Agile Practitioner 3 - Telecommute at Optum (Remote)

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Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)
The health solutions marketplace is hungry for new ideas, innovative products and software that drives elevated performance for the business and the customer. The UnitedHealth Group family of businesses is feeding incredible solutions to that marketplace every day by bringing out the best in our software engineering teams. We serve customers across the health system. Not only do we have more of them every day, we also have more technology, greater data resources and far broader expertise than any competitor anywhere. We're out to change the way our businesses and consumers engage with technology. If you're in, you'll be challenged like never before. It's time to join this history making.
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Act as an Execution lead closely partnering with the Program teams, Technical Leads, Architects & Business Owner to guide investment
  • Act as an adoption/transformation lead for agile implementation at enterprise level and/or across multiple streams of work
  • Facilitate coordination and dependency alignment within the work streams or between the workstream and other Scrum Teams
  • Provide leadership and direction to the program teams on agile practices - optimize the overall software development lifecycle
  • Work stream impediment removal
  • Maintain relevant metrics that increases transparency and informs adaptive decision making
  • Lead overall technology delivery to successful completion, operating within scope, budget, and schedule commitments
  • Establish and continuously improve an efficient delivery ecosystem while maintaining required governance processes
  • Foster a team collaborative environment that tears down silos between groups, act in a single voice
  • Work cross functionally to align strategy, methodology and execution
  • Be a change agent and foster a "learn by doing" environment
  • Communication and engagement at multiple levels with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Actively contribute to the company's Agile Community through participation in the internal Agile Community of Practice
  • Ensure overall product strategy and Roadmap are executed
  • Drive the budget at scrum team/product level

You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years of Product and IT experience
  • 10+ years leading transformation efforts spanning across at least business and technology
  • 10+ years of experience applying multiple agile frameworks like Scrum, Kanban, LeSS
  • 10+ years in the role of Project Manager, Scrum Master, Product Owner, or Agile Coach
  • 7+ years of experience working on large scale, multiple Scrum team projects
  • 3+ years of leading / managing people

Preferred Qualifcations:
  • Healthcare experience
  • Experience with Mainframe (COBOL, JCL), Java and Cloud technologies
  • Experience with agile management tools (i.e., Rally)
  • Experience with financial acumen with experience managing budgets exceeding $5M or more
  • Solid understanding of scaling Agile, and understand the unique opportunities and challenges associated with facilitating and continuously aligning a large development program
  • Understanding of fundamentals of DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Accept Test Drive Development (ATDD)
  • Understanding of incremental delivery and the value of metrics
  • Demonstrated ability to weigh alternatives and determine program strategy
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken form
  • Excellent speaking, facilitating and resolution skills

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment
Technology Careers with Optum. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)
Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $97,300 to $176,900. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $97,300 to $176,900. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.
*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
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