ICF Consulting Group, Inc. Senior Scrum Master - Remote in Topeka, Kansas
We are open to supporting 100% remote work anywhere within the US.
ICF’s IT Modernization division is a rapidly growing, entrepreneurial, technology department, seeking a Scrum Master to support upcoming needs with our federal customers. The Scrum Master is responsible for leading three 4-6-person development teams, facilitating all scrum ceremonies, and removing team impediments. You will also coordinate with other internal and external development and support teams within a multi-vendor environment. This position is within the context of an Agile team employing the Scaled Agile (SAFe) development framework.
Facilitate scrum ceremonies: daily scrum, backlog grooming, sprint planning, sprint review, and sprint retrospective
Coordinate with other development and support teams to identify, track, and resolve dependencies and issues
Triage and appropriately assign Production Tier II-III incidents; ensure incident tickets are resolved in a timely manner
Help build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or judgment
Support and educate the Product Owners on scrum methodologies
Prepare metrics and reports related to team velocity and defect rates
Ensure teams meet deadlines for sprint completion, deployments, and all other deliverables
Identify and address impediments and raise awareness to project manager for any risks/issues
Required Skills and Experience
3 or more years of work experience as a scrum master
Experience and comfort leading agile projects (e.g., Scrum, Kanban) and working knowledge of scaled agile methodologies (e.g., SAFe).
Specialized knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) frameworks used to manage risks and issues unique to complex technology projects
Excellent facilitation, communication (written and verbal), and negotiation skills
Ability to communicate difficult sensitive information tactfully
Experience with issue tracking and project management tools such as Jira and Confluence
Ability to balance and prioritize multiple projects to meet goals, deliverables, and deadlines
Strong analytical, organizational and product management skills
Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
Must be able to obtain Public Trust clearance.
US Citizens or Green Card Holders required due to federal contract requirements.
Preferred Skills and Experience
Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of work experience as a scrum master
Experience using 508 testing tools, including JAWS, AMP, and WAVE
Experience with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) principles and ceremonies
Experience with automated testing using Selenium/Cucumber
Experience working with remote teams
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