Kinney Group, Inc. Senior Scrum Master - TS/SCI Clearance Required in Arnold, Missouri


Kinney Group teams support mission-critical needs for our customers. In this role, you will serve as part of an elite team of Engineers dedicated to excellence. We harness the power of IT in the cloud to improve lives and this role will serve as part of a team of Engineering professionals.

This position supports the program’s Cloud Support Services (CSS) team to provide quality cost effective solutions to the client. As part of the CSS Team the Scrum Master’s expertise is needed to support a sophisticated enterprise cloud environment.

The Scrum Master will actively lead and participate with Scrum development teams and meetings. The Scrum Master will be responsible for working with a highly functional team developing and automating server routines, optimizing system performance, establishing system monitoring, and maintaining established operating systems and security protocols for large production systems. Other responsibilities will include working with the team to define task breakdowns and effort estimates.

Key duties

  • Ability to manage multiple projects of medium to large scale through all sprints/iterations and phases of the project

  • Organize and facilitate sprint planning and release planning, daily stand-ups, sprint reviews, retrospectives, and other agile related events

  • Track and communicate team metrics and sprint/release progress to all teams and management

  • In partnership with the product owner, agile coaches, scrum teams on user story sizing and acceptance criteria definition, facilitates the definition of minimal viable product, and leads continuous refinement and prioritization of the product backlog

  • Ensure the development teams are embracing and practicing core agile principles

  • Update agile tracking systems to provide transparency on product and sprint backlogs

  • Assist with internal and external communication

  • Assist team with making appropriate commitments through story selection and task definition

  • Determine and remove all obstacles that may interfere with the ability of the teams’ to deliver assigned goals

  • Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution

  • Provide direction to project activities to ensure successful implementation and support

  • Promote continuous improvement and help teams to increase velocity

  • Promote a collaborative team environment that fosters experimentation, creativity and innovation

  • Ability to communicate, influence and partner effectively using strong verbal and written communication

Desired Skills & Experience

Education & Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline. Masters Degree preferred.

  • 7-10 years of related systems engineering experience.

  • TS/SCI government security clearance (active)

More about Kinney Group:

Kinney Group is a professional services consulting firm specializing in automation and analytics to harness the power of IT in the cloud to improve lives. Security is in Kinney Group's DNA, enabling the company to integrate the most advanced automation, analytics, and infrastructure technologies as an optimized solution powering IT-driven mission and business processes in the cloud for federal agencies and Fortune 1000 companies. We are an elite team with a unique combination of credentials for strict security environments who serve our customers with an unexpected experience.

Our colleagues subscribe to a shared ethos and purpose for the company to achieve clarity and organizational health. This translates across every customer touch point within the organization. We offer compelling work as well as leadership commitment to ongoing training and development.

Kinney Group, Inc is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

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Job ID2018-1682

CategoryStaff Augmentation - 290

Security Clearance Level RequiredTS/SCI