Lead, Scrum Master

Prudential Financial



Newark, NJ

Why you should apply for a job to Prudential Financial:

  • 79% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 76% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Flexible work arrangements.
  • Extensive maternity and paternity leave, and child care benefits.
  • Women’s Initiatives to Grow, Network, and Share (WINGS) business resource group and targeted leadership development opportunities.
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    Position summary

    problems, deploy innovative products, services and experiences to delight our customers! You will partner with product owners, tech leads, designers, engineers and delivery professionals in effective backlog management to maximize business value. You will bring excellent problem solving, communication and teamwork skills, strong business insight, an inclusive leadership attitude and a continuous learning focus to all that you do.

    Here is what you can expect on a typical day

    • Collaborate with product owners in understanding needs and defining feature stories, tech leads in defining technical design and other team members to understand the system end-to-end and deliver robust solutions that bring about business impact

    • Prepares teams for PI Planning so they can successfully formulate a PI Objectives and Sprint Plans. Influences within the ART to remove impediments and interferences

    • Bring a strong understanding of relevant and emerging technologies, provide input and coach team members and embed learning and innovation in the day-to-day

    • Work on complex problems in which analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangible variables.

    • Ensures the team(s) lives Agile values and principles and follow the processes and practices that they agreed-upon to deliver the committed solutions

    • Responsible for promoting and supporting Agile principles by helping everyone understand applied theories, practices, rules, and value

    • True servant leader who serves the team(s)

    • Supports those outside the aligned team(s) to understand which of their interactions with the team(s) are effective and which aren't; helps everyone change these interactions to improve the value built by the Agile team

    • Supports multiple aspects of risk management and impediment resolution

    • Operate with a minimal amount of supervision

    The Skills & Expertise You Bring

    • Proven experience as a Scrum Master, or comparable Agile delivery leadership role

    • Ability to coach others with minimal guidance and effectively leverage diverse ideas, experiences, thoughts and perspectives to the benefit of the organization

    • Experience with agile development methodologies

    • Knowledge of business concepts, tools and processes that are needed for making sound decisions in the context of the company's business

    • Ability to learn new skills and knowledge on an on-going basis through self-initiative and tackling challenges

    • Excellent problem solving, communication and collaboration skills

    Expertise with several of the following:

    • Familiarity and knowledge with Agile principles and frameworks, including story writing and estimation, facilitation, and identification and implementation of continuous improvement (CI)

    • Experience working and proficiency in performing the role of Scrum Master, including new teams or teams charged with complex outcomes

    • Familiarity in facilitation and tracking of Objectives & Key Results (OKRs), prioritization, backlog refinement, and specialty workshops.

    • Proven capabilities in: (i) delivery, (ii) reporting and metrics, (iii) Agile toolchains (Jira, Jira Align, Miro, etc.),

    • Technical Expertise in PowerBI

    • Proficient in SharePoint

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Certified Scrum Master certification

    • Experience in serving as a Scrum Master within the financial services industry on multiple teams

    You'll Love Working Here Because You Can:

    Join a team and culture where your voice matters; where every day, your work transforms our experiences to make lives better. As you put your skills to use, we'll help you make an even bigger impact with learning experiences that can grow your technical AND leadership capabilities. You'll be surprised by what this rock-solid organization has in store for you.

    What we offer you:

    • Market competitive base salaries, with a yearly bonus potential at every level

    • Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, Paid Time Off (PTO), and leave of absences, such as parental and military leave

    • Retirement plans:

    • 401(k) plan with company match (up to 4%)

    • Company-funded pension plan

    • Wellness Programs to help you achieve your wellbeing goals, including up to $1,600 a year for reimbursement of items purchased to support personal wellbeing needs

    • Work/Life Resources to help support topics such as parenting, housing, senior care, finances, pets, legal matters, education, emotional and mental health, and career development.

    • Tuition Assistance to help finance traditional college enrollment toward obtaining an approved degree, many accredited certificate programs, and industry designations.

    • Employee Stock Purchase Plan: Shares can be purchased at 85% of the lower of two prices (Beginning or End of the purchase period), after one year of service.

    To find out more about our Total Reward package, see our Total Rewards Brochure. Some of the above benefits may not apply to part-time employees scheduled to work less than 20 hours per week.

    Note: Prudential is required by state specific laws to include the salary range for this role when hiring a resident in applicable locations. The salary range for this role is from $125,000.00 to $186,100.00. Specific pricing for the role may vary within the above range based on many factors including geographic location, candidate experience, and skills. Roles may also be eligible for additional compensation and/or benefits. Eligibility to participate in a discretionary annual incentive program is subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance. In addition, employees are eligible for standard benefits package including paid time off, medical, dental and retirement.

    Prudential Financial, Inc. of the United States is not affiliated with Prudential plc. which is headquartered in the United Kingdom.

    Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

    We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit https://www.prudential.com to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

    Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, marital status, age, veteran status, domestic partner status , medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.

    The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ and its affiliates.

    Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at [email protected] for more information about doing business with Prudential.

    If you need an accommodation to complete the application process, which may include an assessment, please email [email protected].

    Please note that the above email is solely for individuals with disabilities requesting an accommodation. If you are experiencing a technical issue with your application or an assessment, please email [email protected] to request assistance.

    Why you should apply for a job to Prudential Financial:

  • 79% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 76% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Flexible work arrangements.
  • Extensive maternity and paternity leave, and child care benefits.
  • Women’s Initiatives to Grow, Network, and Share (WINGS) business resource group and targeted leadership development opportunities.