Scrum Master

1 month ago(12/12/2017 2:33 PM)
Requisition #
Regular Employee
Security Clearance
Top Secret
Full Time
Job Category
Technical Management



  • Prepare for and facilitate daily scrum meetings, biweekly sprint planning, review, retrospective, backlog grooming meetings, and planning poker sessions for multiple (2-3) technical teams supporting an enterprise application
  • Facilitate and prepare for external end-of-sprint demonstrations
  • Create, maintain, and organize backlog of features, epics, stories, and tasks in JIRA or TFS
  • Provide input to release planning using team capacity and skill set information
  • Compile, analyze, and present statistics about time estimation accuracy, team velocity, and burndown rate to development team and management each sprint
  • Meet with product owners and operational business managers for selected modules to introduce scrum and program processes and outline expectations
  • Support release cycle by facilitating Release Feature Selection meetings and organizing and monitoring eligible release candidates in JIRA or TFS
  • Identify common issues across teams (e.g. communication, UI consistency) and lead the implementation of new solutions
  • Communicate team progress and dependencies with other team leads during scrum of scrums
  • Interface with business, test, and user support teams to receive requirements information and forward updates on feature progress
  • Review and provide feedback on drafted user stories and epics to ensure alignment with general Agile user story standards
  • Create general Agile graphics and assist product manager and PMO with executive briefings
  • Be an advocate for the Agile and Scrum methodology
  • Participate in Agile Community of Practice and as part of Agile Practices team


  • Requires active Top Secret Clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Information Technology, or similar
  • 3 years of experience with IT projects, preferably as a Scrum Master or Agile Coach
  • Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and/or experience on an Agile / Scrum team
  • Strong self-organization and self-management skills, with emphasis on self-initiation and follow through; interest in and affinity to create new projects and see them through to completion
  • Experience with implementing scrum for large scale, complex systems
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) certification(s) or experience a plus
  • Experience using Agile backlog management tool(s), preferably JIRA or TFS
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated facilitation skills; ability to engage and energize team
  • Strong organizational and creative skills, able to maintain composure in a challenging environment and promote a sensible and logical approach to issues
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to work well in a mixed team of government personnel and other contractors
  • Able to work collaboratively with business analysts, developers, and testers and understand each trade and skillset
  • Experience with full software development lifecycle (business process, requirements, design, development, testing, deployment, training) a plus
  • FBI experience a plus

Location: Washington, DC

PLEASE NOTE: There is no telework for this position.



Noblis maintains a drug-free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Noblis is seeking a motivated, self-starter to join their team on a mission-critical program based in Washington, DC. This is a great opportunity for individuals seeking to work on, and with, a dynamic software development team in a scrum/agile environment. We are looking for team-players with the ability to lead, motivate, and actively facilitate the team's progress and success.




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