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Senior Scrum Master (Middle Markets)

Company: XL CATLIN
Location: Stamford
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description Senior Scrum Master (Middle Markets) ( Job Number: 16001159D20230530 ) DISCOVER your opportunity US, East Coast DISCOVER your opportunity As AXA XL continues its enterprise-wide transformation towards agile ways of working, the Senior Scrum master is a key role that will help towards the successful adoption of agile values, principles and practices across the Digital Factory. The role will be responsible for one or many scrum teams helping deliver change and value for our business customers as well as driving Agile practices and behaviors. What will your essential responsibilities include?

  • Interact closely with key stakeholders to ensure vision and strategy serve as the teams' North Star, and support Product Owners / Business Owners in creating, refreshing, and grooming the backlog.
  • Facilitate key agile ceremonies and ensure their efficiency: stand-up, sprint planning, sprint demo, retrospective)
  • Serve as a mediator and facilitator to identify, solve and/or escalate (when necessary) conflicts and interpersonal issues within teams as well as cross-organization.
  • Embody agile culture and mindset as a passionate 'Change Agent': collaboration, collective sense of responsibility, empowerment, simplicity, customer-focus, iterative and incremental delivery, continuous improvement.
  • Actively engage with the agile practice chapter to contribute, keep updated and deploy AXA XL's best practices.
  • Lead the scrum team in using Agile methodology and Scrum practices.
  • Remove obstacles hindering the team's ability to deliver.
  • Establishing and managing an environment where the team can be effective.
  • Ensuring a good relationship between the team and product owner as well as others outside the team
  • Protect the team from outside interruptions and distractions.
  • Coach the team on Agile/Scrum principles and values.
  • Facilitate the daily standup as required.
  • Be the Servant Leader for teams and support them in defining Roadmaps aligned with business strategy as well as delivering outcomes with maximum efficiency and value creation.
  • Provide reports and updates to Senior Management and stakeholders.
  • Participant in sprint planning, ceremonies, sprint reviews and retrospectives
  • Demonstrating continuous improvement of the team and its individual members and highlighting where strengthening and change is required.
  • Help the scrum team achieve higher levels of scrum maturity.
  • Building cross functional, diverse teams to deliver complex technology enabled transformation projects and products.
  • Remove impediments to ensure self-organized teams can focus on high value increments. - You will report to the Senior Delivery Lead - Middle Markets. We're looking for someone who has these abilities and skills:
    • Significant experience as a scrum master experience among cross-functional teams, as well as IT Development/Program Management/other relevant business experience
    • Detailed understanding and practice of agile methodology and mindset (values and principles)
    • Experience working with large, dynamic, virtual teams, across time zones and offshore with high resource utilization and productivity, including where teams are highly matrixed - both in centralized and decentralized environments
    • Scrum certification preferred, Agile at scale if possible.
    • Significant organizational and time management skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including communication, presentation, ability to negotiate.
    • Analytical skills to address complex issues and ability to think and communicate at different levels of detail and across different levels of the organization.
    • Previous experience in consulting will be of advantage. FIND your future AXA XL, the P&C and specialty risk division of AXA, is known for solving complex risks. For mid-sized companies, multinationals and even some inspirational individuals we don't just provide re/insurance, we reinvent it. How? By combining a comprehensive and efficient capital platform, data-driven insights, leading technology, and the best talent in an agile and inclusive workspace, empowered to deliver top client service across all our lines of business --' property, casualty, professional, financial lines and specialty. With an innovative and flexible approach to risk solutions, we partner with those who move the world forward. AXA XL is committed to equal employment opportunity and will consider applicants regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity and origins, marital status, religion, disability, or any other protected characteristic. - At AXA XL, we know that an inclusive culture and a diverse workforce enable business growth and are critical to our success. That's why we have made a strategic commitment to attract, develop, advance and retain the most diverse workforce possible, and create an inclusive culture where everyone can bring their full selves to work and can reach their highest potential. It's about helping one another - and our business - to move forward and succeed.
      • Five Business Resource Groups focused on gender, LGBTQ+, ethnicity and origins, disability and inclusion with 20 Chapters around the globe
      • Robust support for Flexible Working Arrangements
      • Enhanced family friendly leave benefits
      • Named to the Diversity Best Practices Index
      • Signatory to the UK Women in Finance Charter At AXA XL, Sustainability is integral to our business strategy. In an ever-changing world, AXA XL protects what matters most for our clients and communities. We know that sustainability is at the root of a more resilient future. Our 2023-26 Sustainability strategy, called "Roots of resilience", focuses on protecting natural ecosystems, addressing climate change, and embedding sustainable practices across our operations. -
        • Valuing nature: How we impact nature affects how nature impacts us. Resilient ecosystems - the foundation of a sustainable planet and society - are essential to our future. We're committed to protecting and restoring nature - from mangrove forests to the bees in our backyard - by increasing biodiversity awareness and inspiring clients and colleagues to put nature at the heart of their plans.
        • Addressing climate change: The effects of a changing climate are far reaching and significant. Unpredictable weather, increasing temperatures, and rising sea levels cause both social inequalities and environmental disruption. We're building a net zero strategy, developing insurance products and services, and mobilizing to advance thought leadership and investment in societal-led solutions.
        • Integrating ESG: All companies have a role to play in building a more resilient future. Incorporating ESG considerations into our internal processes and practices builds resilience from the roots of our business. We're training our colleagues, engaging our external partners, and evolving our sustainability governance and reporting.
        • AXA Hearts in Action : We have established volunteering and charitable giving programs to help colleagues support causes that matter most to them, known as AXA XL's "Hearts in Action" programs. These include our Matching Gifts program, Volunteering Leave, and our annual volunteering day - the Global Day of Giving. For more information, please see The pay range for this position is $118,500- $233,500. Actual pay will be determined based upon the individual's skills, experience and location. We strive for market alignment and internal equity with our colleagues' pay. AXA XL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Location : US-CT-Stamford Work Locations : US CT Stamford 677 Washington Blvd 677 Washington Blvd. Stamford 06902 Job Field : IT Schedule : Full-time Job Type : Standard AXA XL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any colleague or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status or any other category protected by local law.

Keywords: XL CATLIN, Stamford , Senior Scrum Master (Middle Markets), Accounting, Auditing , Stamford, Connecticut

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