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Scrum Master - Eden Prairie, MN

UnitedHealth Group

Eden Prairie, MN
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751485 Scrum Master Eden Prairie MN

Scrum Master - Eden Prairie, MN (751485)

Position Description

We currently have an exciting career opportunity for a Scrum Master in our Payment Integrity Big Data / Cloud Product Engineering team. You can make a difference by helping drive solutions that help increase member and customer satisfaction and company success. You will work with the best and the brightest partnering with technology and business leaders who are working to meet the dynamic needs of the national and local health care markets. In this role, you will be responsible for leading the agile transformation at the team level and for the successful execution of one or more teams to support the delivery of strategic technology products. This role will provide leadership, direction, and coaching to the team(s) to encourage adoption of agile principles and practices, avoiding anti - patterns, and will empower the team to become self-directed and self-managing.


The Scrum Master will facilitate execution without coercion, assigning, or dictating work and will remove impediments, or assist the team in doing so, to allow the team to achieve their sprint and/or PI objectives. You will work to establish a trusting and safe team environment where problems can be addressed without blame or judgment with a focus on problem solving, and will foster a "learn by doing" environment. You will act as a servant leader, leading by example.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Act as a Scrum Master for one or more Agile teams within a Release Train / Value Stream
  • Establish team level cadence and drive team level ceremonies (e.g. sprint planning, team backlog grooming, team retrospectives, etc.) in alignment with Program level cadences established
  • Provide leadership, direction, and coaching to the team to encourage adoption of good agile practices
  • Be a change agent and foster a "learn by doing" environment
  • Encourage and facilitate cross - team coordination and collaboration
  • Remove impediments for the team(s) and escalate as appropriate
  • Facilitate management of the scrum team’s dependencies between the program team and third parties, release managers, or other scrum teams
  • Work cross functionally to align strategy, methodology and execution
  • Maintain metrics that provide visibility to stakeholders on team - level progress and quality
  • Actively contribute to the company’s Agile and Lean Community through participation in the internal Agile Community of Practice forums
  • Provide real time feedback to the methodology team based on experiences with software delivery teams
  • Track and manage project execution in accordance with company's solution delivery and financial management practices
  • Manage Agile team financials


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of IT experience
  • 2+ years of experience as a Scrum Master, Product Owner or Agile Coach
  • 1+ years of experience working on mixed methodology program (Scrum interfacing with Waterfall from a dependency perspective)
  • 1+ years of experience working on large scale, multiple Scrum team projects
  • Experience acting as a Scrum Master for multiple distributed scrum teams
  • Experience leading Agile / Scrum adoption at the team level
  • Experience with Agile Management tools (e.g. Agile Central, JIRA, VersionOne)
  • Experience artfully ing multiple software development frameworks (e.g. waterfall, iterative, agile) to enable more efficiently delivering software
  • Understanding of the value of commitments to delivery made by a development team
  • Understanding of fundamentals of DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD)
  • Understanding of backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition
  • Understanding of incremental delivery and the value of metrics
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken form

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Industry Certification(s): Agile / Scrum such as Agile Certified Scrum Master (CSM), SAFe, Lean Methodology, and/or Project Management
  • Healthcare experience
  • Experience implementing or executing within the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Kanban experience
  • Ability to lead and influence large matrix teams both on and off - shore
  • Experience with DevOps (Acceptance Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Service Oriented Architecture)
  • Successful in obtaining results in a large corporate (Fortune 200), heavily matrixed environment
  • Participation in industry Agile communities of practice

Technology Careers with Optum. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)



Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.



Job keywords: Scrum Master, Agile, Agile Coach, Product Owner, Agile Certified Scrum Master, CSM, SAFe, Kanban, Lean Methodology, Agile management tools, Jira, VersionOne, Agile Central, backlog tracking, burndown metrics, task definition, mixed methodology, DevOps, ATDD, CI/CD, SOA, Optum, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota, Minneapolis


Job Details

  • Contest Number751485
  • Job TitleScrum Master - Eden Prairie, MN
  • Job FamilyInformation Technology
  • Business SegmentOptum Technology

Job Location Information

  • Eden Prairie, MN
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusExempt

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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