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Scrum Master

Unum Ireland Limited

   » Carlow
   » Negotiable
   » Permanent full-time
   » Updated 23/02/2018
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Scrum Master

Unum is a company of people serving people. As one of the world's leading employee benefits providers and a Fortune 500 company, Unum's financial protection benefits help protect more than 33 million working people and their families from the financial impact of illness or injury. Unum's three distinct, but similarly focused US businesses - Unum US, Colonial Life, and Starmount Life - are each a market leader in making discapability, life, accident, critical illness, dental, and vision insurance accessible in the workplace. Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Unum has significant US operations in Portland, Maine, Worcester, Massachusetts, and Glendale, California with over 35 field offices nationwide. Colonial Life is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina with over 40 field offices nationwide. Starmount Life is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is the dental and vision center of excellence for Unum in the US.
General Summary
The Scrum/Kanban Master is a servant leader, helping the rest of the Agile team progress. They remove impediments for the team to support productivity and learning. The Scrum/Kanban Master must have a solid knowledge of the agile values and principles and Agile frameworks as well as the capability to train others. The Scrum/Kanban Master has responsibilities for coaching teams on the implementation of Lean-Agile principles and practices and keeps the team moving forward at all times. They work closely with the Product Owner or other functions involved in shaping team demand to ensure backlogs and deliveries are prioritized located on business value and/or risk. They are able to identify team's needs to shape or meet business expectation. They are responsible for assisting the team evolve to highly motivated, self organized team that delivers reliably and pursues continuous improvement.

Principal tasks and Responsibilities
   » Guides the Agile team in the knowledge and application of Agile frameworks with the intention of achieving self organization
   » Facilitates team planning ensuring balance between technical and story/request delivery
   » Ensures timely delivery of commitments through the management and removal of the Agile team's impediments
   » Ensures Agile management tools (application lifecycle management tools and/or Kanban boards) are up to date and reflect the prioritization of the backlog
   » Consistently monitors and reports on Agile team metrics, including technical quality continuous integration, burndowns, lead times, throughput, flow efficiency etc.
   » Collaborates with the product owner and/or other technical stakeholders to prioritize backlog considering business value, technical debt and risk.
   » Facilitates retrospectives and/or service or operational reviews by providing an environment where candid feedback is welcomed and encourages suggestions from the Agile team members that are targeted towards improving overall team performance.
   » Facilitates timely and efficient everyday stand-ups
   » Responsible for creating an energetic, collaborative and motivated team culture
   » Contributes agile knowledge of values, principles, and practices to help continuously improve the organization-wide adoption and process
   » When appropriate, assists teams in further breakdown of cards/work
   » Partners with other Scrum/Kanban Masters across the organization as necessary
   » Bachelor's degree or equivalent
   » Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and/or Kanban Management Professional (KMP) where appropriate
   » Working knowledge of various Agile frameworks (Scrum, Kanban, Scrumban, etc.)
   » Strong planning, organization, communication and negotiation expertise
   » practice working with large, small, remote and co-located teams
   » Demonstrated practice working with teams and able to balance personal accountcapability with ensuring team increasingly becomes self-managed
   » In-depth knowledge of agile values, principles and practices
   » Understands fundamentals of evolutionary change, iterative & incremental development
   » Understands other processes and methodologies and can speak intelligently about them and leverage other techniques to provide value to team and enterprise
   » Actively demonstrates and promotes Agile values and practices
   » practice with Microsoft's Technical Foundation Server (TFS) or a similar Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tool is a plus
Unum and its family of businesses offer competitive pay and an excellent benefits package, world-class training and development, and a culture built on employee ideas. Unum is an equal opportunity employer, considering all qualified candidates and employees for hiring, placement, and advancement, without regard to person's race, religion, national origin, age, discapability, marital status, family status, membership of the travelling community, gender or sexual orientation. Come join us if you're interested in working in an exciting and challenging environment for a company that is on the move!
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