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Scrum Master
Ref No.: 21-00506
Location: Chevy Chase, Maryland
· 5+ years of experience working as a Scrum Master, project manager, or product owner on technical projects (Software Development, DevOps, or Big Data)

· 5+ years' experience managing work and dependencies across multiple departments

· 3+ years' experience of SQL and data analysis

· Ability to manage work in a highly technical, changing environment

· Provides visibility into delivery targets, commitments, and progress

· Understands domain architecture and targets to identify upstream and downstream dependencies and to support the team in risk management

· Proactively identifies impediments and appropriately resolves using a network of peers and formal channels (including escalation if required)

· Excellent communication skills, facilitation skills, able to collaborate, plan, execute, and follow-up on meetings at the team level

· Facilitate story/epic level backlog refinement and prioritization and provide monitoring and status tracking support for cross-team initiatives

· Ensure impediments are visible and tracked through to resolution, escalating when necessary.

· Supports team's automation (testing, pipelines, deployments)/DevOps journey

· Integrates Agile and Lean principles into team practices and work products

· Utilizes team feedback and metrics (quality, delivery rate, etc.) to identify areas of opportunity and works with the team to continuously improve

· Innovates with practices and frameworks through experimentation to improve the team and their delivery

· Coaches the team to improve collaboration and self-organization

· 3+ years of Agile Delivery experience utilizing Scrum, Kanban, or SAFe methodologies

· 3+ years of Technology Project Delivery experience

· 3+ years' working knowledge of Big Data and Azure/Snowflake Ecosystem

· 3+ years' experience with Azure DevOps or JIRA and Confluence

· Scrum Alliance CSM, CSP certification or PMI's Agile Certified Professional (ACP)

· Must be able to concentrate and demonstrate a capacity for learning technical concepts and adapting to new technologies quickly

· Working knowledge of data mapping and data profiling