Scrum Master

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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Are you interested in working for a great organization where you’re given unlimited capabilities to grow your career? Would you like to be able to learn Kanban and scaled agile on portfolio level on-the-job? Our Multifamily team is looking for A Scrum master I in Herndon, VA. Within this particular portfolio, there is projected to be a surplus of growth in the next 5 years, as we are looking to advance multiple teams. There are tons of opportunity in this personal portfolio to grow, while being managed and mentored by a certified agile coach.
You will be expected to support one or more delivery teams within the fast-paced application development environment. You will help build high performing teams, build shippable product, and will be responsible for leading Agile project coordination to support various upstream and downstream teams. You will serve as the servant leader for the team to ensure clear communication and organization of the team, along with maintaining the production backlog and release plan and facilitating the core scrum ceremonies.


  • Work within the core delivery team empowered/tasked with design, development, modification, and implementation of computer applications, and building high performing delivery teams. Serve as Scrum Master for a software development team.
  • Utilize project coordination expertise and tools such as JIRA and MS-Project to support upstream and downstream teams throughout SDLC.
  • Engage stakeholders, contributors and technical resources to analyze user needs and resource limitations.
  • Facilitate 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.
  • Serve as knowledge source within project teams as assigned.
  • Communicate committed stories for the upcoming sprint to backlog owners and stakeholders
  • Represent the team daily at the Scrum of Scrums (S2) meeting to report impediments for escalation.
  • Facilitate scrum ceremonies for the team (S1, Planning, Retrospective, Grooming & Review/Demo).
  • Facilitate impediment resolution in a timely, cost effective manner. Act as a conduit to other teams and LOBs with which the team is interacting.
  • Track and produce key metrics (e.g., burn-down, burn-up charts)

Education Level Required
Bachelors Degree
  • 2-4 years of related experience
  • Organize and facilitate all scrum related meetings (stand-ups, retrospectives, reviews, demos, etc.)
  • Work with the team to develop project plans, roadmaps and manage backlog. Communicate team plans, report impediments for escalation, identify risks/concerns to relevant stakeholders to help resolve.
  • Monitor team backlog daily and ensure it accurately reflects the current state of the sprint.
  • Work with product owners and stakeholders to refine vision and establish goals and metrics.
  • Track and communicate team velocity and sprint progress to all affected teams and management.
  • Experience with JIRA
  • Experience working in SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) methodology
  • Organize and facilitate the product release by following all the governance standards.
  • 4+ years of experience leading both Scrum and Kanban Agile Teams
  • 4+ years of experience as software Release Train Engineer or Scrum of Scrums Master
  • Current professional certification in Agile Methodologies (RTE, Scrum Master)

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: 57482