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Sr Scrum Master

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

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

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.

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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W e are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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We’re excited about the potential people bring to Northwestern Mutual. You can grow your career here while enjoying first-class perks, benefits, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.