UnitedHealth Group Agile Coach - Eden Prairie, MN in Minneapolis, Minnesota

As an Agile Coach you will be responsible for championing Agile across Technology and Engineering programs.

You will also help teams adopt Agile values, principles and best practices as part of the Center for Excellence. You will work across multiple teams to ensure consistency of approaches while encouraging teams locally to optimize and continually improve through the use of retrospectives. Agile Leadership: You will be responsible for determining how to mature our agile culture and process within the Optum Technology and Engineering projects to best serve our current multi - office, multi - time zone, multi - cultural operating reality.

You will also be responsible for continual analysis and planning to ensure our agile practices are world class and are always aligned with our operating reality as well as longer term strategic vision. You will be responsible for working with Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Development Leads and QA Leads in Scrum and other Agile methodologies such as Kanban and provide ongoing agile training and mentoring on organizational best practices. Agile Training / Tools: You will be responsible for defining, documenting and providing hands - on training for all critical agile roles as well as the supporting tools that teams will use.

You will also be expected to provide input for which toolset will best support our operating needs. Primary Responsibilities: Foster and help facilitate the self-management of teams Partner with multiple Scrum teams to advance Agile skills and improve results for the organization Provide hands - on Agile coaching to teams as well as product owners, Scrum Masters, managers and executives Provide onsite and remote training Encourage performing software development using Kanban, XP and other Agile methodologies as appropriate Continue to learn and implement industry best practices Manage through influence, but without direct management authority.

Use capabilities to influence customers and stakeholders, and properly manage divergent expectations Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, preferably in an engineering or technical arena 4+ years of experience as a Scrum Master or equivalent leadership role in an agile team 2+ years of experience working in a large company environment 8+ years overall experience with various software development methodologies and processes Experience with technically complex, cross - organizational, multi-stakeholder projects Thorough understanding of agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures Experience with an Agile Management tool Must be willing to travel occasionally out of state and potentially internationally Strong leadership qualities and organizational skills as well as the ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities, assignments, and roles Excellent communication, presentation, negotiation, relationship building, collaboration and conflict resolution skills Excellent organizational skills, focus, and attention to detail are a must, as is the ability to work in a fast - paced, hectic, and energetic environment.

Experience working across multiple time zones Preferred Qualifications: Certified Agile Coach or practitioner CSM, CSPO or other Agile certifications Experience with SAFe or other large scale agile frameworks Experience working as part of a 100% distributed team Consulting experience Experience as a trainer Writing and presentation skills a plus Experience in quality analysis and / or requirements management Experience implementing and managing non - Scrum frameworks such as Kanban and XP Hands on experience in at least 2 different Scrum projects; We need someone who has seen enough of all aspects of Scrum implementations to have a proven success record as well as strong opinion about how to shape ours Technology Careers with Optum.

Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve people's lives.

This is where it's happening.

This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved.

We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed.

We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions.

This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality.

This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace.

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Agile Coach - Eden Prairie, MN MN-Eden Prairie 713366