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Senior Scrum Master

Annapolis Junction, MD
Belay Technologies has been voted Baltimore Business Journal's (BBJ) Best Places to Work 2019, runner up in 2020 and a finalist in 2021!

Belay Technologies is seeking an experienced Agile Scrum Master. The individual is needed to work on a large-scale software and hardware integration effort. The selected candidate will be responsible for facilitating a large complex agile team, or several small agile teams as part of a larger Agile Release Train (ART) delivering value to the customer using Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) as the agile framework. She/he will help educate the teams in Scrum or Kanban to ensure that the agile processes are being followed. She/he will help remove impediments and foster an environment for high-performing team dynamics, continuous flow, and relentless improvement. The selected candidate will work with team members, with other Agile Scrum Masters, and with support personnel to ensure that the team's commitments at the Program Increment (PI) Planning are met. She/he will facilitate horizontal communication across team members to identify any impediments that may prevent team progress while working mitigation plans. The selected candidate will be responsible for sensing, determining, and leading discussions when issues need to be analyzed or triaged, and for making improvements in determining and implementing improvements to processes. Strong attention to detail and focus on task completion is critical.


Candidates should have the following qualifications: 
  • TS/SCI with full scope polygraph is required.   
  • At least 8 (eight) years of relevant work experience as a Scrum Master or similar role leading a technical team.
  • Experience working as a Scrum Master for a software development or similar technical team
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM), SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) or similar agile project management certification (PMI-ACP)
  • Experience using agile project management tools (e.g. Jira, VersionOne, Rallye, IBM RTC)
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, and time management skills are a must
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, across diverse systems and groups
  • If the selected candidate is located in CA, some travel to MD will be likely, for 2-4 (consecutive) days each quarter for PI Planning sessions.
Candidates are required to have the following skills:
  • Responsible for facilitating self-organizing team(s) to ensure the team is making progress against Program Increment commitments
  • Protect the team from scope creep during execution of the PI
  • Remove impediments for the team and coordinate with the Release Train Engineers in implementing solutions
  • Help team members communicate, coordinate, and cooperate
  • Supports and enforce Scrum process and other rules
  • Ensures that the team has a clear understanding of Definition of Done and how to meet it
  • Coordinate with other teams on the Agile Release Trains (ARTs) and communicate status to management
  • Work with the Product Owner/s to review and prioritize features
  • Lead and facilitate SAFe ceremonies to include sprint planning, sprint review, demos, sprint retro, and PI planning
  • Work with Product Owner/s to develop User Stories to meet the Feature acceptance criteria
  • Maintain and generate information radiators for the teams
  • Collect and share team metrics with the team, determine when new metrics are needed, and develop improvements in metrics
  • Coach teams on agile and scrum principles with the goal of continuous improvement
  • Observe team dynamics, recognize strengths and weaknesses of individual team member's contributions, and coach the team as a whole to drive improvements in productivity
  • Create a fun sharing and learning environment, experiment with various ideas to improve delivery, including pair-programming and cross-functional training
  • Promote teamwork to achieve sprint goals
  • Lead teams towards agile maturity

Candidates are desired to have the following skills:
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field such as System Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering Science, Engineering Management, or related discipline
  • Experience working with large software systems including hardware integration and test
  • Experience working with multi-disciplinary technical development teams
  • Experience using SAFe as the agile development methodology
  • Experience-affecting change in organizations working towards agile adoption
  • Experience applying test automation, test-driven development, continuous integration, and continuous deployment to achieve built-in quality by the team
  • Experience using Kanban as a means to improve flow on support teams

Belay Technologies is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business located in Columbia Maryland. Belay specializes in systems automation and full stack development. Belay Technologies provides leading technology and engineering solutions to the DoD, as well as state-of-the-art commercial products. We hire software engineers, web designers, test engineers, systems engineers, systems administrators, database engineers and other tech services.


Perks and Benefits:
  • 8 weeks paid leave - 4 weeks of personal leave, 3 Yay! days, take off on your birthday,11 paid holidays and optional leave up to 6 days through Belay's volunteer program
  • 10% matching in 401(k) contributions vested on day one
  • $5,000 annual training/tuition
  • Student Loan Repayment Program
  • 100% company funded HSA
  • Rich medical coverage (100% coinsurance)
  • Dental coverage including orthodontia
  • Up to $420,000 in life insurance, premiums 100% company funded
  • Amazon Prime, gym reimbursement, monthly lunches, games and prizes
  • Pet adoption program, generous referral bonus program, fun events, and more!
We are a certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business in the Baltimore/Washington area, and we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
Key words: Full Clearance, Fort Meade, SDVOSB, Service-disabled veteran owned small business, DoD, full scope 
 
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