ScrumMaster

Reston, VA
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What we're looking for...

ScienceLogic is seeking a Senior Certified Scrum Master (CSM) who comes with commensurate battle scars and success stories to drive our Agile development process across a diverse set of teams and projects. Our ideal candidate will have significant experience leading Agile software development for SaaS or Web-based projects in a high growth company. You’ll apply your learnings of Agile best practices, joining a software engineering organization that’s over 2 years into the transition to Agile and a team of five dedicated Scrum Masters. We realize we don’t have all the answers (we don’t expect you will either) but you’ll be joining a passionate, high-growth team and company that’s committed to Agile and well underway to experiencing the benefits it brings.

What you’ll be doing in this role:

  • Servant leader to 2-3 Scrum teams.
  • Working with Technical teams on delivering solutions to production.
  • Facilitate Agile ceremonies for specific technical tracks including: sprint planning, backlog refinement, daily stand ups, sprint retrospectives and release planning.
  • Identify differences in understanding and issues as they arise and elevate them to the team for resolution, or to management if needed
  • Bring disclosure and transparency to the business on development and grow business trust
  • Collect, develop and analyze data and metrics.
  • Participate actively in the development and refinement of internal tools and processes, especially those related to continuous delivery and automated testing
  • Be able to assist a team in achieving self-organization
  • Drive the team in its pursuit of continuous improvement

Technical Requirements:

  • Experience in the Scrum Master (or adjacent) role for at least three years for a software development or software QA organization that was diligently applying Agile principles, practices, and theory. Five or more years of related experience is desirable.
  • Background in software engineering to garner respect from his/her teams and be willing to get their hands dirty to get the job done.
  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
  • Knowledge of numerous well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: Burndown techniques, Retrospective formats, test driven development, etc.)
  • Understand other engineering and/or business processes and methodologies and can speak intelligently about them and leverage other techniques to provide value to a team/enterprise
  • Understand incremental delivery and the value of metrics
  • Understand backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Scrum Master with 3-5+ years of experience on software products, or cloud “as a service” products
  • Self-starter with ability to accept responsibility for projects and see them through to completion, to work as individual contributor, mentor junior level staff, and to contribute as part of a larger team.
  • Excellent oral/written communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills.
  • Concise communicator.
  • Technical depth and ability to coordinate with product managers and software/QA engineers.

Nice to have’s

  • Familiarity with automated test tools and techniques
  • Atlassian Products. Especially Jira and Confluence
  • Coaching or Teaching experience in or out of the workplace
  • ICAgile Professional, PMI-ACP, Agile certifications desirable but not required.

About ScienceLogic

ScienceLogic is a leader in IT Operations Management, providing modern IT operations with actionable insights to predict and resolve problems faster in a digital, ephemeral world. Its solution sees everything across cloud and distributed architectures, contextualizes data through relationship mapping, and acts on this insight through integration and automation.

www.sciencelogic.com

 

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