Fannie Mae Careers

Scrum Master III

Herndon, Virginia
Information Management

Job Description


Fannie Mae provides reliable, large-scale access to affordable mortgage credit in communities across our nation. We are the leading source of funding for housing in America, which means more people can buy or rent a home. We are focused on sustaining the housing recovery, improving our company, and leading change to make housing better.

Join our diverse, high-performing team and make a difference as we work together to enable access to a good home.

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Promotes the agile mindset in agile teams, challenging and removing organizational and cultural impediments. They are constantly guiding teams in discovery and learning. The Scrum Master also helps a team through change, helping identify and attack organizational impediments which limits team productivity and quality and defining transformation vision and goal. Serves as the servant leader for the team to ensure clear communication and organization of the team/program, along with maintaining the production backlog and release plan and facilitating the core scrum ceremonies and practices. Leads a scaled Agile implementation leveraging various Agile frameworks.


  • Serves as the Chief Scrum Master in a program/portfolio; coaches and mentors scrum masters in the program, responsible for the continuous improvement of Agile practices in an Agile program, establishes cadence for sprints and program increments, and facilitates the Scrum of Scrums, release planning workshops, and program inspect and adapt workshop.
  • Provides Agile leadership in support of senior management on large programs.
  • Utilizes Agile tools such as Rally, Jira, and LeanKit for planning and tracking work performed by teams.
  • Facilitates the discussions of complex, high value IT delivery projects that require the coordination of development work or technology work on multiple platforms to achieve desired functionality.
  • Serves as knowledge source within project teams as assigned.
  • Resolves organization impediments and deflect external interruptions during sprints.
  • Tracks and produces key metrics (e.g., burndown, burnup charts).
  • Facilitates scrum ceremonies for the teams (S1, Planning, Retrospective, Grooming & Review/Demo).
  • Acts as a conduit to other teams and LOBs with which the team is interacting.
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required
  • 6+ years of related experience
  • Must have at least 6 years of experience leading/coaching Agile teams including on-hand servicing as a Scrum Master or Release Train Engineer. 
  • 2 years of experience working in a scaled Agile environment - SAFe (multiple teams supporting single product).  
  • Must have at least 6 years of software development lifecycle (SDLC) experience 
  • Experience and the ability to facilitate Program Increment (PI) sessions and other various scrum ceremonies, for prioritizing product features & backlog. 
  • Experience facilitating impediment resolution in a timely, cost effective manner. 
  • Experience and the ability to act as a trusted advisor with stakeholders, product owners, contributors and technical resources to analyze program backlog, user needs and resource limitations 
  • Ability to act as an effective facilitator, communicator and negotiator for discussions of complex, high value IT delivery projects
  • CSM or PMI ACP required
  • SAFe Agilist (SA) or SAFe Consultant (SPC) required                                

As a condition of employment with Fannie Mae, any successful job applicant will be required to successfully complete a background investigation.
Fannie Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Req ID: 55271