General Dynamics Information Technology

Scrum Master

Employment typeFull-Time

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  • Job Description

      Req#: RQ178191

      Type of Requisition:


      Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:


      Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:



      Public Trust/Other Required:

      Job Family:


      Job Qualifications:


      Agile Methodology, Agile Scrum Development, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)



      2 + years of related experience

      US Citizenship Required:


      Job Description:

      GDIT is seeking a Scrum Master who holds active Public Trust Clearance, preferred.

      The position will support a US Department of Education program that is playing a major role in modernizing America's Federal Student Aid (FSA) Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). The Award Eligibility Determination (AED) system that GDIT is developing determines who is eligible for aid and assists in determining the amount of aid students can receive. AED will replace the legacy system and will receive FAFSA® data, receive FAFSA® match data from FSA and other federal agency systems, receive results, determine eligibility for federal aid, provide web services, and communicate data and outputs to other FSA systems for further analysis and reporting.

      GDIT’s implementation of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) emphasizes understands the need for compliance, and extensive traceability while providing an agile, lean systems, iterative environment for product development. On the AED Program, this will be accomplished by implementing the SAFe for Large Solutions model. This will progress from Requirement, to Epic, to Feature, to Story, to Release.


      • Organize and facilitate SCRUM ceremonies: daily standups, Sprint Planning/Backlog Refinement, Sprint Reviews/Demos, and Retrospectives
      • Maintain JIRA and other information radiators for the teams
      • Lead the scrum team in moderate to high complexity work streams. Oversee scrum process and coach the teams on how to use scrum and Agile practices and methodology
      • Enable team to become self-organizing and self-managing to achieve its goals
      • Motivate teams to perform and ensure team members are collectively responsible for all aspects of the committed work (analysis, development, testing, documentation, etc.)
      • Identify, address, and communicate project risks, dependencies, and team impediments
      • Ensure the team’s “definition of done” is well defined on the story, sprint, and release levels
      • Facilitate productivity through discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution
      • Shield the team from external interferences
      • Assist with internal and external communication, and improving transparency
      • Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised with an emphasis on problem solving
      • Assess the Scrum maturity of the team and coach the team to higher levels of maturity at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team
      • Participate in Scrum of Scrum meetings to ensure cross-team collaboration and coordination of release plans and integration of testing activities
      • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with all stakeholders, including customers

      Minimum/General Experience/Requirements:

      • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related discipline and at least 4 years related experience as a project team member
      • A minimum of 2 years' experience in Agile software development including coaching on agile methodologies, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
      • Experience managing projects following Agile methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming, and SAFe
      • Familiar with Agile values, principles, processes, and methods such as iterative and incremental development, continuous integration, test-driven development (TDD), unit testing, code refactoring, pair programming, and Scrum ceremonies
      • Experience working with customers in gathering requirements, modeling use cases, writing user stories and documenting business processes
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and be effective at communicating with both technical and non-technical audiences
      • Moderate knowledge of the JIRA tracking tool
      • Energetic, goal oriented, proactive, innovative, hardworking, and patient

      Preferred Requirements:

      • Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM I, SAFe Agilist, SAFe Practitioner)
      • Familiar with SAFe methodology
      • Experience on multiple Scrum teams in a variety of different contexts (different team sizes, different organizations, different cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc.)
      • Some knowledge of development environments, platforms, and technologies
      • Well versed in a variety of agile approaches (Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, Lean at a minimum)
      • Experience providing program, portfolio, and team level process, mentoring and coaching to senior leadership, portfolio managers and teams
      • Experience with ad-hoc coaching and mentoring techniques


      • Full-flex work week
      • 401K with company match
      • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
      • Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators
      • Ability to make a real impact on the world around you

      The likely salary range for this position is $106,250 - $143,750. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.

      Scheduled Weekly Hours:


      Travel Required:


      Telecommuting Options:


      Work Location:

      Any Location / Remote

      Additional Work Locations:

      Total Rewards at GDIT:

      Our benefits package for all US-based employees includes a variety of medical plan options, some with Health Savings Accounts, dental plan options, a vision plan, and a 401(k) plan offering the ability to contribute both pre and post-tax dollars up to the IRS annual limits and receive a company match. To encourage work/life balance, GDIT offers employees full flex work weeks where possible and a variety of paid time off plans, including vacation, sick and personal time, holidays, paid parental, military, bereavement and jury duty leave. GDIT typically provides new employees with 15 days of paid leave per calendar year to be used for vacations, personal business, and illness and an additional 10 paid holidays per year. Paid leave and paid holidays are prorated based on the employee’s date of hire. The GDIT Paid Family Leave program provides a total of up to 160 hours of paid leave in a rolling 12 month period for eligible employees. To ensure our employees are able to protect their income, other offerings such as short and long-term disability benefits, life, accidental death and dismemberment, personal accident, critical illness and business travel and accident insurance are provided or available. We regularly review our Total Rewards package to ensure our offerings are competitive and reflect what our employees have told us they value most.

      We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

      We connect people with the most impactful client missions, creating an unparalleled work experience that allows them to see their impact every day. We create opportunities for our people to lead and learn simultaneously. From securing our nation’s most sensitive systems, to enabling digital transformation and cloud adoption, our people are the ones who make change real.

      GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.
  • About the company

      General Dynamics Mission Systems is a business unit of American defense and aerospace company General Dynamics. General Dynamics Mission Systems integrates secure communication and information systems and technology