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Agile Project Manager II/III

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Employment type: Regular
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Categories: Information Technology

This position will lead complex Agile stable teams focused on Data Warehousing and Integration.  This position will focus on applying Agile techniques and principles to lead a team of Data Engineers in strategic initiatives. 

What you'll do:

Agile Project Manager - ScrumMaster and/or Kanban Leader.

  • Collaborate with IT Leadership on staff issues and provide objective feedback with specificity
  • Escalate impediments and make sure the progress is visible to the team
  • Collaborate with team Leadership Triangle on deciding the Agile Practice for Project, i.e., Scrum, Lean, Kanban. Follow agile CoP norms. 
  • Schedule and Facilitate project team kick-off meeting with the leadership triangle and team once the business case is approved
  • Project Vision – Ensure that the leadership triangle has a project vision in alignment with corporate vision (business, architectural) Facilitate and help the team come up with team norms and help/coach them to hold each other accountable. Step in when necessary  Facilitate project planning and help the Product Owner, team build backlog
  • Facilitate release planning session and help the team develop a release plan in accordance with corporate release management processes Participate and sometimes lead the Agile Project Management Community of Practice
  • Contribute and be an effective member of the stable team Leadership Triangle
  • Facilitation – to apply effective listening, questioning, and information gathering techniques necessary for facilitating effective group collaboration sessions.
  • Agile Project Manager Mentor – to mentor an inexperienced Agile Project Manager so that they can learn and apply techniques, tools, and process for sustaining a high performing team.
  • Servant Leadership – to apply practical tools of Servant Leadership as a way of influencing a high performing team.
  • Scrum and Kanban Team Trainer – to be able to apply and teach Agile information and share experiences on Agile (Scrum & Kanban) with a Team.

To be considered for this position, you must have:

  • Bachelors Degree and 3 years of practical experience with medium to large Scrum / Kanban teams manage complex stable teams.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted to meet this requirement.
  • The ability to meet or exceed the attendance and timeliness requirements of their departments.
  • The ability to work well in a team environment, and be capable of building and maintaining positive relationships with other staff, departments, and customers.

The strongest candidates for this position will also possess:

  • Masters Degree is desired
  • Insurance Industry experience
  • Experience with Data Engineering and Data Warehousing
  • Experience working or leading Data Engineer teams


We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better workplace for our employees and a better product for our customers and members.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans


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