Scrum Master in Fairfax at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 11/15/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

General Summary

Experienced, detailed oriented Scrum Master / Business Analyst responsible for supporting mission-critical business areas such as Procurement, Business Development, Collaboration, Service Management, and Human Resources. As a Business Analyst this individual will work actively with the business community to solve business problems with systematic and process solutions that fit with company/customer system architecture standards. As a Scrum Master this person will be responsible for evangelizing Agile Best Practices as well as facilitating ceremonies needed to drive project success.

Responsibilities

  • Schedule and facilitate daily stand up meetings
  • Schedule and facilitate sprint planning meetings before each sprint
  • Communicate stories for the upcoming sprint to backlog owner and stakeholders
  • Report progress vs. burndown
  • Facilitate retrospective meetings at the end of each sprint or project
  • Participate in release retrospectives and cross-team retrospectives
  • Remove impediments for teams
  • Maintain transparency into the team’s work through metrics
  • Be a servant leader to each team member and support the removal of blockers
  • Engage multiple roles and stakeholders in critical discussions and consensus building
  • Coach and support continuous improvement within the team
  • Serve as key liaison to other departments that have specific business functions.
  • Collaborate with departments to identify, document and communicate business needs and provide IT solutions.
  • Plan, elicit, capture, analyze and validate business, functional and technical requirements.
  • Facilitate requirements elicitation sessions and walkthroughs with business and IT resources.
  • Perform current state analysis of existing business systems, applications and functions.
  • Produce timely and high quality requirements-related work products, including requirement specifications, process flows, mock-ups and wireframes.
  • Document, analyze and assess current business processes and underlying systems / applications.
  • Collaborate with other departments and IT to develop business cases associated with new project requests.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned.

Skills

  • Advanced knowledge and awareness of current information technology products, services, and solutions.
  • Must be able to work independently on complex tasks which require analysis and action.
  • Must be able to work well with staff members and user community, especially with senior business management staff. Person must be able to interact with employees at all levels of the company
  • Work hours may include meetings schedule outside of normal working hours. Demands during peak times may require work hours outside of normal working hours. Occasional travel may be required.

Job Requirements

 

Qualifications:

3-5 years relevant experience in a software development or delivery organization

A minimum of 2+ year experience as a full-time Scrum Master

A thorough understanding of Scrum and Agile principles, values, and practices

At least 2 years of experience leading Agile Scrum teams

Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) a plus

SAFe certification or knowledge of SAFe framework

3-5 years of related Business Analysis experience.

Preferred experience including process mapping, requirements gathering and test plan and script development. 

Why Work at General Dynamics IT?

  • Work with top talent and some of the brightest minds in your field
  • Support missions that make a difference to our Nation
  • Become part of an organization that that is committed to the highest ethical standards in all that we do 
  • Thrive in the stability of a large organization, with the ability to move onto new opportunities, supporting different missions, building your career within GDIT
  • Want to move, or find a job close to home? We have positions in several locations in the United States and around the world
  • Enjoy a culture that supports work-life balance

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services. 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.



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