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Sr. Scrum Master/Agile Coach/Project Manager Insurance/Guidewire/Software

Company: Vital Tech Solutions
Location: Saginaw
Posted on: November 9, 2019

Job Description:

Join a great company with excellent work/life balance and a family feel; where you can make a big impact.Sr. Scrum Master/Agile Coach/Project Manager P&C/Insurance/Guidewire/Software(2+ year long-term contract or permanent hire)Sr. Scrum Master/Agile Coach/Project Manager P&C/Insurance/Guidewire/Software will be leveraging Agile methodologies and thinking across business and technology initiatives. The person will be instrumental in ensuring that all projects meet the expectations and needs of our business partners and employees.ResponsibilitiesGuide other Scrum Masters, Project teams, stakeholders and leadership on Agile/Scrum methodologies.Provide recommendations and coaching for transformation to Agile/Scrum practices.Oversee multiple projects of medium to large scale through all sprints/iterations and phases.Organize and facilitate sprint planning and release planning, daily stand-ups, sprint reviews, retrospectives, and other Agile/Scrum events. Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution.Track and communicate team metrics and sprint/release progress to all teams and management.In partnership with the product owner, work with Scrum teams on User Stories.Involved with sizing and acceptance criteria definition, facilitates the definition of minimal viable product.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 project portfolio system for status, resource capacity planning, and budget preparation.Determine and remove obstacles that may interfere with the ability of teams to deliver assigned goals.Provide direction to project activities to ensure successful software implementation and support.Promote continuous improvement and help teams to increase velocity.Building strong working relationships and working successfully in cross-functional teams.RequirementsCertified Scrum Master (CSM) and/or Professional Scrum Master (PSM) requiredProficiency in the SAFe/Lean/Kanban framework and/or PMP certification a plusAgile/Scrum Coaching, Scrum Master, Project Management and/or Process Improvement experience with multiple information systems projects (4+ years)Agile/Scrum environment with a demonstrated appreciation for large enterprise standards (4+ years)P&C Property & Casualty Insurance experience strongly preferredGuidewire Suite knowledge (BillingCenter, ClaimCenter, or PolicyCenter) nice to haveExperience successfully managing large, complex Agile teams in a results-driven environmentThorough understanding of enterprise software development processes and life cycleAdjust and apply technical knowledge in a dynamic environment using Agile development principlesAbility to quickly understand the scope of the project and identify key success and risk factorsExceptional verbal, written and communication skills, strong presentation and facilitation skillsBachelors or Master's Degree in related field preferred

Keywords: Vital Tech Solutions, Grand Rapids , Sr. Scrum Master/Agile Coach/Project Manager Insurance/Guidewire/Software, IT / Software / Systems , Saginaw, Michigan

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