IT Scrum Master

| Chicago

Job Description

bswift is looking for an experienced Scrum Master to join us.   Must be creative, outgoing, and motivating to drive success for our teams.  Setting the process in motion, defining boundaries, training teams and training/mentoring other developing Scrum Masters will be required. 

Fundamental Components

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
 

  • Guiding the team and larger organization on how to use Scrum and other Agile practices and to delight customers.
  • Organizing and facilitating the daily scrum, sprint reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning as needed by the scrum team(s).
  • Guiding the team(s) on how to get the most of self-organization.
  • Assessing the Scrum maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable.
  • Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding and working with the right person to remove them.
  • Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged.
  • Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.
  • Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information.
  • Supporting the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog and working with the team(s).
  • Collaborating with other Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches across the organization.
  • Actively participating in an Agile Coaching Team and/or Community of Practice.

 

Background Experience

 

  • 2+ years of experience as a Scrum Master
  • Thorough understanding of agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures
  • Prior experience in a self-directed, fast-paced, entrepreneurial startup environment
  • Proven success in developing new associates
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse personality types
  • CSM, PSM, or CSP is preferred
  • Experience with benefit administration systems is preferred
  • Prior project management experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of platform development, data analytics, and user centered design thinking is preferred
  • Experience with Java, Angular, Low Code development technologies is preferred

 

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Location

10 S Riverside Plaza, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60606

What are bswift Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
A flexible spending account lets you set aside pretax dollars to help pay for certain types of health care and/or dependent care expenses.
Dental Benefits
Choose between a dental maintenance organization plan and preferred provider organization plan. Both cover certain preventive care services at 100%. They also offer coverage for basic services.
Vision Benefits
You can enroll in a separate vision plan. It covers eyeglasses and contact lenses. Preventive vision exams are covered through the Aetna medical plan.
Health Insurance Benefits
You can choose from three types of medical plans: a health savings account, a health reimbursement arrangement or a hybrid health plan. Certain preventive care services are covered at 100 percent when
Life Insurance
All employees get term life insurance and business travel accident insurance at no added cost. You have the option to buy: Supplemental term life insurance Accidental death and personal loss insura
Wellness Programs
Our employee wellness program offers services such as wellness campaigns, weight-management programs and educational seminars.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
You can save a percentage of your pay in the 401(k) plan, on a pretax and/or Roth after-tax basis. You may participate in the 401(k) plan immediately following your hire.
401(K) Matching
We match a portion of your contribution. You can invest your contributions among various options offered in the plan.
Company Equity
You can purchase Aetna stock at a discount through a payroll deduction. In order to participate, eligible employees must enroll during the enrollment period announced by Aetna.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
During your first 3 years at Aetna, you receive the equivalent of 18 days off per year. The longer you work at Aetna, the more time you accrue per month.
Paid Volunteer Time
One of our values is to improve the quality of life in communities through employee volunteerism.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
We encourage professional development. That's why we provide financial support for continuing education. This program covers a portion of tuition and registration fees for a college course.

Additional Perks + Benefits

The following programs, activities, and amenities are available to employees at bswift: complimentary fresh fruit, on-site flu shots, massages during open enrollment season, walking treadmill desk, foosball and ping-pong tables, casual attire, zen room for relaxation and nursing mothers, full week of employee appreciation, and proximity to public transportation • Healthy lifestyle incentive programs - This incentive program is offered to all eligible employees. You can earn up to $500 for healthy eating, physical activity and other healthy behaviors. Family members can also earn incentives • During your first 3 years at bswift, you receive the equivalent of 18 days off per year. The longer you work at bswift, the more time you accrue per month. Company holidays, jury duty, military leave, bereavement and community service time are in addition to your paid time off • You can purchase company stock at a discount through a payroll deduction.

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