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Senior Scrum Master & Agile Coach

Prudential


Location:
Newark, NJ
Date:
02/16/2018
2018-02-162018-03-17
Job Code:
444778
Prudential
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Position Title: Senior Scrum Master & Agile Coach
Job Code: 444778
Job Location: New Jersey-Newark
Description:

 

 

 

 Description:

 

Prudential’s Enabling Solutions team is seeking a strong senior Scrum Master leveraging Agile methodologies and thinking across business and technology initiatives while providing the necessary coaching and guidance to leadership.   The person filling this role will be instrumental in ensuring that all projects meet the expectations and needs of our business partners and employees. This role ensures that Agile concepts and principles are adhered to by all project teams to ensure the appropriate performance and return on investment for the methodology.  Incumbent is responsible for planning and executing one or more important projects using the agile development processes, Scrum management methodology and other project management techniques. You will get to work in an exciting, engaging, and at times disruptive, Agile environment where you will be encouraged to expand your skills, test your creative boundaries, share new ideas, and, most importantly, have fun.

 

 

Key Responsibilities:

Ability to manage multiple projects of medium to large scale through all sprints/iterations and phases of the project

Organize and facilitate sprint planning and release planning, daily stand-ups, sprint reviews, retrospectives, and other agile related events

Track and communicate team metrics and sprint/release progress to all teams and management

Works independently, without the need for day-to-day guidance.

In partnership with the product owner, agile coaches, scrum teams on user story sizing and acceptance criteria definition, facilitates the definition of minimal viable product, and leads continuous refinement and prioritization of the product backlog

Ensure the development teams are embracing and practicing core agile principles

Update agile tracking systems to provide transparency on product and sprint backlogs

Update company project portfolio system for status, resource capacity planning, and budget preparation

Strong commitment and support of the success of the core team and is outcomes

Assist with internal and external communication

Assist team with making appropriate commitments through story selection and task definition

Determine and remove all obstacles that may interfere with the ability of the teams’ to deliver assigned goals

Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution

Provide direction to project activities to ensure successful implementation and support

Promote continuous improvement and help teams to increase velocity

Promote a collaborative team environment that fosters experimentation, creativity and innovation

Provide strategic thinking and tactical execution

Ability to communicate, influence and partner effectively using strong verbal and written communication

Proficiency with VersionOne, JIRA and PowerPoint


5 years’ experience of Scrum Master experience
5 years’ experience in managing multiple information systems projects
5 years’ experience in an agile / scrum environment with a demonstrated appreciation for large enterprise standards
Ability to demonstrate a proven track record of successfully managing large, complex Agile teams in a results-driven environment
Thorough understanding of enterprise software development processes and lifecycle
Strong Technical background and familiar with IT terminology.
Ability to adjust and apply technical knowledge in a dynamic environment using Agile development principles
Proven experience building strong working relationships and working successfully in cross-functional teams
Ability to quickly understand the scope of the project and identify key success and risk factors
Exceptional verbal, written and communication skills.
Strong presentation and facilitation skills
Prioritize multiple tasks effectively
Enthusiastic team-player, team leader as well as a self-starter
Comfortable working with ambiguity and evolving priorities
Flexible, yet firm in approach to managing the project
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Visio, SharePoint and PowerPoint) and system documentation tools
Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and/or Professional Scrum Master (PSM) required
Proficiency in the SAFe® framework a plus
 

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit www.prudential.com to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at staffingagencies@prudential.com for more information about doing business with Prudential.
Job Function: Operations
Schedule: Full-time
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