Scrum Master - Agile Practitioner - Franklin, TN - Telecommute at Optum

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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)
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Act as Scrum Master or Agile coach on more than one cross-functional agile team
  • Build strong trust and work tightly with Engineering Leadership
  • Facilitate daily scrum and other ceremonies associated with chosen Agile methodology
  • Lead teams to self-organization
  • Facilitating getting work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating
  • Constantly assess team and tweak application of Agile to increase efficiency and remove waste
  • Collaborate and partner with peer Agile Coaches to apply shared learnings to all teams
  • Create transparency by radiating information within the team and outside of the team
  • Manage a complex web of communication across a matrixed Agile team, and organization (both technical and non-technical stakeholders, and various levels of leadership)
  • Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution Shields team from external disruptions
  • Own Agile-related metrics like white on rice!
  • Train teams and outside stakeholders in Agile practices
  • Work tightly with the product owner to ensure clarity of requirements and exit criteria

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:
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
  • First level Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM I)
  • 3+ years playing active Scrum Master or coach role within development teams
  • Experience communicating and defending (and taking ownership for) performance metrics with Sr leadership and business stakeholders
  • Familiarly with and experienced serving software engineering teams
  • Deep and hands-on knowledge of various Agile frameworks (Lean/Kanban, Scrum, etc).
  • Demonstrated master level skill at one or more Agile tool suites (Rally, Jira, Azure DevOps, VersionOne, etc)
  • Thorough understanding of software engineering principles and industry trends (e.g refactoring, architecture, DevOps, automation, CI/CD, telemetry, and so on..)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Have trained and converted teams who were not Agile to a successful and sustained Agile outcome
  • Highly skilled at identifying and removing blockages within team

What you are like:
  • Zealot about Agile principles, not methodologies
  • Have a great, positive attitude
  • You take the performance of your team personal (extreme ownership)
  • An exceptional listener
  • Servant leader
  • Impeccable communication skills
  • Exude credibility in Agile domain
  • Influencer
  • Never blocked. You find a way!
  • Flexible
  • Enjoy the work

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 $82,100 to $146,900. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $90,500 to $161,600. 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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