27 days old

Senior Scrum Master (SAFe Required) - Remote

Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
New York, NY 10007 Work Remotely
  • Job Code
    R000100120

Our Scrum Master is responsible for facilitating cross-functional delivery for no more than two Agile (Scrum/Kanban) teams. The Scrum Master manages the capacity of the team, removes impediments, and contributes significantly to team quality. Scrum Masters are a key role in Enterprise Solution Delivery. Guardian has established an Enterprise Solution Delivery (ESD) organization to drive measurable, consistent, predictable portfolio delivery to accelerate and optimize value-add solutions for Guardians customers. To drive these outcomes, Guardian is seeking a multidimensional Scrum Master experienced with the following: facilitating agile ceremonies, roster management and capacity planning, and holding team accountable for deliverables.

You Will

  • Facilitate the cross-functional delivery of a range of business and technology deliverables using advanced negotiation, facilitation, planning and dependency management techniques
  • Holds the Product Owner and Development team accountable for their responsibilities in running the scrum process.
  • Facilitate release planning and governance activities across teams
  • Visualize program and delivery progress via status reports and dashboards for leadership, while helping remove roadblocks and maintaining a laser focus on enabling consistent velocity and delivery for core team members
  • Identify and manage cross-team dependencies and risks; define and drive mitigation plans
  • Operate as a servant leader for the team and coach roles and stakeholders on understanding of the Scrum methodology
  • Advocate for agile principles and help negotiate agreements between teams; facilitate productive communication between teams and among teammates
  • Identify and champion when process or technology improvements may be warranted; lead continuous improvement by identifying and remediating cross-functional process gaps across your teams and the technology organization at large
  • Act as data steward for team metrics such as timesheets, estimates, velocity, rosters, etc.

You Have

  • 3+ years of relevant scrum master or project management experience using Agile delivery framework
  • SAFe, Scrum Alliance CSM / CSP certification or PMI's Agile Certified Professional (ACP) preferred
  • Strategic thinker with strong customer focus
  • Strong analytical and project management skills with demonstrated ability to prioritize, track, and deliver results
  • Able to build, manage, and work with multiple teams to achieve defined goals
  • Demonstrated ability to manage vendor engagements, budgets, timelines
  • Communicate effectively to establish collaborative working relationships
  • Able to communicate technical issues to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Proactively identify risk and issues and ensures mitigation and closure
  • Able to help course correct continuously as new priorities and new information becomes available
  • Experience operating in a regulated environment preferred

Your Location

  • This position can be located in any of our Guardian offices in the continental United States or can be remote/work from home

Travel

  • Travel to Guardian Office Location(s) as needed.

Location & Vaccination Requirements

  • The primary location for this position is remote, with travel to Guardian offices as needed.
  • Covid 19 vaccinations required for this position.
  • Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the candidates affirmation of being Full Vaccinated prior to commencing employment in the new role. New hires will have five business days from their start date to provide proof of vaccination through our Vaccination Status Confirmation Form. Fully Vaccinated means that at least two weeks have elapsed since you received the recommended number of doses of any COVID-19 vaccine that is currently fully approved, or authorized for emergency use, by the Food and Drug Administration or that have been listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization.
  • If an applicant is unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief, practice or observance, Guardian may provide reasonable accommodations. This policy may not apply to any Guardian colleagues working in a local jurisdiction (state, county, or city) that implements a law prohibiting a private employer from requiring vaccination, unless there is an applicable vaccine mandate from the federal government that would supersede the vaccination laws of the local jurisdiction. Guardian, in its sole discretion, may modify or terminate this requirement at any time.

What We Offer

  • A dynamic and creative environment with the challenges in accelerating technology and innovation in a secure and compliant way.
  • Competitive compensation package.
  • Excellent medical, dental, supplemental health, life and vision coverage for you and your dependents with no wait period.
  • Life and disability insurance.
  • A great 401(k) with company match.
  • Tuition assistance paid parental leave and backup family care.
  • Flexible time off, dress code, and work location policies to balance your work and life in the ways that suits you best.
  • Social responsibility is part of our mission. We are engaged in a variety of initiatives such as volunteering within our local communities, educational alliances with colleges, focusing on sustainability, and promoting diversity and inclusion.

About Guardian

  • Guardian has been helping people protect their futures and secure their lives for more than 160 years. Every day, we serve approximately 29million people through a range of insurance and financial products. As one of the largest mutual insurance companies, we know what matters most: putting the needs of our customers first. Because everyone deserves a Guardian. Learn more about Guardian at www.GuardianLife.com.
  • Guardian is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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Our Promise:

At Guardian, youll have the support and flexibility to achieve your professional and personal goals. Through skill-building, leadership development and philanthropic opportunities, we provide opportunities to build communities and grow your career, surrounded by diverse colleagues with high ethical standards.

We Offer:

  • Meaningful and challenging work opportunities to accelerate technology and innovation in a secure and compliant way.

  • Competitive compensation

  • Excellent medical, dental, supplemental health, life and vision coverage for you and your dependents with no wait period

  • Life and disability insurance

  • A great 401(k) with match

  • Tuition assistance, paid parental leave and backup family care.

  • Dynamic, modern work environments that promote collaboration and creativity.

  • Flexible time off, dress code, and work location policies to balance your work and life in the ways that suit you best.

  • Social responsibility in all aspects of our work. We volunteer within our local communities, create educational alliances with colleges, drive a variety of initiatives in sustainability, and advocate for diversity & inclusion in all that we do.

Primary Location:

Remote - United States

Other Locations:

Job:

IT

Schedule:

Full time

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Guardian is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.







Posted: 2022-07-15 Expires: 2022-08-13
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