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Job #: R-00049610
Location: Newport News, VA
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Scrum Master’s primary objective is to be a servant leader who assists and supports the team with self-organizing, self-managing, and goal achievement. To meet this primary objective the Scrum Master must support and enforce the agreed upon processes, procedures and/or rules established by the team. This role’s focus is on ensuring that communication is occurring within the team and with outside entities, which enables the appropriate level of coordination and cooperation to meet the team’s delivery goals. Along with supporting the team’s implementation of SCRUM, the Scrum Master should identify and eliminate impediments affecting the flow of delivery. This position is located in Newport News, VA.

Due to current COVID-19 safer-at-home directives, this opportunity does have the option for temporary telework until the work/travel restrictions have been lifted. Once cleared to return to work on site, in-person reporting to work on location in Newport News, VA will be required.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Facilitates and leads iteration planning meetings and other team meetings as required

  • Ensures user stories, tasks, and non-functional requirements are accounted for on the sprint backlog

  • Attends Program Increment (PI ) planning meetings and other events as required

  • Attends Scrum of Scrums and other meetings for assigned projects

  • Works with stakeholders to manage impediments, dependencies, and risks

  • Coordinates with stakeholders to perform continuous business, technical and mission requirements identification and just-in-time definition of requirements

  • Provides scrum coaching to the scrum team

  • Provides monthly project statuses, weekly updates, and data calls as requested to management and internal/external stakeholders

  • Training support

Basic Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent and 4-8 years relevant experienc

  • 2+ years of experience as a Scrum Master in Agile software development

  • 4+ years of experience within the software development field

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Strong communication skills

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Strong writing skills

  • Ability to compile and analyze data and write reports

  • 2+ years in building and maintaining schedules

  • Ability to work well on a team and be willing to adjust to changing schedules driven by operational requirements.

  • Ability to obtain a TS/SCI security clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Agile Scrum Master certification

  • Experience with SAFe or SAFe certification

  • Experience with Atlassian suite, specifically Jira and Confluence

  • Conflict Management

  • PMP Certification

  • Working knowledge of the UNICORN application in AF DCGS operations

  • Previous AF DCGS imagery analyst experience or equivalent

  • Active TS/SCI security clearance

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 100%

Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Systems Engineering

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About Leidos

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

Pay and Benefits

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected].

Commitment to Diversity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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