Scrum Master (Entry Level)

Everest Insurance, a member of Everest Re Group, Ltd., is seeking a Scrum Master for their Technology Services department in their headquarters in Liberty Corner, New Jersey.
The Scrum Master will be responsible for two scrum teams in a transitioning environment from Waterfall to Agile methodology. With superior communication skills, the incumbent will ensure that the stories are delivered with high quality and on time, will also be responsible of the product delivery and release planning.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Ensure the development teams are practicing Agile principles.
Promote continuous improvement and a collaborative team environment in order to increase productivity.
Manage the backlog and ensure it is properly prioritized and sized as appropriate.
Manage multiple projects of small to large scale through sprints/iterations and assist the BSA/Product Owner in breaking down the project into stories.
Organize and facilitate all of the Scrum ceremonies (backlog grooming, planning meetings, daily stand-ups, reviews, retrospectives, demos) and any other meetings required to unblock obstacles and drive stories completion.
Track and communicate team velocity and sprint progress/burn down chart to management and any impacted entities.
Assist team with making appropriate commitments through story selection and task definition.
Determine and remove all obstacles that may interfere with the ability of the teams' to deliver assigned goals.
Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution and influence without authority.
Work Experience and Qualifications:
Certified Scrum Master preferred.
1-3 year experience as a Scrum Master in a transitioning environment.
Experience managing combination of offshore and onshore teams.
Experience with JIRA is a plus.
Experience in the insurance industry is a plus.
Everest is committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented individuals in the industry. We offer a dynamic work environment and a competitive compensation and benefit package which includes a 401k plan, retirement/savings option, tuition reimbursement, medical, dental, vision, life and group legal plans.
Everest is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or creed, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, genetics, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, civil union status, family or parental status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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