Tista Science and Technology Corporation

  • Scrum Master

    Job ID 2018-1470
    Job Locations US-MD-Rockville
  • Overview

    TISTA Science and Technology Corporation, a CMMI Maturity Level 3 company, focuses on delivering information technology and professional services to Federal and State agencies. TISTA is an Inc. 500 company, a recipient of the 2010 Top 100 Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses from Diversity Business, recognized in Washington Technology's FAST 50 list of the fastest growing small businesses in government contracting in 2012 & 2013, recognized as the Top 25 Fastest Growing Small Technology companies by the Washington Business Journal in 2014 & 2015, and selected as the Veteran Owned Company of the Year in 2014 by the Montgomery County MD Dept. of Economic Development.



    TISTA Science and Technology Corporation is seeking a Scrum Master to join our growing team.


    • Support teams in execution of sprints resulting in successful story completion and increased velocity
    • Record and address impediments and retrospective action items in a timely manner
    • Partner with the product manager and tech lead to help achieve team alignment
    • Facilitate Scrum meetings and agendas – Able to manage to a time box and parking lot for off agenda topics
    • Support healthy communication on assigned teams resulting in effective daily meetings
    • Coordinate inter-team dependencies resulting in success epics
    • Maintain sprint backlog and velocity metrics
    • Facilitate or participate in the Scrum of Scrums
    • Collaborate with other teams and Scrum Masters to coordinate work, manage dependencies and improve the environment for Agile development
    • Coach the teams and organization on the Scrum process
    • Ensure that accurate and up-to-date metrics are maintained
    • Coordinates team’s effort to ensure releases and products ship with high quality and on time. Plans and packs all sprints. Ensures JIRA is updated with current work and statuses. Manages epic priorities and upcoming epic work, and communicates to external parties on release status
    • Defines the critical success factors and key performance indicators for the process, tracks defect rates per release for each application and version, and provides organization accountability for application environment reliability
    • Works with Product Manager and Sr. Development staff to plan application release ordering, defines/refines the process and ensure all efforts are aligned
    • Manages risks and resolves issues that affect release scope, schedule and quality


    •        Experience with Agile Methodology
    • SAFe Agile experience preferred
    •        Sense of urgency necessary to meet goals, objectives and deadlines
    •        Strong interpersonal and human relations skills
    •        Strong written, verbal and presentation skills
    •        Able to communicate technical concepts to non-technical personnel
    •        Able to work with people of varied technical backgrounds and management levels
    •        Proven technical integration skills
    •        Proven analytical skills
    •        Ability to Read, analyze and interpret business requirements, system documentation, and technical procedures



    • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in an IT and/or management related field



    •  Rockville, MD


    Here at TISTA Science and Technology we value our Veterans and encourage all to apply!


    TISTA is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.



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