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Scrum Master #HiringNow

Company: Aflac
Location: Columbus
Posted on: September 14, 2019

Job Description:

Scrum Master 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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