We are hiring an enthusiastic Sr. Consultant, Scrum Master to join our productive team at Lincoln Financial Group in Charleston, WV.
Growing your career as a Full Time Sr. Consultant, Scrum Master is an amazing opportunity to develop excellent skills.
If you are strong in adaptability, persuasion and have the right initiative for the job, then apply for the position of Sr. Consultant, Scrum Master at Lincoln Financial Group today!
Alternate Locations: Work from Home
Hybrid/Flexible : Work at home and use the office as appropriate for in-person collaboration.
Relocation assistance: is not available for this opportunity.
Requisition #: 71293
The Role at a Glance
Our Annuity IT organization is growing and we’re excited to bring on an experienced Sr. Scrum Master for a fully remote position to support our fast-paced IT organization at Lincoln Financial.
This position will provide subject matter expertise and direction on complex projects/initiatives for assigned area(s) of responsibility to ensure Scrum theory, practices, and rules are understood and enacted. As the Senior Scrum Master, you will support two or more scrum teams within a fast-paced application development environment while adhering to Scrum principles. You will lead complex large scale and/or enterprise-wide Agile programs and coordinate with various program support teams.
What you'll be doing
Directing and enhancing organizational initiatives by positively influencing and supporting change management and/or departmental/enterprise initiatives.
Identifying and recommending process improvements that significantly reduce workloads or improve quality across the team, department and/or business unit.
Providing subject matter expertise and direction to team members and applicable internal/external stakeholders on complex assignments/projects.
Leading two or more scrum teams facilitating progress toward delivery goals using Agile practices and coordinating with other non-scrum teams involved in the effort.
Managing budget and schedules for assigned programs/projects to ensure on-time and on-budget delivery to meet goals and objectives.
Identifying dependencies and removing impediments to scrum team’s progress.
Facilitating core Agile ceremonies with two or more teams (Sprint Planning, Daily Stand-up, Demo, Retrospective and Backlog refinement).
Participating, planning, and reporting out during PI sessions.
Managing, optimizing, and reporting on team health, cycle time and velocity.
Managing internal and external communication, improving transparency, and communicating information throughout the organization. Confident and comfortable communicating complex issues to senior business and IT stakeholders.
Facilitating collaborative sessions with internal clients and/or external vendors on complex/large-scale projects to formulate creative and practical solutions to software challenges.
Guiding assigned scrum teams to self-organize, ensuring and supporting empowerment of the team.
Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.
Keeping the teams focused on the sprint and achieving sprint goals.
Lead and participate in scrum-of-scrum (SOS) cadences.
Coaching of scrum teams to support Agile adoption and application of principles.
Maintains expertise on industry and emerging software engineering trends for area of responsibility.
What we’re looking for
5+ Years of experience as a scrum master leading multiple software engineering project teams to deliver high-quality software solutions using Agile techniques.
Computer Science or MIS Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience (4 years of experience in lieu of Bachelor's) in IT or related business field. Prior experience as a software engineer.
Servant leader with a software engineering mindset and one how quickly removes blockers impacting the team.
Guidance and mentoring of team to self-organize and embrace empowerment.
Thorough understanding of multiple SDLC methodologies with an emphasis on Agile.
Ensures sprint and PI schedule is accurate, updated, and reflective of business priority.
Experience managing multiple teams simultaneously in an Agile environment, including onsite/remote/offshore team members.
Experience managing product and sprint backlogs and executing effectively/efficiently using Agile techniques such as Scrum or Kanban.
Knowledge of other Agile approaches: SAFE, XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc.
Experience with Agile coaching of assigned scrum teams.
Strong experience in managing multiple custom software engineering efforts.
Knowledge of enterprise Agile management tools such as Version One and Jira.
Proven ability to develop creative and collaborative approaches.
Demonstrates the ability to use sound judgment and discretion regarding confidentiality.
- Financial Services and/or Insurance Industry experience
What’s it like to work here?
At Lincoln Financial Group, we love what we do. We make meaningful contributions each and every day to empower our customers to take charge of their lives. Working alongside dedicated and talented colleagues, we build fulfilling careers and stronger communities through a company that values our unique perspectives, insights and contributions and invests in programs that empower each of us to take charge of our own future.
What’s in it for YOU:
A clearly defined career framework to help you successfully manage your career
Leadership development and virtual training opportunities
Competitive 401K and employee benefits (
Free financial counseling, health coaching and employee assistance program
Tuition assistance program
A leadership team that prioritizes your health and well-being; offering a remote work environment and flexible work hybrid situations
Effective productivity/technology tools and training
Pay Range: $87,700 - $159,900
Actual base pay could vary based on non-discriminatory factors including but not limited to work experience, education, location, licensure requirements, proficiency and qualifications required for the role. The base pay is just one component of Lincoln’s total rewards package for employees. In addition, the role may be eligible for the Annual Incentive Program, which is discretionary and based on the performance of the company, business unit and individual. Other rewards may include long-term incentives, sales incentives and Lincoln’s standard benefits package.
About The Company
Lincoln Financial Group, a Fortune 200 company with over 10,000 employees, provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence. Our core business areas — Life Insurance, Annuities, Retirement Plan Services and Group Protection — focus on supporting, preserving and enhancing over 17 million customer’s lifestyles and retirement outcomes.
Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $324 billion in end-of-period account values as of June 30, 2021.
Ranked one of the Best Large Employers in America and Best Employers for Women by Forbes magazine as well as one of Newsweek’s Most Responsible Companies, Lincoln Financial Group makes a serious investment in our employees’ futures through a broad range of wealth accumulation and protection plans, health and wellness programs, and career development resources designed to help each individual reach their personal and professional goals.
Lincoln is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive ( environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
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Lincoln Financial Group ("LFG") is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veterans status, or genetic information. Opportunities throughout LFG are available to employees and applicants and are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications. We have a drug free work environment and we perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
Benefits of working as a Sr. Consultant, Scrum Master in Charleston, WV:
● Excellent benefits
● Advancement opportunities
● Attractive package
● Remote Work opportunity