Senior Level Scrum Master/Release Manager
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Senior Level Scrum Master/Release Manager - Herndon, VA

Job ID : 1319

Clearance required for this job : Full-Scope Poly

Senior Level Scrum Master/Release Manager
Clearance Level: Full-Scope Poly
Location: Herndon, VA

Senior Level Scrum Master/Release Manager
Clearance Level: TS/SCI w/ Full Scope Poly
Location: Herndon, VA
Level of Education: A minimum of Bachelor’s degree is required

Job Description:
Seeking an experienced Scrum Master / Release Manager who will provide effective collaboration, facilitation, leadership, and coaching skills in our Agile environment.
• This individual will be responsible for enforcing the rules of Scrum, removing impediments from their teams while promoting self-management and constantly improving our standards of work.  
• Upon Sprint completion, the Release Manager will oversee promotion and deployment of software to a production environment.

Scrum Master Responsibilities:  
• Organizing and facilitating regular scrum meetings including daily stand-ups, sprint and release planning sessions, retrospectives, demonstrations, and other project planning and issue resolution meetings as required.
• Working with project leadership to maintain the backlog and update team status in our agile process management tool.
• Improving transparency on team progress through burn down charts, velocity reporting and sprint and release progress.
• Coaching teams in effective use in ongoing adoption of agile principles and practices.
• Assisting with prioritization and resolution of defects/bugs.
• Identifying and removing/preventing impediments and distractions.
• Proactive reporting of risks, blockers, and team progress.
• Facilitating discussion and conflict resolution.
• Recommending changes to our existing processes.

Release Manager Responsibilities:  
• Plan for, communicate, and execute software releases to production environment at the end of our Sprints.
• Work with our Configuration Management Board to gain approval for, and report progress on software releases.
• Write and/or update documentation related to software releases (Build Plans, Implementation Plans, As-Built Documents, etc)
• Keep project leadership apprised of Sprint and Release progress, and identify risks and issues.

Required Skills:  
• Must be a self-starter and be able to perform with minimal supervision while working in a diverse team environment following Agile processes for software development.
• Must be capable of managing multiple priorities.
• Well-rounded individual with great analytical skills, excellent attention to detail, enthusiasm for taking ownership, a strong commitment to quality, and the ability to work closely and communicate effectively with developers, product management and stakeholders.
• Communicate with other management, developers, product managers and technical support specialists on product issues.
• 3+ years experience with Agile (Scrum, XP, etc)
• 3+ years in leadership roles
• Experience working under Agile Methodology is essential.
• Thorough understanding of agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures.
• Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle.
• Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work with diverse personality types and understand technical issues.

Preferred Skills:
• Experience working with Rally is a plus.

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