Scrum Master

GEICO • Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Posted 1 day ago

Job Description



The DevOps Core team is looking for a highly motivated and capable Scrum Master and Analyst to drive project management activities using agile Scrum processes. The Scrum Master will assist the Product Manager and/or Product Owner in driving deliverables through the agile Scrum processes and related analysis deliverables. The DevOps Core Automation Team is on the cutting edge of automating end-to-end IT Service delivery at GEICO. We utilize modern development platforms and languages to develop custom solutions for IaaS, PaaS and SaaS delivery automation in the cloud data centers.

Well-qualified candidates must possess excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and demonstrate ability to coordinate efforts across functional areas.

Responsibilities include:

  • Run daily stand-up meetings and hold team accountable for task status and story point documentation.
  • Contribute and add value to all Agile/Scrum process meetings such as Sprint Backlog Review, Sprint Planning and Retrospectives.
  • Work with Product Manager and Product Owner to ensure product backlog Features, User Stories and Tasks are created and maintained.
  • Assist with planning and running feature demo meetings to customers and stakeholders. Capture and materialize all customer feedback into backlog items.
  • Develop, automate and maintain metrics for Scrum and Kanban processes. Maintain Scrum metrics and move the team towards standardized metrics that are commoditized for other teams.
  • Perform analysis on metrics to determine areas of improvement for the Agile/Scrum processes as it relates to team deliverables and efficiency. Present and coach team on areas of improvement.
  • Research and recommend best practices for application testing.
  • Create and execute test plans for delivered automation software such as functional tests and UAT.
  • Assist the scrum team with documenting use-cases and requirements for customer and stakeholder deliverables.
  • Assist with maintaining automation documentation and user guides.
  • Work collaboratively with MSI and SOD personnel in support of cloud automation and modernization efforts.


Required Qualifications:

  • Intermediate to advance understand of Agile/Scrum/Kanban.
  • 1 to 5 years of experience working as a Scrum Master or Project Manager on a software development team with expertise in developing and maintaining sprint metrics.
  • Strong analysis skills and an aptitude for critical thinking
  • Strong Excel skills with Power Query, Pivot tables/charts, formulas, data connections, etc.
  • Understanding of ITSM concepts, CMDBs, data modeling and data/entity mapping.
  • Understanding of IT concepts for cloud and development.
  • Innovative thinker and a strong desire to support GEICOs move to modernization and more efficient delivery of IT Services.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or Certified Product Owner (CSPO)
  • Experience using Team Foundation Server web portal, work items and running reports from the TFS to Excel integration.
  • Familiarity with the Software Product Management discipline and software development methodologies.
  • Understanding of Public, Private and Hybrid-Cloud Models and SaaS, PaaS and IaaS Service Models.
  • Knowledge of .Net Framework development tools and technologies, RESTFul services, JSON and OData.


About GEICO

For more than 75 years, GEICO has stood out from the rest of the insurance industry! We are one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing auto insurers thanks to our low rates, outstanding service and clever marketing. We're an industry leader employing thousands of dedicated and hard-working associates. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, we offer associates training and career advancement in a financially stable and rewarding workplace.

Our associates' quality of life is important to us. Full-time GEICO associates are offered a comprehensive Total Rewards Program*, including:

  • 401(k) and profit-sharing plans
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Paid vacation, holidays and leave programs
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Associate assistance program
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Business casual dress
  • Fitness and dining facilities (at most locations)
  • Associate clubs and sports teams
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • GEICO Federal Credit Union


* Benefit offerings for positions other than full-time may vary.

GEICO is an equal opportunity employer. GEICO conducts drug screens and background checks on applicants who accept employment offers.

How to Apply

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