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Information Technology


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Full Time

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Scrum Master - Phoenix, AZ or Minneapolis, MN

UHG - Phoenix, Arizona

Posted: 09/4/2018

In this role as Scrum Master, you will be responsible for supporting the delivery of strategic business products.  You have a strong understanding of and hands-on experience with Agile Methods, especially Scrum.  In this role, you will be responsible for the coaching of their teams on scrum practices to ensure benefit from and adherence to core agile principles is achieved
Primary Responsibilities:
  • You will be responsible for Sprint planning, managing product backlog, holding daily scrum meetings, removing impediments and mentoring scrum team members.
  • Responsible to have all the required artifacts created to comply with the quality assurance audit process.
  • Act as a buffer between the software development teams and any distracting influences
  • Ensure that the Scrum process is used as intended and continually improved
  • Enforce the rules of Scrum, facilitate key meetings, and challenge the teams to innovate
  • Help the team with the planning of the Sprints, prioritization of the sprint backlog, coordinate the development process, identify and eliminate obstacles that prevent the team from achieving their goals, prepare burndown charts, and ensure crystal clear communication among everyone involved in the project.
  • In addition to acting in the role of Scrum Master, the position requires close collaboration with enterprise Agile Coaches to ensure compliance with the Scrum implementation approach adopted by UnitedHealthOne.

Required Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of IT experience
  • 2+ years of Scrum Master experience
  • Demonstrated solid understanding of Agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures
  • Experience with leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
  • Working knowledge of CA Agile Central (aka) Rally
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree (or greater) in Computer Science or related field
  • Scrum Master, CSPO or other Scrum certifications.
  • Background in Kanban and other Agile processes
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Healthcare Industry experience

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Job Keywords: scrum, master, agile, IT, project, manager, developer, engineer, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota, Phoenix, AZ, Arizona

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