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IBM Scrum Master - Level II in Alexandria, Virginia


At IBM, we know that transformation drives change, and it is in our DNA to continuously transform. Our Business Transformation Consultants help drive large scale change that spans IBM business units and geographies. As a part of this team, you will have the unique opportunity to be a part of driving IBM's ongoing transformation as a company that continuously innovates and leads the market.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Scrum Masters are servant leaders and coaches for an Agile Team. They help educate their team(s) in Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), Kanban, and SAFe, ensuring that the agreed Agile process is being followed. They also help remove impediments and foster an environment for high-performing team dynamics, continuous flow, and relentless improvement Scrum Masters on Risk MAP CDS will need a strong understanding of Portfolio level and Large Solution level SAFe.

Scrum Masters will demonstrate the following:

  1. Exhibits Lean-Agile leadership and Mindset. Helps the team embrace SAFe Core Values, adopt and apply SAFe Principles, implement SAFe practices.

  2. Facilitates the team's progress toward team sprint goals and PI Objectives.

  3. Leads team efforts in relentless improvement - Helps the team improve and take responsibility for their actions; facilitates the team retrospective. Teaches problem-solving techniques and helps the team become better problem-solvers for themselves.

  4. Facilitates team events including the Daily Stand-up, sprint Planning, sprint Review, and sprint Retrospective and ensures they are productive and kept within the timebox.

  5. Supports the Product Owner or PO Proxy to manage the backlog and guide the team while facilitating a healthy team dynamic with respect to priorities and scope.

  6. Facilitates the removal of impediments and dependencies.

  7. Promotes SAFe quality practices.

  8. Builds a high-performing team by continuously improving team dynamics and performance, working to resolve interpersonal conflicts and challenges, and identifying opportunities for growth.

  9. Escalates people problems to management where necessary, but only after internal team processes have failed to resolve the issue; helps individuals.

  10. Coordinates inter-team cooperation and helps the team operate well on the Agile Release Train.

  11. Coordinates with other teams.

  12. Supports SAFe adoption coaching stakeholders and other non-agile teams on effective interactions with agile teams, participating in the Scrum Master Community of Practice, and supporting the organization's RTEs, STEs, and Agile Coaches.

  13. Enables organizational effectiveness by working with other Scrum Masters and stakeholders to help the team contribute towards improving the overall development Value Stream.

  14. Facilitates preparation and readiness for ART events including PI Planning, System Demos, and the Inspect and Adapt workshop.

  15. Supports estimating by guiding the team in establishing normalized estimates and helps the team understand how to estimate Features and Capabilities.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 2+ yrs experience with agile methodologies

  • 2+ yrs use case writing, requirement analysis, data analysis and test case writing

  • 2+ yrs requirements and business process experience

  • 2 + yrs creating and updating business process and information flow documentation

  • Excellent written and verbal communication

  • Must be able to work independently with little guidance and supervision

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience with Rational Team Concert (RTC)

  • Experience with Rational Requirements Manager (RRM)

  • Experience with Rational Quality Manager (RQM)

  • Experience with Atlassian ALM tools Familiarity with standard software structured testing processes

  • Experience with Design Thinking methodology

  • Experience with Agile Development

  • Experience with Relational Databases

About Business UnitIBM Consulting is IBM's consulting and global professional services business, with market leading capabilities in business and technology transformation. With deep expertise in many industries, we offer strategy, experience, technology, and operations services to many of the most innovative and valuable companies in the world. Our people are focused on accelerating our clients' businesses through the power of collaboration. We believe in the power of technology responsibly used to help people, partners and the planet.

This job requires you to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated prior to your start date, where legally permissible. Proof of vaccination status will be required. If you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical, pregnancy or religious reasons, we offer accommodations in accordance with applicable law.

Your Life @ IBMAre you craving to learn more? Prepared to solve some of the world's most unique challenges? And ready to shape the future for millions of people? If so, then it's time to join us, express your individuality, unleash your curiosity and discover new possibilities.

Every IBMer, and potential ones like yourself, has a voice, carves their own path, and uses their expertise to help co-create and add to our story. Together, we have the power to make meaningful change - to alter the fabric of our clients, of society and IBM itself, to create a truly positive impact and make the world work better for everyone.

It's time to define your career.

About IBMIBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we're also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business. At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it's time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:

*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.

*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.

*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.

*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).

*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.

*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.

*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.

*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

US Citizenship Required.

Being You @ IBMIBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.