Riverside Research Institute

Scrum Master

Location US-OH-Dayton
ID 2024-3233
Software Development
Position Type
Full Time Salary

Riverside Overview

Riverside Research is an independent National Security Nonprofit dedicated to research and development in the national interest. We provide high-end technical services, research and development, and prototype solutions to some of the country’s most challenging technical problems.
 All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship.

Position Overview

 Riverside Research is seeking an experienced Scrum Master to join our agile development team at NASIC. You will play a vital role in guiding and supporting the team in implementing the Scrum framework. You will work closely with the product owner and development team to ensure effective collaboration, transparency, and continuous improvement. Proven Scrum and servant leadership experience is essential.


As the NASIC’s Scrum Master, you are accountable for the team’s effectiveness in successfully delivering value and in continuously improving to meet the evolving needs of the market.  If you are a proven servant-leader, a successful facilitator, and have a passion for agile methodologies, this role is for you.




  • Ability to successfully perform responsibilities detailed in the Scrum guide (https://scrumguides.org/)
  • Facilitate Scrum events such as Sprint Planning, Daily Stand-ups, Sprint Reviews, and Retrospectives
  • Guide the team in self-organization, cross-functionality, and adherence to Scrum principles and practices
  • Identify and remove obstacles or impediments that may hinder the team's progress
  • Foster a collaborative and productive environment, promoting open communication and teamwork
  • Coach and support team members in adopting agile values, principles, and practices
  • Ensure iterative and incremental development
  • Monitor team progress, track relevant metrics, and facilitate data-driven decision-making
  • Promote continuous improvement through regular retrospectives for inspection and adaptation
  • Facilitate effective communication within the team and with stakeholders
  • Stay up to date with industry best practices and advancements in agile and Scrum methodologies
  • Apply other agile development methodologies including Kanban and Extreme Programming
  • Maintain Jira and Confluence spaces
  • Support program manager with staff and resource planning


  • An ActiveTop Secret (TS) clearance with SCI adjudication
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Information Systems/Technology or other related field of study
  • Experience supporting the Department of Defense and/or Intelligence Community
  • Professional Scrum Certification from Scrum Alliance or Scrum.org
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience as a Scrum Master
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience working on a Scrum team
  • Strong servant leadership skills
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the Scrum framework, agile values, and principles
  • Excellent facilitation, coaching, and mentoring skills
  • Ability to guide and motivate a diverse team to achieve their goals
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong problem-solving and conflict resolution abilities
  • Ability to adapt and thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Experience with agile tools and project management software including Jira and Confluence
  • Ability to work with multiple product teams
  • Ability to collaborate with technically and organizationally diverse personnel
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented, responsible team player able to work independently with minimal daily direction

Desired Qualifications:

  • Top Secret clearance with SCI adjudication (TS/SCI)
  • Experience in DevSecOps
  • Experience with Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery/Continuous Deployment practices and tools
  • Experience in Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Comfortable with highly technical concepts and technologies









Global Comp

$113,000- $ 165,000 This represents the typical compensation range for this position based on experience, location and other factors.

Closing Statement

Riverside Research Institute is a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, where service to our customers and support of our staff is our overall mission. Riverside is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring.  Riverside offers comprehensive compensation and benefit packages to our employees.
Riverside bases its employment decisions solely on technical experience, qualifications and other job-related criteria related to our organizational purpose as a not-for-profit company, and without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran’s status or any other status legally protected by applicable federal, state, and local law.


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