The Government Health and Safety Solutions Operation of Leidos is seeking a Scrum Master in Baltimore, MD to support the FDA SIRCE contract. (position can be remote)
The SIRCE program supports the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) critical work to safeguard the foods, drugs, devices, biologics, and veterinary products that the Agency regulates. The program is comprised of multiple teams supporting a wide array of internal FDA applications. This position will serve as the full time scrum master for a software development team focused on the FDA Compliance Management System.
The ideal candidate must be an energetic, self-motivated, and strong leader with a value-driven and customer-centric mindset.
Agile Ceremony Facilitation –
Facilitate daily stand-ups, sprint planning, backlog refinement, sprint review, sprint retrospectives, and other related team and intra-team meetings
Participate in sprint demonstrations and scrum of scrums
Maintain and generate information dashboards for the team(s)
Collect and share metrics with the team, suggest new metrics, and drive improvement using metrics
Ensure that goals, scope, and product domain are understood by everyone on the team
Ensure that the technical team has a clear understanding of Definition of Done
Drive stories to Ready state in preparation of the upcoming sprint
Prepare for sprint planning with the product owner and the team
Work with the team and Product Owner to maintain a healthy backlog, plan upcoming releases, and assist with drafting acceptance criteria
Team Support –
Foster team collaboration and communication
Encourage team to be proactive during all phases of the sprint cycle
Work with the team to adapt to changes that yield better results
Encourage an experimental and fail-fast mindset
Remove impediments to the team’s ability to perform by working closely with the team and stakeholders, including product owners, management, other teams, and the support organization
Work with team to create and update team working agreement, the definition of ready, and definition of done
Communicate the status of progress and impediments to internal and external stakeholders
Facilitate cross-team coordination, tracking and following up with external dependencies
Act as a buffer between external distractions and the team helping the team to keep focus
Protect the team and minimize disruptions
Coordinate with the configuration management analyst on environment setups & maintenance, code deployments, and production releases
Build high-performing teams by helping the team manage interpersonal conflicts, challenges, and opportunities for growth. Build trust among team members.
Encourage brain-storming and creative thinking. Encourage the team to be confident and courageous, thinking outside the box
Capture agile metrics as required
Advice and Guidance –
Coach the team on agile principles with a goal of continuous improvement
Observe team dynamics, recognize strengths and weaknesses of individual team member's contributions, and coach them to improve
Create a fun sharing and learning environment, experimenting with various ideas to improve delivery including pair-programming and cross-functional training
Promote teamwork to achieve sprint goals
Lead the teams towards agile maturity
BS degree and 8 – 12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6 – 10 years of prior relevant experience.
BS Degree in Computer Science preferred
Experience applying scrum and growing teams as a fulltime Scrum Master for 5 years or more
Experience-affecting change in organizations working towards agile adoption
Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or similar agile project management certification (PMI-ACP)
Experience using agile project management tools, preferably JIRA and Confluence
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
Manages time extremely well, can quickly sense when an issue needs to be discussed or triaged
Experience as a Scrum Master at an organization that is committed to using agile as a core methodology to deliver business value
Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment, across diverse systems and groups
Strong attention to detail and focus on task completion is critical
Experience leading multi-disciplinary development teams
SAFe experience is a plus
Experience in any part of the software development lifecycle is a plus - as the developer, tester, analyst, product manager, project/program manager, etc.
Experience with applying test automation, test-driven development, continuous integration, and continuous deployment to achieve built-in quality by the teams
PMP certification and/or earned value management experience
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
Potential for Telework:Yes, 100%
Clearance Level Required:Public Trust
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Business Systems Analysis
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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