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Senior Scrum Master

Company: Applied Information Sciences
Location: Chevy Chase
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Job Description:

As a Scrum Master, you will manage projects and provide deliver solutions to the client. You will need to be knowledgeable of the Agile process methodologies to perform project initiation and execution.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Use knowledge of Agile process methodologies to perform requirements gathering and documentation to ensure a positive experience for all clients.
  • Use the knowledge of the Scrum methodology to execute within Agile environment.
  • Follow the project management process of project initiation, planning, execution, and closure to formally complete all projects in an above standard manner
  • Work in a highly collaborative environment- provide regular team status updates, Agile metrics reports, and frequently collaborate across other Scrum teams, Stakeholders, and Program Managers.
  • Use technical expertise in Big Data projects to lead cross functional Agile Teams. Engage with the technical resources on the team and across the program to compile product backlog, prepare and execute Sprints.
  • Use experience with Azure DevOps or similar tools to manage backlogs and drive scrum team of up to 10 individuals to complete work on time. Have experience working on and leading cross functional Agile Teams.
  • Have an ability to quickly adapt to changes.
  • Utilize problem-solving skills to identify areas of improvement and turn them into solid areas of development
  • Organize and facilitate business and technical discussions with the stakeholders for data-related requirements.
  • Aid Program Managers in collecting and presenting information to client leadership
  • Contribute to business opportunities, supporting Marketing and Sales, to result in new business captures.

Location and Travel Details

This is a remote position with occasional travel once COVID restrictions are lifted.

Security Clearance and Citizenship Requirements

Profile of Success

  • 5+ years of experience working as a Scrum Master, project manager, or product owner on technical projects (Software Development, DevOps, or Big Data)
  • 5+ years’ experience managing work and dependencies across multiple departments
  • 3+ years’ experience of SQL and data analysis
  • Ability to manage work in a highly technical, changing environment
  • Provides visibility into delivery targets, commitments, and progress
  • Understands domain architecture and targets to identify upstream and downstream dependencies and to support the team in risk management
  • Proactively identifies impediments and appropriately resolves using network of peers and formal channels (including escalation if required)
  • Excellent communication skills, facilitation skills, able to collaborate, plan, execute and follow-up on meetings at the team level
  • Facilitate story / epic level backlog refinement and prioritization and provide monitoring and status tracking support for cross-team initiatives
  • Ensure impediments are visible and tracked through to resolution, escalating when necessary.
  • Supports team’s automation (testing, pipelines, deployments)/DevOps journey
  • Integrates Agile and Lean principles into team practices and work products
  • Utilizes team feedback and metrics (quality, delivery rate, etc.) to identify areas of opportunity and works with team to continuously improve
  • Innovates with practices and frameworks through experimentation to improve the team and their delivery
  • Coaches the team to improve collaboration and self-organization
  • Scrum Alliance CSM, CSP certification or PMI’s Agile Certified Professional (ACP)
  • 3+ years of Agile Delivery experience utilizing Scrum, Kanban or SAFe methodologies
  • 3+ years of Technology Project Delivery experience
  • 3+ years’ working knowledge of Big Data and Azure/Snowflake Ecosystem
  • 3+ year’ experience with Azure DevOps or JIRA and Confluence
  • Working knowledge of data mapping and data profiling
  • Must be able to, with or without accommodation, perform the essential functions which include, but are not limited to seeing, hearing, typing and speaking
  • Must be able to use a PC
  • Must be able to follow complex instructions, resolve conflicts or facilitate conflict resolution, and have strong organization/priority setting skills
  • Must be able to multi-task
  • Must be able to learn and apply large amounts of technical and procedural information, and follow processes that have been published
  • Must be knowledgeable of software coding and following standards and processes that have been published and the guidelines for the design
  • Must be able to provide system training to team members as needed
  • Must be able to communicate in a clear, concise, professional oral or written manner, to be understood by customers, clients, co-workers and other employees of the organization
  • Must be able to perform under pressure and stressful situations
  • May be required to be on call for production support 24x7
  • Must be able to concentrate and demonstrate a capacity for learning technical concepts and adapting to new technologies quickly

Desirable Skills

About AIS

AIS, Dedicated to Our People


AIS employees can spend their entire career at AIS doing challenging, rewarding work and reach their desired level of achievement and responsibility. We offer the opportunity to move up, without the obligation to move out of a position where one excels. We are committed to our employee's success; however, they define it.


It's our dedication to our employees that inspired our leadership to invest in our future and become partially employee-owned through an Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP).


Our employees are our greatest strength, and we do all that we can to serve them. We invest in technology as early adopters, allowing us to create transformative and innovative solutions for our customers while exposing our team to cutting edge technology.


We hire outstanding individuals who are committed to curiosity, passionate about emerging technology, and who are excited to find innovative solutions for the biggest tech challenges facing international brands and government agencies today.


We Invest in Individuals Committed to Innovation


AIS is seeking professionals of a certain character and level of excellence. People that we can learn from and that we can help grow to achieve their personal career goals.


We are looking for:

  • Smart people with a passion for technology
  • Strong technical capabilities with a consultancy mindset
  • Close involvement with local technical communities
  • A willingness to think outside of the box to provide innovative solutions to clients
  • Ability to solve challenging technical business problems
  • Self-directed professionals

Our Core Values

  • Client Success
  • Continued Learning and Technical Excellence
  • Strong Client Relationships
  • Citizenship and Community

EEO Statement

Applied Information Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis covered by law. Employment decisions are based solely on qualifications merit, and business need.

Keywords: Applied Information Sciences, Washington DC , Senior Scrum Master, Other , Chevy Chase, DC

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