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Scrum Master
Minneapolis, Minnesota  |  Remote
Contract Position
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Applied on July 28, 2021
Job Id #48909 Posted July 8, 2021

Essential Functions:
Coach and mentor Product Owner while supporting the following activities:
  • Develop a product backlog including ordering, definition of done, and acceptance criteria.
  • Grow, groom, and refine a backlog through emerging and evolving requirements.
  • Communicate product vision, value, goals, and backlog items to the team.

Coach and mentor Scrum Team that is adopting and maturing an Agile delivery model:
  • support team-wise estimating, planning, and assignment.
  • iterative and incremental development, and handle emerging and evolving requirements.
  • build a cross-functional team and use Agile engineering practices.
  • encourage communicate openly, transparently, and respectfully with others to create working agreements.
  • adopt sprints starting from value, vision, and goals and ending with a demo and working software.
  • respect time boxes, including the sprint itself, planning, the daily stand-up, demo, and retrospective.
  • Manage project/team documentation to including status reporting, meeting minutes, risks, issues, action items, and other communications.
  • Work with functional managers to assure complete and appropriate resourcing.
  • Identify issues and drive issues to resolution.
  • Consult with management on an ongoing basis to maintain strategic link to business needs.
Knowledge, Skill & Competency Requirements:
  • Experience leading a team evolving from traditional Waterfall to Agile.
  • Experience delivering application development projects end to end with demonstrated knowledge of SDLC (software development life cycle) and Scrum.
  • Strong communication and influencing skills at all levels within the organization.
  • Experience leading Quality Assurance activities to include System Integration Testing, UAT support and Test Automation.
  • Knowledge of  financial industry products, functions, marketing and/or service policies and procedures, preferably Annuity or Life insurance.
  • Experienced in formal techniques of risk management.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Project
  • Experience in Change Management
Education & Experience:
  • 5+ years of experience managing and delivering successful IT projects
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Financial and Insurance Product Industry Experience is a plus

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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