Scrum Master

at Athene Holding LTD
Published September 21, 2022
Location West Des Moines, IA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


We are Athene. At Athene, we are driven to do more. We are a leading retirement services company that issues, reinsures and acquires retirement savings products designed for the increasing number of individuals and institutions seeking to fund retirement needs. We see every day as a new opportunity to measure ourselves against the best - and then we don't stop until we've set the bar even higher. We're ready to help you achieve more.


Guide development teams in learning Agile values, principles and frameworks. Facilitates Scrum Team ceremonies (Daily Stand-Ups, Sprint Reviews, Sprint Retrospectives and Sprint Planning). Responsible for holding Scrum Team members accountable to their commitments and ensuring transparency of the Scrum Teams activities, impediments, setbacks and successes. Responsible for building and maintaining Advanced Roadmap for Finance IT.


* Serves as a Scrum Master for two or more Finance IT scrum teams.

* Collaborates with other teams, Portfolio Managers, Project Managers, etc. on cross functional dependencies

* Helps educate and train employees at all levels on Agile values and principles

* Guides teams through the implementation of Scrum and provides training as needed

* Coaches the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and suitable for the team and organization

* Helps the Scrum Team understand and follow the Athene Delivery Approach

* Facilitates Scrum ceremonies effectively, on cadence, while ensuring team participation

* Guides the team in self-organization and cross-functionality

* Helps improve the team's delivery through a deliberate focus on continuous improvement and a learning culture

* Supports and educates the Product Owner on maximizing the value of the product and team via effective product backlog management

* Removes impediments and protect the team from outside interruptions

* Measures, evaluates and communicates team metrics

* Assists with internal and external communication, improving transparency and radiating information

* Works with other Scrum Masters to increase the effectiveness of Scrum in the organization


* Actual performance measured against team metrics

* Effective coordination with other teams, Portfolio Managers, Project Managers, etc. on cross functional projects so that milestones are met

* Contribution to the Scrum Master Community of Practice and Athene Delivery Approach

Qualifications and Experience:

* Bachelor's degree or equivalent of education and work experience.

* Scrum Master Certifications CSM, PSM II or equivalent

* 4-6 years' experience in a Scrum Master role for a software development team that was diligently applying Agile practices

* Expert in the Scrum framework and Agile techniques such as relative estimation, TDD, etc.

* Demonstrated ability to coach development teams in organizational environments in which Agile is not yet fully adopted and understood

* Demonstrated knowledge of large program/project management and experience in scaled Agile frameworks

* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

* Proficient in Jira

* Strong skills in leadership, facilitation, conflict resolution, continuous improvement, and increasing transparency

Drive. Discipline. Confidence. Focus. Commitment. Learn more about working at Athene.

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