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Agile Coach - Brighthouse Financial

Date Posted: Sep 12, 2017

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28277

Company: MetLife

Job Location: United States : North Carolina : Charlotte  

 

Brighthouse Financial is a new company established by MetLife. We’re on a mission to help people achieve financial security. Built on a foundation of industry knowledge and experience, we specialize in offering essential annuity and life insurance products designed to help customers protect what they’ve earned and ensure it lasts more predictably. In an industry that often has a reputation for complexity, confusion, and cost, Brighthouse Financial is different. Our approach includes simplicity, transparency, and more value so customers can face the future with confidence.

 

Brighthouse Financial is seeking passionate, high-performing team members to help us carry out our mission and be part of an exciting journey toward improving the financial futures of our millions of customers. Sound like you? Read on.

 

Role Value Proposition:

Partnering with the Brighthouse Agile Transformation team, the Agile Coach will help drive organizational change and assist teams through an Agile Transformation.  Together we will define how work gets done leveraging Agile principles, practices, and ceremonies.  A differentiating factor in BHF’s future state IT environment is the leverage of cloud-based, software-as- a-service offerings for the vast majority of its business functions. This will present unique challenges and opportunities for usage of Agile and other delivery methodologies.  Agile coaches will collaborate with delivery leaders, business partners, BHF’s vendor management organization, and the vendors themselves to ensure that we are appropriately leveraging Agile practices to speed delivery even when using cloud-hosting offerings.

 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Partner with teams and team leaders on Agile organizational design discussions, helping to identify the teams that are ready to do work in an agile way, and designing our Agile operating model.
  • Articulate the benefits of working in an agile manner, and facilitate team discussions within all levels of the organization, both business and technology.
  • Facilitate and assist Agile workshops like Agile Team Launches, Big Room Planning Sessions, and general Agile education sessions with a variety of attendees from IT and business teams.
  • Provide daily coaching and support to team members to optimize their absorption of Agile and internalize the methodology.
  • Execute the implementation, configuration, of Agile tools to help ensure adoption and consistent utilization.
  • Partner with technology leaders to design our Brighthouse Financial DevOps practice, CDCI Pipeline, Integration Test Strategy, and other components that will enable built-in quality.
  • Establish communities of practice – populated with both Brighthouse and vendor employees – that serve to both promulgate best practices and solicit input on how to continuous improve operations. 

 

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • Must have strong understanding of Agile principles, concepts, and ceremonies.
  • Must be a passionate / high-energy individual.
  • 2-3 years experience as ScrumMaster and / or Coach of Agile teams preferred.
  • Experience with cross team efforts and coordination in an Agile or mixed method environment.
  • Agile Certifications preferred (Scaled Agilist, CSM, PSM, etc).

 

 

 

Business Category

Information Technology

 

Number of Openings

 

Brighthouse Financial is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is Brighthouse Financial's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

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Brighthouse Financial is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to complete an employment application, please contact our Employee Relations Department at 1-866-635-9230 or email bhfemployeerelations@brighthousefinancial.com. All other unrelated inquires will not be acknowledged.


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