NJ Employer Agile Coach in Newark, New Jersey

Description:Prudentials Enabling Solutions team is seeking a strong senior Scrum Master leveraging Agile methodologies and thinking across business and technology initiatives while providing the necessary coaching and guidance to leadership. The person filling this role will be instrumental in ensuring that all projects meet the expectations and needs of our business partners and employees. This role ensures that Agile concepts and principles are adhered to by all project teams to ensure the appropriate performance and return on investment for the methodology. Incumbent is responsible for planning and executing one or more important projects using the agile development processes, Scrum management methodology and other project management techniques. You will get to work in an exciting, engaging, and at times disruptive, Agile environment where you will be encouraged to expand your skills, test your creative boundaries, share new ideas, and, most importantly, have fun.Key Responsibilities:Ability to manage multiple projects of medium to large scale through all sprints/iterations and phases of the projectOrganize and facilitate sprint planning and release planning, daily stand-ups, sprint reviews, retrospectives, and other agile related eventsTrack and communicate team metrics and sprint/release progress to all teams and managementWorks independently, without the need for day-to-day guidance.In partnership with the product owner, agile coaches, scrum teams on user story sizing and acceptance criteria definition, facilitates the definition of minimal viable product, and leads continuous refinement and prioritization of the product backlogEnsure the development teams are embracing and practicing core agile principlesUpdate agile tracking systems to provide transparency on product and sprint backlogsUpdate company project portfolio system for status, resource capacity planning, and budget preparationStrong commitment and support of the success of the core team and is outcomesAssist with internal and external communicationAssist team with making appropriate commitments through story selection and task definitionDetermine and remove all obstacles that may interfere with the ability of the teams to deliver assigned goalsFacilitate discussion and conflict resolutionProvide direction to project activities to ensure successful implementation and supportPromote continuous improvement and help teams to increase velocityPromote a collaborative team environment that fosters experimentation, creativity and innovationProvide strategic thinking and tactical executionAbility to communicate, influence and partner effectively using strong verbal and written communicationProficiency with VersionOne, JIRA and PowerPointVEVRAA Federal ContractorRequest Priority Protected Veteran ReferralsEOE -Veteran /Disabled/Minority/AA/F/M/SO