KEYW Corporation

  • Senior System SCRUM Lead

    Job Locations 2 weeks ago(6/6/2018 10:16 AM)
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    US-AZ-Sierra Vista
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    US-AZ-Sierra Vista
  • Overview


    Join our DCGS-A engineering and sustainment services DCGS-A Fixed team responsible for the development, modification and support of mission-critical secure cross-domain systems and applications. The DCGS-A Fixed sustainment software development team designs, codes and modifies robust, secure, high-availability software and systems of systems to handle DoD intelligence data presentation needs as specified by user requirements and DoD regulations.



    As the Senior System Scrum Lead, you will work with a team of system specific software developers and infrastructure management professionals to create predictable and high quality results from each software development activity. The primary objective of the scrum lead is to help the system specific development team in building self-organizing, self-managing scrum teams to achieve predictable delivery of releases. The scrum lead will help implement, enforce, and improve Scrum practices based on the SAFe Agile methodology as well as identify and eliminate impediments. The scrum lead role is also responsible for assisting the development team in organizing and facilitating release and sprint planning sessions, daily stand-up meetings, sprint demos, retrospectives, story grooming sessions, and any other Scrum-related meetings.   Specifically, you will:

    • Report to the contract wide ScrumMaster, be the DFI/DFB subject matter expert on scrum implementation and improvements
    • Organize and facilitate sprint planning, daily stand-ups, Sprint reviews, retrospectives and demos with team and Product Owner/stakeholders
    • Coach team members on agile principles and provide general guidance on agile best practices
    • Ensure core agile principles are followed and practiced within the scrum teams
    • Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress to their teams and management
    • Facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution
    • Make recommendations for continuous improvement to enhance productivity, responsiveness, and quality
    • Assist key business users (product owners) with backlog creation, grooming and prioritization
    • Identify and remove impediments to prevent distractions
    • Notify the contract wide ScrumMaster quickly and effectively of any issues identified that could negatively affect software delivery


    Minimum Qualifications

    • A bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or other Engineering or Technical discipline and 5 years of professional work experience is required (No Degree Substitution)
    • At least 1 year of experience with either DCGS-A Fixed or DCGS-A v3
    • At least 2 years’ experience with implementing or improving an agile scrum approach to a Department of Defense software development project
    • At least 2 years software development experience in DFI or DFB
    • Ability to understand and communicate technical issues at a high level
    • Strong teamwork and interpersonal communication skills with multiple levels of stakeholders
    • DoD 8570 IAT Level 2 certified (baseline security certification i.e. CompTIA Security+ce) and (technical computing environment training or certification i.e. Server+) prior to start of work
    • A Secret Clearance Required. TS/SCI Eligibility needed based on final work assignment

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in either a technical or management discipline
    • Certified Scrum Developer (CSD)
    • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)
    • At least 1 direct year of DFI/DFB experience with successful Agile techniques: such as Affinity Estimating, User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Agile Games
    • DoD 8570 qualifying certification in a coding language or supporting OS / DB
    • Demonstrated experience in a coding language such as JAVA, C, or others
    • Experience with code repository management systems
    • Experience with several individual development environments IDEs
    • Specific understanding of at least three of the DCGS-A family of systems
    • Experience with development in both Microsoft and Linux environments
    • Experience working in / managing a VMware ESXi virtualized DoD lab environment
    • Experience working in / managing a VMware vCloud virtualized DoD lab environment

    About the Organization

    KeyW is a pure-play national security solutions provider for the Intelligence, Cyber and Counterterrorism Communities' toughest challenges. We support the collection, processing, analysis and dissemination of information across the full spectrum of their missions. We employ and challenge more than 2,000 of the most talented professionals in the industry with solving such complex problems as preventing cyber threats, transforming data into intelligence and combating global terrorism.


    KeyW, together with its direct and indirect subsidiaries, encourages and actively supports a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and commits to provide equal opportunity to each individual, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other classifications protected by Federal, State or local law. In fact, we foster an environment that promotes diversity, balance and fun—because we believe in the importance of having a workplace as unique as the challenges we solve.


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