Scrum Master

Aflac Columbus , GA 31914

Posted 2 months ago

Spread Your Wings

We are the Duck. We inspire and are inspired, listen and respond, empower our people, give back to our community and, most importantly, celebrate every success along the way. We do it all The Aflac Way.

Aflac, a Fortune 500 company, is an industry leader in voluntary insurance products that pay cash directly to policyholders and one of America's best-known brands. Aflac has been recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for 20 consecutive years, one of the Best Workplaces for Millennials in 2015 (the inaugural year of the award) and one of America's Most Admired Companies for 18 years.

Our business is about being there for people in need. So, ask yourself:

Are you the Duck? If so, there is a home and a flourishing career for you at Aflac.

The Company

Aflac

The Location

Columbus, GA

The Division

Information Technology

The Opportunity

Scrum Master

Job Summary

As a servant leader ensures agile values and principles are understood and enacted by the agile teams. Trains and coaches the agile teams on agile values, principles, practices, frameworks and tools. Helps the teams to continuously improve their performance and increase business agility

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

Train, coach and mentor one or more teams to embrace agile values and principles

Train and coach the teams on all aspects of planning and execution including vision, release roadmap, user story creation, story mapping, release planning, sprint events, progress monitoring and continuous improvement

Help the teams to focus on sprint and release goals and delivery commitments and help to solve team impediments as well as protect the team from external interferences

Interface with other agile teams and the rest of the organization to manage dependencies and coach other agile teams, program level and portfolio level teams as needed

Constantly strive to improve the teams' performance

Define and roll out agile metrics and assist with the identification, collection and reporting on metrics and make recommendation for improvements to respective stakeholders across the enterprise

Provide visibility to the stakeholders by defining and implementing information radiators. Define metrics, identify and collect data and report metrics and status to stakeholders periodically and as needed

Provide guidance on achieving higher levels of agile maturity while complying with defined Agile Core

Principles and enterprise frameworks

Provide feedback from teams' retrospectives to the Enterprise Agility Office for improvement

Performs other duties as required

Education & Experience

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Business Administration or related field and five to six years of experience in software product or application development, business analysis, or project management or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Minimum of two years Scrum Master experience

Certifications in Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Large Scale Scrum (LeSS), Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) (preferred)

Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) (preferred)

Certified Scrum Master or Certified Product Owner (preferred)

Experience in software product or application development, business analysis or project management

Experience as a Development Team Member of an Agile Team before becoming a Scrum Master

Job Knowledge & Skills

Knowledge and practice of removing impediments typically faced by teams working in cutting edge technologies in a large enterprise

Solid understanding of Scrum, XP, Kanban and Lean

Knowledge of scaling frameworks

Strong flare for training and coaching multiple teams

Servant leader with excellent communication and facilitation skills, who is enthusiastic and assertive

Knowledge and experience in transitioning teams from traditional mode to agile

Knowledge and experience as a Development Team Member of an Agile Team

Knowledge or

Advanced Knowledge of SDLC and several software development

Scrum, XP, Kanban, Lean

Scaling frameworks like LeSS, SAFe and

Product Backlog

Software

Software project

Agile engineering practices (continuous integration, continuous delivery, pair

programming, test driven development, etc.)

IT application

Core Competencies

Action Oriented, Customer Focus, Adaptability, Listening, Ethics and Values, Integrity and Trust

Functional Competencies

Functional/Technical Skills, Presentation Skills, Drive For Results, Organization Agility, Written Communications, Strategic Agility, Innovation Management, Patience, Conflict Management

The Benefits

Aflac is known for treating our employees exceptionally well. As one of the leaders in the insurance industry, we are able to offer one of the most comprehensive health benefits packages available in corporate America, including free coverage from one of our pioneering insurance products, the Aflac Cancer policy. Our employees also enjoy a host of other benefits, including advancement opportunities, opportunities for continued education and professional development, merit increases and performance bonuses, profit-sharing 401(k), stock purchase plans, and many more.



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