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

Our Core Data & Analytics team is growing and we are looking

for an experienced Scrum Master to help:

  • Build a culture of continuous improvement, cultivate intellectual curiosity and a growth mentality, encourage empathy, understanding and a steadfast pursuit of excellence.
  • Be a key contributor to our development team’s success by driving principles of empiricism and clarity throughout the development process. The role demands a passion for agile practices, an aim to build partnerships with engineers and Product Owners, and a deep set of soft-skills including facilitation, influencing and negotiation.

What you’ll get to do:

  • Embody servant leadership and partner with the engineering team and the Product Owner (PO) to drive the delivery of working software and technology platforms.
  • Ensure visibility between all team members and partners on the state of the backlog, team performance, delivery and work plans
  • Find opportunities for experimentation and growth for continuous improvement both personally and as a member of a team.
  • Collaborate with the Product Owner to ensure backlog is prioritized in a fashion that minimizes delays and handles dependencies as well product release plans
  • Actively contributing and guiding to the refinement of work in the backlog by analyzing requirements and acceptance criteria
  • Demonstrating standard methodologies (concepts like ‘Definition of Ready’ and ‘Definition of Done’)
  • Identify and help resolve risks and impediments
  • Work to recognize and facilitate resolution of dependencies between engineering teams both internal and external
  • Crafting and maintaining all Product Lifecycle documents and project critical metrics on a weekly basis
  • Supervise results and ensure visibility of status and artifacts
  • Providing information to Management on patterns and trends in the industry and competitors.

What we’re looking for:

Proven experience working with agile teams in software development and awareness/understanding of concepts including:

  • Experience with JIRA and JIRA Align or similar work management tools.
  • Experience working in scaled agile environments demonstrating one of the scaled frameworks (Nexus, SAFe, LeSS, etc.)
  • Passion for operational precision, problem solving, and ownership in accomplishing results-oriented goals.
  • DevOps concepts and approach (CI/CD, automation etc.)
  • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), microservices etc.
  • Data warehousing, ETL, data modeling and BI/Analytics practices.
  • Experience in Financial or insurance industry.

This position is expected to be on-site at the Corporate office in Milwaukee, WI, with some flexibility to work from home.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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