Description: The Scrum Master will be responsible for developing an agile based SDLC/APLC for a new development organization for a project team consisting of development resources in an implementation of large, complex technology and business oriented project. They will also be responsible for the coaching/mentoring of existing development managers/leads on this methodology as it is implemented and used during the project development life cycle
Fundamental Components: Develop agile based SDLC/APLC for new software development organization creating necessary standards, tools and best practices in a clearly document form. Participate and support initial development pilots during the initial phases of the project. Organize and facilitate project planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other Scrum-related meeting Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress Maintain process documentation Ensure the development teams are practicing the core agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility Update agile tracking systems to provide transparency on Product & Sprint Backlogs. Recommend improvements and assist in changes to best practice Support the development managers and project leads as necessary Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information Assist team with making appropriate commitments through story selection, task definition Identify and remove impediments, prevent distractions that interfere with the ability of the team to deliver the sprint goal Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution Empower the teams to self-organize Improve the productivity of the teams in any way possible Ensure the team strives to make each increment of functionality potentially shippable Participate in the organization and planning of the development schedule based on methodology that has been developed to create a cohesive plan with identifiable critical path, task dependencies, and major milestones, and manages the agreed project plans and schedules, ensuring successful completion within scope, budget, time, and quality parameters Adapting project plans, schedules, and resource assignments as required throughout pilot projects to respond to emerging requirements and risks. Background Experience: Ability to understand technical issues at a high level. Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse personality types. Thorough understanding of agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures. Ability to work with minimal supervision in a very dynamic and timeline sensitive work environment Excellent team player and team builder Must be a Certified Scrum Master with 3+ years project management and Scrum Master experience. Additional Job Information: Experience in Agile SAFe environment is desired. Experience in traditional project management (e.g. PMP) also beneficial.
Primary location is Chicago, IL Functional Skills: Information Technology - Project management Potential Telework Position: No Percent of Travel Required: 0 - 10% EEO Statement: Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer Benefit Eligibility: Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this 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.