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Date: Dec 30, 2017

Location: Washington, DC, US

Company: NTT DATA Services

Req ID: 7442 


At NTT DATA Services, we know that with the right people on board, anything is possible. The quality, integrity, and commitment of our employees are key factors in our company’s growth, market presence and our ability to help our clients stay a step ahead of the competition. By hiring the best people and helping them grow both professionally and personally, we ensure a bright future for NTT DATA Services and for the people who work here.


NTT DATA Services currently seeks a Scrum Master to join our team in Washington, District of Columbia (US-DC), United States (US).



  • Prepare for and facilitate daily scrum meetings, biweekly sprint planning, review, retrospective, backlog grooming meetings, and planning poker sessions for multiple (2-3) technical teams supporting the case management application

  • Facilitate and prepare for external end-of-sprint demonstrations

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

  • Provide input to release planning using team capacity and skill set information

  • Compile, analyze, and present statistics about time estimation accuracy, team velocity, and

    burndown rate to development team and management each sprint

  • Meet with product owners and operational business managers for selected modules to

    introduce scrum and program processes and outline expectations

  • Support monthly release cycle by facilitating Release Feature Selection meetings and organizing

    and monitoring eligible release candidates in JIRA

  • Identify common issues across teams (e.g. communication, UI consistency) and lead the

    implementation of new solutions

  • Communicate team progress and dependencies with other team leads during scrum of scrums

  • 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

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

  • Be an advocate for the Agile and Scrum methodology


Required Qualifications:

Must have an active Top Secret Clearance

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Information Technology, or similar. Equivalent work experience in lieu of degree will be considered.
4 years of experience with IT projects, preferably as a Scrum Master or Agile Coach
Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and/or experience on an Agile / Scrum team


Strong self-organization and self-management skills, with emphasis on self-initiation and follow through; interest in and affinity to create new projects and see them through to completion
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 organizational and creativity skills, able to maintain composure in a chaotic environment and promote a sensible and logical approach to issues
Strong interpersonal skills, able to work well in a mixed team of government personnel and other contractors
Able to work collaboratively with business analysts, developers, and testers and understand each trade and skillset
Experience with full software development lifecycle (business process, requirements, design, development, testing, deployment, training) a plus


This position is only available to those interested in direct staff employment opportunities with NTT DATA, Inc. or its subsidiaries.  Please note, 1099 or corp-2-corp contractors or the equivalent will NOT be considered. We offer a full comprehensive benefits package that starts from your first day of employment.                                                                                


About NTT DATA Services


NTT DATA Services partners with clients to navigate and simplify the modern complexities of business and technology, delivering the insights, solutions and outcomes that matter most. We deliver tangible business results by combining deep industry expertise with applied innovations in digital, cloud and automation across a comprehensive portfolio of consulting, applications, infrastructure and business process services.


NTT DATA Services, headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a division of NTT DATA Corporation, a top 10 global business and IT services provider with 100,000+ professionals in more than 50 countries, and NTT Group, a partner to 85 percent of the Fortune 100. Visit to learn more.


NTT DATA, Inc. (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs.  The Company will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other class protected by law.  To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, the Company will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship to the Company would result.




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