Job Description

Reference # : 18-01858Title : Scrum Master
Location : Lanham, MD
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 10/23/2018 / 04/26/2019
Candidates must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident. A active MBI is preferred as they can start right away but if they do not have an active MBI, they would need to be able to acquire it and will not be able to start until it was awarded.

Task Description:
The key objective of RRP is the detection of anomalies in US tax returns, including fraudulent returns and refund fraud schemes to ensure timely issuance of refunds and credits that are legally due to filers, while preventing issuance of refunds and credits that are not legally due to filers. Included in the effort is the ability to create and manage cases of fraud and non-compliance that the IRS needs to investigate and close. RRP is implementing a Case Management solution as part of the larger Enterprise Case Management implementation at the IRS.

Will design and develop case management solution, including designing BPM workflows, user interface and coding application logic.

Duties include:
Job Duty 1 - Facilitate Sprint estimation, Sprint planning meetings to identify product backlog items to be worked in a sprint and to estimate level of effort of development activities.
Job Duty 2 - Lead daily standup meetings, Scrum of Scrums, track progress by keeping the sprint backlog up-to-date, and help to remove impediments
Job Duty 3 - Conduct an end of sprint review meetings where sprint products are demonstrated to stakeholders
Job Duty 4 - Conduct Sprint grooming, provide progress reports including but not limited to meta scrum report/burn-up/burn-down charts/User Story Point updates etc.
Job Duty 5 - Update Product Backlog Items to include new or revised requirements and backlog item
Job Duty 6 - Foster collaboration and communication between team members on technical issues, on process improvements, and in addressing and escalating project risks and issues.

Please note these are the top technical skills that the Buyer feels a candidate MUST have. General knowledge of basic office software such as MS Office Suite as well as good communications skills are a given.
?4+ years of experience as a software development project manager or scrum master
?At least 4+ years of formal agile process experience.
?Demonstrated experience in iterative methodologies (Agile/Scrum)- leading Scrum meetings and developing Sprints, Product Backlogs, and/or developing User Stories (4+ years)
?Experience working with dispersed teams, and using online communication tools such as OCS and Live Meetings, or similar (4+ years)
?Understanding of the role of software development tools and processes such as version control, defect and issue trackers, build processes, team collaboration tools (4+ years)
?Experience with Rational Jazz (RRC, RTC, RQM)
?Strong written and verbal communication skills
?Either a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), OR Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), OR IC Agile Certified Professional (ICP), OR Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP).


Please note these are nice to have skills. It does not preclude a candidate who does not possess all or some of these skills from the selection process but this could be used as a differentiator between candidates:
?Prior IRS experience
?Strong oral and written business communication skills desired
?Knowledge of IRS business systems and data, is an extra plus

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