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Scrum Master
Minneapolis, Minnesota  |  Remote, Onsite
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Applied on July 4, 2022
Job Id #56475 Posted May 19, 2022


Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • Scrum master for agile delivery team for individual health insurance products for unitedhealth one.

Ideal Background:

  • Background in Kanban and other Agile processes
  • Experience working with more than one team
  • Experience with offshore and otherwise distributed teams
  • Rally Experience (this is our planning and execution tool)

Experience:

  • Experience working within SAFe framework along with SPC certification

Top Requirements:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, Help team with facilitation of SAFe Framework planning and execution ceremonies,
  • Ensure that the Scrum process is used as intended and continually improved. Enforce the rules of Scrum, facilitate key meetings, and challenge the teams to innovate

Team and Team size:

  • Team will most likely be made up of 8 to 10 staff including a capability owner, 4 developers, a systems analyst, and 3 quality engineers

Responsibilities:

  • Act as a buffer between the software development teams and any distracting influences
  • Safeguard the quality of the products and services through coaching Built-in Quality as a guiding Principle
  • Ensure that the Scrum process is used as intended and continually improved. Enforce the rules of Scrum, facilitate key meetings, and challenge the teams to innovate
  • Help the team with the planning of the Sprints, prioritization of the sprint backlog, coordinate the development process, identify and eliminate obstacles that prevent the team from achieving their goals, prepare burndown charts, and ensure crystal clear communication among everyone involved in the project.
  • Help team with facilitation of SAFe Framework planning and execution ceremonies
  • Coaches and leads team on all SAFe Framework practices including DevOps and Continuous Delivery Pipeline

Primary Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3+ years of ScrumMaster experience
  • Demonstrated solid understanding of Agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures
  • Must be self-motivated, positive, energetic, confident, and ethical with a strong drive for results
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, and knowledge transfer skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Capable of working individually and in a multidisciplinary team
  • Bachelors degree (or greater) in Computer Science or related field

Competencies:

  • Servant Leader - Must be able to garner respect from his/her team and be willing to get their hands dirty to get the job done
  • Communicative and social - Must be able to communicate well with teams
  • Facilitative - Must be able to lead and demonstrate value-add principles to a team
  • Assertive - Must be able to ensure Agile/Scrum concepts and principles are adhered to, must be able to be a voice of reason and authority, make the tough calls
  • Situational Awareness - Must be the first to notice differences and issues as they arise and elevate them to management
  • Enthusiastic - Must be high-energy
  • Continual improvement - Must continually be growing ones craft learning new tools and techniques to manage oneself and a team
  • Conflict resolution - Must be able to facilitate discussion and facilitate alternatives or different approaches
  • Attitude of empowerment - Must be able to lead a team to self-organization
  • Attitude of transparency - Must desire to bring disclosure and transparency to the business about development and grow business trust
  • Quick learner - Must be able to quickly gain a high level understanding of the technical and business domains of the Scrum teams

Highly Desired Qualifications:

  • SAFe ScrumMaster, CSPO or other Scrum certifications
  • Experience leading and developing teams in SAFe Framework for multiple PI Events
  • Background in Kanban and other Agile processes
  • Experience working with more than one team
  • Experience with offshore and otherwise distributed teams
  • Previous software product development experience
  • Previous experience as a team lead
  • Configuration Management experience
  • Working knowledge of Rally

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 hr@horizontal.com.

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

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