Accenture Federal - Scrum Master in New York City, New York

Title: Federal - Scrum Master Location: USA-Northeast Job Number: 00501915

Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location: Calverton, MD

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A Scrum Master is responsible for moving our Solution Teams forward following our Agile Development Life Cycle (ADLC). The Scrum Master/Development Team Lead will serve as a dedicated team member who has the primary responsibility to support their self-organizing, self-managing team successfully achieve their daily, iteration, and release goals and delivery objectives. They do so by effectively applying, implementing and enforcing Scrum principles and practices, facilitating continuous improvement, and identifying and removing team impediments. The Scrum Master/Development Team Lead will also help protect the team from outside influences, which could otherwise interfere with the team’s ability to deliver value in a short time-box (iteration). The Scrum Master/Development Team Lead will mentor the empowered teams and serves as the leadership proxy whose role is to assist the team in its transition to the new method, continuously facilitate a team dynamic intended to maximize performance of the team, and by continuously improving agile practices. As such, the Scrum Master/Development Team Lead /Development Team Lead has a few major responsibilities:

  • Facilitating the team’s progress toward the goal: The Scrum Master/Development Team Lead will serve as a trained team facilitator constantly engaged in challenging the old norms of development while keeping the team focused on the goals of the iteration.

  • Leading the team’s efforts in continuous improvement: The Scrum Master/Development Team Lead will help the team improve, helping the team take responsibility for their actions, and helping the team become problem solvers for themselves.

  • Advocate Agile Values: The Scrum Master/Development Team Lead will lead the team on agile practices.

  • Eliminating impediments: The Scrum Master/Development Team Lead will remove any blocking issues beyond the team’s authority or will solicit support from other teams/stakeholders until a resolution is reached, so that the team can remain focused on achieving the objectives of the iteration.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 5 years’ experience in developing in multiple software development project teams

  • 3 years’ experience in leading multiple agile software development project teams

  • CSM or SAFe or ICP agile certification

  • Experience facilitating daily stand-ups

  • Bachelor's degree or 4 years of experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience as a Java Developer to include: Design and develop application code using Java/JEE, XML, SOAP, REST, and Spring Framework

  • Design and develop JUnit test code

  • Experience estimating complexity for user stories

  • Experience with test driven development

  • Demonstrated Scrum Master/Development Team Lead experience with Agile development methodologies and processes on actual multiple project/program engagements required

  • Familiarity with continuous integration practices and principles

An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require now or in the future sponsorship by the employer for a visa.

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Job: Software Engineering