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Senior Scrum Master


We are Farmers!

Join a team of diverse professionals at Farmers to acquire skills on the job and apply your learned knowledge to future roles at Farmers. Farmers Insurance also offers extensive training opportunities through the award winning University of Farmers named by Training magazine amongst top 10 corporate training units in the world.

Job Summary

Consistently models the advanced qualities of a servant leader and exhibits the behaviors of a Lean-Agile Leader with a Lean-Agile Mindset. Trains and coaches Agile teams and Stakeholders to embrace SAFe Core Values, adopt and apply SAFe Principles, and implement SAFe practices. Effectively removes impediments and actively communicates with leadership and outside stakeholders to protect the team from uncontrolled expansion of work while improving performance in the areas of quality, predictability, flow and velocity.

Essential Job Functions

*Strong technical background, guiding teams on the technical areas, exposure on Java or Insurance products such as Guidewire
*Exposure to P&C Insurance domain 

Acts as a servant leader for multiple teams and their stakeholders. Aids the team and Product Owner in efforts to manage and sequence the backlog. Leads more complex teams involving work with routine external team impact or dependencies including multiple system integration points. Eliminates impediments and resolve issues and dependencies more independently with limited support from Release Train Engineer or other resources. Assists in building a high-performing team and foster relentless improvement at the Team and Program level while improving team performance in areas of quality, predictability, flow and velocity. Identifies SAFe anti-patterns and resolves with limited support and applies SAFe principles to facilitation, enablement, and coaching for multiple teams. Utilizes intermediate to advanced experience using tools to create metrics that measure and report on team performance, backlog health and continuous improvement. Utilizes advanced coaching capabilities to influence teams and advise on practices and procedures, soft-skills and Lean Agile mind-set. With limited support from RTE and others, guides teams through the decision making process and teach techniques on how to problem solve, improve communication, self-manage and self-organize. With limited support from RTE and others, Scrum Master supports a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised. Helps manage interpersonal conflicts, challenges and opportunities for growth within the team. Applies SAFe principles to facilitation, enablement, and coaching in a multi-team environment. Mentors and guides other scrum masters on SAFe principles and manifesto. Organizes and leads a Community of Practice, and protects the team from uncontrolled expansion of work. Leads problem solving techniques and continuously challenges norms to improve performance in quality, predictability, flow and velocity. Independently participates, facilitates and manages the outputs of all agile ceremonies including Daily Stand Up meetings, Sprint review, sprint retrospective, sprint planning, backlog refinement sessions, prepare for Program Increment Planning Sessions. Participates in the Scrum Master Communities of Practice, Scrum Mastery Sync Sessions and Agile Release Train Sync Sessions. Provides advanced mentorship to other scrum masters through Agile ceremonies. Provides back up support to RTE when needed. Trains and coaches Agile teams and stakeholders to embrace SAFe Core Values, adopt and apply SAFe Principles, and implement SAFe practices. Demonstrates ongoing thirst for knowledge and a desire for continuous improvement by creating an environment for continuous learning and builds improvement roadmaps for team(s). Pursues continuous education with regards to everything Agile (e.g. visit user groups, attend conferences, read books, write blogs, etc.). Continuously works with the Scrum Master Community of Practice to ensure standard procedures are in place and ultimately improve the organizations' product delivery capability. Seeks advice and works occasionally with the Release Train Engineer to establish best practices and resolve challenging issues, risks, conflicts or impediments. Demonstrate intermediate to advanced experience with Behavior Driven Development and Test Driven Development and support the adoption of engineering practices, DevOps, and Agile Architecture. Performs other duties as assigned.

Education Requirements

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience preferred.

Certified Advanced SAFe Scrum Master certification (within 180 days of hire) required.

Certified SAFe Scrum Master certification upon hire required.

Certified SAFe Practitioner or Agilist certification (within 180 days of hire) preferred.

Experience Requirements

Minimum 3 - 4 years experience in Scrum Master role or minimum 1 year as a Scrum Master Level II required. Supervisory and/or managerial experience preferred.

Special Skill Requirement

Instills committment to organizational goals. Fosters an environment for high-performing teams and relentless improvement. Helps team manage interpersonal conflicts, challenges, and overcome opportunities for team growth. Ability to influence internal and/or external constituents. Challenges existing norms of development to improve performance in the areas of quality, predictability, flow and velocity. Strong verbal communication and listening skills. Explains ideas in a way that are engaging and geared toward the audience. Keeps messages concise and explains logically. Recognizes non-verbal queues and adjusts the conversation accordingly. Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty. Excellent organizational skills. Develops and delivers effective presentations. Performs work independently with minimal supervision. Able and willing to seek out work and drive to accomplish goals. Effectively coaches and delivers constructive feedback. Ability to lead/manage others.

Additional Qualification

Job Location(s): US - OK - Oklahoma City, US - CA - Woodland Hills, US - TX - Austin

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Nearest Major Market: Oklahoma City
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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