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Scrum Master
Schaumburg, Illinois  |  Remote
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Applied on June 21, 2021
Job Id #46684 Posted April 5, 2021


Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • Expanding the direct to consumer offering to include telehealth visits for the un-insured or under insured.

Ideal Background:

  • Healthcare nice to have, 1-5 years experience as a Scrum Master in a fast paced environment.

Essential Duties:

  • Provide leadership, direction and coaching to an agile team by encouraging them to adopt and mature good scrum processes
  • Working closely with Product Owner and Architects to maintain the scrum backlog
  • Facilitating core Scrum ceremonies and activities
  • Utilizing tools such as Rally for backlog maintenance and release planning
  • Removing impediments or guiding the team(s) to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.
  • Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving.
  • Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information
  • Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog.
  • Providing all support to the team(s) using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example

Required Skills/Experience:

  • First level Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM I, SAFe Agilest or Practitioner)
  • 2- 5 years of experience in a Scrum Master role for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.
  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
  • Knowledge of numerous well documented patterns and techniques for eliciting change in team behavior (example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.)

Preferred Skills/Experience (Any of these is a plus):

  • Second level Scrum Master certification (CSP, PSM II, SPCT 4++)
  • Knowledge of other agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games
  • Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team (.Net, Java, or other web development languages)
  • Previous experience as a development team lead
  • Excellent communication and mentoring skills
  • Contributions to the public around agile practices

Team and Team size:

  • Team is in the process of being built but will consist of: Scrum Master, Business Analyst/Technical Product Owner, Onshore Architect/Sr Developer , Offshore Architect Offshore Developers - 3, Onshore Developers - 2, QE Engineer, Delivery Lead.

Interview Process:

  • a. How many rounds? 1-2
  • b. Video vs. phone? Video
  • c. How technical will the interviews be? Not very since this role is not tech heavy.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact hr@horizontal.com.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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