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BAE Systems

Senior Scrum Master (81332BR)

Defense

All

Yearly

Full Time

No

San Diego, California, United States

Job Description An experienced Agile Scrum Master is needed to work on a large-scale software and hardware integration effort. The selected candidate will be responsible for facilitating a large complex agile team, or several small agile teams as part of a larger Agile Release Train (ART) delivering value to the customer using Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) as the agile framework. She/he will help educate the teams in Scrum or Kanban to ensure that the agile processes are being followed. She/he will help remove impediments and foster an environment for high-performing team dynamics, continuous flow, and relentless improvement. The selected candidate will work with team members, with other Agile Scrum Masters, and with support personnel to ensure that the team's commitments at the Program Increment (PI) Planning are met. She/he will facilitate horizontal communication across team members to identify any impediments that may prevent team progress while working mitigation plans. The selected candidate will be responsible for sensing, determining, and leading discussions when issues need to be analyzed or triaged, and for making improvements in determining and implementing improvements to processes. Strong attention to detail and focus on task completion is critical.
Primary Responsibilities
· Responsible for facilitating self-organizing team(s) to ensure the team is making progress against Program Increment commitments
· Protect the team from scope creep during execution of the PI
· Remove impediments for the team and coordinate with the Release Train Engineers in implementing solutions
· Help team members communicate, coordinate, and cooperate
· Supports and enforce Scrum process and other rules
· Ensures that the team has a clear understanding of Definition of Done and how to meet it
· Coordinate with other teams on the Agile Release Trains (ARTs) and communicate status to management
· Work with the Product Owner/s to review and prioritize features
· Lead and facilitate SAFe ceremonies to include sprint planning, sprint review, demos, sprint retro, and PI planning
· Work with Product Owner/s to develop User Stories to meet the Feature acceptance criteria
· Maintain and generate information radiators for the teams
· Collect and share team metrics with the team, determine when new metrics are needed, and develop improvements in metrics
· Coach teams on agile and scrum principles with the goal of continuous improvement
· Observe team dynamics, recognize strengths and weaknesses of individual team member's contributions, and coach the team as a whole to drive improvements in productivity
· Create a fun sharing and learning environment, experiment with various ideas to improve delivery, including pair-programming and cross-functional training
· Promote teamwork to achieve sprint goals
· Lead teams towards agile maturity
Required Education, Experience, & Skills Basic Qualifications
· At least 8 (eight) years of relevant work experience as a Scrum Master or similar role leading a technical team.
· Experience working as a Scrum Master for a software development or similar technical team
· Certified Scrum Master (CSM), SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) or similar agile project management certification (PMI-ACP)
· Experience using agile project management tools (e.g. Jira, VersionOne, Rallye, IBM RTC)
· Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, and time management skills are a must
· Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, across diverse systems and groups
· If the selected candidate is located in CA, some travel to MD will be likely, for 2-4 (consecutive) days each quarter for PI Planning sessions.
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills Preferred Qualifications
· Bachelor's degree in a technical field such as System Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering Science, Engineering Management, or related discipline
· Experience working with large software systems including hardware integration and test
· Experience working with multi-disciplinary technical development teams
· Experience using SAFe as the agile development methodology
· Experience-affecting change in organizations working towards agile adoption
· Experience applying test automation, test-driven development, continuous integration, and continuous deployment to achieve built-in quality by the team
· Experience using Kanban as a means to improve flow on support teams


About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do—from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.