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Senior Scrum Master

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Serves as a coach for scrum teams that facilitates team self-management by upholding the principles of Scrum and SAFe and creating an environment of collaboration, transparency and trust. The primary responsibility is to help the self-organizing, self-managing team meet its goals and commitments, and continuously improve performance. Ensures team success through the elimination of impediments and empowering Agile-Scrum team to resolve.   

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • 5+ years of demonstrated understanding of Scrum, Agile and Lean practices and fostering collaboration necessary to help identify and eliminate impediments.
  • Previous experience leading agile teams
  • Help drive business value and results working with developers, business consultants and other engineering teams.
  • Should be able to write user stories with clear description and manage program features for delivery.
  • Strong coaching and leadership skills to help teams manage work efforts.
  • Must have excellent communication and team building skills.
  • Help mature the teams to be self-determined and motivated to continue delivering high results and expectations.

This job is not covered by the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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