MAXIMUS

  • Scrum Master / Project Manager

    Job Locations US-VA-Falls Church
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/7/2020 6:36 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2020-48151
    # of Openings
    1
    Job Schedule
    Regular Full-Time
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    Since 1975, MAXIMUS has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. MAXIMUS delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 30,000 employees worldwide, MAXIMUS is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit https://www.maximus.com.

    Job Description Summary

    This position will lead the planning, execution, and closing of sprints to support the delivery of software products across the enterprise. The position will be focused on the management of special projects as selected by our CMS client Planning responsibilities include facilitation of planning meetings to identify product backlog items to be worked in a sprint and to estimate level of effort of development activities. Execution responsibilities include leading daily standup meetings, tracking progress by keeping the sprint backlog up-to-date, and helping to remove impediments. Closing activities include conducting an end of sprint meeting where sprint products are demonstrated to stakeholders and conducting the end of sprint retrospective with the scrum team. This position must take initiative and act as a leader in order to foster collaboration and communication between team members on technical issues, on process improvements, and in addressing and escalating project risks and issues. The individual in this position will maintain project schedules in MS Project, as well as managing Agile projects. This position will support cross-project activities such as integration testing with other project teams and identifying, tracking, and coordinating cross-project dependencies; assist with scheduling, status reports, project documentation and representing the project at various cross-functional meetings; update Product Backlog items to include new or revised requirements and backlog items; and provide expertise in identifying process improvements to reduce defects and errors and improve overall team productivity.

    Job Duties/Responsibilities:
    •Lead the planning, execution, and closing of sprints to support the delivery of software products for CMS projects and stakeholders across the enterprise
    • Planning responsibilities include facilitation of planning meetings to identify product
    backlog items to be worked in a sprint and to estimate level of effort of development
    activities
    • Execution responsibilities include leading daily standup meetings, tracking progress by
    keeping the sprint backlog
    up-to-date, and helping to remove impediments
    • Closing activities include conducting an end of sprint meeting where sprint products are
    demonstrated to stakeholders and conducting the end of sprint retrospective with the
    scrum team
    •Take initiative and act as a leader to foster collaboration and communication between team members on technical issues, on process improvements, and in addressing and escalating project risks and issues.
    •Support cross-project activities such as integration testing with other project teams and identify, track, and coordinate cross-project dependencies
    •Assist with scheduling, status reports, project documentation and representing the project at various cross-functional meetings
    •Update Product Backlog Items to include new or revised requirements and backlog items
    •Provide expertise in identifying process improvements to reduce defects and errors and improve overall team productivity

    Education/Requirements:
    •Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university required, equivalent experience considered in lieu of degree
    •At least eight (8) years of related experience preferred
    •Demonstrated experience in iterative methodologies (Agile/Scrum)- leading Scrum meetings and developing Sprints, Product Backlogs, Burn Down Charts, and/or developing User Stories
    •Clear and precise communicator with solid interpersonal skills
    •Strong technical writing and presentation skills
    •In-depth understanding of the software development life cycle for implementing Enterprise level systems
    •Understanding of the role of software development tools and processes such as version control, defect and issue trackers, build processes, team collaboration tools
    •Experience working with dispersed teams, and using online communication tools
    •Experience working with many development teams (varied personalities and communication styles
    •Experience managing deployment processes
    •Certified Scrum Master or Certified Scrum Professional preferred
    •PMP Certification preferred
    •Other software project experience such as a developer, tester, business analyst, or technical communicator (writer/trainer) preferred
    •Knowledge of database and data warehouse concepts and technologies preferred
    •SAFe certification strongly preferred
    •Experience working in CMS projects strongly preferred

    Additional Requirements as per contract/client:
    •Ability to obtain and maintain Public Trust Security Clearance
    •Additional Requirements as per Contract/Client:
    •United States citizen or legal right to work in the United States without sponsorship

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    - Initiate, plan, document, manage and maintain technical projects.
    - Lead and guide the work of technical staff and serve as the liaison between business and technical aspects of projects.
    - Monitor progress to assure deadlines, standards, and cost targets are met.
    - Create, update, and manage high-quality project documentation including executive briefings and reports.
    - Develop and maintain project schedule(s).

    Minimum Requirements:

    - Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education, technical training or work experience considered in lieu of degree.

    - Minimum of three (3) years of people management experience,

    - Minimum of five (5) years of experience in the related field.

     

    EEO Statement: Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you. A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.

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