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Scrum Master - part time

Company: Avantus
Location: Reston
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Avantus Federal, a NewSpring Holdings Company, is a mission-focused services and solutions company headquartered in McLean, VA. Drawing upon its heritage companies histories of consistent growth and high performance in the federal services market, Avantus ensures eminence is earned, sustained and grown.Avantus services and solutions are designed, tailored, and executed based on our long history of helping our Homeland Security, Defense, Intelligence, and Federal Civilian customers solve complex challenges. Our capabilities include Project & Portfolio Management, Facilities, Acquisition & Sustainment, Systems Engineering Technical Services, Operations & Analysis, Transformation & Advisory Services, Data & Software Solutions, Digital Innovation, and Augmented Intelligence.We are seeking a part-time Scrum Master to remotely manage the agile process of highly talented, internal development teams. Ideal hours would be 20 hours a week Tuesdays and Fridays with possible work on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The work is remote/work from home with the opportunity to work at internal and customer sites post COVID19.

  • Work with POCs to ensure stories are clearly written
  • Maintain/groom backlog of tasks on an ongoing basis
  • Run scrum meetings and make sure project boards are updated
  • Run retrospectives and sprint planning meetings; assign owners to action items
  • Ensure the issue/risk/opportunity tracker is reflective of any new items that arise
  • Manage input and format weekly status reports
  • Work with consultants to accurately forecast completion timelines
  • Project Management experience managing enterprise-level IT projects
  • Experience with the software development life cycle (SDLC) following documented Agile methodology
  • Experience with project management best practices and how to apply them in an effective yet pragmatic way across large, complex projects
  • Experience using Confluence and Jira and source code management products
  • TS/SCI with poly
  • Requires at least 1 of the following certifications: A-CSM, SAFe, ICAgile
  • Requires PMI certification
    • Has or can obtain a AWSCertifiedSolutions Architect within 6 months
    • Experience managing more than one project with a combination of 10+ resources, 6+ months, or $250k+ in contract valueAvantus Federal is an equal opportunity employer and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) federal contractor. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other category protected by law. Avantus hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

Keywords: Avantus, Reston , Scrum Master - part time, IT / Software / Systems , Reston, Virginia

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