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Agile Team Coach, Optum Technologies - Multiple Locations

UnitedHealth Group

Basking Ridge, NJ
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Agile Team Coach, Optum Technologies - Multiple Locations(Job Number:714303)

UnitedHealth Group is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)


As an Agile Coach, you will be engaged with programs that are transforming from a traditional software delivery model to an agile delivery model, or a program that is looking to mature in their agile adoption. The scope of transformation ranges from individual teams to large programs/ portfolios that cross multiple delivery teams and business segments. This is a unique role where your passion, enthusiasm, and enjoyment in customer facing coaching will be highly valued.


As the ideal candidate you are not only experienced in agile methods, but have an extensive track record of delivering high quality systems and products. You enjoy close collaboration with delivery team members to ensure compliance with out enterprise delivery method. You will also be responsible for advancing the standard enterprise methods, practices and tools as needs emerge, as well as assisting with the identification of changes to the enterprise policies and standard to support agile software delivery.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Managing projects around systems and data architecture
  • Responsible for multiple projects simultaneously; these will be capital projects involved in updating and consolidating functionality in various systems related to provider demographics
  • Heavily involved with setting up recurring status meetings with the business, fielding questions from the business, as well as handling issues that arise from the business 
  • Anticipating issues and acting proactively to address potential issues 
  • Gathering and updating project materials, completing budgeting, forecasting, project documentation, business flows, and lessons learned documents
  • Speaking to details of the project to both the business and technical teams from beginning to end of all projects
  • Obtaining maximum value from Information Technology project management services
  • Utilizing organizational resources appropriately
  • Management of key projects to ensure successful completion
  • Managing cross-functional interdependencies Improving processes to optimize performance and value over time
  • Providing risk management and issue / problem resolution as required
  • Act as an Agile Coach for multiple scrum teams with a focus on guiding the teams toward improving the way they work
  • Act as a mentor to Scrum Masters and Product Owners
  • Educate all levels and roles, including senior leaders, across the organization on Agile principles, process, practices and tools
  • Provide guidance on a achieving high levels of Agile maturity while complying with defined Agile Core Principles and enterprise standards
  • Guide management on effective Agile Portfolio / Program management
  • Facilitate cross-team coordination and collaboration 
  • Drive visibility of information that help the team track their progress
  • Guide the team towards a culture of full transparency of relevant metrics to all stakeholders
  • Foster a culture of open communication
  • Actively contribute to the Agile community 
  • Contribute to the evolution of the companies agile practices, processes and tools
  • Partner with Engagement Management to conduct Methodology Assessments
  • Partner with Engagement Management to conduct Agile Maturity Assessments & offer recommendations

Job IT Project Management
Primary Location US-NJ-Basking Ridge
Other Location US-CT-Hartford, US-MA-Boston, US-MN-Eden Prairie, US-NC-Raleigh
Organization PEDS - Transformation
Schedule Full-time
Number of Openings 1
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UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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