CFSA – Agile Practitioner: The Scrum Master (641192)
Contract with Government of the District of Columbia
FSA – 200 I Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
Position closes 12/31/2020
US Citizens or Green Card Holders Only
Minimum of three years of experience evaluating and assessing team performance relative to Agile principles, evaluating and assessing existing Agile processes, ceremonies, techniques and methods in the spirit of continuous improvement, value delivery.
Skills/Required Years of Experience:
11-15 yrs. conveying technical and functional concepts for a specific technical specialty (Required 11 Years)
11-15 yrs. preparing complex technical documentation (Required 11 Years)
Bachelor’s degree in IT or related field or equivalent experience (Required 15 Years)
Experience with at least one tracking tool like JIRA or MS DEVOPS or similar tool (Required 8 Years)
Active Certified ScrumMaster (Scrum Alliance) or Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (PMI) or equivalent certification (Required)
Acting as a Scrum Master (Required 5 Years)
Experience with large scale IT Projects (Required 8 Years)
Experience in Human Services or Child Welfare sector (Highly desired 5 Years)
Project Management Professional (Highly desired)
• Support New Agile Practitioner: The Scrum Master will be the responsible for supporting the CFSA staff as they learn how to work in an agile methodology. This will be done by coaching and assisting Product Owners and Subject Matter Experts in development of user stories.
• Implement Best Practices: The Scrum Master is responsible for creating and onboarding project teams, integrating them into the organization and providing a clear vision of the product. Assist agile teams in efficient implementation and use of Jira to automatically measure and report quality and performance measures to the Program’s Portal. The Scrum Master also facilitates communication and information exchange between external groups and the project team. They also monitor project progress, provide timely feedback, and drive a culture of agility and learning.
• Keep all Parties on Track and Informed: The Scrum Master hosts daily team meetings to get updates on the progress of the project, address potential roadblocks, and ensure that the project is on track. They also host regular sessions to share updates with product stakeholders about how the project is progressing (or not). Ultimately, it’s a Scrum Master’s job to ensure that the team is meeting deadlines with the desired outcome.
• Introduce Agile Engineering Practices: To improve efficiency, Scrum Masters encourage the use of continuous integration (CI) and automation. With CI tools, developers integrate chunks of code into a central repository frequently, from which automated builds and tests run in successive iterations. This repeatable approach reduces the risk, time, and effort associated with traditional development methods.
• Provide Oversight of System Integrator Agile Processes: Evaluate agile artifacts and audit processes utilized by system integrator to ensure project implementation will be on-track and on schedule. Provide the program manager with timely metrics and audit outcomes to gauge progress towards quality objectives.
Background check is required, if selected for the position.
There are no reimbursable expenses allocated to this position.