Duration: 12/31/2022, highly likely of extension through end of 2023
Location: MN preferred, would consider remote candidate from the following: AZ, AR, DE, FL, GA, IL, IA, KS, ME, MD, MI, MO, NE, NV, ND, OK, SD, TX, TN, VA, WI
IT Scrum Master is responsible for helping team members through successful and quality product delivery for their corresponding business and information technology stakeholders. This position requires a servant-leader mindset as well as one who can enforce the values, principles and practices of Agile through rules that the product team has agreed upon. The position will require cross-communication with other teams and communication to senior business and IT leadership as required.
The Scrum Master will be expected to meet or exceed stakeholder needs and expectations while balancing competing demands among requirements/scope, time and budget. This expectation will require the management and prioritization of the product backlog. The Scrum Master will work with their corresponding Product Owner for the identification and prioritization of backlog items.
This role will be responsible for ensuring delivery timelines and maintaining capital and expense budget while adhering to agile values, principles and practices. This role is responsible for producing artifacts and communicating sprint and release metrics and progress.
This role ensures that the development team is free from distraction – whether that be competing work priorities or potential interruption or impediments. This will be done by acting as a facilitator and “buffer” between any external or internal influences. The Scrum Master seeks to consistently challenge the development team to incorporate best practices, increase productivity, and ensure quality.
Product Team Management (30%):
• Assist with short term tactical planning, organizing and execution
• Assist with financial forecasting
• Ability to coach and mentor more junior IT Scrum Masters
• Determine gaps and needs within the team and advocate for support to leadership as necessary
• Inform and create trusted partnerships with business stakeholders
• Plan and partner with other IT teams for shared delivery
Agile Team Leadership and Feature Delivery (50%):
Responsible for key Agile deliverables:
Project planning/release planning
Sprint planning, kickoffs, demos and retrospectives
Backlog grooming in coordination with Product Owner
Daily standups and KANBAN
Weekly sprint summary reports
Responsible for all product deliverables
Mature and continuously improve product team
Produce high quality products, increase productivity, reduce time-to-market, stakeholder satisfaction, more engaged employees
Team building and servant-leadership of teams
Communicate the status and key metrics for all issues and product deliverables with all levels of management
Research and make recommendations regarding technologies when necessary
Support and promote the work of the team
Agile Leader (25%):
Drive and promote agile principles, values and practices
Responsible for the development of high-performing product Team
Evangelize Agile Principles and Values to team
Coach and provide servant leadership for team’s success and self-organization
Develop and prepare team for cross-performance by reinforcing paired programming and role-sharing
Help to grow the agile practice broadly across Medica
Developing team’s understanding of “definition of done”
Educating the business stakeholders on Scrum principles
Application Management (10%):
Maintain knowledge of system environments, processes, applications and integrations
Learn and support key vendor partnerships
Maintain an understanding of IT related technologies and solutions
Maintain Industry knowledge – process, people and nuances of the business
SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND ABILITIES:
Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree
Major: Business, Healthcare Administration, Information Systems or equivalent work
Years of experience required: 5 years
Strong leadership skills
Effective meeting facilitation
Experience leading IT project delivery with experience and knowledge of IT infrastructure, resource management, database design, and other systems support and development.
Strong understanding of Agile principles and methodologies (Scrum/Lean/Kanban). Strong understanding of Scrum tools and concepts (Release Backlog, Sprint Backlog, Burndown, Velocity, User Stories, Complexity, Estimating, Story Boarding/Mapping, Definition of Done, etc.)
We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
This serves as notice per Iowa drug testing notification laws; applicants that reside in Iowa are subject to drug testing.