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Sr. Scrum Master

Lincoln Financial Group Omaha, NE

Job Description

Alternate Locations: Omaha, NE (Nebraska)

Relocation assistance is not available for this opportunity.

Requisition #38602

About the Company

Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower people to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, as well as to guard against long-term care expenses. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates.

The Role

This position will provide subject matter expertise and direction on complex projects/initiatives for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility to ensure Scrum theory, practices, and rules are understood and enacted. The Scrum Master will support two or more scrum teams within a fast-paced application development environment while adhering to Scrum principles. S/he will lead complex large scale and/or enterprise-wide Agile programs and coordinate with various program support teams.


Delivery Leadership

  • Mobilize, lead, and empower team; relationship build with project leadership and build trust; establish communications; establish tracking vehicles (backlog, visual board, project plan, etc.); setup management systems (JIRA/Version One, PlanView, MSP, etc.); lead/facilitate execution; monitor progress, analyze results and understand variances, course correct where needed, and report on status/progress; conduct retrospectives and role model continuous improvement; deliver results.
  • Coaches his/her scrum teams and other scrum teams to support Agile adoption and application of principles.
  • Leads two or more Scrum teams facilitating progress toward delivery goals using Agile practices and coordinates with other non-scrum teams involved in the effort.


  • Understand current environment; identify areas of improvement; assess priority/quantify opportunity; influence and negotiate for approval; define approach to achieve improvement; lead and empower a workgroup to achieve benefits.
  • Facilitates collaborative sessions with internal clients and/or external vendors on complex/large-scale projects to formulate creative and practical solutions to software challenges.
  • Facilitates core Agile ceremonies with two or more teams (Sprint Planning, Daily Stand-up, Demo, Retrospective and Backlog refinement).
  • Facilitates discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.
  • Fosters assigned scrum teams to self-organization; ensures and supports empowerment of the team.
  • Identifies and recommends process improvements that significantly reduce workloads or improve quality for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Identifies dependencies and removes impediments to scrum teams progress.
  • Keeps the teams focused on the Sprint and achieving Sprint goals.
  • Manages budget and schedules for assigned programs/projects.
  • Manages internal and external communication, improves transparency, and communicates information throughout the organization.
  • Reports on Agile metrics such as velocity and cycle time.


  • 4 Year/Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience (4 years of experience in lieu of Bachelor's)in IT or related business field (Minimum Required)


  • 5 7+ Years of experience as a Scrum Master or Project Manager leading multiple software development project teams to deliver high-quality software solutions using Agile techniques or other delivery methodologies (waterfall, iterative, incremental, etc.) (Required)
  • 5 7+ Years of experience as a scrum master leading multiple software development project teams to deliver high-quality software solutions using Agile techniques(Required) #LI-KM1

This position may be subject to Lincolns Political Contribution Policy. An offer of employment may be contingent upon disclosing to Lincoln the details of certain political contributions. Lincoln may decline to extend an offer or terminate employment for this role if it determines political contributions made could have an adverse impact on Lincolns current or future business interests, misrepresentations were made, or for failure to fully disclose applicable political contributions and or fundraising activities.

Lincoln Financial Group (LFG) is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veterans status, or genetic information. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications. If you are a person with a disability that impedes your ability to express your interest for a position through our online application process, or require TTY/TDD assistance, contact us by calling 260-455-2558.

Job Details

Date Posted August 24, 2017
Date Closes September 23, 2017
Requisition 38602-en_US
Located In Omaha, NE
Department Information Technology
SOC Category 00-0000.00