IAM Scrum Master

Location: Vienna, Virginia
Category: Project Management
Employment Type: Contract
Job ID: 15440
Date Added: 05/15/2023

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Our highly respected financial services client is looking for a Scrum Master to support their Identity Access Management (IAM) initiatives. They will work closely with the Product Owner to prioritize and lead delivery of the initiatives’ capabilities by removing impediments, facilitating team meetings and events and fostering an environment for high performance. They will manage a continuous workflow of their team. They advocate, adopt, and coach their team on Lean, Agile and Scrum practices.
They will participate in complex, essential projects working under minimal supervision and with wide latitude for independent judgment. They are accountable for completion of assigned deliverables and milestones. They are expected to be an individual contributor and a mentor to junior staff.

NOTE: Candidates must be local to Vienna, VA or Pensacola, FL to attend on-site meetings. Candidates must also be US Citizens or Green Card holders. CANNOT WORK C2C.
Compensation: $70-73/hr
  • Ability to commute to client’s Vienna, VA or Pensacola, FL for meetings
  • 5+ years of experience as a Scrum Master in an Agile environment, additional years of exp. in other methodologies a plus
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and relationship building skills
  • Experience with Azure DevOps
  • PMP, CSM, SAFe, and/or PMI-ACP certifications
  • Previous experience implementing IAM platforms and tools (CyberArk strongly preferred)
  • Significant experience leading Agile development teams and facilitating team meetings in an Agile environment, to include right-sizing/customizing for and with teams a candidate has led
  • Advanced knowledge of development or operations framework methodologies, including Agile principles
  • Advanced presentation software skills
  • Advanced research, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Effective skill in building strategic and execution-focused plans and alliances with partner leadership
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
  • Experience in working with teams leveraging SAFe, LeSS, and Nexus frameworks
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in Banking/Finance/Investments, including familiarity with terminology, concepts, business processes and systems, industry standards, and regulations
  • Exhibit behaviors of a Lean-Agile Leader through mindset; help the team embrace all Agile frameworks and core values, adopt, apply and implement Agile principles
  • Support the team rules of Scrum, eliminate impediments and lead the team in efforts for relentless improvement and heightened efficiency
  • Ensure technology and service delivery roadmaps support the solution strategy and are sustainable to meet the needs of the various solutions being delivered on that product
  • Facilitate the team’s progress toward team goals; utilizing the current Program Increment (PI) Objectives as Iteration Goals
  • Work with the team in preparing for upcoming PI Planning sessions
  • Ensure that goals, scope and product backlog items are understood and can be fulfilled by team members
  • Collaborate with Product Owner, customers and developers to identify and clarify scope and product backlog items in terms of business/systems requirements and processes
  • Support the team’s efforts to continuously improve communications and relationships with other delivery teams; represent the team in the Scrum of Scrums (SoS), helping the team remain aware of engagement opportunities and program effectiveness
  • Engage in challenging the old norms of development to improve performance in the areas of quality, predictability, flow, and velocity
  • Support software development teams in applying the Scrum framework
  • Perform other duties as assigned