Scrum Master and Business Analyst, Senior in Charleston, SC at Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

Date Posted: 11/1/2018

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Job Number: R0041685

Scrum Master and Business Analyst, Senior

The Charleston Digital Hub is a software development hub of Booz Allen that operates and executes much like a fast-paced startup within the larger organization. We thrive in a high-energy, open office atmosphere that fosters creativity and innovation. We wake up in the morning ready to nerd out and talk tech. We have dogs in the office, ping pong in the breakroom, and t-shirts trump ties, but mostly importantly - we focus on surrounding our team members with people who are enthusiastic about working, learning, growing, and having fun together!

What You’ll Do 

  • Facilitate Scrum ceremonies (daily standups, sprint planning, retrospectives, etc) 
  • Be the heart and soul of your teams; keep them excited and focused around what is being delivered. 
  • Work closely with clients to identify user business requirements.
  • Lead the support of in-house corporate systems business requirements, as required, interpret business needs and translate them into system requirements.
  • Write business specifications and forward them to technical staff for system development.
  • Keep a pulse on release progress and radiate information to project leadership. 
  • Remove impediments proactively that would prevent your teams from achieving their sprint goals. 
  • Help team or individuals to clarify goals and actions to achieve them. 
  • Develop relationships with clients and leverage knowledge and trusted advice, including interacting directly with senior-level clients.

Who You Are 

  • A Servant Leader 
  • Manage teams not by telling them what to do, but instead by removing impediments and coaching them in Agile best practices 
  • Shield the team from diversions and distractions 
  • Encourage transparency and visualization
  • A Coach and Mentor 
  • Act as a mentor to individuals on your team in areas like professional growth and conflict resolution 
  • Coach your teams into becoming self-organized and motivated by championing all things agile 
  • A Problem Solver 
  • Able to bring disagreements into the open and help to manage them collaboratively 
  • Raise issues early and often 
  • Identify and elevate performance issues through the appropriate channels 

What You Need 

  • The ability to obtain a security clearance 
  • To live in the Charleston, SC area or be willing to relocate 
  • Scrum Master Certification (CSM) or Product Owner Certification (CSPO) 
  • Direct experience in the roll of a Scrum Master or Business Analyst
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and team building skills, business judgment, and proven expertise in directing the efforts of a technical staff. In-depth knowledge of business functions and extensive understanding of business operations, strategies and objectives 
  • 3+ plus years’ experience as a Scrum Master, Product Owner or Agile Coach 
  • 5+ years working within the Agile Framework (Scrum, Kanban, Lean, etc) 
  • Ability to gather, analyze, organize, and decompose requirements in an Agile environment
  • Possession of excellent writing and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in researching, raising questions, and working with technical SMEs and vendors to seek best practices and solid technical decisions
  • Bachelor’s Degree, in lieu of a degree, 4 years experience in software or engineering 

What Would be Nice 

  • Agile PMI-ACP Certification 
  • Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP) Certification
  • Experience with distributed development teams which span multiple geographies, time zones and cultures 

Clearance:
Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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