Senior Scrum Master at The Hartford

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You are a driven and motivated problem solver ready to pursue meaningful work. You strive to make an impact every day & not only at work, but in your personal life and community too. If that sounds like you, then you've landed in the right place.

A large Commercial Insurance IT Portfolio is seeking Scaled Agile experienced, energetic, empathic, and passionate Senior Scrum Masters in various areas within the Portfolio. The individual will be part of a team driving highly visible strategic agendas for the organization. The Senior Scrum Master will ensure the Scrum teams (2+ teams) adheres to Scaled Agile Principles and best practices. The individual in this role coaches the Scrum Teams and removes impediments by escalating when appropriate. Acting as a trusted partners with the Product Owner, Release Train Engineer and IT & Business leadership to form execution delivery plans and manage progress and facilitates release planning. The IT portfolio is seeking highly motivated, results oriented individuals with strong technical and leadership skills.

Responsibilities:
  • Supports and facilitates 2 or more Scrum Teams in various functions by fostering Agile values and practices.
  • Ensures team adherence to Agile principles. Provides coaching to the Scrum Teams on how to execute the Scrum framework.
  • Acts as a role model for servant leadership.
  • Organizes and facilitates ceremonies, identifies improvement opportunities to optimize velocity and quality while mitigating risk.
  • Tracks and communicates the overall team progress providing visibility to stakeholders.
  • Partners with the Product Owner to ensure the backlog items are prioritized based on business value and ready for the teams. Facilitate team for better creativity, drive innovation and tries to improve the efficiency of the development teams.
  • Support Release Train Engineer along with IT and business teams to drive strategic agendas. Arranges daily stand-up meetings, facilitates/schedules meetings, demo and decision-making processes in order to ensure quick inspection and proper use of adaptation process. Matrix reporting, provides coaching/feedback to ensure team success
  • Partners with Release Train Engineer on financial & time management for Agile release train.

Qualifications:
  • Degree in Computer Science or related discipline with a minimum of 3 plus years of work experience in IT development as a Scrum Master
  • First level Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM I)
  • AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification is a plus
  • Experience in the Scrum Master role for at least two years for a software development team that was diligently applying Agile principles, practices, and theory.
  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
  • Must be a dynamic and self-starting individual who is able to work independently or as part of a team with minimal guidance and direction
  • Must be able to effectively prioritize and assign work in order to meet deadlines
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with both technical and non-technical users at all levels of an Organization
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to continuous learning and mentoring
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to present confidently before a large audience
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, BDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games is a plus
  • Commercial Insurance Experience preferred.
  • Must be authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship
  • Remote candidates welcome

Compensation

The listed annualized base pay range is primarily based on analysis of similar positions in the external market. Actual base pay could vary and may be above or below the listed range based on factors including but not limited to performance, proficiency and demonstration of competencies required for the role. The base pay is just one component of The Hartford's total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include short-term or annual bonuses, long-term incentives, and on-the-spot recognition. The annualized base pay range for this role is:

$100,560 - $150,840

Benefits

Our company's success is due to our employees' dedication and passion for their work. They are our greatest asset. That's why we are committed to offering employees and their families a comprehensive benefits package and award-winning well-being programs. By helping our employees achieve their full potential, we unlock our own. Visit https://www.thehartford.com/careers/benefits for details.

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The Hartford operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in Hartford, CT and Windsor, CT. The Hartford was founded in 2022. It has 19000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 54 open jobs at The Hartford, click here.
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