Agile Coach/Scrum Master

Job Locations US-TX-San Antonio
ID
2021-1103
Category
Software Development
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Clearance Level
Able to obtain

Overview

BigBear.ai is seeking an Agile Coach/Scrum Master to serve as a Subject Matter Expert supporting our DoD customers.  Our Agile Coaches will and can also act as Scrum Masters when required. This position will support PCI, a BigBear.ai company.

Certified SAFe® Program Consultants (SPCs) are change agents who combine their technical knowledge of SAFe with an intrinsic motivation to improve the company’s software and systems development processes. They play a critical role in successfully implementing SAFe. SPCs come from numerous internal or external roles including acting as Srum Masters for teams that do not have SAFe or Scrum experience.

What you will do

Agile Coaching Responsibilities:

  • Provided training and coaching in Agile Development principles and practices to development teams, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, and program-level leadership.
  • Provided guidance on achieving high levels of Agile maturity while complying with of the Agile Release Trains and coach to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable.
  • Help teams assess the overall health of their Agile practices and culture to identify opportunities to improve.
  • Coach leadership and help facilitate the creation of new Agile Teams.
  • Assess and evolve launch and backlog readiness.
  • Train or source training for teams and participate in initial, critical events like Program Increment (PI) Planning and Inspect and Adapt (I&A).
  • Coaching ART execution – SPCs coach leaders and stakeholders to build and maintain the Vision, Roadmap, and Program Backlogs. Coach teams, Product Owners, Product Managers, Architects, and RTEs. They also participate in Scrum of Scrums and System Demo, facilitate I&A and follow-up on improvement items. Finally, they help teams establish a DevOps culture and mindset, the Continuous Delivery Pipeline, infrastructure, and associated Agile technical practices.
  • Works with Product Owners, Product Managers, Release Train Engineers, and Scrum teams to facilitate Release Planning preparedness

Scrum Master Responsibilities:

  • Exhibits Lean-Agile leadership
  • Supports the team rules
  • Facilitates the team’s progress toward team goals
  • Leads team efforts in relentless improvement
  • Facilitates meetings
  • Supports the Product Owner
  • Eliminates Team impediments
  • Promotes SAFe quality practices
  • Builds a high-performing team
  • Protects and communicates
  • Coordinates with and across other teams
  • Facilitates preparation and readiness for ART events
  • Supports team estimating

What you need to have

  • Clearance: Have the ability to obtain a secret clearance
  • Bachelor of Science Degree from an accredited university and 10 years of relevant professional experience, or Master’s Degree from an accredited university and 5 years of relevant professional experience
  • SAFe Progam Consultant (SPC) certification required, with one year minimum as an SPC (SAFe 5.0 preferred); additional certification in Leading SAFe preferred
  • In-depth knowledge and experience using/implementing the Scaled Agile Framework
  • Experience performing the role of Scrum Master, preferably within an ART, with a high degree of comfort and skill in guiding a team through Iteration/Sprint cycles
  • Experience executing Agile/Scrum programs and leading Agile Development Teams in accordance with SAFe’s principles of Scrum

What we'd like you to have

  • Relevant certifications desired: CST, CSM, CSPO, PMI/ACP, LKU, PSM, or PMP
  • Clearance: Active secret clearance is preferred

About BigBear.ai

BigBear.ai is a new leader in decision dominance serving the national defense and intelligence communities. The Company delivers high-end capabilities across the data and digital spectrum to deliver information superiority and decision support. BigBear.ai provides a comprehensive suite of solutions including artificial intelligence and machine learning, data science, advanced analytics, offensive and defensive cyber, data management, cloud solutions, digital engineering, and systems integration. BigBear.ai’s customers, including the U.S. Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and U.S. Federal Government, rely on its advanced technology solutions to analyze information, manage risk, and solve complex problems, leading to better decision making. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, BigBear.ai has additional locations in Virginia, Massachusetts, and California. 


BigBear.ai is an Equal Opportunity/Veterans/Disabled Employer. 

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