Wolters Kluwer Scrum Master, IT, Health in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wolters Kluwer Health (WKH) is a leading global provider, with approximately 2,600 employees in 36 countries worldwide, of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry.
We have a growth role and opportunity now available! We are looking for our newest team member to join our team as our Scrum Master. The Scrum Master is responsible for making certain the Scrum Team lives by the values and practices outlined by Agile Scrum product development methodology and that the Scrum team performs at its peak level. The Scrum Master will be the process owner for the team, creating a balance with the Product Owner throughout the life of the project. The Scrum Master will also coordinate and support development with other internal departments and external partners or vendors as required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Lead and mentor Scrum teams in the development and delivery of business critical, enterprise online products
Ensure the Scrum methodology is implemented effectively and provide coaching and training to maximize its benefits
Organize and facilitate sprint and release planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, demos and other meetings as needed
Track and communicate team velocity and sprint progress within the agreed reporting framework
Assist with product backlog maintenance and with making appropriate commitments to deliver business value through story selection, definition of tasks and estimation
Participate proactively in developing and maintaining standards, tools and best practices
Use knowledge of the business to assist the relevant Product Owner to prioritize requests in a timely manner
Provide technical input on specifications for new development or enhancement to current systems
Identify and remove impediments to progress
Facilitate team discussion and conflict resolution
Assist with the launch plan and oversee the coordinated roll out and delivery
Deliver completed product backlog items to Production by the end of the sprint to which they were committed
Promote and practice our core Agile Scrum principles
Mentor and provide guidance to internal and external technical teams.
Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Education: Strongly prefer a Bachelor's degree in a related field
4-5 Years of experience overall in the IT sector, with 2-3 years of experience as a Scrum Master, with a strong preference for those whom have experience with web-based product projects.
Experience in successfully delivering large/enterprise size projects, ability to make independent decisions, ability to lead teams, ability to stay calm under pressure and multi task.
Experience in managing complex software development projects and teams; effectively negotiate/influence others; communicate technical/complex information both verbally and in writing to all audiences; analyze and problem solve a variety of issues; carry out Scrum ceremonies
Other Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Certifications:
Certified Scrum Master
Possess the ability to work with and influence a wide range of stakeholders across all roles and levels (IT, Product Development, Marketing, Sales, etc.)
Experience in working and communicating effectively as a part of a team, balancing needs across stakeholders and technology teams
Meticulous organizer of time and tasks
Occasional travel required.
About Wolters Kluwer
Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.
Wolters Kluwer reported 2017 annual revenues of €4.4 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide.
Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.
For more information about our solutions and organization, visit www.wolterskluwer.com, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Wolters Kluwer U. S. Corporation and all of its subsidiaries, divisions and customer/business units is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
For any assistance with your application for this job opening, please call the HR Source at (888) 495-4772 or email HRSource@WoltersKluwer.com. TTY is also available at (888) 495-4771
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