Hobsons - Arlington, VA

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Hobsons helps educators, administrators, students, and families maximize success through every stage of the learning lifecycle. Hobsons’ personalized learning, academic planning, post-secondary enrollment, and student support solutions serve millions of students across more than 7,500 schools, colleges, and universities worldwide.


Job Summary

Hobsons is seeking an experienced, energetic and driven ScrumMaster who can successfully plan, monitor and troubleshoot many aspects of software development projects while fostering mutual respect and teamwork.

A ScrumMaster at Hobsons should be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously that may have short or long lifecycles, and leading one or more scrum teams. The ScrumMaster is responsible for removing any impediments to help the delivery teams meet their sprint commitments, and will help drive best practice use of the Agile methodology as a core to the development lifecycle.

ScrumMasters will need to coordinate with all parts of the Product Development organization including Product Managers, Designers, Engineers and Quality Assurance

Essential Functions/Responsibilities
  • Provide effective leadership of Agile Scrum teams and processes
  • Mentor team members on Agile methods and best practices
  • Conduct Agile planning meetings, daily stand-ups, reviews, and retrospectives
  • Develop and monitor project schedules using project management tools
  • Coordinate project communication and quickly remove project obstacles
  • Ensure management team is well informed about project risks and required trade-offs
  • Balance smaller, fast-paced projects with longer projects that require more intense research and planning

Minimum Qualifications

An appropriate combination of education, training, course work and experience may qualify an applicant to demonstrate the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An example of an acceptable qualification for this position is:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field; or equivalent experience required
  • At least 5 years’ experience as a Project Manager or Team Lead
  • At least 1 year ScrumMaster experience
  • Strong project management skills and a vast knowledge of project management practices
  • Ability to communicate effectively with creative, business and technical stakeholders
  • Extensive experience with Agile Scrum mandatory
  • Experience working with or managing remote teams
  • Detail-oriented
  • Desire to constantly learn and improve
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong technical acumen
  • Experience with web-based SaaS applications highly desired
  • Experience with Agile tools such as Jira GreenHopper, Rally, VersionOne a plus
  • PMO experience a plus

Ability to document identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of original appointment as a condition of employment in compliance with Immigration Reform and Control Act requirements.

Hobsons offers a competitive salary along with an excellent benefits package including:
  • Health Insurance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Dental Plan
  • 401K Plan
  • Metro SmartBenefits (pre-tax option)
  • Generous Paid Time Off Program

To learn more about Hobsons, please visit our corporate Web site at .

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