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Agile Coach (Early - Mid-Career)

A ongoing job with Sandia National Laboratories

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Job Details

  • Company
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • Posted
  • 5 months ago
  • Commitment
  • Other
  • Ongoing
  • Additional Info
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly
  • Remote Position
  • Languages
  • Job Posting is in English


  • scrum
  • agile
  • security

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Job Description

Posting Duration

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.

Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.

What Your Job Will Be Like

Are you looking for challenging and impactful work that contributes to security, peace and freedom worldwide?

Sandia National Laboratories, the nation’s premier science and engineering lab, develops advanced technologies that make an impact in the real world. We bring science and technology together to ensure global peace by addressing critical security concerns that if unchecked, place our nation, economy and quality of life at considerable risk.
We are currently looking to hire a Scrum Master professional that is passionate about Agile software development methods and is interested in growing their career to become an Agile Coach. We want someone excited to apply their knowledge, experience and creativity while gaining opportunities to work with some of the country’s top minds at the forefront of research.

You will serve as a member of the user and application support services team which is an integral part of Sandia’s scientific, engineering, and high-performance computing environment. You will primarily be responsible for partnering with product owners to ensure continuous refinement of backlog, communicating delivery of work product from the scrum team, and escalating key risks and issues.

We are currently looking to hire a Scrum Master professional that is passionate about Agile software development methods and is interested in growing their career to become an Agile Coach. We want someone excited to apply their knowledge, experience and creativity while gaining opportunities to work with some of the country’s top minds at the forefront of research.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Provide Agile/Scrum methods’ expertise for high performing software development teams supporting high fidelity physics simulations
  • Empower the team to improve efficiency and meet product delivery deadlines by identifying and addressing impediments affecting the efficiency of the team
  • Guide and mentor teams through efficient self-organization to fill gaps in the Agile/Scrum framework
  • Identify and evolve creative techniques and processes to enable Agile framework
  • Hold productive daily stand-ups, reviews, retrospectives, and planning sessions.

Qualifications We Require

  • Master’s degree in a related technical field or Bachelor’s in a related technical field plus 4 years’ experience
  • Experience in project management or applying agile principles
  • Two plus years' experience working as a scrum master for technical software development teams.
  • Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q level clearance

Qualifications We Desire

  • Knowledge of computer-aided design (CAD) modeling and tools
  • Certified Scrum master or Certified Scrum Professional, and willingness to enter into continued training in these fields.
  • Interest in and ability to understand a variety of technical fields
  • Superb communication, teamwork, and people skills with the ability to perform optimally in a teaming environment
  • Critical thinking, synthesis and problem-solving skills
  • Dedication to Agile principles and practices, particularly for software
  • Knowledge of Clean Code practices and principles such as test- driven development and pair programming.
  • Ability to prioritize, lead, and complete projects within appropriate scope and timeframe
  • Experience with various support tools such as Jira, Confluence, Teams, etc.

About Our Team

The Scientific Applications and User Support Department provides capabilities and in-depth support for a broad range of scientific/engineering computing, including high performance computing and visualization. The department provides user environments, expertise and direct support to users, application-level software and tools, while also partnering with application communities to develop and support scientific/engineering computing solutions. The department also partners with other organizations to provide expert level Agile coaching including scrum mastering services.

About Sandia

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:
• Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
• Extraordinary co-workers
• Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
• Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
• Flexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)
• Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at:
*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance.

Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Furthermore, employees in New Mexico need to pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to Kirtland Air Force Base. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

If hired without a clearance and it subsequently becomes necessary to obtain and maintain one for the position, or you bid on positions that require a clearance, a pre-processing background review may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for a DOE security clearance need to be U.S. citizens. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Members of the workforce (MOWs) hired at Sandia who require uncleared access for greater than 179 days during their employment, are required to go through the Uncleared Personal Identity Verification (UPIV) process. Access includes physical and/or cyber (logical) access, as well as remote access to any NNSA information technology (IT) systems. UPIV requirements are not applicable to individuals who require a DOE personnel security clearance for the performance of their SNL employment or to foreign nationals. The UPIV process will include the completion of a USAccess Enrollment, SF-85 (Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions) and OF-306 (Declaration of for Federal Employment). An unfavorable UPIV determination will result in immediate retrieval of the SNL issued badge, removal of cyber (logical) access and/or removal from SNL subcontract. All MOWs may appeal the unfavorable UPIV determination to DOE/NNSA immediately. If the appeal is unsuccessful, the MOW may try to go through the UPIV process one year after the decision date.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

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