Scrum Master

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  • Job Title Scrum Master

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Your Future Evolves HereEvolent Health has a bold mission to change the health of the nation by changing the way health care is delivered.Our pursuit of this mission is the driving force that brings us to work each day. We believe in embracing new ideas, challenging ourselves and failing forward. We respect and celebrate individual talents and team wins. We have fun while working hard and Evolenteers often make a differencein everything from scrubs to jeans.Are we growing? Absolutely and Globally. In 2021 we grew our teams by almost 50% and continue to grow even more in 2022.Are we recognized as a company you are supported by for your career and growth, and a great place to work?Definitely. Evolent Health International (Pune, India) has been certified as "Great Places to Work" in 2021. In 2020 and 2021 Evolent in the U.S. was both named Best Company for Women to Advance list by Parity.org and earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation's Corporate Equality Index (CEI). This index is the nation's foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.We recognize employees that live our values, give back to our communities each year, and are champions for bringing our whole selves to work each day. If you're looking for a place where your work can be personally and professionally rewarding, don't just join a company with a mission. Join a mission with a company behind it.What You'll Be Doing:Job title: Scrum MasterDepartment: IdentifiReport To : NAWork Location: PuneIt's Time For A Change…Your Future Evolves HereEvolent Health has a bold mission to change the health of the nation by changing the way health care is delivered. Our pursuit of this mission is the driving force that brings us to work each day. We believe in embracing new ideas, challenging ourselves and failing forward. We respect and celebrate individual talents and team wins. We have fun while working hard and Evolenteers often make a difference in everything from scrubs to jeans.Are we growing? Absolutely-56.7% in year-over-year revenue growth in 2016. Are we recognized? Definitely. We have been named one of "Becker's 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" in 2016 and 2017, and one of the "50 Great Places to Work" in 2017 by Washingtonian, and our CEO was number one on Glassdoor's 2015 Highest-Rated CEOs for Small and Medium Companies. If you're looking for a place where your work can be personally and professionally rewarding, don't just join a company with a mission. Join a mission with a company behind it.Position summaryEvolent is looking for Scrum Manager to guide and coach Scrum Teams and relevant parts of the organization on how to effectively use Agile/Scrum practices and to delight customers as the highest priorityEssential functionsFacilitate Scrum and Sprint rituals and enforce appropriate rules and role boundaries.Seek to eliminate waste and low value costly behaviours.Remove impediments or guide the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to quickly remove or prevent blocking issues.Build 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 correctly and collaboratively identify root cause of problems and implement reasonable and appropriate interventions.Assist in getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.Assist in discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.Assess Scrum maturity of the team and organization and lead the team to higher levels of performance, at a comfortably sustainable pace.Collaborate with Product Owners and business analysts, especially with respect to refining (aka grooming), managing the product backlog, and preparing for Sprint rituals.Preserve and promote Agile culture, commitment to excellence, and adaptive flow.Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information.Key competencies/skill/success factors:.Excellent verbal communication and mentoring skills.Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.Experience with numerous well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum framework (examples: methods for estimation and forecasting, burndown/up techniques, retrospective formats, handling bugs, measuring team health, user stories, ATDD, TDD, BDD, continuous integration/delivery, continuous testing, pairing, automated testing, games, etc.).Ability to distinguish Agile anti-patterns can clearly communicate knowledge, tools, and tactics that are most appropriateQualification and Experience:Required .Bachelor's Degree required.1-2 recent years of experience as a full-time Scrum Master, Agile coach, or Scrum trainer.4+ years of experience in product or software development rolesBig plus .Scrum Master or Agile certification (PSM, CSM, CSP, CST, PMI-ACP, etc.).Experience being on multiple Scrum teams in a variety of different contexts (different team s, organization types, product/technology types, cultures, co-located vs. distributed, etc).Track record of continued and recent education in Scrum, including training, conferences, user groups, self-study, etc..Knowledge of pros/cons of frameworks and scaling approaches in the Agile space: XP, Kanban, Crystal, DaD, SAFe, LeSS, Nexus, etc..Experience as a Development Team memberWork Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position primarily works in a climate controlled based setting.The noise level and the work environment are moderately quiet. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machinesPhysical demand:Include the physical demands of the job, including bending, sitting, lifting and driving. For example, while performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand walk use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.Why Join Evolent?Named among Forbes' 2014 America's Most Promising Companies and Glassdoor's 2015 Best Places to Work, Evolent provides an opportunity to work with top talent in an organization committed to career development. While we come from a variety of backgrounds, we pursue a singular mission: to change the health of the nation by changing the way health care is deliveredMandatory Requirements: Currently, Evolent employees work remotely temporarily due to COVID-19. As such, we require that all employees have the following technical capability at their home: High speed internet over 10 Mbps, the ability to plug in directly to the home internet router. These at-home technical requirements are subject to change with any scheduled re-opening of our office locations.Preferred Requirements:Evolent Health is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all its employees, partners and patients and complies with all applicable local, state, and national law regarding COVID health and vaccination requirements. Evolent expects all employees to also comply. We currently require all employees who may voluntarily return to our Evolent offices to be vaccinated and invite all employees regardless of vaccination status to remain working from home.Evolent Health is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.
   
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