IT Project Manager - Scrum Master - Optum Technology

Sep 19, 2016
Sep 23, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description:

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) The IT Project Manager/Scrum Master 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. They 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 IT Project Manager/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. They 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. They act as a servant leader, lead by example, and always protect the team. Anticipates customer needs and proactively develops solutions to meet them. Forecasts and plans resource requirements Authorizes deviations from standards May lead functional or segment teams or projects Provides explanations and information to others on the most complex issues Motivates and inspires other team members As a Scrum Master: 1. Act as a Scrum Master for one or more Agile teams within a Release Train/Value Stream 2. Establish team level cadence and drive team level ceremonies (e.g. sprint planning, team retrospectives, backlog grooming, etc.) in alignment with Program level cadences established 3. Provide leadership, direction, and coaching to the team to encourage adoption of good agile practices 4. Be a change agent and foster a - learn by doing - environment 5. Encourage and facilitate cross-team coordination and collaboration 6. Remove impediments for the team(s) and escalate as appropriate 7. Facilitate management of the scrum team?s dependencies between the program team and third parties, release managers, or other scrum teams 8. Work cross functionally to align strategy, methodology and execution 9. Maintain metrics that provide visibility to stakeholders on team-level progress and quality 10. Actively contribute to the company?s Agile and Lean Community through participation in the internal Agile Community of Practice and Scrum Master Forums. 11. Provide real time feedback to the methodology team based on experiences with software delivery teams 12. Track and manage project execution in accordance with company's solution delivery and financial management practices Required: Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience - 5+ years of IT Project Management experience - 5+ years of working hands-on with all aspects of the System Development Life Cycle - 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 Preferred Experience: -PMP certification -Agile / Scrum Industry Certification(s) -Lean Methodology Certification(s) -Experience with Rally -Healthcare experience -Understanding of other processes and methodologies and ability to speak intelligently about them and leverage other techniques to provide value to the program/enterprise -Understanding of the value of commitments to delivery made by a development team -Familiarity with common Agile practices, service-oriented environments, and modern development practices - 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 sta