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Scrum Master

Date: Jun 2, 2022

Location: Lorton, Virginia, US

Company: QinetiQ

Who Are We?

We are a world-class team of professionals who deliver next generation technology and products in robotic and autonomous platforms, ground, soldier, and maritime systems in 50+ locations world-wide. Much of our work contributes to innovative research in the fields of sensor science, signal processing, data fusion, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and augmented reality (AR).

QinetiQ Inc.’s dedicated experts in defense, aerospace, security, and related fields all work together to explore new ways of protecting the American Warfighter, Security Forces, and Allies. Being a part of QinetiQ Inc. means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. 

Why Join QinetiQ Inc.?

If you have the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges, then you will experience a unique working environment where innovative teams blend different perspectives, disciplines, and technologies to discover new ways of solving complex problems.  In our diverse and inclusive environment, you can be authentic, feel valued, be respected, and realize your full potential. QinetiQ Inc. will support you with workplace flexibility, a commitment to the health and well-being of you and your family and provide opportunities to work with a purpose. We are committed to supporting your success in both your professional and personal lives.
 

QinetiQ Inc. is seeking an experienced Scrum Master to provide servant leadership to teams by employing active listening, empathy, awareness, foresight, stewardship, growth, community building, and nurturing principles at our Lorton, VA facility. 

 

Your Contribution to the Mission:

  • Lead cross-functional situational awareness, being the first to notice misalignment and issues as they arise and escalate as needed
  • Facilitate a culture of empowerment aimed at reinforcing an ethos of self-organization across teams
  • Strive for continual improvement, always learning about new tools and techniques for managing the scrum process and the team
  • Facilitate sprint ceremonies (planning sessions, stand ups, retrospectives, demos etc…)
  • Removes sprint roadblocks to help ensure completion of team commitments
  • Coach and mentor agile team members on agile standards and best practices
  • Assist product owners in keeping the product backlog refined
  • Strengthen the agile center of excellence and actively contribute to the company’s agile community of practice
  • Maintain relevant team metrics
  • Regularly interact with IT management, product owners and product managers on status, priority setting, and department-wide efforts

 

To Land This Job, You Need

 

  • Bachelor's or higher degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field
  • Five or more years of relevant experience
  • Experience leading QA, product review, and release processes
  • Knowledge of Agile methodology and experience leading teams and channeling information between teams and team members in order to keep ahead of blockers and to foster progress
  • Experience enforcing scrum values and processes
  • Experience leading work groups efficiently and concisely, and ensuring that all parties involved are kept in the loop with regard to timing and location of all meetings
  • Being proactive in conflict resolution by leading discussions that quickly unblock team velocity and establish focus back on solving problems for our users

 

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Accessibility/Accommodation:

If because of a medical condition or disability you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to staffing@us.QinetiQ.com or call (540) 658-2720 Opt. 4 and let us know the nature of your request and contact information.

QinetiQ Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All Qualified Applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.