Tista Science and Technology Corporation

  • Scrum Master

    Job ID 2018-1507
    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.


    • Display strength and expertise with technical communications
      • Able to communicate technical concepts to non-technical personnel
      • Able to work with people of varied technical backgrounds and management levels
      • Strong interpersonal and human relations skills
      • Strong written, verbal and presentation skills
      • Proven technical integration skills
      • Proven analytical skills
    • Facilitate Scrum meetings and agendas – Able to manage to a time box and parking lot for off agenda topics
    • Plans and packs all sprints. Ensures sprint tracking tools are updated with current work and statuses.
    • Support teams in execution of sprints resulting in successful story completion and increased velocity
    • Manages epic priorities and upcoming epic work, and communicates to external parties on release status
    • Coordinate inter-team dependencies resulting in successful epics
    • Collaborate with other teams and Scrum Masters to coordinate work, manage dependencies and improve the environment for Agile development
    • Facilitate or participate in the Scrum of Scrums
    • Coach the teams and organization on the Scrum process
    • Maintain sprint backlog and velocity metrics
    • Manages risks and resolves issues that affect release scope, schedule and quality
    • Record and address impediments and retrospective action items in a timely manner
    • Ensure that accurate and up-to-date metrics are maintained
    • Coordinates team’s effort to ensure releases and products ship on time and with quality
    • 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 development staff to plan application release ordering, defines/refines the process and ensure all efforts are aligned


    • 3-5 years’ experience in a Scrum Master role
    • Experience working in Agile and SDLC work environments
    • Experience with defect tracking/requirements management tool, desired technologies include: IBM Rational Suite, (ClearQuest, Requirements Pro, Functional Test)
    • Experience interpreting business requirements, technical system documentation, and technical procedures



    • Bachelor’s Degree in an IT and/or management related field (Master’s degree desired)
    • Certified Scrum Master or SAFe certification (desired)


    • MBI Clearance which entails a detailed income tax and credit review


    • Rockville, Maryland


    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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