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Company: Gohealth

Location: Chicago, IL

Date Posted: June 1, 2014

Source: TheLadders.com

COMPANY DESCRIPTION GoHealth is a leading developer of Web-based sales and online insurance marketing tools for the health insurance industry, helping insurance brokers, agents and carriers connect with customers and transact business more efficiently. We are revolutionizing the health insurance industry through technology. Are you interested in driving an industry that is expected to top the trillions by 2014 GoHealth was named one of the Top 10 Fastest Growing Software Companies in America by Inc 500, our President and CEO were 2013 Midwest region winners of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, and the CEO and President were both just recognized in the prestigious Crain’s 40 Under 40 list. JOB DESCRIPTION As a Scrum Master , you will bring your strong technical Agile project management background and a series of successes leading sprints to our team of high performance, quality-driven engineers who are building our next generation of ...

COMPANY DESCRIPTION GoHealth is a leading developer of Web-based sales and online insurance marketing tools for the health insurance industry, helping insurance brokers, agents and carriers connect with customers and transact business more efficiently. We are revolutionizing the health insurance industry through technology. Are you interested in driving an industry that is expected to top the trillions by 2014 GoHealth was named one of the Top 10 Fastest Growing Software Companies in America by Inc 500, our President and CEO were 2013 Midwest region winners of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, and the CEO and President were both just recognized in the prestigious Crain’s 40 Under 40 list. JOB DESCRIPTION As a Scrum Master , you will bring your strong technical Agile project management background and a series of successes leading sprints to our team of high performance, quality-driven engineers who are building our next generation of healthcare insurance SaaS products and related offerings. The Scrum Master’s primary role is to remove impediments from the team’s ability to deliver the sprint goal. The role of Scrum Master is that of facilitator, there to make sure the team has whatever they need at all times and to serve as the link between the product team and the development team. We employ an agile methodology and fully embrace the fundamentals of continuous delivery , self-organizing teams , just-in-time requirements , only as much documentation as is truly needed, and processes that make sense for the organization (not for the sake of process). Responsibilities Uses standups and other techniques to identify impediments and finds ways to remove them. Ensures that the Scrum process is used as intended, and is considered the enforcer of rules. Schedules and facilitates planning sessions, demonstrations & retrospectives; ensures the team gets value out of ceremonies. Builds release and scrum/iteration plans and keeps team focused on current development cycle (sprint/iteration). Reports on the health/status of the development cycle/iteration/sprint. Using retrospectives, coaches the team to adopt a continuous delivery mindset. Maintains constant communication with product team to define & prepare for future sprints. Coaches the team to follow the processes and on identifying ways to improve the processes. QUALIFICATIONS As Scrum Master you will help us manage our product backlog, track sprint burn down, and keep us organized. We are looking for someone communicative and enthusiastic with a keen eye for detail, along with the following: 5+ years of technical leadership experience in Agile web development environment. Deep understanding of the reasons and the value of Scrum ceremonies. Strong analytical skills are required, along with a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements. Situational Awareness – must be the first to notice differences and issues as they arise and elevate them to management. Assertive – must be able to ensure Scrum concepts and principles are adhered to, must be the voice of reason and authority. Must understand basic fundamentals of iterative development, with a focus on minimum viable product. Must be able to garner respect from the team and be willing to get your hands dirty when needed to get the job done. Those with experience as Scrum Master in a SaaS (Software as a Service) company are preferred.

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