrum Project Management, Continual Improvement Process, Customer Relationship Management, Deliverables Management, Scrum Software Development



8 + years of related experience

US Citizenship Required:


Job Description:

SCRUM Master Senior

As a?Scrum Master, you will be a team-level change agent who facilitates and coaches Agile practices in a diverse and technically complex software development project within our portfolio. A practical understanding of Agile principles, frameworks, tools and concepts will be key in successfully performing in this role. In this role, typical responsibilities will include:

* Lead and motivate a scrum team in all aspects of the committed work (analysis, development, testing, documentation, etc.)
* Facilitate Scrum ceremonies, such as planning, reviewing, retrospectives and daily stand-ups
* Enable team to become self-organizing and self-managing to achieve its goals
* Act as a servant leader and aid with communication and resolution of team risks, dependencies, and team impediments
* Mentor team members in Agile values, principles, and practices
* Assisting program in adopting lean/agile/DevSecOps practices from waterfall practices
* Maintain JIRA and other information radiators for the teams
* Utilize tools, such as JIRA and Confluence, to facilitate Agile ceremonies, including: iteration planning, backlog refinement, daily stand ups, sprint retrospectives, and status reporting
* Utilize tools and reports, such as JIRA and Confluence, to collect, develop and analyze Agile data and metrics
* Utilizes technical knowledge to recommend metrics, tools, and/or techniques for enhanced transparency and operational efficiency
* Identify differences in understanding issues as they occur; work with the team to problem-solve or escalate to management if needed
* Utilize data from retrospectives and other Agile metrics to coach and to recommend continuous improvements
* Ensure the team's "definition of done" is well defined on the story, sprint, and release levels
* Provides feedback and guidance to transformation leads/managers on issues of critical importance to achieving business objectives
* Facilitate productivity through discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution
* Assist with internal and external communication and improving transparency
* Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised with an emphasis on problem solving
* Assess the Scrum maturity of the team and coach the team to higher levels of maturity at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team
* Motivate teams to perform and ensure team members are collectively responsible for all aspects of the committed work (analysis, development, testing, documentation, etc.)
* Coach a continuous improvement mindset and recommend adjustments to established delivery practices
* Participate in customer and stakeholder meetings to ensure cross-team collaboration and coordination of release plans and integration of testing and release activities
* Establish and maintain strong working relationships with all stakeholders, including customers
* Act as a liaison between the scrum team and the Product Owner and stakeholders to break down the product roadmap Epics into Features and user stories and help to define acceptance criteria to enable the development and testing
* Assist in preparing weekly, monthly, and ad-hoc reports and deliverables

Require Characteristics:

* US Citizen
* Bachelor's degree in business, computer science or related field or equivalent experience
* 8+ years of experience

Desired Characteristics:

* Demonstrated working knowledge of Agile approaches, roles, practices, and deliverables
* 5+ years of experience as a Scrum Master or member of a software development team Agile certification such as SAFe Scrum Master (SSM), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM), or Professional Scrum Master (PSM)
* Experience on Scrum teams in a variety of different contexts (different team sizes, different organizations, different cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc.)
* Experience supporting SharePoint Development projects a strong plus
* Proficiency with ALM tools such as Jira and Confluence
* Experience with support tools, such as Microsoft Office, collaborative communication tools
* Experience in delivering technical training and Agile coaching/mentoring

? Location: Hybrid, with possibility to be fully remote


? Full-flex work week to own your priorities at work and at home

? 401K with company match

? Comprehensive health and wellness packages

? Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career

? Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications

? Cutting-edge technology you can learn from

? Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Travel Required:

Less than 10%

Telecommuting Options:


Work Location:

USA DC Washington

Additional Work Locations:

COVID-19 Vaccination: GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 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, or any other protected class.