DescriptionScrum Master5mo ContractTelecommute*Must pass a drug test and background check once offered position*Telecommute role! may sit anywhere in US, MUST be able to work 7-5 CST. This is a great opportunity to be part of their South American healthcare business…an acquisition call Amil. It’s a new team, new builds and a new market.Essential DutiesDoing everything possible to ensure delighting customersGuiding the team(s) and the organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to delight customersGuiding the team(s) on how to get the most out of self-organizationGuiding the team(s) on self-organizing to fully realize the potential of Agile/Scrum frameworksAssessing the Scrum Maturity of the team(s) and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organizationRemoving impediments or guiding the team(s) to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving.Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolutionAssisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating informationSupporting and educating the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog.Providing all support to the team(s) using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by examplePerform as an evangelist for Optums internal implementation of SAFe (SAFe + PLM)Helping the department and Optum mature out of legacy processesMentor junior Scrum Masters towards improvementRequired Skills/ExperienceFirst level Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM I, SAFe Agilest or Practitioner)5 years of experience in a Scrum Master role for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparencyKnowledge of numerous well documented patterns and techniques for eliciting change in team behavior (example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.)Preferred Skills/Experience (Any Of These Is a Plus)Second level Scrum Master certification (CSP, PSM II, SPCT 4++)Knowledge of other agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc.Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile GamesApplicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team (.Net, Java, or other web development languages)Previous experience as a development team leadExcellent communication and mentoring skillsContributions to the public around agile practices#Low ,Horizontal Integration is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified employees and 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 and /or any other protected class as identified under federal,state or local statute. In addition, Horizontal Integration 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.
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