Willis Towers Watson

Scrum Master

Posted on Apr 15 18 views Philadelphia, PA

The Scrum Master will be responsible for the successful execution of one or more teams which support the delivery of Benefits Outsourcing software. This position requires individuals who have proven to be a successful Scrum Master and/or development team members. This individual should, have experience in software delivery, a track record of driving and influencing change and can effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

Employment-based non-immigration visa sponsorship and/or assistance is not offered for this specific job opportunity.

The Role

  • Act as a Scrum Master for one or more Scrum teams within the Benefits Outsourcing Practice
  • Plan and facilitate team level ceremonies (e.g. daily stand-ups, sprint planning, team retrospectives, backlog grooming, etc.)
  • Collaborate with Product Owner to drive the definition and refinement of the team backlogs
  • Provide leadership, direction, and coaching to the team(s)
  • Ensure cross-team coordination and collaboration
  • Remove impediments for the team(s)
  • Maintain metrics that provide visibility to stakeholders on team-level progress and quality
  • Responsible for managing dependencies between the scrum team and third parties, release managers, or between the team and other scrum teams

The Requirements

  • Must be excellent communicator, able to gain the respect of the team, external stakeholders, and management
  • Experience in the fundamentals of software deployment best practices (preferably Agile / Scrum)
  • Proven experience in successfully leading scrum teams with multifaceted, competing priorities and deadlines, including virtual work teams with members in different geographic regions
  • Attention to detail and follow-through
  • Ability to multi-task in the midst of tight deadlines
  • Demonstrates commitment to quality and continuous improvement
  • Strong written and verbal communication, time management, and project organization skills
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to solve difficult problems in a complex environment
  • Capable of actively and effectively leading a team and motivating team members to initiate process improvements
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience; High school diploma required
  • 1+ years of experience working on large scale, multiple Scrum team projects
  • Understanding of basic fundamentals of iterative development
  • Understand basic fundamentals of software development processes and procedures
  • Understanding of backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition
  • Understanding of incremental delivery and the value of metrics
  • Proficient in MS Office, including Excel and MS Project

EOE, including disability/vets