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8/13/2017
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Team Foundation Server Scrum Master
MetLife | Cary, North Carolina
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Job Description

Job Location: United States : North Carolina : Cary  

 

Role Value Proposition: 

Corporate Systems Life IT team support applications for Actuarial Business functions including regulatory compliance and reporting.

Key Responsibilities:  

The Scrum Master will drive the Agile-based software development lifecycle creating necessary standards, tools, and best practices in IT. This individual will facilitate one or more SCRUM/Agile teams to deliver quality business results on time and within budget. They will assist during organization transition through the SDLC process by coaching and mentoring staff.

  • Act as SCRUM master for 1-2 SCRUM teams with a focus on guiding the teams towards process improvement.  Participate in project teams as necessary.
  • Facilitate sprint planning using Team Foundation Server and/or JIRA
  • Assist product owner with management of backlog.
  • Ensure cross-team coordination.
  • Maintain relevant metrics that help the team monitor performance.
  • Send out regular communication to IT and Business management team.
  • Liaise between teams and foster communication.
  • Coach and mentor other SCRUM masters on product team.  Ensure consistent processes across teams.
  • Work with the larger company network to identify and remove impediments.
  • Train new staff in AGILE methodology.

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:
 

  • Excellent communications (written & oral), planning, interpersonal and time management skills.

  • 3+ years of experience with Microsoft’s Team Foundation Server (TFS) AGILE automation tool

  • 3+ years of experience facilitating one or more AGILE teams

  • 3+ years of experience in working with IT systems as a SCRUM Master (All Levels)

  • Deep understanding of AGILE methodology – SCRUM, Kanban.  Understanding of other processes and methodologies to be able to leverage various techniques to provide value to a team/enterprise

  • Familiarity with common Agile practices, service-oriented environments, and better development practices.  Understanding of backlog tracking, burn down metrics, velocity, and task definition

  • Ability to work with ambiguous and conflicting information while keeping focused on the end goal.

  • The candidate must have experience adapting to an environment with quickly changing business priorities.

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field

     

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Atlassian’s JIRA

  • SCRUM Master Certification

  • PMP certification

 

At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.” 

About MetLife

MetLife, Inc. is a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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