Polaris Alpha

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Scrum Master - User Engagement Lead

Scrum Master - User Engagement Lead

Req # 
Position Type 
Full Time
FLSA Status 
Engineering - System Engineering
Security Clearance 
Required Top Secret
Colorado Springs, CO

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In addition to a competitive salary, Polaris Alpha offers excellent benefits to full-time employees:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Life and AD&D coverage at 3x annual salary
  • 401k plan, 4% non-elective contributions for all eligible employees and participants are 100% vested in plan from date of enrollment
  • 4+ weeks of PTO and 10 Paid Holidays observed
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Relocation may be considered

Benefits are subject to change

Job Description

This position will guide and serve teams that deliver cloud-based technology solutions through the effective application of agile principles. This individual will work closely with the customer (Product Owner) in grooming the product backlog and identifying priorities. This person will also work with the teams to determine release plans and/or capability roadmaps. Serves as the Agile or Scrum delivery team's primary contact for information, work prioritization, and decision-making. Coordinate and monitor the Scrum process from initiation through delivery. Serve as liaisons between the product owner, development team, and management to ensure that all targets and requirements are met. Ensure that team members understand project objectives and definition of done. Maintain product backlog and release plan, and facilitate productivity by setting up meetings and removing impediments that may obstruct the pursuit of the team's sprint goals. Preserve flexibility and ability to rapidly respond to changes. Is the facilitator for an agile development team.

Polaris Alpha (“Polaris”) provides advanced technical capabilities, specialized domain expertise and mission critical solutions to Department of Defense and Intelligence Community customers. The Company has approximately 1,300 employees with major offices in Colorado Springs, CO, Fredericksburg, VA, Annapolis Junction, MD, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, and Alexandria, VA as well as customer sites both domestically and internationally.

Our Space Operations Division is passionate about making America the undisputed leader in Space because we understand that ensuring our nation’s security for future generations depends on it. Polaris creates game changing space solutions by teaming highly respected subject matter experts with brilliant technologists. Do you enjoy solving challenging technical problems? Does furthering our nation’s goals in space intrigue you? This may be the position for you.

Required Skills

• A minimum of 4-6 years experience with agile, scrum and/or Kanban.
• Strong pro-active, positive leadership experience.
• Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical skills.
• Outstanding soft skills including communication, mentoring, conflict resolution, facilitation, leading by example, work ethic and emotional intelligence.

Also in this position, this individual will occasionally serve as a User Engagement Lead. In this role, the individual will lead user engagement sessions to obtain feedback on capabilities the team has developed. The individual will also be responsible for capturing the feedback and presenting it to the team in an effective manner.

Desired Skills

• Scrum Master certification
• Experience or familiarity with development in a DevOps/CI CD environment.
• Experience or familiarity with systems engineering, with an emphasis on requirements analysis

This position requires the selected candidate to obtain and hold an active Department of Defense security clearance which requires US citizenship while working in support of a government contract.

Polaris Alpha and its Companies are Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, color, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, religion, marital status, ancestry, disability, protected veteran status, or any other factor prohibited by applicable law .

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