Since 1975, MAXIMUS has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. MAXIMUS delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 30,000 employees worldwide, MAXIMUS is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit https://www.maximus.com. Job Description SummaryWe are seeking a Scrum Master to join our team supporting an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) client located in Farmers Branch, TX. The Scrum Master will assist in the development of sprints and releases; system integration and testing; and program level coordination with other IRS projects and stakeholders across the enterprise.Location of work is primarily from home, with anticipated two days per week at the IRS facility in Farmers Branch TX. The selected candidate must be flexible and available to attend meetings or perform other activities at the IRS facility more frequently as required
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:- Participate in Scrum teams of business analysts, developers and testers to plan deliverables for each development sprint. Provide meeting minutes and action item lists within 24 hours of Scrum meetings.- Provide expertise in identifying iterative process improvements and methods to streamline adoption of the methodology.- Update Product Backlog Items to include new or revised requirements and backlog items.- Support Deliverables to include Release Burn Down Charts, Sprint Burn Down Charts and Defect Log.- Support solicitation of input and feedback from stakeholders and users after each Sprint.- Take initiative and act as a leader to foster collaboration and communication between team members on technical issues, on process improvements, and in addressing and escalating project risks and issues.Minimum Requirements:- Typically requires an advanced technical degree and a minimum of 12 years in progressively responsible positions.- Individual contributor who oversees large, technically complex projects.- Consistently works on complex assignments requiring independent action and a high degree of initiative to resolve issues.- The position is recognized as a subject matter expert within a particular discipline.- Some barriers to entry exist at this level (Sr. Executive approval).- Knowledgeable of emerging trends and may contribute to and influence best practices within discipline.- Computer Professional Job Profile
PROJECT SPECIFIC MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
* Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university required; an additional four (4) years of related work experience can substitute for a degree- At least twelve (12) years of relevant experience required- Master's Degree preferred- Demonstrated experience in iterative methodologies (Agile/Scrum)- leading Scrum meetings and developing Sprints, Product Backlogs, Burn Down Charts, and/or developing User Stories- Strong technical writing and presentation skills- In-depth understanding of the software development life cycle for implementing Enterprise level systems - Understanding of the role of software development tools and processes such as version control, defect and issue trackers, build processes, team collaboration tools- Excellent verbal and written communication skills- Experience working with dispersed teams, and using online communication tools such as OCS and Live Meetings, or similar- Experience working with many development teams (varied personalities and communication styles)- Experience managing deployment processes- Preferred experience includes: Certified Scrum Master or Certified Scrum Professional; IRS system and data knowledge experience
* Work is performed in a general office environment
Additional requirements as per Contract/Client:
* Candidates must meet requirements to obtain and maintain an IRS Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) clearance (active IRS Moderate Risk MBI clearance is a plus).- Candidates must be a US Citizen or a Legal Permanent Resident (Green Card status) for at least three (3) years, and Federal Tax compliant
EEO StatementEEO Statement: Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We're proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you. A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.