Scrum Master

February 11, 2022

Systone is hiring for a Scrum Master!!!

We are hiring for a remote Scrum Master.

We are a digital services company based in Baltimore , Maryland. We work in Government contracting and play a vital role in helping the Government achieve its missions and objectives.

We are positioned at the juncture of Business & Technology in order to ensure the government serves its citizen as it should.

So, If you would like to be a part of something and make an impact in our society and within the Government, please continue to read...

What you'll be doing includes:

  • Coaching, leading, facilitating meetings, holding the team accountable, being accountable for the process and the product

  • Training, mentoring, and supporting scrum teams to follow agile values, principles, and practices.

  • Leads daily scrum meetings, iteration reviews, and maintains backlogs

  • Determining and managing tasks, issues, risks, and action items.

  • Working with product owners to handle backlogs and new requests.

  • Scheduling and facilitating internal communication, scrum events, meetings, and effective decision-making processes.

  • Be the point of contact for external communications (e.g., from customers or stakeholders).

  • Monitoring progress and performance and helping teams to make improvements and implement changes effectively.

  • Support Product Owner as needed

  • Facilitate positive team dynamics to maximize team performance

  • Identify and remove impediments to help protect the team from outside influences, which could otherwise interfere with the team’s ability to deliver

Who you are:

  • Comfortable working remotely

  • Comfortable collaborating with Product Owner and Development team

  • Capable of both deciding next actions, and knowing when the decision requires sign off from management

  • Comfortable in a dynamic (i.e., startup) work environment

  • A good communicator with the ability to express and share ideas to business leaders with a non-technical background

Required knowledge, skills, and competencies:

  • Minimum of 5 years as Scrum Master in large enterprise environments overseeing small to large teams directly

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication, presentation and organizational skills, and the ability to build strong working relationships with technical and non-technical teams alike at all levels

  • Exhibiting a servant leadership attribute to support team

  • Great analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities

  • Superior presentation and negotiation skills

  • Proven organizational skills

  • Strong adaptability and capacity to work in fast-paced environments

  • Three or more years experience working as part of an Agile team

  • Experience writing Epics, Features, User Stories, Defining Acceptance Criteria & tests, Definition of Ready and Definition of Done on behalf of the Product Owner and answering clarifying questions on requirements

  • Experience facilitating meetings and workshops

  • Experience in incremental software development projects using an Agile Scrum approach

  • Detail oriented

  • Experience with Atlassian tools Jira & Confluence preferred or other Agile workflow management tools

  • Certified scrum master, SAFe certification.

Why work with us?

  • Be a part of an organization that wants to make an actual difference in the society.

  • Opportunity to work from anywhere + flexible schedule

  • Accrued PTO + Sick leave + 10 federal holidays + your birthday off

  • Trainings & Certifications budget

  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Referral Bonus

Compensation

We have a competitive compensation model that compares very well against the market rates. And we ensure everyone at Systone— regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, nationality, or negotiation skills — is given equal pay for equal work.