Sr. Scrum Master

Springfield, MO, US, 65899




Job Posting

The Sr. Scrum Master role will coordinate a cross-functional Agile development team utilizing the principles and tools of the Scrum Framework. Assuming a servant leadership role, the Sr. Scrum Master will support the execution of Scrum projects by identifying and removing impediments to project success. A successful incumbent in this role should be highly independent and will be able to effectively lead the requisite Scrum ceremonies, including daily standups, sprint planning, and retrospectives, of simple to highly complex projects with minimal supervision.


What Will You Do?


  • Partner with Project Sponsor and other key stakeholders to ensure transparency into delivery progress, challenges, and risks.
  • Represent the team at broader planning and coordination sessions (e.g., Scrum of Scrums).
  • Independently lead the scrum team to improve collaboration and self-management, promoting healthy interactions both within the team and with external stakeholders.
  • Provide mentorship to Junior Scrum Masters and occasionally serve as Agile Coach to for simple to moderately complex scrum teams
  • Lead the team to improve collaboration and self-management, promoting healthy interactions both within the team and with external stakeholders.
  • Support the team in using agile planning and development tools (Azure DevOps).
  • Actively participate in internal communities of practice/Center of Excellence to improve skills to better support the team.
  • Utilize team feedback and metrics (e.g., quality, delivery, cadence, etc.) to identify areas of opportunity and work with team to continuously improve.
  • Contribute to the advancement and improvement of agile practices within the organization


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Six to eight years of experience.
  • A-CSM or PSM II, and SAFe SM certification qualification or ability to receive within the first six months of employment
  • Deep understanding of Agile/Scrum practices, frameworks, and techniques
  • Proven track record for successfully leading midsize to large projects with high degrees of complexity
  • Must have strong communication and people skills.


Preferred Qualifications: 


  • Expertise in utilizing Azure DevOps to manage projects
  • Experience managing large-scale Agile projects utilizing multiple scrum teams and/or release trains
  • SAFe Scrum Master Certification
  • High-Level understanding of traditional project management patterns
  • Experience in Financial Services and/or Insurance Industries




American National offers eligible employees and their families medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees are able to enroll in our company’s 401k plan. Employees also receive annually a bank of paid time off and paid holidays.   We aspire to see people for what they bring to our corporate culture by supporting an inclusive work environment, including an emphasis on a healthy work-life balance, development opportunities, and a casual dress code.


American National is an established, stable, and successful multi-line insurance corporation that has provided financial strength and a sense of security to employees, customers and business partners since 1905.  With focus on our organization’s values and cultural richness: Financial Strength, Integrity, Respect, Service and Teamwork (FIRST) and Agility, Collaboration, and Engagement (ACE) we continue to pursue our vision to be a leading provider of financial products and services for current and future generations.


Hiring Practices

The preceding job posting was designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not intended to be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.  We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the job qualifications, we still encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this position or other opportunities at American National.


American National’s recruitment policies help us place individuals in a timely and efficient manner. Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted by our recruiting team. Candidates may check the status of their application(s) by logging into our Career Portal.  Learn more about our company, by following us on social media: LinkedInFacebookInstagram


American National is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected categories. American National is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.


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“If you believe you can make a difference in the lives of our clients, if you’re willing to work hard, if you want a fulfilling career, and if your values match ours, then I want you to work for American National. ” – James Pozzi, Former President and CEO.




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