Salary - potential to increase with truly exceptional performance at assessment
UNLEASH YOUR POTENTIAL
At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams in the UK to address some of the most complex problems in defence, government, safety and security, and transportation. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business. https://www.leidos.com/company/global/uk-europe
Are you ready for your next career challenge?
What is the role?
This role requires an experienced Agile Scrum Master to work on a range of software deliveries. The selected candidate will be responsible for facilitating a complex large agile teams, or several small agile teams delivering value to the customer using Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) as the agile framework. She/he will help educate the teams in Scrum or Kanban to ensure that the agile processes are being followed. She/he will help remove impediments and foster an environment for high-performing team dynamics, continuous flow, and relentless improvement.
The selected candidate will work with team members, with other Agile Scrum Masters, and with support personnel to ensure that the team’s commitments at the Program Increment (PI) Planning are met. She/he will facilitate horizontal communication across team members to identify any impediments that may prevent team progress while working mitigation plans. The selected candidate will be responsible for sensing, determining, and leading discussions when issues need to be analysed or triaged, and for making improvements in determining and implementing improvements to processes. Strong attention to detail and focus on task completion is critical.
Responsible for facilitating self-organising team(s) to ensure the team is making progress against Program Increment commitments
Protect the team from scope creep during execution of the PI
Remove impediments for the team and coordinate with the Release Train Engineers in implementing solutions
Help team members communicate, coordinate, and cooperate
Supports and enforce Scrum process and other rules
Ensures that the team has a clear understanding of Definition of Done and how to meet it
Coordinate with other teams on the Agile Release Trains (ARTs) and communicate status to management
Work with the Product Owner/s to review and prioritize features
Lead and facilitate SAFe ceremonies to include sprint planning, sprint review, demos, sprint retro, and PI planning
Work with Product Owner/s to develop User Stories to meet the Feature acceptance criteria
Maintain and generate information radiators for the teams
Collect and share team metrics with the team, determine when new metrics are needed, and develop improvements in metrics
Coach teams on agile and scrum principles with the goal of continuous improvement
Observe team dynamics, recognize strengths and weaknesses of individual team member's contributions, and coach the team to drive improvements in productivity
Create a fun sharing and learning environment, experiment with various ideas to improve delivery, including pair-programming and cross-functional training
Promote teamwork to achieve sprint goals
Lead teams towards agile maturity
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and and experience of relevant work experience or relevant experience may be substituted for a degree.
Experience working as a Scrum Master for a software development or similar technical team
Certified Scrum Master (CSM), SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) or similar agile project management certification
Experience using agile project management tools (e.g., Jira, VersionOne, Rallye, IBM RTC)
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, and time management skills are a must
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, across diverse systems and groups
Ability to obtain a clearance
The role will be a ‘homeworking’, but may require extended periods on customer site or Leidos offices depending on engagement / business need. Local arrangements can be agreed with the portfolio director or delegate.
Candidates need to hold current UKIC DV.
What do we do for you?
At Leidos we are PASSIONATE about customer success, UNITED as a team and INSPIRED to make a difference. We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance.
We provide an employment package that attracts, develops and retains only the best in talent. Our reward scheme includes:
• Contributory Pension Scheme
• Private Medical Insurance
• 33 days Annual Leave (including public and privilege holidays)
• Access to Flexible benefits (including life assurance, health schemes, gym memberships, annual buy and sell holidays and a cycle to work scheme)
• Dynamic Working: https://www.leidos.com/sites/g/files/zoouby166/files/2019-11/PDF-Dynamic-Working-Leidos-UK.pdf
Commitment to Diversity
We welcome applications from every part of the community and are committed to a truly diverse and inclusive culture. We foster a sense of belonging, welcoming all perspectives and contributions, and providing equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone
The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.