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Agile Practitioner - Multiple Locations

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Franklin
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Job Description:

Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)

In this role you will support one or more of the pillars under our Provider Engineering portfolio.

Software engineering is the application of engineering to the design, development, implementation, testing and maintenance of software in a systematic method. The roles in this function will cover all primary development activity across all technology functions that ensure we deliver code with high quality for our applications, products and services and to understand customer needs and to develop product roadmaps.
These roles include, but are not limited to analysis, design, coding, engineering, testing, debugging, standards, methods, tools analysis, documentation, research and development, maintenance, new development, operations and delivery. With every role in the company, each position has a requirement for building quality into every output. This also includes evaluating new tools, new techniques, strategies; Automation of common tasks; build of common utilities to drive organizational efficiency with a passion around technology and solutions and influence of thought and leadership on future capabilities and opportunities to apply technology in new and innovative ways.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Act as an Execution lead closely partnering with the Program Manager, Product Manager & IT Delivery Owner to guide one agile release train, or will help lead multiple release trains
  • Help Establish program level cadence and drive program level ceremonies (e.g. PI Planning, Product Management Council, Scrum of Scrums, release train retrospectives, IP Sprint)
  • Work with other program and project leaders to drive the definition and refinement of the program backlog
  • Ensure cross-value stream coordination and collaboration
  • Maintain metrics that provide visibility to stakeholders on program-level plans, progress and quality
  • Facilitate alignment dependencies between the program team and third parties, release managers, or between the team and other Scrum Teams
  • Work cross functionally to align strategy, methodology and execution
  • Coordinate delivery
  • Assists Program Manager in managing the program scope, budget, risks, issues, deliverables, and schedule of individual program tasks, as well as timely reporting of program status
  • Participates in program steering committee reviews and gate approvals

Youll 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:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
  • 1+ years of experience working in a corporate environment
  • 1+ years of experience as a Release Train Engineer, Agile Project Manager, or ScrumMaster
  • You will be asked to perform this role in an office setting or other company location
  • Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Agile/SCRUM and/or Scaled Agile Framework
  • IT Based project leadership
  • Agile Certification (CSM, Scaled Agilist, PMI-ACP)
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely
  • Experience with portfolio management / demand planning tool
  • Intermediate level of proficiency with MS Project, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint and SharePoint
  • Experience with resource forecasting and reporting



Technology Careers with Optum. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm)

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.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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