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Scrum Master
Ref No.: 18-04014
Location: Arlington, Virginia
Timesheet Submission Frequency:Monthly
Timesheet Instructions for Consultants:Consultant will use Clients system to enter time
KAYGEN is an emerging leader in providing top talent for technology based staffing services. We specialize in providing high-volume contingent staffing, direct hire staffing and project based solutions to companies worldwide ranging from startups to Fortune 500 and Managed Service Providers (MSP) across a wide variety of industries

Title: Scrum Master
Location: Arlington,VA

Position Purpose

The Scrum Master will support one or more delivery teams within a fast-paced application development environment. As the Scrum Master, you will be a critical member of the core delivery team empowered to help build high performing teams, build shippable product, and be responsible for leading Agile project coordination to support various upstream and downstream teams. The Scrum Master functions as the servant leader for the team to ensure clear communication and organization of the team, along with supporting Agile values and facilitating the core Scrum ceremonies. e Functions & Duties

Key Role Functions
  • Work within the core delivery team empowered with design, development, modification, and implementation of computer applications
  • Building high performing delivery teams. Serve as Scrum Master for 1 -2 scrum teams concurrently
  • Interface and build collaborative relationship with the Product Owner and Technical Lead
  • Utilize project coordination expertise and tools such as Rally and JIRA to support teams throughout SDLC
  • Facilitate Scrum ceremonies for the team (Daily Stand-up, Planning, Retrospective, Grooming & Review/Demo)
  • Facilitate impediment resolution in a timely, cost effective manner
  • Track team progress and produce key metrics (e.g., burndown, burnup, cumulative flow, velocity, etc.)
  • Act as a conduit to other teams and LOBs with which the team is interacting
  • Align teams to the goals of the Agile Principles and Scrum Values
  • Ensure adherence to Agile Values and Principles and the chosen framework such as Scrum or XP
  • Enforce the agreed upon cadence and coordination activities
  • Facilitate cadence and coordination across Scrum teams
  • Mentor and train team members in Agile best practices

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent practical experience
Preferred MBA or Bachelor's in Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical field
Certifications: Scrum Master Certified

Minimum Experience

6-8 years of software development experience (either as a PM, BA, tester or developer)

5+ years' experience leading Agile Scrum teams/serving as a Scrum Master

Specialized Knowledge & Skills
  • Agile experience/knowledge of key Agile frameworks including SAFe, Kanban, Lean, XP, and Scrum
  • Strong negotiation, influencing, and relationship-building skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

At KAYGEN, we are always looking for dynamic, talented and experienced individuals. We invite you to join our team of talented IT professionals, consulting at client locations across the globe. Our culture is team-orientated; we strive to stand by our core values of respect, honesty and integrity. Our team of experienced staffing experts will work with you to find you the best opportunity. For more information please visit us at