Tista Science and Technology Corporation

  • Scrum Master

    Job ID 2019-1548
    Job Locations US-TX-Austin
  • Overview

    TISTA Science and Technology Corporation, a CMMI Maturity Level 3 company, focuses on delivering information technology (IT) 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 to hire a Scrum Master to join our growing team in Austin! 

     

    The Scrum Master will lead Scrum teams, provide management, direction, administration, quality assurance, and leadership of staff execution for each of the assigned projects. The role provides on-site, day-to-day support and management of scrum teams including quality monitoring and SME-level inputs to improve the overall performance of the assigned projects; support of configuration and release management, and assessment and authorization to VA IT development/ sustainment project(s) as needed.

    Responsibilities

    • Provide day-to-day management guidance and direction to scrum teams in the execution of tasks defined in the PWS
    • Manage resources and project based on timelines established in the project schedule, and monitor progress
    • Use proven project management and software development methodologies, including Large Scale Scrum (LeSS), SAFe, VIP and Process Asset Library (PAL) that assure that all contract-driven activities are identified, documented, and tracked so that the contract shall continuously be evaluated and monitored for timely and quality service
    • Act as primary interface with the client and ensure client’s needs are met within the scope of this project and our contract
    • Provide project financial and resource management
    • Plan and conduct ‘VIP Build’ planning or Program Increment (PI) Planning, manage PI-Planning session in accordance with SAFe and in alignment with the VA VIP process
    • Provide detailed metrics and dashboard covering tasks, assigned resources, and story points including burndown charts
    • Identify, communicate, mitigate and manage project risks; provide weekly updates to PMSS Risk Manager on issues/risks requiring escalation
    • Maintain requirements backlog and conduct requirements elaborations
    • Plan and support Sprint and Build releases for all environment, and coordinate with Test and CM Manager to ensure adequate and timely support
    • Collect and maintain all release documents and ensure that compliance user stories have been completed and approved by assigned Release Manager

    Qualifications

    • 10 years of experience supporting software development programs 
    • 5 years of experience leading a program using either LeSS or SAFe (required)
    • Strong experience as a Scrum Master and software development methodologies and proven ability to lead scrum teams in the execution of project tasks and providing monitoring including risk/issues management
    • Experience managing scrum teams within VA, specifically working knowledge of VA’s VIP management process and Rational Tool Suite
    • Knowledge of methodologies, technologies, frameworks, and toolsets such as Agile methodology, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Pega technology, IBM Rational toolset, VIP, Project Management Institute Project Management Body of Knowledge, Lean Six Sigma (LSS), and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) domain expertise
    • Deep understanding of scaled agile development methodologies (SAFe)
    • This role is the primary interface with the customer and requires a high level of professionalism, and oral and written communication skills

     

    Education/Certifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Systems, Business or related scientific/technical discipline
    • Additional 8 years’ relevant experience may be substituted for a Bachelor’s degree
    • Leading SAFe certification (required)
    • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) (preferred)
    • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

    Clearance:

    • Ability to obtain Moderate Background Investigation (MBI) clearance

    Location: 

    • Austin, TX

    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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