Sr. Scrum Master

Date: Apr 24, 2019

Location: Radnor, PA, US

Company: Lincoln Financial

Alternate Locations: Radnor, PA (Pennsylvania)

Relocation assistance is not available for this opportunity.

Requisition #59316

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
As the Sr. Consultant, Scrum Master, you will provide subject matter expertise and direction on complex projects and initiatives for Lincoln’s IT Distribution & Marketing PMO, to ensure Scrum theory, practices, and rules are understood and enacted.  The Scrum Master will support two or more scrum teams within a fast-paced application development environment while adhering to Scrum principles.   You will lead complex large scale and enterprise-wide Agile programs and coordinate with various program support teams.  As needed, this role will also provide the above utilizing other methodologies such as waterfall and iterative development. In these instances, the role will serve as a Sr. Project Manager.
  • Leads two or more Scrum/Project teams facilitating progress toward delivery goals using Agile practices and other delivery methodologies 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) or other communicate events required for the orchestration of projects.
  • Reports on Agile metrics such as velocity and cycle time or other project key performance indicators such as schedule variance, budget variance, outcomes variance, and changes in scope.
  • 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/project 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 or project 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 Lincoln’s IT Distribution & Marketing PMO area.
  • 4 Year Bachelor's degree or 4+ years of equivalent work experience in IT or related business field
  • PMP / PgMP / PfMP / CAPM / PMI-PBA / PMI-ACP / CSM  Certifications preferred but not required
  • 5 – 7+ Years of experience as a Scrum Master or Project Manager leading multiple software development project teams to deliver high-quality software solutions using Agile techniques or other delivery methodologies (waterfall, iterative, incremental, etc.) (Required)
  • Thorough understanding of multiple SDLC methodologies with an emphasis on Agile
  • Experience managing multiple teams simultaneously, 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 delivery approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, water fall, iterative, incremental, etc.
  • Experience with Scrum Coaching of assigned scrum teams
  • Strong experience in managing multiple custom software development efforts
  • Knowledge of enterprise Agile and project management tools
  • Experience with Business Transformational Program Management
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and recommend processes improvements
  • Demonstrated strong relationship management skills with internal clients (e.g. senior management, peers and colleagues); proven ability to develop creative and collaborative approaches
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills with a collaborative style.
  • Demonstrates strong project management leadership skills including, critical ability to coordinate and balance multiple projects in a time-sensitive environment, under pressure, and meeting deadlines
  • Strong presentation skills with demonstrated ability to influence at all levels of management through clear, informed and logical discussions/presentations.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, MSP) #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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