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Scrum Master Sr/Advisor Job Family - PS27564

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Information Technology
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PS27564 Requisition #

Your Talent. Our Vision. At Anthem, Inc., it’s a powerful combination, and the foundation upon which we’re creating greater access to care for our members, greater value for our customers, and greater health for our communities. Join us and together we will drive the future of health care.

 

This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve at one of America's leading health benefits companies and a Fortune Top 50 Company.

 

The Scrum Master has primary responsibility of facilitating the learning and growth of one or more Agile teams in developing a lean-Agile mindset, improving practices, and guiding them to more predictable delivery. The Scrum Master plays a role in facilitating Agile ceremonies and planning of releases, removing impediments, providing guidance, and supporting Agile teams. 


Additional roles & responsibilities include:


Backlog Management Practices
Works with Product Owners and team members to learn and practice healthy backlog management and prioritization practices
Facilitates the execution and improvement of backlog refinement
Prepares for and facilitates release planning with teams
Assists in dependency management and cross-team coordination


Agile Ceremony Facilitation
Facilitates continuous improvement and the development of a learning culture on teams
Facilitates ceremonies, collaboration, communication, and conflict management
Teaches team members Agile mindset and frameworks, practices, and process
Influences the organization in the removal of organizational impediments and development of healthy Agile practices
Mentors Product Owners and team members in agile practices and continuous improvement


Delivery Team Support
Removes impediments to the team’s ability to perform
Acts as a buffer between external distractions to minimize disruptions and help the team to focus
Assists in the coordination of operational issue resolution
Facilitates team development, mediates conflicts protecting the team, and encourages healthy team dynamics
Fosters team responsibility, self-accountability, transparency, and self-organization
Leverages coaching skills to help the team learn to solve its own problems

 

Advice and Guidance
Introduces and encourages team to explore healthy Agile development practices, focus on quality and technical excellence, predictable delivery, automation, and continuous delivery
Teaches and encourages a balanced backlog that delivers valuable features for customers, reduces technical debt, provides business value, and enables product sustainability
Helps the team to develop, capture, and analyze metrics to facilitate team improvements
Promotes transparency through healthy communications and data integrity

Scrum Master Sr:

Requires BS/BA in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline with IT focus degree; minimum of 5 years experience implementing Agile methodologies; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background. Preferred CSM, CSPO or equivalent; Preferred experience within medium sized Agile implementations (e.g. 5-7 teams).


Scrum Master Advisor:

Requires BS/BA in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline with IT focus degree; minimum of 7 years experience implementing Agile methodologies; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.  Preferred CSM, CSPO or equivalent; Preferred experience within large sized Agile implementations (e.g. 7 or more teams).

 

SAFe certified or experience (or other scaled Agile frameworks) is an asset. 
SAFe certified or experience (or other scaled Agile frameworks) is an asset.

 

Anthem, Inc. is ranked as one of America’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine and is a 2018 DiversityInc magazine Top 50 Company for Diversity. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at careers.antheminc.com. An Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

 

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