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Lead Scrum Master - Remote

Company: Magellan Health
Location: Maryland Heights
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Job Description:

Interested in a fully remote Lead Scrum Master opportunity with a Fortune 500 healthcare company that's making a difference in the world? Consider joining us at Magellan Health where you can be an integral part in our journey to lead humanity to healthy, vibrant lives!

Duties to include:
- Influence and collaborate with others to drive continuous improvement
- Advocate for transparency, inspection, and adaption
- Lead daily scrums, sprint reviews, and planning meetings to ensure full team engagement. Manage inter dependencies between agile teams.
- Partner with the Product Owners to support short and long-term release planning, and to keep work backlog healthy and prepared for execution.
- Shield the teams from external interference to enable optimal functionality and productivity.
- Anticipate and address potential or actual impediments to team delivery (cultural barriers, logistic challenges).
- Mentor/coach team members on agile practices
- Manage delivery team forecasting and budget costs

Scrum Master Requirements
- Agile software development including coaching on agile methodologies, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
- Advanced presentation, influencing, and relationship management skills
- Strong knowledge of Agile principles and concepts
- Displays strong communication, organizational, analytical, critical thinking, and team building skills.
- Experience working in transforming fast paced environment

This Lead Scrum Master role will serves as a senior member of a cross-functional project team consisting of individuals from various IT departments and business units. Provides senior level specialty expertise to management from various IT departments. Has the ability to effectively deal with evolving and competing objectives and possess a mastery of project management tools. Experienced with managing enterprise-wide projects, including managing third party staff, working through contractual issues, etc.. Develops and maintains project charters, detail project plans, weekly status updates and provides problem resolution. Responsible for ensuring projects are within scope and meets time and budget targets. Must be familiar with the role and function of team members in order to effectively coordinate the activities of the team. Communicates with appropriate staff/leadership regarding status of specific projects.

This is a remote opportunity, allowing you to work from the comfort of your own home.

  • Provides direction to a team of IT Project Managers,
  • Manages a program or cross-functional projects using lean/agile methods
  • Provides senior-level expertise to management from various I.T. departments.
  • Works directly with senior leadership on highly visible, strategic projects
  • Demonstrates experience in managing complex, evolving and competing objectives.
  • Demonstrates experience with managing enterprise-wide projects, including managing third party staff, working through contractual issues, etc.
  • Possesses a mastery of project management tools and methodologies, especially lean/agile methods
  • Ensures projects are within scope and meet time and budget targets.
  • Influences team members, peers and stakeholders to meet the objectives of the project
  • Demonstrates the ability to work with and lead technical and non-technical staff and leadership across all levels in the department
  • Demonstrates strong organization, communication, negotiation, conflict resolution and time management
  • Communicates with appropriate staff/leadership regarding status and impacts of projects.


  • Coaches and mentors other IT Project Managers in lean/agile methods.
  • Drives servant leadership and coaches other IT Project Managers on this quality.
  • Empowers the teams to be self-organizing.
  • Empowers the teams and stakeholders to make decisions.
  • Measures and reports progress frequently using agile metrics.
  • Creates Product Roadmap and Release Plan in partnership with POs and Ims.
  • Leads coordinating practices in Agile methods such as Release Planning, Iteration Planning, Grooming etc.
  • Coaches and assists Product Owners in prioritization, 3-Amigo Reviews and other PO activities.
  • Leads and facilitates Scrum of Scrums with related projects/teams.


  • Develops and maintains project charters, detailed project plans, weekly status updates and provides problem resolution.
  • Creates and maintains WBS, RACI, Stakeholder Register and detailed Project Management plan.
  • Manages dependencies across projects.
  • Performs Root Cause Analysis.
  • Leads in the establishment and facilitation of internal IT project management processes and tools (i.e. critical path tracking, contingency planning, operational workflow documentation/refinement.)

Other Job Requirements


  • 7+ years related experience including a minimum of 2+ years of Agile/Scrum master experience.
  • Experience working with Agile Methods and modern programming environments.
  • Should have moved across different departments within IT to gain a broader perspective of the business/industry.
  • Scrum Master or similar certification.
  • Critical thinker.
  • Demonstrated problem solving techniques.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

General Job Information


Lead Scrum Master - Remote



Work Experience

IT, Project/Program Management


Bachelors: Computer and Information Science

License and Certifications - Required

License and Certifications - Preferred

CSM - Certified Scrum Master - Enterprise, PMP - Project Management Professional - Enterprise

Magellan Health, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Tobacco-free workplace. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled.
Every employee must understand, comply with and attest to the security responsibilities and security controls unique to their
position; and comply with all applicable legal, regulatory, and contractual requirements and internal policies and procedures.

Keywords: Magellan Health, Springfield , Lead Scrum Master - Remote, Other , Maryland Heights, Illinois

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