Noblis Scrum Master in Chantilly, Virginia


Noblis ESI is hiring a Scrum Master with a Top Secret SCI clearance to work in Chantilly, VA

Job Description:

  • Prepare for and facilitate recurring scrum meetings, biweekly sprint planning, review, retrospective, backlog grooming meetings, and planning poker sessions with program management and development teams

  • Create, maintain, and organize backlog of features, epics, stories, and tasks in JIRA

  • Manage the Bl/CRM requirements baseline, as defined in the Functional Requirements Document (FRD), and the decomposition and mapping of the requirements to agile features and stories in JIRA.

  • Provide input to release planning

  • Serve as the PMO Scrum Master to interface with the integration/development team to populate, prune, and update the JIRA backlog. Manage the release plans, and map the user stories back to the overall requirements baseline.

  • Compile, analyze, and present statistics about time estimation accuracy, team velocity, and burndown rate to development team and management each sprint

  • Create and maintain statistics on story lifetime to assess efficiency of requirements throughput

  • Meet with product owners and managers for selected modules to introduce scrum and program processes and outline expectations

  • Communicate team progress and dependencies with other team leads

  • Interface with business, test, and user support teams to receive requirements information and forward updates on feature progress

  • Review and provide feedback on drafted user stories and epics to ensure alignment with general Agile user story standards

  • Modify and create methods for adapting Agile and Scrum to an infrastructure environment

  • Create general Agile graphics and assist product manager and PMO with executive briefings

  • Monitor Agile industry trends to ensure newest ideas are being considered for incorporation into project processes

  • Be an advocate for the Agile and Scrum methodology



  • Must have and maintain an ACTIVE Top Secret SCI clearance.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field

  • 10 years of experience with IT projects

  • ScrumAlliance Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and/or experience on an Agile / Scrum team

  • Experience with implementing scrum for large scale, complex systems

  • Experience using Agile backlog management tool(s), preferably JIRA

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to work well in a mixed team of government personnel and other contractors; ability to be poised and diplomatic under high pressure situations

  • Strong self-organization and self-management skills, with emphasis on self-initiation and follow through

  • Able to work collaboratively with business analysts, developers, testers, and management

  • Experience with full software development lifecycle (business process, requirements, design, development, testing, deployment, training) a plus

  • Familiarity with infrastructure related tasking and terminology a plus


Noblis and our wholly owned subsidiaries, Noblis ESI and Noblis NSP, are solving difficult problems that help our government and our country. We bring the best of scientific thought, management, and engineering expertise with a reputation for independence and objectivity. We support a wide range of government and industry clients in the areas of national security, intelligence, transportation, healthcare, environmental sustainability, and enterprise engineering.

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Why work at a Noblis company?

Our employees find greater meaning in their work and balance the other things in life that matter to them. Our people are our greatest asset. They are exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable, team-oriented, and mission-driven individuals who want to do work that matters and benefits the public.

Noblis has won numerous workplace awards. Over the past two decades, Noblis has consistently earned wide recognition:

  1. Best Employer: We have been a Washington Post “Top Workplace” for 4 consecutive years including the last three among the top 10. We’ve also been recognized by Glassdoor “Best Medium-Sized Company to Work For” for 2 years, and many awards in previous years

  2. Business Ethics and Integrity: A “World’s Most Ethical Company” for 6 years by Ethisphere Institute, Finalist at the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards

  3. Leadership and Innovation: CEO Amr ElSawy was selected to Executive Mosaic’s annual Wash 100 List, CEO Amr ElSawy named as a “Tech Titan” by the Washingtonian Magazine, Noblis CTO recognized as a trending 40 CIO in the DC Area.

Noblis maintains a drug-free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race.

Company Noblis ESI

Requisition # 5969

Reg/Temp Regular Employee

Security Clearance Top Secret/SCI

FT/PT/On-Call Full Time

Job Category Program Management

Location US-VA-Chantilly