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Agile Scrum Coach, Sr (Hybrid Work Schedule)

Mc Lean, Virginia
Job Type
1 Aug 2022
At Freddie Mac, you will do important work to build a better housing finance system and you ll be part of a team helping to make homeownership and rental housing more accessible and affordable across the nation.

As part of Freddie Mac s return to the office pilot, all employees, contingent workers and visitors must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to be on-site unless they have an approved accommodation.

Position Overview:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Scrum Coach, Senior within Single Family Data Portfolio. At Freddie Mac, you will be part of a diverse team with assorted skills and experience who is helping build modern solutions that can help millions of Americans around the country to retain and afford housing during the time of the pandemic and beyond! The selected Senior Scrum Coach will have a servant-leader attitude to join our energetic team and seek excellence in delivering solutions!

This position is a hybrid work schedule, requiring 2 days in the office and 3 days remote

Our Impact:

Improving operational efficiencies and providing a 360 degree view of the customer

Responding to client insights on critical processes

Demonstrating readiness for future market trends and downturns

Your Impact:

Works with Scrum team to ensure Scrum standard methodologies are followed from the initiation through delivery of Single-Family Data Portfolio initiatives

Removes impediments or guides the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment

Facilitates the management of the product backlog and coordinates with upstream and downstream teams to identify and manage cross-team dependencies

Builds a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving

Closely tracks and monitors the Scrum team s results and reports metrics at the iteration and product levels

Mentors and coaches the Scrum team to instill Agile values and principles and lead by example

Assists with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information

Supports and educates the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog

Facilitates productivity by mediating through conflicts, helping team to make decisions, and adhering to continuous improvement principles

Keeps Scrum process on track and passing it to the team as self-organization matures

Helps team adhere to the best engineering practices and makes sure everybody understands technical debt concept

Uses data to measure & monitor progress

Ensure Agile/Scrum concepts and principles are adhered to, should be able to be a voice of reason and authority

Has an Agile attitude, understands what s behind Agile values and principles

Understands Scrum framework very well and the value of each artifact/role/event

Possess solid understanding of modern software development & engineering practices: continuous integration, continuous delivery, Lean methodologies

Facilitates getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work


Bachelor s Degree in Information Science or IT related subject area, Scrum Certification, Past IT Project Management experience is a plus

5+ years of relevant experience as a Scrum Coach and/or Project Manager for multiple teams delivering sophisticated technical projects

8 - 10 years of professional relevant experience

Must have solid understanding of the software development process and have a consistent track record

Ability to analyze and think quickly and to resolve conflict

Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games

Experience with successful Agile techniques

Good communication, interpersonal and mentoring skills

Self-motivation and ability to stay focused in the middle of distraction

Experience creating release plans using agile standard methodologies. (SAFe experience is a plus)

Ability to coach and provide direction to team in the initial stages of adopting scrum methodologies

Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously

Experience using Agile Tools to lead backlog and track iterations, experience with Jira is required

JIRA Administration Expertise experience in JIRA, Confluence and similar tools

Keys to Success in this Role:

Customer focus: With other SF BTO Teams being the primary customer/consumer paving the way for end user Business domain satisfaction

Proven business and technical systems competence

Proficiency in conflict resolution and negotiation

Experience interacting with senior leadership

Empower team members to take ownership of problem-solving

Shown success coaching and redefining technical teams to shift to modern execution model

Current Freddie Mac employees please apply through the internal career site.

Today, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you ll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with differing abilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Time-type:Full time

Job Category:Administration

FLSA Status:Exempt

Freddie Mac provides anticipated base salary ranges where required by law.
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  • Job Reference: 673962322-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Freddie Mac
  • Location: Mc Lean, Virginia
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent