Scrum Master #35151

  • Competitive
  • Tampa, FL, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • New York Life Insurance Company
  • 01 Oct 16

Scrum Master #35151

New York Life Insurance Company ("New York Life") is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States*. Founded in 1845, New York Life is headquartered in New York City, and is one of the most financially strong and highly capitalized insurers in the business. At year end 2013 New York Life had a total surplus of $21.141 billion and holds the highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any life insurer from all four of the major ratings agencies: A.M. Best, A++; Fitch AAA; Moody's Aaa ; Standard & Poor's AA+. (Source: Individual Third Party Ratings Report as of 6/18/14)
Financial strength, integrity and humanity-the values upon which New York Life was founded-have guided the company's decisions and actions for nearly 170 years.
• Facilitates preparation and readiness for Release Planning and Inspect & Adapt ceremonies
• Schedules team ceremonies including Daily Scrum, Retrospective, and Sprint Demo
• Works to remove impediments so the team can remain focused on achieving sprint objectives
• Facilitates team continuous improvement
• Coordinates with other ScrumMasters in the Scrum-Of-Scrums
• Coordinates between teams for work that crosses teams
Lead projects in a transparent and productive way, applying agile project management practices.
Develop the statement of work, budget, plan and schedule and communicate them effectively. Work directly with IT Finance Administration to manage project actual and impact to IT budget.
Obtain necessary Systems resources for your project teams and reconcile Systems project time reporting to ensure accurate labor hours are depicted. Obtain business resources where appropriate.
Matrix manages project resources from other groups who are fulfilling roles in your projects.
Facilitate vendor contracts, statement of work agreements and relationship between Corporate, Vendor and IS to ensure project deliverables are met.
Facilitate user acceptance testing and ensure suitable training plans are incorporated into technology rollout.
Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion. This includes regular team updates on IT project execution, such as project status meetings, monthly project reviews and other collaboration opportunities.
Ensure projects are delivered on time/on budget and meeting stakeholders' expectations.
Conduct retrospective and project closure.
Act as champion of change and facilitate change management process within the business to ensure project benefits are ascertained.
Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to professional growth in agile project/program management and other key areas.
Perform other critical tasks as required.

Requirements:

• Bachelor's degree from a 4-year college or university; Military 5 - 7 years experience may be considered equivalent
• Master's Degree from a 4-year college or university preferred
• 3+ years Project management experience, in a company or department with a heavy emphasis on technology
• Solid project management skills with ability to multi-task and manage multiple medium to large projects in a cross functional environment
• 2 years experience working an agile environment
• Understanding of how to leverage business applications for competitive advantage
• Expertise in setting and managing customer expectations
• Ability to manage a multi-functional team providing leadership and support to ensure project objectives are met
• Experience working in Annuity or Life insurance
• Strong analytical, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
• Understanding of how to leverage business applications for competitive advantage
• Expertise in setting and managing customer expectations
• Ability to ascertain communication styles of team members and contractors from a broad spectrum of disciplines
• Ability to work with stakeholders with varying interests and facilitate consensus towards a solution
• Must have ability to communicate to all levels of the organization

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