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Scrum Master

Date Posted: Jan 7, 2019

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Job Location: United States : North Carolina : Cary  


Role Value Proposition:

We are seeking a Scrum Master to join MetLife’s Digitization initiative team. You will be a key member of the Project Management team, owning and executing key projects for MetLife's most exciting initiative.


Key Responsibilities:

This role will focus on the coordination and completion of projects within the digital program delivery activities. You will have a consistent record of complex project delivery including inception, planning, tracking (schedule and finance), execution monitor and control and closing out project efforts.


Required Skills

  • Certified as a Scrum Master from an accredited institution
  • 2+ years’ experience leading one or more teams as Scrum Master in last 3 years
  • 4+ years of experience as the member of an Agile scrum development team
  • Able to integrate Agile & Lean principles into team practices
  • Able to perform the complete system life cycle using the Agile Scrum Methodology phases from project initiation, analysis and requirements, design, coding, testing and implementation
  • Able to lead sprint planning, Grooming, Review, Estimation, Retrospection meetings
  • Schedule and facilitate daily scrum sessions
  • Facilitate retrospective meetings at the end of each sprint/project – ensure highest priority retrospective points are followed up on and closed out
  • Ability to break down project schedule/sprint schedule into measurable activities.
  • Able to create User Stories and define Acceptance Criteria as to when code is "Ready”
  • Communicate stories for the upcoming sprint to the product owner and stakeholders
  • Support the Product Owner and Delivery Leader in updating weekly critical path analysis charts
  • Add or remove stories based on burn-down of the current sprint
  • Ability to determine the workload of each member during each sprint so that maximum features are developed as early as possible
  • Monitor team backlog daily and ensure it accurately reflects the current state, including time to be burned and status
  • Participate in Release retrospective and cross team retrospectives


Preferred Skills

  • Ability to communicate to a wide variety of audiences, both business and technical
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain system documentation
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Experience with JIRA or similar Tools
  • Experience with Clarity or other Budgeting tools
  • Experience designing, implementing, and supporting a large-scale customer-facing web based and back-end applications.
  • Experience with distributed architecture, SOA, and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
  • Exposure to Cloud and Big Data
  • In-depth knowledge of object-oriented concepts, programming, and systems design
  • Strong knowledge of data structures, algorithms and designing for performance and scale
  • Experience with a broad mix of technologies including a subset of Java, Node.js, react.js, Mongo, Groovy, Microservices, Azure, Quality Center




At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.” 



MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife'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.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

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