Scrum Master at Morningstar

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The Team: The Workplace business unit focuses on helping individuals achieve better outcomes by working with institutional clients in the global defined contribution and workplace markets. This is a high growth area for Morningstar and houses a diverse product suite and unique client base. By constantly evolving our solutions and solving our client's problems, we believe we are positioned well for continued future growth.

The Role: We seek an enthusiastic, results-driven candidate to serve as a Project Manager / Scrum Master within the Workplace team. In this role, you will work with partners in Technology, Product Management, Support and Sales to drive large and complex initiatives forward. You will be responsible for 2-3 scrum teams, guiding and coaching them to become high performing, agile teams capable of delivering high quality products. You will coordinate with the program manager for tracking and managing projects as part of the larger Workplace organization increasing levels of visibility, risk and governance to ensure that our initiatives are delivered on time and within budget. Experience planning and successfully delivering complex projects, including the oversight of multiple scrum teams and key metrics, as well as the ability to work in a fast-paced technical environment is critical. The ability to communicate clearly at all levels, form strong relationships with stakeholders and proactively identify and manage risks is essential in this role. This position is based in our Chicago office.

Responsibilities:
+ Manage and scrum teams through all phases of implementation while maintaining high quality, timely deliveries
+ Foster a collaborative and safe environment for all team members
+ Actively and enthusiastically advocate agile methods, value, principles, and mind set
+ Encourage the scrum team to become self-organizing and accountable
+ Exhibit strong leadership in planning, leading, and facilitating scrum ceremonies: daily standups, backlog grooming, sprint planning, sprint retrospective, and sprint review and showcase
+ Work with Product Managers to define and groom the backlog to facilitate sprint planning.
+ Identify, track and manage project risks, blockers, and issues to conclusion, defining appropriate risk mitigation and contingency plans
+ Coordinate and collaborate with stakeholders including Technical Managers and Product Managers

Requirements:
+ Strong knowledge of, and experience implementing, Agile methodologies
+ Experience with software development projects
+ 5+ years of scrum master and/or project manager experience
+ A bachelor’s degree
+ CSM or equivalent scrum certification

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Location

22 W. Washington , Chicago, IL 60602

What are Morningstar Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Compensation at Morningstar is more than a salary. It’s about making positive contributions to both life and work. We give our diverse workforce the choice and flexibility they need to maintain their health, retirement plans, time, and professional growth.

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