Applied Systems, Inc.

  • Associate Scrum Master

    Job Location US-IL-University Park
  • Job Description

     

    Job Summary
    Applied Systems, Inc., a worldwide leader in insurance technology, is currently searching for an Associate Level Scrum Master to oversee an Agile team made up of Software Developers and QA Analysts.  The Scrum Master provides effective collaboration, facilitation, leadership, and coaching skills by supporting the teams through an Agile development process toward achieving their objectives. Working under moderate supervision, you will be responsible for ensuring that the Scrum process is running smoothly for your team as they work to deliver software applications that revolutionize the global business of insurance.  You will do everything possible to ensure your team is fully functional and productive via eliminating distractions, facilitating discussion, and resolving conflicts within the team.  You will also work to establish a proper power balance amongst all individuals involved in the Agile process – including your team, the Product Owner the team interfaces with, as well as management.


    Additional responsibilities include:

    • Organize meetings, reviews, and retrospectives
    • Keep the team focused on the current sprint, encouraging them to work toward Definition of Done and achievement of sprint goals
    • Encourage and help to achieve transparency and disclosure to the business side of the company
    • Empower self-organization by the team and supports empowerment of the team
    • Educate and focus team toward business-driven and/or test-driven development
    • Support team building and team development by utilizing the abilities and skills of individuals and fosters a feedback culture
    • Proactively seek ways to improve processes while detecting and solving hidden problems
    • Proactively participate in developing and maintaining team standards, tools, and best practices
    • Elevate issues and conflicts to Management as needed
    • Establish strong relationships with other product teams to promote collaboration

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Computer Information Systems, or related technology field; or equivalent work experience
    • Knowledge of SDLC (Software Development Lifecycle) concepts; understanding of Agile, Kanban, or Waterfall methodologies
    • Demonstrates high personal integrity and ability to earn trust and respect from others; ability to garner respect from team and be willing to get hands dirty to get the job done
    • Proven leadership abilities and solid presentation skills
    • Excellent facilitator, including conflict management abilities
    • Respectful, professional interpersonal style when working with diverse personality types (stakeholders, team members, management, etc.)
    • High attention to detail
    • Must be collaborative in driving decisions and constructively resolving problems
    • Demonstrated aptitude for acquiring knowledge, skills, and new technologies

     

     

    Make a Difference Every Day with Team Applied
    The people of Applied are making a difference every day through innovation and a commitment to help safeguard and protect what matters most.  With first-to-market software, mobile and data analytics solutions, Applied is revolutionizing companies to strengthen their position as trusted advisors to clients across the world.  Our core values challenge employees to make a difference every day with excellence for customers and support for the communities around us. We believe that success comes from a dynamic working environment that offers professionals an opportunity to grow and succeed alongside extraordinary people.

    Learn how you can make a difference on Team Applied.

     

    Corporate Profile
    Applied Systems is a leading provider of software that powers the business of insurance.  Recognized as a pioneer in agency management systems, insurance organizations rely on the company’s software to manage their clients and policies in a consistent manner to minimize risk, reduce operating expenses, and drive sustainable growth and profitability. Leading the industry in technology innovation, Applied Systems has been at the forefront of data exchange between agencies, brokers, carriers and their clients. Today, the company has more than 1,500 employees with customers throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.  By automating the insurance lifecycle, Applied Systems remains committed to help safeguard what matters most to millions of people around the world. To learn more, please visit www.AppliedSystems.com.

     

    Employees feel appreciated at Applied Systems.  In addition to a competitive benefits package that starts on the first day of employment, we offer paid time off, a flexible ”Dress for your Day” casual dress code, and an open communication policy.  The resulting atmosphere is professional and conducive to productivity, yet comfortable and fun.

     

    Applied Systems welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

     

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