Agile/Scrum Master - Military veterans preferred

2018-12-01
General Dynamics Information Technology (www.gdit.com)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee


Washington
District of Columbia
United States

General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) has an immediate requirement for Scrum Masters to support ongoing efforts to implement the USPS Agile Scrum Software Development Methodology across all projects within the CIO.  These resources will increase the organization’s utilization and skills in agile methodology and agile development best practices and provide hands on assistance to project teams on setting up development projects using our customer’s standard toolsets (for example, VersionOne and the HP ALM tool suite).  Additionally the Scrum Masters will be responsible for mentoring the organization on agile methodology (Scrum, SAFE, and others as defined) and standard toolset.  These resources will also be used to help monitor the use of Agile in the various projects at each Solution Center to ensure consistency amongst the centers and to promote value driven development.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Support an Agile “Center of Excellence” within each of the four Solution Centers
  • Coach and mentor Solution Center development teams practicing agile methods with state of the art engineering practices and continuous integration tools to improve software quality and minimize defects
  • Work with Solution Centers scrum teams to prepare and groom backlogs
  • Provide experienced senior leadership for USPS IT implementation of the enterprise Agile program
  • Provide Agile metric progress reporting, Agile project report cards, training progress and set up processes to measure ROI
  • Assist with updating USPS process (i.e. TSLC/SDLC), policies, standards, etc.
  • Assist with identifying Agile projects and develop project plans to ready systems
  • Prepare Communications for IT Management
  • Provide guidance to Solution Centers scrum teams on Scrum processes, deliverables, and project status
  • Work with Solution Centers scrum teams to use VersionOne Agile tool and HP ALM tool suite. The coaches must have expert knowledge of how to use these tools
  • Work with the Requirements and Test Planning team to raise issues, identify benefits, and promote successes
  • Provide leadership and guidance to Solution Center BPLs on project status and visibility, including problem solving that may arise during an Agile project
  • Coach and assist Solution Center development teams implementing Agile engineering practices and continuous integration to improve processes and procedures
  • Audit teams artifacts & Agile process documents for improvements 

 

We can only accept US citizens and or Green Card Holders.  The security clearance for this program requires the selected candidate to have resided in the US for the past five years and not have left the country for longer than 90 consecutive days.

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 10 years' of directly related work experience
  • Expert knowledge of Agile Scrum methodology
  • Expert knowledge of HP ALM tool suite and VersionOne tools
  • Knowledge of the following tools is a plus: Subversion, Junit, Jenkins, Sonar, AppScan, and ServiceNow
  • Must have a minimum of 3+ years of professional scrum master experience) and have Scrum Master Certification
  • Must have hand on experience coaching and mentoring for new Agile Scrum team, Scrum Master, and Product Owners and mentoring existing Scrum Masters for continuous improvement
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate and run effective meetings required
  • Ability to work under pressure and adhere to tight deadlines with a strong attention to detail required
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written

Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in a breadth of project management and/or technical roles that employed Agile delivery
  • Demonstrate and display high passion of the agile values and principles, be an inspiring and confident evangelist for the organization and enterprise
 
 

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. 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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Education:

Education:

  • Bachelors' Degree in either Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Engineering, Business (or related field of study)