Scrum Master (Remote) #4196


  • US-Remote Employee Location
  • Information Technology
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GovCIO is a team of transformers–people who are passionate about transforming government I.T. We believe in making a difference by developing digital strategies and delivering the technology-related innovation that improves governmental operations each day.

But we can’t do it alone. We welcome and nurture an inclusive and diversified work culture. Because different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives make us better decision-makers, problem solvers, and creators. We’re changing the face of I.T. – from our diverse staff to the end-products we develop. And we’re excited to expand our team. Are you ready to be a transformer?


Job Overview 


GovCIO is seeking a candidate for the position of Scrum Master Consultant to support the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Management and Design Thinking Office (ManDO) ISPG PMO.  This position is a hybrid that includes skills related to the roles of scrum master, coach, project manager, and business analyst.  The environment is dynamic and client needs are often evolving; flexibility and forward-thinking views are important for success.  The Scrum Master Consultant will perform tasks in a variety of areas including:


Roles & Responsibilities:


  • Responsible for the maturation of business agility within a division or a set of projects and programs within the Security and Privacy group in CMS OIT
  • Serve as Agile SME and business process improvement consultant
  • Comfortable stepping in as a surrogate project manager or coordinator
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with division directors, team leads and other stakeholders
  • Gain an understanding of the ISPG portfolio and value streams, and assist project / program teams with their alignment with customer value delivery
  • Work with and support multiple Scrum and Kanban teams to develop and groom backlogs for product and service delivery
  • Facilitate and support all scrum events: Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective
  • Move team to a high performing level by recognizing areas of strength and improvement and employing appropriate coaching and development techniques
  • Assist the Product Owner through coaching and maintaining the Product Backlog
  • Help define and track both progress metrics and OKRs
  • Collaborate with Division, Teams, and other PMO staff to identify and track cross-team and cross-division work and communicate with stakeholders
  • Identify training needs in areas of business agility, tool use, and ISPG processes and coordinate delivery of training
  • Facilitate project, program, and division meetings and events
  • Guide teams in planning work in quarterly increments
  • Maintain and update Confluence pages with division updates on teams, guidance from directors, information on sprint review presentations, etc.




Required Skills and Experience

  • Deep knowledge and understanding of multiple applications of Agile and Agile practices including Kanban, Scrum, SAFe, and DevOps
  • 5+ years of experience as a scrum master and/or product owner
  • Experience developing OKRs and performance metrics
  • Familiarity with Jira and Confluence
  • Strong and demonstrated meeting facilitation and management skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and stellar telework etiquette; must be able to make and maintain effective relationships in a remote work environment
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks concurrently
  • Experience with value stream identification, mapping, and management
  • Experience with large organization transformations
  • Knowledge of software and infrastructure, SDLC methodologies, and requirements analysis



  • Bachelors with at least 5-8 years (or commensurate experience)
  • Agile Scrum Master Certification
  • 5+ years of project management experience
  • 5+ years working in an agile/scrum environment
  • 3+ years of experience in coaching at the team or leadership level
  • Must be able to acquire and maintain a Public Trust clearance


Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience with / knowledge of information system security and privacy policies and compliance
  • Familiarity with
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate
  • 2+ years of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and/or Government agency experience.


COVID Policy: New employees will be required to adhere to the Company’s and its clients’ COVID-19 safety procedures. In the event that the COVID-19 vaccination mandate for Federal Contractors is enforced, you must become fully vaccinated or request and be approved for an exemption. Employees working onsite at a client location must comply with our client’s COVID-19 requirements.

GovCIO is a team of professionals who want to make a difference. And that can only happen with a diverse, happy, and cared-for team. So, we prioritize your well-being, equity for all and look for ways to make work a better place for each of us every day.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability status. EOE AA M/ F/Vet/Disabled

Compensation Range (In compliance with Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act for remote or positions located in CO)


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