UnitedHealth Group Scrum Master - Indianapolis, IN in Indianapolis, Indiana

UnitedHealth Group is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

This role will be responsible for supporting the delivery of strategic business products. Applicants should have a strong understanding of and hands-on experience with Agile Methods, especially Scrum. Applicants will be responsible for the coaching of their teams on scrum practices to ensure benefit from and adherence to core agile principles is achieved.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Act as a buffer between the software development teams and any distracting influences

  • Ensure that the Scrum process is used as intended and continually improved. Enforce the rules of Scrum, facilitate key meetings, and challenge the teams to innovate

  • Help the team with the planning of the Sprints, prioritization of the sprint backlog, coordinate the development process, identify and eliminate obstacles that prevent the team from achieving their goals, prepare burndown charts, and ensure crystal clear communication among everyone involved in the project

  • Close collaboration with enterprise Agile Coaches to ensure compliance with the Scrum implementation approach adopted by UnitedHealthOne

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree (or greater) in Computer Science or related field

  • 3+ years of experience as a software developer, business analyst, project manager or related field.

  • 2+ years of Scrum Master experience

  • Demonstrated understanding of Agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures

  • Experience with leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continuous improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency

  • Working knowledge of CA Agile Central (Rally)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Scrum Master, CSPO and/or other Scrum certifications

  • Background in Kanban and/or other Agile processes

  • Proficiency with MS Office (Including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

  • Healthcare Industry experience

  • Must be self-motivated, positive, energetic, confident, and ethical with a strong drive for results

  • Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, and knowledge transfer skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Capable of working individually and in a multidisciplinary team

Careers at UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual. We all want to make a difference with the work we do. Sometimes we're presented with an opportunity to make a difference on a scale we couldn't imagine. Here, you get that opportunity every day. As a member of one of our elite teams, you'll provide the ideas and solutions that help nearly 25 million customers live healthier lives. You'll help write the next chapter in the history of health care. And you'll find a wealth of open doors and career paths that will take you as far as you want to go. Go further. This is your life's best work.(sm)

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Job Keywords: scrum master, software developer, project manager, business analyst, Agile, CSM, Kanban, CSPO, Indianapolis, IN, Indiana