CACI International Agile Scrum Master in Silver Spring, Maryland

Job Description:

Description

CACI is looking for experienced Agile Scrum Masters with both strong Agile Scrum delivery skills and project facilitation experience to work on a challenging program in Reston, VA, Silver Spring, MD, and Oklahoma City, OK. The Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) is a technologically advanced information processing, display, and telecommunications system that is the cornerstone of the National Weather Service (NWS) modernization and restructuring. AWIPS is an interactive computer system that integrates all meteorological, hydrological, satellite and radar data, enabling the forecaster to prepare and issue more accurate and timely forecasts and warnings.

The program is supported across a broad range of systems and software technologies using Agile Scrum methodology. The ideal candidate will have a deep technical understanding of Agile Software Development practices and experience delivering deployable software in short sprints. In this role, they will interface with client personnel and use oral and written communications skills to develop great working relationships with stakeholders. This position is responsible for ensuring that all assigned work activities are performed in a timely and cost effective manner while maintaining the highest quality of performance.

The ability to be adaptable and to work constructively with a technically diverse team is also crucial. A willingness to learn and stay abreast of industry trends is also required. The program emphasizes innovation, and CACI looks for individuals who can bring creative ideas to solve complex problems, both technical and procedural. This opportunity is pending contract award.

Functional Responsibility

Serves as the contractor's authorized project interface with project stakeholders, including, government personnel, and customer agency representatives. Responsible for facilitating delivery of customer-defined software development projects; basic RESPONSIBILITIES include:

  • Acting as Scrum Master for 1 or 2 scrum teams with a focus on guiding the teams toward improving the way they work; Facilitating sprint planning, retrospective and demos.

  • Acting as product manager and assisting the product owner and business analyst with managing the product backlog

  • Removing all obstacles to project team efficiency and effectiveness; reaching out to the larger organizational network for impediment removal; ensuring cross-team coordination.

  • Maintaining relevant metrics that help the team see how they are doing.

  • Coaching and mentoring other Scrum Masters on our program team. Partnering to ensure that our ways of working are consistent across teams.

  • Liaising between developers and project stakeholders; fostering quality communication between engineering disciplines.

  • Acting as a Scrum Master, taking responsibility for managing product releases and dependencies between teams and third parties or between assigned teams and other Scrum teams;

  • Managing and tracking project finances.

  • Support development of product roadmaps Strengthening the presence of the team as an Agile centre of excellence. Actively contributing to the organization Agile Community.

  • Analyzing new and complex project-related problems and creating innovative solutions involving finance, scheduling, technology, methodology, tools and solution components.

  • Ensuring appropriate staffing for assigned projects or tasks; developing personnel.

  • Providing appropriate oversight to engineers, analysts, and support personnel.

  • Scheduling and allocating work, providing advice and guidance, and resolving problems to meet technical performance and financial objectives.

  • Developing new and refining existing process to enhance quality and productivity.

  • Reviewing and evaluating work of staff and preparing periodic performance reports.

  • Ensuring product quality and timeliness of efforts.

Qualifications

Minimum required:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, with or eligible for a Government “Public Trust” clearance

  • College degree (B.S.; M.S.) in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Management Systems or a related discipline.

  • Typically requires 10 - 12 years of related experience

  • Previous AWIPS experience

  • Strong software development background, with a minimum of three (3) solid years facilitating incremental software development projects using an Agile Scrum approach

  • Certified Scrum Master/Scrum Practitioner with significant experience with Scrum teams and use of continuous integration tools and techniques in test-driven development

  • Understanding of all elements of the software development life cycle, including planning, development, requirements management, CM, quality assurance, and release management

  • Highly responsible, team-oriented individual with very strong communication skills and work ethic; self-starter

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Desired:

  • Experience with at least two of: C#/.Net, Java, C/C++, Python, Fortran, open source components (e.g., Apache Qpid, PostgresSQL, Spring, and ActiveMQ), Quality Suite, Oracle, VMware, information exchanges, data warehouse, client server.

  • Experience with test automation techniques and tools

  • Experience with building in software security (BSIMM, security touchpoints)

  • Experience with continuous deployment models

  • Ability to apply advanced principles, theories, and concepts, and contribute to the development of innovative principles and ideas.

  • Experience working on unusually complicated problems and providing solutions that are highly creative and ingenious, exhibiting ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness.

  • Acts independently to expose and resolve problems.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

  • Experience with NOAA/National Weather Service and/or Meteorological information systems

CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. Join CACI, where you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. A Fortune magazine World's Most Admired Company in the IT Services industry, CACI is a member of the Fortune 1000 Largest Companies, the Russell 2000 Index, and the S&P SmallCap600 Index. CACI provides dynamic careers for over 20,000 employees worldwide. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.