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Alion Science and Technology

SCRUM Master, Senior - 37919

San Antonio, TX

Job Description

Job Description:

Provide software development team Scrum Master subject-matter-expertise support, primarily by conducting or leading Agile-based development efforts to advance the organization's mission of providing effective Offensive/Defensive Cyber Operations (OCO/DCO) capabilities. Provide Agile coaching support and facilitation of all Scrum ceremonies to assist in the execution of the organization's mission.

Security Clearance: Top Secret SCI – Willing to take Polygraph.

Education/Certifications: BS in Computer Science or a related field with over eight (8+) years of experience (Preferred) or MS in Computer Science or related scientific/technical field with six to eight (6-8) years of experience (Preferred), and must have current Advanced Level Scrum Master Certification such as Certified Scrum Professional - ScrumMaster (CSP-SM), Professional Scrum Master III (PSM III), Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM), Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II), SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) or equivalent certification and a Basic Level certification such as Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I)

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Relevant Experience: Over eight (8+) years of experience in teaching Agile principles and techniques to small groups, developing self-organizing Agile teams, and applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory or six to eight (6 - 8) years executing Scrum Master duties for software development teams.

Key Requirements: Well-versed in applying a wide variety of well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (e.g., Burndown techniques, Retrospective formats, alleviating issues/blockers); competent in facilitating all Scrum ceremonies in a Sprint Cycle. Excellent analytical and technical problem-solving skills; experience in assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization.

Position Specific Responsibilities:
  • Guiding the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and core values to provide rapid and consistent value to the customer.
  • Facilitating accomplishment of Sprint Goals without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work while removing impediments as they arise.
  • Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information for team and customer awareness.
  • Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog.

Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Additional Agile-based training or certifications (e.g., SAFe, ICAgile, PMI-ACP).
  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches, specifically Kanban and its application to Scrum teams.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with the Atlassian software stack (Jira and Confluence).

Security Clearance: Top Secret/Sensitive Comp Info
Telework - Not Eligible

Diversity Statement

We are an EOE that values our employee's talent – regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion or other protected characteristics – Your Talent Is Our Strength .

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and Veterans are encouraged to apply. Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply. Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information. U.S. Citizenship Required for the majority of our positions.

Covid Notice

A new Federal Executive Order requires that employees of Federal contractors and subcontractors be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by December 8, 2021. Accordingly, as a condition of employment with Technical Solutions, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, employees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption prior to starting employment.

Job ID: Alion-QzKXB3y0u4vt
Employment Type: Other