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Scrum Master - Life in Lincoln, RI at Amica

Date Posted: 11/20/2018

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Job Description

Location: Lincoln, RI (Life Technology Services)

Are you looking for a job in a growing industry with new products, new markets and new technology?

With locations across the country, Amica Mutual Insurance Company offers opportunities to join this dynamic field with a financially strong and respected insurance provider. Amica, based in Lincoln, RI, is a national writer of auto, home, marine and umbrella insurance. Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary, offers a full line of life insurance products.

We are recognized as a leader in customer service and credit this success to our 3,800 employees in 44 offices across the country. Our benefits package includes high-quality medical, dental and vision coverage, short-term and long-term disability insurance and more.

Our office in Lincoln, RI is seeking a Scrum Master to be a servant leader and coach for Agile delivery teams. This person will help educate the teams in Lean-Agile, Scrum and Kanban, ensuring that the agreed Lean-Agile process is being followed and aligns with Scrum standards established by Amica. Those performing this role help remove impediments, and foster an environment for high-performing team dynamics, continuous flow, and relentless improvement

Job Functions and Responsibilities:

• Lead multiple scrum teams in moderate to high complexity work streams. Oversee scrum process and coaches the teams on the use of scrum and Agile practices and methodology.
• Facilitate transparency, inspection, and adoption of Scrum
• Organize and facilitate ceremonies, identify improvement opportunities to optimize velocity and quality while mitigating risk. Track and communicate the overall team progress providing visibility to stakeholders. (Retrospectives, Sprint Planning, etc)
• Serve as a filter to remove impediments to progress as identified by the team. Protect the team from outside influences to ensure the team remains focused on Scrum Team priorities
• Partner with the Product Owner to ensure the backlog items are prioritized based on business value and ready for the team
• Arrange and facilitate daily stand-up meetings, demo and decision-making processes in order to ensure quick inspection and proper use of adaptation process
• Ensure team adherence to agile principles. Provide coaching to the Scrum Teams on how to execute the Scrum framework. Teach team servant leadership
• Provide project status updates, and other appropriate communication throughout the project lifecycle to all stakeholders. Generate project/portfolio metrics, validate service level compliance and develops actionable recommendations.
• Attend training and/or industry seminars as appropriate, to stay abreast of current technologies, trends and directions.
• Pursue professional designations, such as Certified Scrum Master and FLMI if not previously accredited.
• May be called upon to handle other duties as required.

Job Requirements:

• Typically requires Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 7 years’ experience, including project management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
• Previous experience as a Scrum Master or project manager, preferred
• Professional designations – PMI-ACP or CSM designation preferred, FLMI (LOMA) designations a plus.
• Working knowledge of Agile frameworks like Scrum, Kanban, XP, etc.
• Working knowledge of Agile techniques: User Stories, Continuous Integration, Test-driven Development, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Burn-down Metrics, Velocity etc.
• Domain knowledge and/or experience in the insurance industry preferred.
• Able to make decisions and solve problems in a fast paced, high expectation environment.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills, able to communicate with all levels of management and company personnel.
• Able to work independently, show judgement and initiative in order to accomplish job duties.
• Proficient in use of MS Project, Word, Outlook, and Powerpoint.
• Experience with agile toolsets such as Jira and Confluence a plus.

Equal Opportunity Policy: All qualified applicants who are authorized to work in the United States will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, color, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability or sexual orientation. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of age with respect to individuals who are 40 years of age or older. Employees are subject to the provisions of the Workers' Compensation Act.