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Sr. Scrum Master

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Lincoln National Corporation

Omaha, NE

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Sr. Scrum Master




Alternate Locations: Omaha, NE (Nebraska)

Relocation assistance will be considered/provided for this opportunity within our company guidelines.

Requisition #39843

About the Company

Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, as well as to guard against long-term care expenses. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $222 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2015.

The Role

This position will provide subject matter expertise and direction on complex projects/initiatives for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility to ensure Scrum theory, practices, and rules are understood and enacted. The Scrum Master will support two or more scrum teams within a fast-paced application development environment while adhering to Scrum principles. S/he will lead complex large scale and/or enterprise-wide Agile programs and coordinate with various program support teams. As needed, this role will also provide the above utilizing other methodologies such as waterfall and iterative development. In these instances, the role will serve as a Project Manager.


Maintains knowledge on current and emerging developments/trends for assigned area(s) of responsibility, assesses the impact, and collaborates with senior management to incorporate new trends and developments in current and future solutions.

Directs and enhances organizational initiatives by positively influencing and supporting change management and/or departmental/enterprise initiatives within assigned area(s) of responsibility.

Identifies and directs the implementation of process improvements that significantly improve quality across the team, department and/or business unit for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.

Provides subject matter expertise to team members and applicable internal/external stakeholders on complex assignments/projects for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.

Provides direction on complex assignments, projects, and/or initiatives to build and enhance the capability of his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.

Leads two or more Scrum/Project teams facilitating progress toward delivery goals using Agile practices and other delivery methodologies and coordinates with other non-scrum teams involved in the effort.

Manages budget and schedules for assigned programs/projects.

Identifies dependencies and removes impediments to scrum team’s progress.

Facilitates core Agile ceremonies with two or more teams (Sprint Planning, Daily Stand-up, Demo, Retrospective and Backlog refinement) or other communicate events required for the orchestration of projects.

Reports on Agile metrics such as velocity and cycle time or other project key performance indicators such as schedule variance, budget variance, outcomes variance, and changes in scope.

Manages internal and external communication, improves transparency, and communicates information throughout the organization.

Facilitates collaborative sessions with internal clients and/or external vendors on complex/large-scale projects to formulate creative and practical solutions to software challenges.

Fosters assigned scrum/project teams to self-organization; ensures and supports empowerment of the team.

Facilitates discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.

Keeps the teams focused on the Sprint and achieving Sprint goals or project goals.

Coaches his/her scrum teams and other scrum teams to support Agile adoption and application of principles.

Identifies and recommends process improvements that significantly reduce workloads or improve quality for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.


4 Year/Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience (4 years of experience in lieu of Bachelor's) in IT or related business field (Minimum Required)


5 – 7 Years of experience as a Scrum Master or Project Manager leading multiple software development project teams to deliver high-quality software solutions using Agile techniques or other delivery methodologies (waterfall, iterative, incremental, etc.) (Required)#LI-KM1

This position may be subject to Lincoln’s Political Contribution Policy. An offer of employment may be contingent upon disclosing to Lincoln the details of certain political contributions. Lincoln may decline to extend an offer or terminate employment for this role if it determines political contributions made could have an adverse impact on Lincoln’s current or future business interests, misrepresentations were made, or for failure to fully disclose applicable political contributions and or fundraising activities.

Lincoln Financial Group (LFG) is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veterans status, or genetic information. Opportunities throughout LFG are available to employees and applicants and are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications. We have a drug free work environment and we perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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Company Profile
Founded in 1905 with the endorsement of Abraham Lincoln’s son, Robert Todd Lincoln, Lincoln Financial Group is the first and only company to carry Abraham Lincoln’s name, image and ideals at the heart of our brand. For more than a century, we’ve advanced President Lincoln’s inclusive vision and values by building an honest, dependable financial services company. We're dedicated to helping Americans secure better, more optimistic futures for themselves and their loved ones.

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