Arena Technical Resources, LLC Scrum Master in Alexandria, Virginia

Scrum Master



In Alexandria, VA

Job DescriptionPosition: Scrum Master

Location: Alexandria, Va

Clearance: US Citizen, capable of obtaining a DHS Public Trust Clearance.

A Scrum Master is responsible for moving our Solution Teams forward following our Agile Development Life Cycle (ADLC). The Scrum Master/Development Team Lead will serve as a dedicated team member who has the primary responsibility to support their self-organizing, self-managing team successfully achieve their daily, iteration, and release goals and delivery objectives. They do so by effectively applying, implementing and enforcing Scrum principles and practices, facilitating continuous improvement, and identifying and removing team impediments. The Scrum Master/Development Team Lead will also help protect the team from outside influences, which could otherwise interfere with the teams ability to deliver value in a short time-box (iteration). The Scrum Master/Development Team Lead will mentor the empowered teams and serves as the leadership proxy whose role is to assist the team in its transition to the new method, continuously facilitate a team dynamic intended to maximize performance of the team, and by continuously improving agile practices.

As such, the Scrum Master/Development Team Lead /Development Team Lead has four major responsibilities:

•Facilitating the team’s progress toward the goal: The Scrum Master/Development Team Lead s will serve as a trained team facilitator constantly engaged in challenging the old norms of development while keeping the team focused on the goals of the iteration

•Leading the team’s efforts in continuous improvement: The Scrum Master/Development Team Lead will help the team improve, helping the team take responsibility for their actions, and helping the team become problem solvers for themselves

•Advocate Agile Values: The Scrum Master/Development Team Lead will lead the team on agile practices

•Eliminating impediments: The Scrum Master/Development Team Lead will remove any blocking issues beyond the team’s authority or will solicit support from other teams/stakeholders until a resolution is reached, so that the team can remain focused on achieving the objectives of the iteration

•Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

•7+ years experience in developing in multiple software development project teams

•2+ years experience in leading multiple agile software development project teams

•Bachelors or appropriate relevant experience

•Previous experience working with Government clients

•Ability to work on site at client facility (Alexandria)

•United States Citizenship and the ability to obtain and hold a U.S. Public Trust clearance

•Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)

• Project Management Institute - Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)

• Project Management Institute - Project Management Professional (PMI-PMP)


•Excellence in both strategic and tactical planning, time management, meeting deadlines, and operating under tight time constraints

•Excellent interpersonal skills including organizational, team building, people management, issue resolution, and customer relationship management

•Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills at all levels of the organization with both internal and external customers

•Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with proven ability to lead and manage projects with medium to high levels of technical and/or functional complexity

•Demonstrated ability to systematically gather relevant information from different sources to address an issue and make a prompt and insightful decision