Scrum Lead III
Location: Holly Springs
Posted on: September 20, 2022
Job Location: Cary, NC
Role Value Proposition:
MetLife is among the largest global providers of insurance,
annuities, and employee benefit programs. We're building an
inclusive and purpose-driven culture that empowers everyone to make
a difference at work and in the world. MetLife is recognized as one
of top 100 America's Most Responsible companies and ranked 2nd in
financial services industry, being the only insurer in the top 100.
MetLife is also a market leader in the Pension Risk Transfer
Industry which is managed by the Retirement and Income Solutions
(RIS) organization. For 100 years, MetLife has worked with
companies to provide for the financial security of their retirees
MetLife is seeking a Scrum Lead III to join our growing Retirement
and Income Solutions application development team in Cary, NC. You
will help enable 2-3 Agile teams to deliver maximum business value
by aligning teams focused on modernizing and delivering technology
products. Responsibilities will include Training, Mentoring and
Coaching team members, proactively eliminating barriers, protecting
teams from external interferences, and facilitating team meetings
to ensure delivery towards sprint goals. You will also work closely
with team members, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Release Train
Engineers and stakeholders to support Sprint and Release Planning,
foster team self-awareness, encourage cross-training,
decision-making and continuous improvement to enable
high-performing teams. Additional responsibilities would be leading
daily collaboration activities with the team and facilitating all
key Agile ceremonies while applying and enhancing SAFe Agile
frameworks to help teams adopt and establish an agile mindset.
- Lead up to 2-3 onshore and/or offshore scrum teams in moderate
- Facilitate daily standups, iteration reviews and iteration
planning ceremonies to ensure full team engagement.
- Collaborate with the Product Owner to support short and
long-term release planning, while maintaining a healthy team
backlog ready for execution.
- Shield the teams from external interference to enable optimal
functionality and productivity.
- Anticipate and address or escalate potential or actual
impediments to team delivery (cultural barriers, logistic
- Collaborate with the Release Train Engineer and other scrum
masters to remove impediments across collaborating teams.
- Track and report on Agile team metrics (Burndown/up, velocity),
escalating issues as needed.
- Coach teams through the exploration and adoption of agile
engineering practice (e.g., test automation, CI/CD, BDD, TDD, Agile
- Contribute best practices in Scrum Master Community of
- Aware of and adhere to audit/compliance requirements for
Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business, or a related
- 8+ years related experience as an Agile project team member
with strong knowledge of Agile principles, concepts, and
- 8+ years of experience in IT/Software Engineering industry
focusing on product development and engineering Agile development
and/or project management environment
- Advanced presentation, influencing, facilitation and
relationship management skills.
- Comfortable discussing business functions, operations,
strategies, and objectives.
- Experience leading trainings and workshops.
- Thought leader in applying new concepts and coaching approaches
to the Scrum Master community.
- Ability to influence reporting shift from waterfall to Agile
- Thorough knowledge of business functions and extensive
understanding of business operations, strategies and objectives.
Able to assist in analyzing and advising Product Owner of market
- Two or more Scrum Certifications: Certified Scrum Professional
(CSP), Product Owner (CSPO), Certified ScrumMaster (CSM),
Professional ScrumMaster (PSM), Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
Certification (SSM, SASM) Preferred:
- Extensive experience working in a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
Number of Openings
At MetLife, we're leading the global transformation of an industry
we've long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective,
we're dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our
MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the
world's leading financial services companies, providing insurance,
annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its
individual and institutional customers navigate their changing
world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40
countries and holds leading market positions in the United States,
Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with
$642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31,
2021. We are ranked on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we
were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the
fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading
sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to
Fortune magazine's 2021 list of the "World's Most Admired
MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive
culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to
help build a more confident future for people around the world.
We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified
candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife. For
further information about how to request a reasonable
accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link
MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative
Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing
a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to
race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or
related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or
domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship
status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law.
MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.
Requisition #: 126481
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