Part Time Scrum Master at Riverside Research | Powderkeg

Riverside Research is an independent National Security Nonprofit dedicated to research and development in the national interest. With revenues of $125M+, and a staff of more than 630, Riverside Research provides high-end technical services, research and development, and prototype solutions to some of the country’s most challenging technical problems. Riverside Research also supports advanced technical education and collaborates widely with university researchers.

The company was formed from a respected research laboratory at Columbia University and has a current focus on technical areas including Radar systems, Optics and Photonics, Electromagnetics, Plasma physics, Geoint, Masint, Systems Engineering, and Modeling & Simulation.

Riverside Research’s open innovation R&D model encourages both internal and external collaboration to accelerate innovation, advance science, and expand market opportunities. In 2015, Riverside Research expanded its facility in Dayton, OH, adding a 30,000 square-foot Open Innovation Center (OIC). The OIC is a collaborative R&D environment that fosters creativity, synergy, and ultimately delivers innovative solutions to current and anticipated challenges. The OIC sets the standard for collaborative innovation and is dedicated to promoting research across the company. Riverside Research has additional research facilities in Boston, MA; New York, NY; Centreville, VA; and Champaign, IL.

Job Number: 742

Riverside Research is seeking a Part Time Scrum Master, capable of leading teams through the agile process to support various Air Force software projects. In this position, a successful candidate is responsible for facilitating Scrums by clearing development obstacles, addressing team dynamics, ensuring a good relationship between the team and product owner, and approaching problems iteratively to ensure engineers, researchers, and developers can perform cutting-edge research supporting national security interests.

All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship.

** ** Job Responsibilities :

  • Ability to successfully perform responsibilities as detailed in the Scrum guide
  • Apply agile development methodologies including Kanban
  • Maintain Jira and Confluence spaces
  • Support program manager with staff and resource planning
  • Provide software development support on an AD HOC basis
  • Lead and coach the organization in its Scrum adoption
  • Plan Scrum implementations within the organization
  • Facilitate continuous improvement within the Scrum Team
  • Facilitate and coach agile development teams to ensure products are delivered on time with the quality specified
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications :

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or other related STEM degree
  • Professional Scrum Certification
  • 5+ years working with agile development methodologies
  • 5+ years of experience as a Scrum Master
  • Knowledgeable in techniques to fill in gaps in the Scrum
  • Strong servant leadership skills
  • Ability to work with multiple product teams
  • Ability to collaborate with technically and organizationally diverse personnel
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, responsible team player able to work independently with minimal daily direction; effective/efficient written/verbal communication skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience supporting the DoD
  • Experience in DevOps and/or DevSecOps

Riverside Research strives to be one of America's premier providers of independent, trusted technical and scientific expertise. We continue to add experienced and technically astute staff who are highly motivated to help our DoD and Intelligence Community (IC) customers deliver world class programs. As a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, we believe service to customers and support of our staff is our mission. Our goal is to serve as a destination company by providing an industry-leading, positive, and rewarding employee experience for all who join us. We aspire to be a valued partner to our customers and to earn their trust through our unwavering commitment to achieve timely, innovative, cost-effective and mission-focused solutions.

All positions at Riverside Research are subject to background investigations. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history and identity check.

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Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Part Time Scrum Master
  • Company
    Riverside Research
  • Location
    Lexington, MA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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