1+ months

Associate Scrum Master

CVS Caremark
Amherst, NY 14261

**Job Description:**

The Scrum Master provides servant-leadership and mentorship to a cross-functional agile team. This position will guide and serve teams that deliver technology solutions, through effective application of the Lean/Agile principles and frameworks including Scrum, Kanban Method, and Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). The Scrum Master will coach the team to create strong skills in self-organization, cross-functionality, collaboration, conflict resolution, transparency, and continuous improvement. Hands-on experience using and understanding Agile principles and experience with a wide variety of agile approaches, such as Scrum, SAFe, XP, Kanban and Lean, and how they work to deliver business value. Knowledge of and support for enterprise initiatives to improve development and agile delivery best practices, including helping to champion DevSecOps mindset and pipeline as well as creative facilitation and collaboration techniques.



**Job Group:**

Information Technology

**Full or Part Time:**

Full Time

**Supervisory Responsibilities:**


**Percent of Travel Required:**

0 - 10%

**Posting Job Title:**

Associate Scrum Master, Meritain

**Potential Telework Position:**


**Additional Locations:**


**Primary Location (City, State):**


**EEO Statement:**

Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

**Resource Group:**


**Additional Job Information:**

Knowledge of:Agile principles, including Scrum, KanBan, and SAFe practices, tools, and metricsEnd-to-end software delivery cycleUpdating agile tracking systems to provide transparency on Product & Sprint backlogs. Skill In: Assisting the team with making appropriate commitments through story selection, task definitionIdentifying and removing impedimentsPreventing distractions that interfere with the ability of the team to deliver the sprint goalInternal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating informationEnsuring the team strives to make each increment of functionality potentially shippableFacilitating discussion and conflict resolutionRelationship and team buildingGuiding the team in understating how to estimate Ability To: Ensure the development teams are practicing the core agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibilityNavigating a distributed organization to identify and build relationships with key stakeholders and resources who are responsible for critical decisionsRecommend improvements and assist in changes to best practice, including initiating and facilitating difficult conversationsSupport the development managers and project leads as necessaryEmpower the teams to self-organizeSupport the Product Owner in the managing the team backlogImprove the productivity of the teams in any way possibleCoordinate across teams to plan for and manage dependenciesPreferred Qualifications: The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) which are nice to haves in a candidate. HRBPs and leaders can use preferred skills to further screen candidates in the recruitment process. Knowledge of:Healthcare industry including payer operationsDevSecOps mindset and toolsSkill in:Leading changeTurning data into information for key stakeholdersAbility To:Continuously learn and provide input into continuous improvement of practices

**Fundamental Components:**

Coach one or more Scrum teams to ensure adherence to all team agreements and enterprise best practices; drive course correction as needed; partner with resource managers for team member specific development opportunities (50%)Track and report KPIs as defined for each assigned team (15%)Facilitate key ceremonies, including ensuring appropriate preparation for quarterly planning (15%)Work across teams and the department to remove impediments and manage dependencies (15%)Participate in Scrum Master Community of Practice to ensure continued awareness and adherence to agreed upon best practices and organizational priorities (5%)

**Background Experience:**

1-3 years experience required3-5 years experience preferred High School Diploma or General Equivalent Development (GED) requiredAssociates Degree or equivalent experience requiredCertified Scrum Master requiredBachelor Degree or equivalent experience preferred

**Benefits Program:**

Benefit eligibility may vary by position.

**Candidate Privacy Information:**

Aetna takes our candidate's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately.

**Clinical Licensure Required:**



Posted: 2020-09-28 Expires: 2020-12-09

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