Allstate

Scrum Master - Lead Cons (HBW)

Posted on Apr 19 225 views Irving, TX


The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.

Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from life’s uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For more than 89 years we’ve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatever’s coming next – to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. We’ve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We don’t follow the trends. We set them.

Compensation Data

This role pays in the range of $110-125K per year (not bonus eligible) and the final salary offered will be based on experience and skills.

Job Summary

The Scrum Master Lead Consultant is the facilitator and coach for multiple mature Agile teams, responsible for helping the teams and management embrace Agile values, adopt and apply principles, and implement Lean-Agile practices. They reinforce and support the team rules such as Scrum, XP, WIP limits in Kanban, or other process rules the team has agreed upon including Definition of Ready (DoR) and the Definition of Done (DoD). The Scrum Master Lead Consultant helps the teams apply Scaled Agile practices and fosters an environment for high-performance, continuous flow, and relentless improvement. They understand common Agile anti-patterns and utilize a variety of techniques and methods to address them.

Key Responsibilities
  • Ensuring that goals, scope, and product domain are understood by everyone on the Scrum Team and that the team understands and practices agility
  • Facilitates Scrum events as needed, and reinforces the teams agreed upon rules including the definition of ready and done
  • Finds techniques for effective backlog management, and ensures the Product Owner knows how to arrange the product backlog to maximize value
  • Coaches the teams in scrum values and practices, self-organization, cross functionality, and empirical planning and development
  • Helps the team create high value products by removing impediments, and protecting the team from distractions and complacency
  • Applies scaling patterns with the teams to understand and coordinate cross-team dependencies and foster program collaboration
  • Leads team efforts in relentless improvement by helping team members take responsibility for their actions, facilitating the team retrospectives, and teaching problem-solving techniques
  • Hosts and regularly contributes to Scrum Master CoP
  • Facilitator for effective Agile workshops with multiple teams


Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job does not have supervisory duties

Preferred Qualifications

Education and Experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience5 or more years of related experience

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations


  • PSM-I / CSM / PMI-ACP / SSM
  • SA/ SP/ SASM

Functional Skills


  • Has practical experience working in software development environments, facilitating meetings and fostering collaboration across diverse groups of individuals
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to articulate complex information across various levels of the enterprise
  • Has knowledge and understanding of Agile values and principles (Agile Manifesto), and models agile habits and behaviors
  • Can effectively support one to 2 teams at progressive maturity levels
  • Understanding of agile anti-patterns and experience of methods to correct them
  • Has knowledge and understanding of Scrum values, principles, Servant Leadership, and practices (Scrum Guide)
  • Has experience influencing and coaching others in a professional setting
  • Has basic knowledge of Dev-Ops and it’s benefits to Agility
  • Has deep understanding of the PO Role, Story Writing and their responsibilities
  • Ability to modify and adapt to context to select the appropriate framework and techniques

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

 

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.


 

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy. For a full description of Allstate’s benefits, visit allstate.jobs/benefits/
 

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