Senior Scrum Master in Herndon, VA at Eliassen Group

Date Posted: 2/6/2020

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Job Description

Are you a passionate Scrum practitioner with an interest in joining a leading organization to support team development and empowerment?

If so, we may have the ideal role for you with our client in Reston.

Eliassen Group Scrum Masters serve in the role of Scrum Master for 2-3 teams depending on circumstances. Our Scrum Masters are typically brought in when there are not enough internal candidates or to serve as an example for internal candidates until they are ready to assume the role. We remove team impediments and facilitating Agile practices.  

We will accept corp to corp or w2 contractors. For our w2 consultants, we offer a great benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits, 401k with company matching, and life insurance.

Responsibilities of the Senior Scrum Master:
  • Work within Multi-Family delivery team empowered/tasked with design, development, modification, and implementation of computer applications, and building high performing delivery teams; serve as Scrum Master for the teams
  • Utilize project coordination expertise and tools such as Jira and MS-Project to support upstream and downstream teams throughout SDLC
  • Engage stakeholders, contributors and technical resources to analyze user needs and resource limitations
  • Facilitate the discussions of complex, high value IT delivery projects that require the coordination of development work or technology work on multiple platforms to achieve desired functionality
  • Serve as knowledge source within project teams as assigned
  • Communicate committed stories for the upcoming sprint to backlog owners and stakeholders
  • Represent the team daily at the Scrum of Scrums (S2) meeting to report impediments for escalation
  • Facilitate scrum ceremonies for the team (S1, Planning, Retrospective, Grooming & Review/Demo)
  • Facilitate impediment resolution in a timely, cost effective manner
  • Track and produce key metrics (e.g., burn-down, burn-up charts)
  • Act as a conduit to other teams and LOBs with which the team is interacting
 Requirements of the Senior Scrum Master:
  • Experience as a full-time Scrum Master on at least three different teams for a total of at least a year
  • Experience in a variety of industries or products preferred
  • Experience as the initiator and Scrum Master for at least three iterations for at least two teams
  • Strong understanding of Scrum practices and roles
  • Experience providing classroom or workshop style training to beginners
  • Good facilitation, conflict resolution, and communication skills
Keywords: Senior Scrum Master, SDLC, Agile, Project Delivery, JIRA, MS Project

Job ID: 334334

About Eliassen Group:

Eliassen Group provides strategic talent solutions to drive our clients’ innovation and business results. Leveraging over 30 years of success, our expertise in IT staffing, Agile consulting, creative services, managed services, and life sciences enables us to partner with our clients to execute their business strategy and scale effectively. Headquartered in Reading, MA and with offices from coast to coast, Eliassen Group offers local community presence, deep networks, as well as national reach. For more information, visit

Eliassen Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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