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Senior Scrum Master

Job Level:  Management
Location: 

Dublin, IE, D12 P651

Due Date:  21/02/2022
Area of Expertise:  IT & Tech Engineering
Unit:  Allianz Technology
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Home office due to Covid-19
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  4893

Allianz is the home for those who dare – a supportive place where you can take the initiative to grow and to actively strengthen our global leadership position. By truly caring about people – both its 85 million private and corporate customers and more than 142,000 employees – Allianz fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform, embrace trends and challenge the industry. Our main ambition is to be our customers’ trusted partner, instilling them with the confidence to grow. If you dare, join us at Allianz Group. 
 
At the core of the Group’s strength lies digitalization and its promise of growth opportunities through a ‘digital by default’ strategy. Allianz Technology is the principal driver behind transforming Allianz into a digital group – a quest to which nearly 7,500 Allianz Technology employees around the globe have committed themselves. Allianz Technology equips the Group with the most cutting edge digital solutions in the industry, bringing Allianz to the fingertips of its customers. At Allianz Technology, innovation is more than a buzzword; it is the business of the day, every day. 
 
Allianz Technology Ireland, based in Park West, Dublin 12 & Elmpark, Merrion Road in Dublin 4 and services 4 customers and circa 2, 000 users in Dublin, Belfast and Donegal as well as other locations and approximately 5000 external broker and partner customers.

Allianz Technology – Senior Scrum Master
Do you have the energy, passion and drive to lead critical projects across our business? We are looking for an experienced Scrum Master  to join our Allianz Technology Team to deliver high profile projects in our transformation program.

  • Working with one or more scrum teams delivering on sprint goals and commitments in a globally distributed environment.
  • Facilitate scrum ceremonies ensuring adherence to our agile cadences.
  • Mentoring and coaching team members to become self-organising scrum teams.
  • Identifying and driving continuous improvement using Agile metrics and retrospective techniques.
  • Own the reporting process, ensuring accurate status provided for the scrum team.
  • Support the Product Owners in controlling project roadmap to ensure successful project delivery in accordance with agreed business goals.
  • Provides clear and concise project communication; both written and verbal. Often communicating with company executives regarding the status of specific projects .
  • Foster strong working relationship with Business Sponsors, Key Stakeholders, Development, Business Analysis & Testing teams.

Behavior/Values Required:

  • A facilitating leader to the scrum team.
  • Performs duties and makes complex decisions and recommendations under limited supervision, applying a broad knowledge of principles, practices and procedures.
  • Has in-depth knowledge and experience in own discipline and solid understanding of related topics. Uses best practices and knowledge to actively contribute to product/ service or process improvement.
  • Works independently and receives minimal guidance. Acts as role model and renowned professional in applying competence and drives new and innovative ideas and approaches.
  • May either be accountable for the performance and results of a team, a project or for expert activities and objectives.
  • Solves complex situations or problems where precedent may not exist, based on multiple sources of information and takes a new perspective on existing solutions.
  • Has in-depth business expertise and a basic understanding of market influences.
  • Uses developed communication skills to inform and has the ability to negotiate with a diverse audience, often at senior level.
  • Ability to work on own initiative or as part of departmental and cross-departmental teams.
  • Strong Communication (verbal & written) and Interpersonal Skills.
  • Maintains a positive attitude in face of adversity and competing priorities.
  • Strong influencing skills.
  • Capable of managing across borders and cross organizational boundaries.
  • Commercial acumen.

Experience Required

  • Educated to degree level.
  • Scrum Master experience working with multiple scrum teams.
  • Achieved a formal certification as a Scrum Master, Kanban Lead, Lean Six Sigma certification or similar Agile approach.
  • Experience working in an enterprise agile PMO an advantage.
  • Knowledge of Financial Services/ Insurance Industry Sector useful but not essential.

 

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in growing multicultural company committed to empowering its employees and furthering their development. A competitive remuneration and benefits package is offered, including healthcare, pension, life & disability, travel subsidy, discounts on home and car insurance, sports & social club and support for professional studies.

Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us. 
We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.
We therefore welcome applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability or sexual orientation.
Join us. Let's care for tomorrow.
Note: Diversity of minds is an integral part of Allianz’ company culture. One means to achieve diverse teams is a regular rotation of Allianz Executive employees across functions, Allianz entities and geographies. Therefore, the company encourages its employees to have motivation in gaining varied skills from different positions and to collect experiences from across Allianz Group.