The Government Health and Safety Solutions Operation of Leidos is seeking an Agile Coach/ Scrum Master in support of our FDA Customer in the Baltimore/Rockville, MD area.
The ideal candidate must be a strong leader with a broad understanding of process, Agile concepts, technology’s impact, energetic and self-motivated, with a value-driven and value delivery mindset.
Agile Ceremony Facilitation –
Facilitate daily stand-ups, sprint planning, refinement, sprint review, 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
Ensuring that goals, scope, and product domain are understood by everyone on the team
Ensuring that the technical team has a clear understanding of Definition of Done
Drive stories to Ready state in preparation for the next quarter and 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 and 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
Works 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
Builds high-performing teams by helping the team manage interpersonal conflicts, challenges, and opportunities for growth. Build trust among team members.
Encourages brain-storming and creative thinking. Encourages the team to be confident and courageous, thinking outside the box
Capture agile metrics as required for CMMI monitoring
Advice and Guidance –
Coaches the team on agile principles with a goal of continuous improvement
Able to 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
Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment, across diverse systems and groups
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. Certified Scrum Master or other Agile certification is required.
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
Strong attention to detail and focus on task completion is critical
FDA or other government experience, in an Agile environment
May require Occasional travel to the customer location in White Oak or Rockville
Location: Rockville MD
Travel: Occasional travel to the customer location in White Oak or Rockville
External Referral Bonus:Ineligible
External Referral Bonus $:
Potential for Telework:Yes, 75%
Clearance Level Required:Public Trust
Travel:Yes, 25% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Business Systems Analysis
Please note that effective October 1, to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos business events outside of our facilities, employees, vendors, subcontractors, and visitors will be required to be vaccinated or maintain proof of a weekly negative COVID-19 test. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated or able to show negative COVID-19 test results to access facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible.
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, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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