Scrum Master

Rockville, MD

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Job Description

Octo Consulting Group is seeking a senior-level Scrum Master to join our growing team in support of a Federal customer.  As a Scrum Master you will facilitate the scrum team. This includes working with the product owner and the development team to maximize productivity; maintain the product and sprint backlog; remove impediments and obstacles the team is experiencing; create and update various statuses and productivity reporting; ensure all standards and processes are followed; and generate all required reports and related artifacts. Responsible for the day to day oversight for the project(s) under the directions of the Project Manager ensuring the overall scope and technical requirements for assigned sprints are understood and implemented. You will interface heavily with internal and external development life cycle group representatives in the areas of requirements management, configuration management, quality assurance, release management, technical writing and network support from project inception, and throughout, to ensure technical requirements for assigned sprints can be effectively carried out.


  • Demonstrated experience working with Agile, and/or Continuous Delivery approaches and best practices
  • Demonstrated experience in using an Agile development framework including task estimation, test automation, deployment automation and Continuous Integration to improve overall execution speed and product quality.
  • Demonstrated ability to orchestrate the management of technology scope and risks.
  • Demonstrated experience ensuring that the technical expectations of deliverables are met through Agile processes; additionally, support the continuous improvement of those processes
  • Demonstrated experience delivering agile software solutions using best practices such as Test-Driven Development (TDD) or Adaptable Software Design.
  • Schedules and conducts task level meetings with assigned technical staff to gain insight into the state of individual release and sprint plans, schedules, deliverables, milestones, project risks and mitigation.
  • Develops SCRUM reports and artifacts to include User Stories, Velocity Charts, Burn-down Charts, Sprint Retrospective notes etc.
  • Complies with implementation of baseline contractual plans and tools for configuration management, systems development methodologies, quality assurance, testing and technical writing.
  • Performs multi-hat roles to include one or more of the following: Requirements Management (User stories, Epics, Product and Sprint Backlogs), Configuration Management, Change Management

Skills & Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience 
  • Certified Scrum Master and formal training or certification in Agile software development methods
  • Demonstrated ability and experience with managing Scrum Teams
  • Experience with full software development life cycle processes such as Agile SCRUM, Waterfall and RUP
  • Experience with one or more of the following: Requirements Management (User stories, Epics, Product and Sprint Backlogs), Configuration Management, Change Management, Release Management, Software Testing 


  • BS in Computer Engineering or Information Systems or related degree with 5 - 8 years of experience in Software Development


  • Rockville, MD


About Octo Consulting Group, Inc.

Octo Consulting Group (Octo) is an industry-leading, award-winning provider of digital services for the federal government. Octo specializes in providing agile software engineering, user experience design, cloud services, and digital strategy services that address government’s most pressing missions. Octo delivers intelligent solutions and rapid results, yielding lower costs and measurable outcomes.

Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you'll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you'll find in your career.  Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government.  Voted one of the region’s best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!

Octo Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Octo Consulting Group’s commitment to diversity and inclusive selection practices includes ensuring qualified long-term unemployed job seekers receive equal consideration for employment. 

Other Considerations: This position is W-2 only; no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates. Relocation will not be offered. Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation. Individual’s primary workstation is located in an office area. The noise level in this environment is low to moderate. Regularly required to sit for extended periods up to 80% of time; frequently required to move about to access file cabinets and use office equipment such as PC, copier, fax, telephone, cell phone, etc. Occasionally required to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 10 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include use of computer monitor screens up to 80% of time.

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