• ScrumMaster

    Location
    US-VA-Arlington
  • Overview

    We are currently looking for people to serve as ScrumMasters for software development and data solution teams that have chosen to adopt Agile. The ideal candidate is a team player with demonstrated success supporting self-organizing teams by helping them achieve their goals. They do so by effectively applying, implementing, and reinforcing Scrum principles and focusing on continuous improvement, including the ongoing training and growth of the team.

    Responsibilities

    • Ensures that all Scrum ceremonies are appropriately facilitated
    • Assists the team in achieving their sprint goals by consistently reinforcing good Scrum principles and practices, and helping the team continuously improve.
    • Eliminates impediments and removes blockers by working with a wide range of stakeholders until a resolution is reached, so that the team can remain focused on achieving their objectives
    • Works closely with the Product Owner to ensure that the prioritization and business value of all stories is fully understood, and works with the team to create solid, well defined user stories
    • Works with the Product Owner and Business Sponsors on long-term release planning
    • Creates and communicates usable metrics
    • Leads the ongoing training and education efforts of the team

    Qualifications

    • Strong understanding of servant leadership and the Agile Manifesto's values and principles, and how to apply these to help a team
    • Strong understanding of Scrum, Kanban, and Lean principles
    • Desire to be involved in the Agile community
    • Excellent interpersonal skills including organizational, team building, and issue resolution
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills including working with stakeholders at all levels of an organization
    • Outstanding analytical and problem solving skills with a proven ability at making teams successful
    • High-level of flexibility, creativity, and innovation
    • Ability to maintain a positive attitude while working under pressure
    • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and/or Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) certification (preferred)

    About Excella

    Excella is a technology consulting firm serving commercial, non-profit, and federal clients in the Washington, DC area. Excella builds innovative custom software solutions with a strong focus on Agile engineering practices. We believe that great work leads to great things –- for our clients and our employees. We are growing fast and need passionate, innovative people who love working with technology and are ready to make an impact.

     

    Here's what you can expect from us:

    • We care about our employees. In fact, The Washington Post and The Washington Business Journal consistently rank us as a "Best Place to Work."
    • You'll work with great people who love what they do: our team includes published authors, certified trainers, and internationally renowned speakers.
    • We have a "bring your own device" workplace and will share the cost of a new computer of your choice -- Mac or PC. It's up to you.
    • We'll invest in your career by providing 3 days of paid professional development every year, including travel and registration fees to attend classes and conferences, in addition to tuition assistance for degrees and certifications.
    • Starting day one, every employee is bonus eligible and receives 17 days of paid vacation.
    • You can bike, drive, or metro to work -- our commute reimbursement plan has you covered.
    • We cater dinner bi-monthly, and always have healthy snacks available!
    • You'll have fun! We hold monthly social events all year long.

    Excella is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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