Aetna Scrum Master in New York, New York

Req ID: 52508BR

Scrum Master is required to work within the Aetna Digital organization which will provide demand from functions (Product Management, Marketing, Sales, Finance, Engineering). This role works with multiple development partners to build scalable software and to module development lifecycle processes.

Essential Duties:

-Must SAFe Agile development experience. Collaborate with team members to transition operating model to SAFe 4.0.

-Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity

-Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.

-Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving.

-Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.

-Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution

-Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information

-Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog.

-Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example

Technical Skills

-Understand basic fundamentals of iterative development

-Understand other processes and methodologies and can speak intelligently about them and leverage other techniques to provide value to a team/enterprise

-Understand basic fundamentals of software development processes and procedures

-Understand the value of commitments to delivery made by a development team

-Understand incremental delivery and the value of metrics

-Understand backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition

-Familiarity with common Agile practices, service-oriented environments, and better development practices


-Excellent team player and team builder

-Ability to work with minimal supervision in a very dynamic and timeline sensitive work environment

-Thorough understanding of agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures

-Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse personality types

-Ability to understand technical issues at a high level

Required Skills/Experience

-First level Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM I)

-Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least one year for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.

-Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency

-Knowledge of numerous well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach(example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc)

-Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal and FDD

-Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous -Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games (Planning poker)

-Knowledge of Rally or Jira preferred

-Bachelors degree required , Maters degree preferred

-Second level Scrum Master certification (CSP, PSM II) preferred


The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


Come Join Aetna Digital

Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

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Aetna is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veterans status.