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Senior Technical Project Manager - Telecommute in CST or EST

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: San Diego
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Optum is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) -

If you are located in CST or EST, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges. -

Primary Responsibilities:


  • Teach stakeholders, product owners, and development team members the mechanics and value of the scrum framework, along with value-driven product development techniques
  • Facilitate effective working sessions and team ceremonies as desired by the team (e.g. vision, roadmap, release planning, sprint review, retrospective, sprint planning, story mapping, etc.)
  • Coach the team to conduct effective daily stand-up meetings focused on attaining the sprint goal
  • Facilitate focused team retrospectives aimed at helping the team identify opportunities for improvement with a plan of action
  • Collaborate with Product Owners in best practices for managing stakeholder relationships, as well as maintaining and organizing an effective product backlog
  • Coach the team in the value of creating effective user stories
  • Educate team members in agile estimation techniques aimed at generating effective team discussions and valuable, working software every sprint
  • Facilitate consensus-building activities and conflict resolution in order to improve team effectiveness
  • Frequently assess the scrum maturity of the team and organization in order to coach the team and organization to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization
  • Proactively collaborate with team members focused on building trust, identifying growth opportunities, and improving overall team capabilities
  • Proactively and reactively remove impediments to the team and elevate awareness of any organizational impediments discovered. Ensure root causes are effectively identified and addressed
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required, assigned, or requested
  • Providing all support to the team(s) using a servant leadership style and leading by example
  • Educate Product Owners and scrum team members in the application of the SAFe framework focused on growth mindset and increasing value driven delivery


    You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in. -
    Required Qualifications:


    • 3+ years of experience in a Scrum Master role for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory
    • Experience facilitating agile teams in the role of Scrum Master
    • Experience scaling agile utilizing Scaled Agile Framework to achieve business agility and delight the customer
    • Hands on experience with PI Planning and execution
    • Experienced with leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
    • Familiarity with common and complex Agile practices, software development environments, and industry best practices
    • Demonstrated solid understanding of Agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures.


      Preferred Qualifications:


      • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Information Technology or related field; in lieu of a degree, 4+ years of relevant experience
      • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) with Scrum Alliance or Certified Scrum Professional (CSP-SM) -
      • Hands on Experience in the role of Release Train Engineer for one or more Agile Release Trains
      • 3+ years of experience in a Project Manager role
      • Experience with Broadcom Rally or similar tool for managing scrum team planning -
      • Experience leading teams through an agile transformation
      • Proficiency with MS Office (Including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
      • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
      • Healthcare industry experience
      • Experience working with more than one team
      • Experience with off-shore and otherwise distributed teams
      • Knowledge of Dev/Ops Lean practices
      • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation -




        To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.

        Careers with OptumRx. We're one of the largest and most innovative pharmacy benefits managers in the US, serving more than 12 million people nationwide. Here you'll fill far more than prescriptions. As a member of one of our pharmacy teams, you're empowered to be your best and do whatever it takes to help each customer. You'll find unrivaled support and training as well as a wealth of growth and development opportunities driven by your performance and limited only by your imagination. Join us. There's no better place to help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm)

        Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $82,100 to $146,900. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $90,500 to $161,600. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

        *All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy -



        Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. -
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        UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. -

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