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Assurant Inc.

Scrum Master

Assurant Inc. - Milwaukee, WI

Scrum Master','54387','!*!The Scrum Master will have the ability to achieve broadly communicated

objectives under a minimal amount of supervision. Scrum Masters provide effective

collaboration, facilitation, leadership and coaching skills to the agile

development process and delivery of applications, as well as enforcing the

agile tenants, removing impediments and promoting empowerment.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Understand the

difference between Agile and Scrum and be able to articulate itProvide team

with resources, information, communication, and practical advice to enable

the team to regularly deliver working softwareFacilitates:

Daily scrum (stand-up), release and sprint planning sessions, Sprint

review (demo) and Sprint retrospective.  Ensure all participants

understand the ceremony's purpose and keep to the time-box.Track and

communicate team velocity and sprint/release progressFoster and

encourage conversations and collaboration - both inside and outside of

team – allowing them to self-organizeIdentify and

remove impediments, prevent distractions that interfere with the ability

of the team to deliver the sprint goalUnderstand and

be able to articulate strategic and product planning and goals in the

team's environment and progress toward themSupports

Product Owner ensuring the product backlog is properly refined –

prioritizing to maximize value and using creative techniques for

elaborating user stories to be ready for the upcoming 1-2

sprints.  Assist team

with making appropriate commitments through story selection, task

definitionEnsure team

understands the need for clear and concise Product Backlog items and

achieve this through techniques such as user story slicing and acceptance

criteriaProactively

manage dependenciesUpdate agile

tracking systems to provide transparency on Product & Sprint BacklogsRecommend

improvements and assist in changes to best practiceParticipate in

the agile community both internal to Assurant and external with other

practitionersEnforces the values

and principles of Agile by focusing on continuous learning and feedback

loops','!*!Basic Qualifications: 

5 years of experience as a Project Manager and / or Scrum Master leading

software development teams3 years of experience as a Scrum Master leading software

development teams

 

Preferred

Qualifications: 

Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or Professional Scrum Master

(PSM) certification

 

Other Requirements: 

Agile

experience within a multi-team organizationExperience working

with distributed, virtual teamsExcellent

communication, facilitation, and coaching skillsAdvanced

understanding and a tool box of Agile practices such as: retrospectives, daily

standups, sprint planning, burn down techniquesExperience

with agile team tools such as Jira, VersionOne or TFSAbility

to collaborate and exercise influence without authority

','Information Technology','WI-Milwaukee','','Full-time','Office','Office','','Yes, 5 % of the Time','Scrum Master

18 days 14 hours ago

Assurant Inc.

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Scrum Master Assurant Inc. - Milwaukee, WI, United States

   

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Company Profile:
Assurant, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides specialized insurance products and related services in North America, Latin America, Europe, and internationally. The company operates through four segments: Assurant Solutions, Assurant Specialty Property, Assurant Health, and Assurant Employee Benefits. The Assurant Solutions segment provides domestic and international extended service contracts and warranties with coverage on mobile devices, personal computers, consumer electronics, appliances, automobiles, and recreational vehicles; preneed life insurance to address funeral costs at death; and international credit insurance that offers protection from life events and uncertainties that arise in purchasing and borrowing transactions. The Assurant Specialty Property segment offers lender-placed and voluntary homeowners insurance, lender-placed and voluntary manufactured housing insurance; lender-placed flood insurance, multi-family housing insurance, and property preservation services; and restoration and inspection services. The Assurant Health segment provides major medical insurance, short-term medical insurance, and limited benefit coverage to individuals and families; and medical insurance to small employer groups. The Assurant Employee Benefits segment offers group disability, dental, life, vision, and supplemental products, as well as individual dental products. This segment also reinsures disability and life products. The company distributes its insurance products and services through various distribution channels, including independent employee benefits specialists, brokers, managing general agents, life agents, financial institutions, mortgage lenders and servicers, retailers, funeral homes, association groups, and other third-party marketing organizations. Assurant, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in New York, New York.