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Senior IT Agile Coach (Corporate Agile)

Centene Corporation Clayton, Missouri

As we work to improve health outcomes around the world, technology will play a key role. That’s why we’ve made major investments in cutting-edge technology – and in people like you. Here, you’ll work in a fast-paced industry with lots of room for growth and innovation. This is a technology operation few can match in scope and none can match in impact. If you’re ready to develop and deliver solutions that can help millions of people, join Centene.

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  • Multi-tasker
  • Problem-solver
  • Team player
  • Independent
  • Digitally Savvy

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Our Technology Roles

Information Technology Opportunities at Centene

Centene hires the best and brightest for our IT teams across the country. We have the enthusiasm and ambition of a start-up, with all the resources of a large company.

IT Manager

You’ll provide leadership, direction and strategic plans for project implementations while developing and managing large scale IT infrastructure operations.

Application Software Engineer

While creating and managing websites, applications and systems, you’ll install programs and design, build, and maintain custom-built technology solutions.

IT Architect

You’ll develop and implement processes for information management, while maintaining digital networks, providing technical assistance in resolving network issues, and modifying networks.

Data Analyst

Using a variety of skills like SQL, Excel, Microstrategy, and SAS/R, you'll analyze, interpret, and apply data from multiple sources that contribute to business development.

Business Analyst

Working in a highly collaborative environment, you’ll act as a liaison between stakeholders and the IT organization to support Centene’s systems and lead our healthcare transformation.

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Responsibilities

Job ID 1165714

Category Information Technology
Schedule Full-time
Description:

Position Purpose:


This position involves working directly with agile teams at varying levels of agile maturity. This coach must be able to assess maturity in agile and technical practices while at the same time empowering individual teams to take ownership of their own technical practices and agile journey. The successful coach will be a self-starter with a strong agile mindset.


Lead software development programs and portfolios with project initiation, organization, goal and change management aspects of Agile
Discover opportunities to champion agile values and adoption across IT
Develop agile training materials and process guidelines
Deliver Agile training sessions, workshops, and one-on-one coaching for Business and IT participants at the team, program and portfolio levels
Mentor team-level agile coaches and support scrum masters in communications and process activities to ensure projects are on track
Facilitate cross functional team coordination and communication across various technical teams
Identify, define and implement enhancements in release and dependency management methods, standards and processes
Partner with IT/Operations leadership to ensure alignment with Agile methodology
Assess programs and portfolios teams against scaled Agile best practices and provide recommendations to senior Information Technology leadership

Servant leader and strong communicator with strong interpersonal skills

Strong ability to lead and influence others at all levels

Develop robust, consistent framework for metrics and provide coaching around appropriate utilization of metrics for continuous improvement efforts at all levels


Qualifications:

Drive enterprise-wide Agile adoption strategy across programs and portfolios. Provide training, workshops and materials to increase quality, velocity and efficiency of software engineering across Centene.

 

This coach should have working knowledge of the following technical practices:

  • Automated Testing

  • Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment

  • Scalability

  • Software Design & Principles

  • DevOps Topics (multiple) – examples include:

    • Infrastructure as code

    • Dev access for self-service as appropriate

    • Smaller, more frequent quality releases to PROD

  • Version Control Strategies & Practices

  • Developer Onboarding

  • Load & Performance Testing

  • Security



Education/Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, related field, or equivalent experience. 7+ years of combined software engineering and Agile coaching experience. Experience with Scrum, Kanban, and XP Agile frameworks. Must have exposure to large Agile / Scrum transformations. Working knowledge of one or more development languages required. Must have experience with IDE tools (Visual Studio, Intellij, Webstorm, etc.).

 

Preferred Experience:

Work experience in an organization utilizing Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) or other scaling model

Business acumen

Medical insurance industry


License/Certification:
Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), or similar certification preferred.

 



Centene is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by applicable law.
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“If challenge, innovation, working with new technologies, and career growth are what you’re looking for, this is the right place for you.”

- Nasr Khan, Manager, Information Technology Infrastructure

“I feel satisfied knowing that our data checks create a smoother process for our members. I also appreciate the various charity programs offered through our company to help the community such as the March of Dimes fundraiser.”

- Richard DeMore, Data Analyst II, Enrollment

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