Agile Scrum Master / Engineering Technical Manager

  • General Dynamics
  • 7135 E Camelback Rd #230, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
  • Nov 09, 2020
[Information Technology]

Job Description

Responsibilities for this Position

Agile Scrum Master / Engineering Technical Manager

Job ID: 2020-45466


Required Clearance: Secret, obtainable within 24 months

Posted Date: 8/24/2020

Category: Engineering-Other

Employment Type: Full Time

Hiring Company: General Dynamics Mission Systems

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's of Science or Technology degree in Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience to meet managerial expectations.


Department of Defense Secret security clearance is preferred at time of hire. Candidates must be able to obtain a Secret clearance within a reasonable amount of time from date of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Responsibilities for this Position

As a Agile Scrum Master / Engineering Technical Manager on the MUOS program, you'll be facilitating your team's progress toward their goals. You will be a Lean-Agile Coach ensuring the team is working toward the Agile, SAFe, and DevOps principles. You'll be a Servant Leader bringing out the best in your team members while creating a culture of relentless improvement enabling the team to innovate new ways to increase quality, reduce cycle time, and improve the team's ability to meet and exceed their customer commitments. You will be responsible for guiding the team through the execution of their commitment: developing the Sprint and PI plans, executing to them, and overcoming impediments that develop along the way. You will be working alongside a Product Owner managing the team's backlog to aid in Story definition and priority.

As this is a large program, your role as a Scrum Master for a team expands beyond the team to progress the entire program forward. Using the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), you will be working alongside other Scrum Masters supporting Program Level ART Syncs, Communities of Practice, Program Increment Planning, and Coaching at all levels. You will be coordinating work dependencies with other teams to ensure that the committed Features get done on time and with high quality.

Our Scrum Masters track metrics so that we have hard data to understand our progression and determining how best we can improve.

Scrum Masters wear many hats including managing and tracking to a budget and providing direct personnel management.


  • Distinguishing qualifications include:
  • Functional: Oversight of a function with moderate size, complexity or impact
  • Experience or familiarity with executing using Scrum
  • UNIX, LINUX, Windows Operating Systems experience
  • Have or achieve Scrum Master (CSM) Certification
  • Have or achieve SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) Certification
  • Strong communications background (written, spoken)
  • Experience presenting technical concepts to a variety of audiences including the customer
  • Strong experience cultivating and maintaining relationships
  • Must be highly motivated, a self-starter, and be able to handle multiple tasks with little supervision and 5+ years managing a technical team or project(s)
  • Project management experience


  • Five years of demonstrated Scrum Master and/or Product Owner experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the all or part of the following technology disciplines:
  • Windows server applications, systems and network virtualized environments
  • Red Hat LINUX Environment
  • GitLab Continuous Integration tool chain including automated build capabilities and checkers
  • Jira or Rational Team Concert
  • Software life cycle development
  • DevOps

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 12,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran

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