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Our customer is looking for a true Scrum Master. This is a full time consultant position with Navstar, Inc. You will fall under my division of Enterprise 2.0. If you would like to apply, please send your resume to abaker@navstar-inc.com.

Duties: Provides a total systems perspective including a technical understanding of relationships, dependencies and requirements of hardware and software components for a project. Must be knowledgeable in computer systems and gathering/identifying requirements. Must be knowledgeable in life-cycle support, including maintenance, administration, and management. Creates, drafts and/or reviews program documentation, generates formal review documentation, and participates in system and program reviews. Reviews program plans, identifies inconsistencies. Coordinates, supports and participates in program meetings and reviews.

Assists in the evaluation of software and associated documentation. Participates in formal and informal reviews to determine quality. Must be able to track project studies, plans, actions items, take minutes, etc. Provides frequent contact with customers, trace ability within program documents, and the overall computing environment and architecture. Manages/updates the master schedule. Ensures coordination and information flow occur between all programs and organizational managers.

Description of On-site duties: Passionate SI/Scrum Master/Development Manager needed to serve as Scrum Master to provide collaboration, facilitation, and leadership skills supporting the development of innovative software application. Individual will be responsible for enforcing the rules of Scrum, removing impediments from their team while promoting self-management and constantly improving standards of work. Must be “self-motivated” and capable of managing multiple priorities and tasks as delegated. Serve as liaison between technical and non-technical departments. Communicate with other management, developers, product managers and technical support specialists on product issues.

Must be a “team-player” with the ability to work within a collaborative environments. Support the product development process. Organize and facilitate project planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other Scrum-related meetings. Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress. Maintain process documentation. Ensure the development teams are practicing the core agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility. Support the Product Owner. Assist as needed with backlog maintenance. Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information. Assist with prioritization and resolution of defects/bugs. Support the Product Team. Assist team with making appropriate commitments through story selection, task definition. Participate proactively in developing and maintaining team standards, tools, and best practices. Identify and remove impediments, prevents distractions. Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution. Empower the team to self-organize.

Pager Duty = NO!

Weekend or Shift work = Possible.

Strong project management background, interpersonal skills, communications skills, and experience with full system development life-cycle. Familiarity with Agile methodologies, particularly Scrum. Demonstrated ability to provide innovative ideas and solutions to project management and team building in order to get the job done. Must have a positive and proactive attitude with demonstrated initiative.

Location: Reston, VA with travel to Mclean, VA

Navstar is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, age, military or veteran status, and other characteristics protected under federal, state and local law.