|Date Posted||November 12, 2020|
The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. As a leader in a corporation with 83,000 employees and agency force members, you’ll have a hand in transforming not only Allstate but a dynamic industry. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.
You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.
Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from life’s uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For 89 years we’ve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatever’s coming next – to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. We’ve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We don’t follow the trends. We set them.
Allstate Benefits is recruiting a Scrum Master to join our Engineering team in Jacksonville, FL. Our common goal is to build digital products that support the strategy of Allstate Benefits , a division within the Allstate brand that provides voluntary benefits to the customers. This team engineers cloud-native software all day, every day, on a full-stack cloud platform, Pivotal Cloud Foundry in an Safe agile environment. Driving quality by leveraging test-driven development with continuous integration & continuous delivery is key to our engineering approach. We value independent thinking and continuously learning technology skills to build digital products that will fundamentally change voluntary benefits space. We believe in the “you build it, you run it” mantra, which means you’ll be involved in all phases, from design to build to deployment to production monitoring and support. This team is headquartered in Jacksonville, FL which provides the latest in modern equipment, healthy work spaces, and engineering tools to accomplish our goals. Don’t miss this opportunity to join a team working 40-hours per week (generally).
The Scrum Master Lead Consultant is the facilitator and coach for multiple mature Agile teams, responsible for helping the teams and management embrace Agile values, adopt and apply principles, and implement Lean-Agile practices. They reinforce and support the team rules such as Scrum, XP, WIP limits in Kanban, or other process rules the team has agreed upon including Definition of Ready (DoR) and the Definition of Done (DoD). The Scrum Master Lead Consultant helps the teams apply Scaled Agile practices and fosters an environment for high-performance, continuous flow, and relentless improvement. They understand common Agile anti-patterns and utilize a variety of techniques and methods to address them.
• Ensuring that goals, scope, and product domain are understood by everyone on the Scrum Team and that the team understands and practices agility
• Facilitates Scrum events as needed, and reinforces the teams agreed upon rules including the definition of ready and done
• Finds techniques for effective backlog management, and ensures the Product Owner knows how to arrange the product backlog to maximize value
• Coaches the teams in scrum values and practices, self-organization, cross functionality, and empirical planning and development
• Helps the team create high value products by removing impediments, and protecting the team from distractions and complacency
• Applies scaling patterns with the teams to understand and coordinate cross-team dependencies and foster program collaboration
• Leads team efforts in relentless improvement by helping team members take responsibility for their actions, facilitating the team retrospectives, and teaching problem-solving techniques
• Hosts and regularly contributes to Scrum Master CoP
• Facilitator for effective Agile workshops with multiple teams
This job does not have supervisory duties
Education and Experience • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience5 or more years of related experience
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations • PSM-I / CSM / PMI-ACP / SSM • SA/ SP/ SASM
Functional Skills • 5+ years of practical experience working in software development environments, facilitating meetings and fostering collaboration across diverse groups of individuals • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to articulate complex information across various levels of the enterprise • Has knowledge and understanding of Agile values and principles (Agile Manifesto), and models agile habits and behaviors • Can effectively support one to 2 teams at progressive maturity levels • Understanding of agile anti-patterns and experience of methods to correct them • Has knowledge and understanding of Scrum values, principles, Servant Leadership, and practices (Scrum Guide) • Has experience influencing and coaching others in a professional setting • Has basic knowledge of Dev-Ops and it’s benefits to Agility • Has deep understanding of the PO Role, Story Writing and their responsibilities • Ability to modify and adapt to context to select the appropriate framework and techniques