Scrum Master II

WoodmenLife

*Position will be filled at level commensurate with experience. 

Disclaimer

This job description is not intended, and should not be construed to be, an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended, however, to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements essential for making decisions related to job performance, employee development and compensation. The incumbent may perform other duties and responsibilities at the sole discretion of WoodmenLife.

General Position Summary

As a Scrum Master II, you'll act on behalf of your team(s) by facilitating clear communication to management and to the team. Our Scrum Masters are open, approachable, collaborative, and enjoy working with passionate people. They're proactive in solving problems to help their team(s) succeed and deliver business value. The Scrum Master drives Agile and Lean frameworks that result in quality product delivery, continuous improvement, and timely releases.

Manages work in progress, removing impediments and promoting transparency by capturing team metrics to drive projects to successful release. Manages day-to-day aspects of an agile team, which includes leading Events and Ceremonies (Backlog, Planning, Review, Retrospectives, and Daily Stand Ups) and be an advocate for autonomous, self-organizing, empowered, and continuously improving teams.

Assists with agile training and coaching, promoting accountability and transparency across all levels of the organization.  Helps teams learn to identify dependencies, skill/knowledge gaps, and other barriers. Ensure your teams’ delivery success by leveraging the appropriate agile methodology (Scrum/Kanban/etc.) to enable predictable, quality delivery while maintaining a focus on the continuous improvement of the team.

Experience Scrum Master Position with a Leader in the Insurance Industry!

We are currently searching for an experienced Scrum Master with 5 years of experience leading scrum teams! We are WoodmenLife in Omaha. We are one of the best places to work in Omaha and have been in business for 130 years. As a member of the WoodmenLife family, you’re joining others who share your commitment to family, community and country. Through WoodmenLife, you’ll have opportunities to connect with others, give back locally, and honor those who make an impact. As a not-for-profit life insurance company, we’ve been helping to protect the financial future of families, making a difference in hometowns across America since 1890. We are passionate about our members, servicing others, being open minded, providing an environment of inclusion and collaborative spirit. We also provide world class benefits to our teammates. Is this the type of company you could work for?

What we are looking for in our new Scrum Master teammate.

  • Facilitates Scrum ceremonies i.e. Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Backlog Refinement, Sprint Demos/Reviews, and Sprint Retrospectives.
  • In a Scaled Agile model, facilitates scaled planning for the team-e.g. Pre-Planning/Preparation, PI Planning Events and represents the team in Scrum of Scrums/ART Syncs.
  • Effective facilitation skills at the team and dept level; Remains neutral, applies conflict management & establishes trust.
  • Is comfortable having difficult conversations and actively coaching other leaders, peer roles and individual contributors on continual improvement, growth mindset and maturing current Agile adoption.
  • Understanding of Lean-Agile metrics to help teams continually improve. Assesses the Agile/Scrum maturity of the team & coaches the team to higher levels of maturity.
  • Understanding of the mechanics of the Agile framework or method and the ability to teach the specific roles, work products, and activities to team members. Increases team knowledge of Agile/Lean topics helping them understand “why” practices work not just “how”.
  • Observes & provides consistent, impactful feedback to the team’s Agile development.
  • Assist in implementing Transformation vision & strategy
  • Stays current with Agility industry trends & explores other perspectives
  • Uses a pragmatic approach to guide multiple teams by seeking to understand what they want to achieve and helping them become more effective in achieving it.
  • Comfortable experimenting with a variety of approaches based on need & fit. Promotes the use of/experimentation with quality/engineering practices.
  • Awareness of Agile technology practices and DevOps (e.g., Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing)
  • Work with the Product owner to align teams with the product vision, sprint goals, and other necessary information; support short and long-term planning and manage interdependencies.
  • In collaboration with the product owner(s) ensures the team has a healthy product and Sprint backlog.
  • Coordinate with other Scrum Masters and their teams on deliverables.
  • Serve as Scrum Master for 2-3 Agile Teams.
  • Holds regular sprint reviews to demonstrate finished work to stakeholders and celebrate team achievements.
  • Manage and help the team implement areas of improvement as identified in the Retrospective.
  • Facilitates dependency management/risk management/impediment removal for the team.
  • Promotes/facilitates communication and collaboration within the Agile team to support value delivery and Sprint commitments.
  • Enables the team to become high performing through collaboration and a relentless focus on continuous improvement including cross-skilling across the team.

Why would you enjoy working as a Scrum Master on this team:

This Scrum Master team brings a lot to the table. If you consider yourself to be a top performer, that has a lot of fun while doing it, this would be a great fit for you. This team is extremely close knit, it's really a family. This team is also known to be high energy, fully engaged, and has a strong servant leadership mindset. Does this sound like your type of position?

If WoodmenLife is the type of company, the position is the one that you could see yourself doing long term, then please apply on-line and see if it's the right fit for you.

 

 

WoodmenLife offers a competitive compensation package and a comprehensive benefits package. As part of WoodmenLife’s employment process, candidates will be required to complete a criminal background check, credit check (where required for position), Fingerprint check (where required for position), drug screen and reference checks. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon successfully passing the above.

WoodmenLife is committed to excellence in diversity by creating an inclusive work environment that values and respects all individuals. We welcome and embrace associates, regardless of background and beliefs. WoodmenLife respects every associate’s unique perspective and contribution. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment that values differences, and creates opportunities for growth, leadership and service. This commitment includes providing equal opportunity in recruitment, employment and promotion, training and community outreach. WoodmenLife is also dedicated to strengthening the communities in which its employees live. #LI-JS1

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES SHOULD ADVISE THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION IF SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS ARE NEEDED.

 Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society (WoodmenLife) is an equal opportunity employer. 

Job ID: 8275

Posted 19 days ago

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