Agile Scrum Master - Eden Prairie, MN at Optum (Minneapolis, MN)

| Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN
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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)
We are seeking an Agile Scrum Master for this key role in Optum Tech! This position will be part of a core virtual care technology team that is helping build the state-of-the-art platform components for internal and external markets. The position will lead agile scrum teams across all Optum Virtual Care technology integrations.
We are currently seeking an experienced internal/external candidate for Agile Practitioner/Scrum Master in Optum Clinical Health group within Optum Technology.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Ensure alignment and understanding of program/project scope and objectives with the organization's strategic objectives and the Voice of the Customer, in consultation with applicable stakeholders
  • Raise awareness of any misalignment or misunderstanding of project scope and objectives with applicable stakeholders
  • Monitor scope requirements and identify scope-related gaps and issues
  • Lead the scrum team in using Agile methodology and scrum practices
  • Helping the product owner and development team to achieve PI goals
  • Lead the scrum and development teams in self-organization
  • Remove impediments and coach the scrum team on removing impediment
  • Help the scrum and development teams to identify and fill in blanks in the Agile framework
  • Help the scrum team achieve higher levels of scrum maturity
  • Support the product owner and provide education where needed
  • Closely align with Business partners to establish common goals and approach
  • Effectively break down barriers to maintain progress on deliverables
  • Communicate effectively with project teams and leaders both in verbal and written form
  • Act as a recognized voice of the customer to OVC engineering teams
  • Identify solutions to non-standard requests and problems and solve complex problems and/or conduct complex analyses
  • Partner with stakeholders to enable successful development and delivery of features
  • Partner with engineering to understand, scope, and prioritize technical debt stories

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
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher education (or 6+ years of related work experience)
  • 4+ years of experience working with Agile methods and framework leading complex matrix teams in a technical environment
  • 4+ years of experience managing complex projects and programs with IT and healthcare systems
  • 3+ years of experience as a Scrum Master, Product Owner or Agile Coach
  • Experience leading agile/scrum adoption at the team level and familiar with dev/ops
  • Understanding of fundamentals of DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Accept Test Drive Development (ATDD)
  • Understanding of backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition
  • Understanding of incremental delivery and the value of metrics
  • Ability to execute on process improvements and other initiatives within the organizatio
  • Must be able to work in the Eastern time zone or Central time zone in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Agile Certifications a plus SCRUM Master, RTE or SAFe
  • Experience with software engineering and/or customer implementations
  • Detail oriented and excessively organized
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken form
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

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)
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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