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Scrum Master

Scrum Master

Position Purpose: Support scrum team(s) in delivery of sprint goals and iterative delivery of software solutions that deliver business value. Partner with the product owner to support product backlog definition / refinement / prioritization to feed sprints. Proactively eliminate barriers, coach team members on best practices and run scrum ceremonies.

Position Responsibilities:
Functions as a servant leader, by teaching, mentoring, coaching and facilitating the agile mindset. Uses knowledge of supporting agile frameworks to drive continuous improvement.
Facilitates team’s progress toward the goal and commitments through improvement in quality, predictability, flow and velocity.
Facilitates ceremonies including daily stand ups, backlog refinement, sprint planning, team demos & retrospectives. Attends Scrum of Scrums.
Focuses on improving team dynamics, performance & management of conflicts all the while exhibiting lean, agile and Scrum principles in all actions.
Supports & coaches the Product Owner, builds collaborative relationships and is effective in the role as well as communicates extensively with the global community, identifies and removes impediments while maintaining a healthy and transparent relationship.
Facilitates preparation and readiness for ART ceremonies and supports the team and ART estimate, helps coordinate with the other teams on the Agile Release Train.

Will lead an established and growing, API development team for Member- Management within Centene.

Will be expected to facilitate project delivery through Agile methodology, conducting ceremonies including, but not restricted to Daily Stand-up/Scrum meeting, Backlog refinement, Retrospectives, Sprint Planning, etc.

Expected to manage sprint releases, by managing change requests and communicating with stakeholders.

Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field or equivalent experience. 3+ years of experience on a product development team using agile/scrum.

License/Certification: Certified Scrum Master (CSM) preferred.

Preferred experience:

– Excellent communication

– Deep understanding with JIRA, Confluence and Microsoft Office suite of applications

– At least 2 years of experience in leading Scrum and Agile ceremonies

– Deep knowledge of Agile (ideally SaFe) methodology; its processes, ceremonies, artifacts, and the functions of each role on the scrum team

– Good understanding of SDLC

– Track record of driving releases/ projects to closure

Centene is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Information Technology

USA-Missouri-St. Louis



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