Consultant, Scrum Master

Date: Apr 13, 2019

Location: Greensboro, NC, US

Company: Lincoln Financial

Alternate Locations: Greensboro, NC (North Carolina)

Relocation assistance is not available for this opportunity.

Requisition #59031

About the Company

Lincoln Financial Group, a Fortune 250 company with over 10,000 employees, provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence. Our core business areas — Life Insurance, Annuities, Retirement Plan Services and Group Protection — focus on supporting, preserving and enhancing over 17 million customer’s lifestyles and retirement outcomes.

Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $238 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2018.

Ranked one of the Best Large Employers in America by Forbes magazine, Lincoln Financial Group makes a serious investment in our employees’ futures through a broad range of wealth accumulation and protection plans, health and wellness programs, and career development resources designed to help each individual reach their personal and professional goals.


The Role


This position will provide subject matter expertise and direction on complex projects/initiatives for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility to ensure Scrum theory, practices, and rules are understood and enacted. The Scrum Master will support one or two scrum teams within a fast-paced application development environment while adhering to Scrum principles. S/he will lead complex, large scale, and/or enterprise-wide Agile programs and coordinate with various program support teams.  S/he may also provide Project Management leadership for non-Agile projects.




  • Leads one or two Scrum teams facilitating progress toward delivery goals using Agile practices and coordinates with other non-scrum teams involved in the effort.
  • Manages budget and schedules for assigned programs/projects.
  • Identifies dependencies and removes impediments to scrum team’s progress.
  • Facilitates core Agile ceremonies with two or more teams (Sprint Planning, Daily Stand-up, Demo, Retrospective and Backlog refinement).
  • Reports on Agile metrics such as velocity and cycle time.
  • Manages internal and external communication, improves transparency, and communicates information throughout the organization.
  • Facilitates collaborative sessions with internal clients and/or external vendors on complex/large-scale projects to formulate creative and practical solutions to software challenges.
  • Fosters assigned scrum teams to self-organization; ensures and supports empowerment of the team.
  • Facilitates discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.
  • Keeps the teams focused on the Sprint and achieving Sprint goals.
  • Coaches his/her scrum teams and other scrum teams to support Agile adoption and application of principles.
  • Identifies and recommends process improvements that significantly reduce workloads or improve quality for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.




  • 4 Year/Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience (4 years of experience in lieu of Bachelor's) in IT or related business field (Minimum Required)




  • 5 – 7+ Years of experience as a scrum master/project manager leading multiple software development project teams to deliver high-quality software solutions using Agile techniques or Waterfall/Iterative delivery methodology (Required)
  • Thorough understanding of multiple SDLC methodologies with an emphasis on Agile.
  • Experience managing multiple teams simultaneously in an Agile environment, including onsite and remote team members.
  • Experience managing product and sprint backlogs and executing effectively and efficiently using Agile techniques such as Scrum or Kanban.
  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc.
  • Experience with Scrum Coaching of assigned scrum teams.
  • Strong experience in managing multiple custom software development efforts.
  • Knowledge of enterprise Agile management tools.
  • Proven ability to develop creative and collaborative approaches.
  • Demonstrates the ability to use sound judgment and discretion regarding confidential information.
  • Confident, comfortable communicator with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong presentation skills with demonstrated ability to influence at all levels of management through clear, informed and logical discussions/presentations.
  • Ability to analyze complex information and to evaluate the implications of a course of action or solution.
  • Ability to interpret and apply common sense understanding to carry out a variety of instructions #LI-KM1

This position may be subject to Lincoln’s Political Contribution Policy.  An offer of employment may be contingent upon disclosing to Lincoln the details of certain political contributions. Lincoln may decline to extend an offer or terminate employment for this role if it determines political contributions made could have an adverse impact on Lincoln’s current or future business interests, misrepresentations were made, or for failure to fully disclose applicable political contributions and or fundraising activities.

Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Lincoln Financial Group are considered property of Lincoln Financial Group and are not subject to payment of agency fees.

Lincoln Financial Group (“LFG”) is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veterans status, or genetic information.  Applicants are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications.  If you are a person with a disability that impedes your ability to express your interest for a position through our online application process, or require TTY/TDD assistance, contact us by calling 260-455-2558.


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