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McLean, VA | Full Time
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Job Description

Company Overview

Aireon has deployed the world’s first and global space-based air traffic surveillance system, which is revolutionizing the entire aviation industry.  The Aireon system provides real-time aircraft monitoring spanning never before covered areas of the planet, including remote, oceanic and polar regions.  Aireon’s receivers are hosted on the Iridium constellation, which consists of 66 operational satellites in low-earth orbit and utilizes a unique cross-linked satellite architecture creating a web of coverage around the world.  The Aireon system enables safer, more efficient and more environmentally friendly aviation travel, resulting in significant CO2 emission reductions.  Numerous Air Navigation Service Providers have already signed on as customers and are receiving Aireon’s space-based ADS-B data, including NAV CANADA, NATS (UK), Naviair (Denmark), Enav (Italy), the Irish Aviation Authority, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, Air Traffic and Navigation Services (South Africa) and more.

Position Summary, Job Requirements & Responsibilities

We are committed to offering an employment experience and benefits package that enables you and your family to grow with us and to share in our success.

Job Description

The Software Products Scrum Master working closely with product owners, program managers and the technical team. Will be a servant leader and a coach for Agile teams. Their goal will be to educate the teams on Agile principles and best practices, help them maximize their productivity and self-organize to achieve committed Product objectives.

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate and encourage an Agile mindset while coaching the team on Agile principles and best practices
  • Plan and facilitate team ceremonies including sprint planning, daily stand-ups, sprint demo, and retrospectives
  • Coach and support the Product Owner to effectively manage the backlog and maximize business value
  • Deliver capabilities using agile practices while also following the Software Development Lifecycle, business process mapping, and various release processes as appropriate to ensure all risk, security, and development requirements are met
  • Shield the technical team from outside distractions and interferences
  • Help manage risks, raise impediments, and facilitate their resolution
  • Identifies key cross-functional issues and project synergies; provides guidance with complex project issues.
  • Lead team to a high performing level by recognizing areas of strength and improvement and employing appropriate coaching and development techniques
  • Collaborate with Product Owners and Program Managers to ensure execution alignment within the program
  • Partner with discipline managers about governance policies and adherence to corporate standards
  • Support Aireon in building better Agile practices as we grow the team

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent relevant work experience
  • 3 years of experience as a Scrum Master or in a similar role required
  • Adept at story writing, estimation, refinement, and other Scrum techniques
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to partner and interact with technical and business stakeholders
  • Strong communication skills, analytical, problem-solving skills, mentoring and facilitation skills
  • Highly organized and motivated
  • Ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment and be a change agent for the team
  • Scrum Master certification

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience using Azure Devops and/or Jira
  • Scaled Agile experience
  • Experience working as an Agile Coach

About You

 You are a self-starter. Sitting and waiting is not an option. You take the initiative to make things happen.

You are collaborative. You are a team player who puts the interest of the team above your own. You display a positive attitude, are open and enjoy contributing.

You are a natural leader. No matter where you find yourself, others tend to gather around you, leading to encouragement and mentoring.

Technology is your passion. It does not just provide a paycheck; you are genuinely interested in what you do and the impact that it has on others.

1-3-6-12 Month Plan

 

In the first month we’ll expect you to…

  • Get onboarded and train with your manager
  • Get acclimated into the role
  • Understand the tools and different stakeholders
  • Understand the status of ongoing product development and sprints
  • Observe ongoing sprint ceremonies

 

At 3 months we’ll expect you to…

  • Manage multiple sprints/agile ceremonies
  • Define a way to properly measure and report team velocity
  • Participate on Risk assessments

 

At 6 months we’ll expect you to…

  • Continue handling scrum ceremonies
  • Implement measuring velocity process and start reporting on it
  • Start identifying velocity improvements
  • Manage Requirement grooming/refinement sessions
  • Participate on risk management workshops

At 12 months we’ll expect you to…

  • Implement agile and reporting process improvements.
  • Recommend overall (enterprise) agile process improvements
  • Participate on new project initiatives, estimating efforts, budgets and resources
  • Participate on various technical board meetings
  • Continue handling scrum ceremonies

About the Team

  • 2 scrum teams of 10 distributed across North America and 3 different timezones.
  • Using Agile methodology and tools (daily scrums, 2-week sprints)
  • Mostly using Azure DevOps and Microsoft Office tools for collaboration and communication

 

Perks and Benefits

  • Premium medical, dental and vision plan
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Short Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Retirement 401K plan with Employer Matching
  • Education Assistance and Tuition Reimbursement
  • Vacation, Sick Leave, Floating Holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Company Sponsored Events
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Bonus Program

Aireon requires all employees/new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to starting work, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable state or local law.  Iridium is an equal opportunity employer and will consider requests for exemption from this policy as a reasonable accommodation where it can do so absent undue hardship, consistent with federal, state, and local law.

Experience & Education Requirements / EEO

Aireon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or status as a protected veteran. EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability and other protected categories.

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