Great Culture, Great People, Great Company
If youre looking for a company thats big enough to have exciting and challenging business opportunities, yet small enough to make a personal impact WoodmenLife may be the place for you.
Weve been a fixture in downtown Omaha over 125 years, and we promote a family-first environment with flexible work schedules, a team-oriented atmosphere, and a culture that encourages personal and professional growth, knowledge and community involvement.
As a not-for-profit, WoodmenLife is a different kind of insurance company. We give back revenues to our members, not investors. Weve been around for more than a century because weve always kept our promises. Through recessions and wars, weve remained stable and reliable.
If you want to be part of an organization where youre not just an employee youre a valued member of the family WoodmenLife is the place for you!
Prioritizes and performs work in progress, removing impediments and promoting transparency. Facilitates all agile ceremonies, and ensures the integrity of the agile process by capturing team metrics and removing obstacles to drive projects to successful release. Assists with agile training and coaching, promoting accountability and transparency across all levels of the organization. Helps the team learn to identify dependencies, skill/knowledge gaps, and other barriers.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Plans and facilitates all scrum ceremonies and activities including: backlog preparation, sprint planning, release planning, retrospectives, sprint reviews/ demonstrations and daily stand-ups
Supports the Agile transformation by assisting with agile training, coaching and promoting accountability and transparency across all levels of the organization
Displays scrum board and burndown chart at every scrum/ daily standup to ensure that the team stays focused on meeting sprint commitments
Displays a servant leadership demeanor and ensures the team works at a sustainable pace that is productive and accountable for meeting sprint commitments
Works with the product owner and team to ensure story and task estimates and scrum boards are kept up to date
Helps the team learn to identify dependencies, skill/knowledge gaps, and other obstacles in their work
Works with teams to identify, assign, and manage risk, dependency & issue mitigation action items
Assists with quarterly planning including the preparation of release plans including scope, schedule/milestones, and effort as well as creating and updating project dependency charts
Works with product owners, agile teams, and stakeholders to ensure the product and sprint backlogs are prioritized and that transparency is maintained
Coordinates with other scrum masters and agile teams, as necessary
Helps define Agile Center of Excellence processes
Meets expectations for attendance and punctuality in accordance with the expectations established by your supervisor and WoodmenLife policy.
Performs other duties as assigned by management.
Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, information systems, or business administration and/or equivalent formal training or work experience.
Self-directed, self-motivated and a thirst for knowledge and a passion for learning; ability to take ownership of work and demonstrate initiative is critical.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment with minimal direction and guidance.
Desire for continuous improvement both personally, professionally, and as a valued member of the team
Strong organizational skills and a willingness to adapt to different tools or processes as the situation requires, and to suggest improvements or alternatives when warranted
Five or more years of experience serving as a scrum master for an agile delivery team; prior experience as scrum master, project manager, technical manager or supervisor is required.
First level Scrum Master Certification (CSM, PSM I, SSM) required.
Knowledge of scrum methodologies and Agile practices
Must have solid understanding of Agile methods, Lean thinking, and Scrum methodology.
Proficient understanding of all software lifecycle development disciplines - Project Management, Requirements Management, Analysis & Design, Quality Assurance & Testing, Implementation, Deployment, Configuration & Change Management
Able to guide the team and organization effectively on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to delight customers
Able to effectively coach the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable; assist in removing barriers for the team
Experience with JIRA and Confluence
Excellent interpersonal skills including organizational, team building, and issue resolution; works effectively with colleagues at all levels
Good listener and open to different points of view; flexible and adaptable
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; proficient presentation and facilitation skills
Strong experience working with business end users and stake holders at all levels in the organization.
Knowledge of industry standard software best practices, development lifecycle processes and methodologies.
Assertive and able to get the job done effectively and efficiently
Able to be a successful Change Agent and a Servant Leader
The ability to provide seamless, trustworthy, attentive and resourceful (S.T.A.R.) customer service
Engages well with others and are passionate about providing an exemplary customer experience
WoodmenLife offers a competitive compensation package and a comprehensive benefits package. As part of WoodmenLifes employment process, candidates will be required to complete a criminal background check, credit check (where required for position), Fingerprint check (where required for position), drug screen and reference checks. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon successfully passing the above.
WoodmenLife is committed to excellence in diversity by creating an inclusive work environment that values and respects all individuals. We welcome and embrace associates, regardless of background and beliefs. WoodmenLife respects every associates unique perspective and contribution. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment that values differences, and creates opportunities for growth, leadership and service. This commitment includes providing equal opportunity in recruitment, employment and promotion, training and community outreach. WoodmenLife is also dedicated to strengthening the communities in which its employees live.
APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES SHOULD ADVISE THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION IF SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS ARE NEEDED.
Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society (WoodmenLife) is an equal opportunity employer.
Woodmen Of The World Life Insurance Society