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Excella Consulting ScrumMaster (Travel Required) in Arlington, Virginia

Overview

We are currently looking for passionate Scrum Masters to serve agile teams. The ideal candidate meets a team and client where they’re at, helps them develop high morale, facilitates consistent delivery, and fosters continual improvement within their team and the broader system.

Responsibilities

  • Cultivate a culture of experimentation, continuous-learning, self-organization, and empathy within your team.

  • Enable the success of your team’s long-term and short-term goals by facilitating ceremonies, fostering sustainability, and helping the team improve the flow of work through their system.

  • Champion transparency by radiating information that guides teams through meaningful conversations and collaborative decision making.

  • Create an environment of psychological safety and equal voice across your team.

  • Coach team members through their agile journey, adjusting your stance based on a team’s collective personality, experience, and needs.

  • Invest in understanding pain-points, desires, and intrinsic motivations of team members; use this knowledge to improve team morale and cohesion.

  • Work to continuously improve your team, regardless of their level of maturity.

  • Travel to customer sites outside the DC Metro Area is required for this role for up to 50% of the year. Not all projects require travel, however our consultants typically work on the customer site depending on client needs.

Qualifications

  • Agile expertise; you have a strong understanding of servant leadership, the Agile Manifesto's values and principles, and one or more agile frameworks.

  • A high degree of initiative; you will readily jump in to support any team.

  • A high degree of flexibility; you can tailor agile practices and your facilitation style based on the context of the team and organization.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; you excel at team building, one-on-one conversations, and issue resolution.

  • Strong communication skills; you can clearly present complex information verbally and visually to team members, management, and stakeholders.

  • Outstanding problem-solving skills; you find creative ways to improve your team and identify problems that aren’t immediately visible.

  • A positive attitude; you remain upbeat while under pressure, serving as a steady and motivating presence for your team.

  • A relentless drive for continuous improvement.

About Excella

Excella is a technology consulting firm serving commercial, non-profit, and federal clients in the Washington, DC area. Excella builds innovative custom software solutions with a strong focus on Agile engineering practices. We believe that great work leads to great things –- for our clients and our employees. We are growing fast and need passionate, innovative people who love working with technology and are ready to make an impact.

Here's what you can expect from us:

  • We care about our employees. In fact, The Washington Post and The Washington Business Journal consistently rank us as a "Best Place to Work."

  • You'll work with great people who love what they do: our team includes published authors, certified trainers, and internationally renowned speakers.

  • We have a "bring your own device" workplace and will share the cost of a new computer of your choice -- Mac or PC. It's up to you.

  • We'll invest in your career by providing 3 days of paid professional development every year, including travel and registration fees to attend classes and conferences, in addition to tuition assistance for degrees and certifications.

  • Starting day one, every employee is bonus eligible and receives 17 days of paid vacation.

  • You can bike, drive, or metro to work -- our commute reimbursement plan has you covered.

  • We cater dinner bi-monthly, and always have healthy snacks available!

  • You'll have fun! We hold monthly social events all year long.

Excella is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Location US-VA-Arlington

Excella Consulting is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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