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Boston, MA, US

Scrum Master


About iptiQ

iptiQ is a risk tech start-up within Swiss Re Group. Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.

iptiQ provides digital, bespoke and transparent L&H and P&C protection products in a B2B2C manner. Founded in 2014, we're transforming the way consumers buy insurance with a unique digital insurance engine which incorporates the latest technology with world-class underwriting capabilities. We build strong partnerships to sell insurance via trusted brands.

iptiQ offers a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?


About the Role


The Scrum Master will be an integral part of our transformation to SAFe Agile across the organization.


  • Servant leader focused on maximizing the throughput of a team and helping them become more effective by ensuring adherence to an agile framework (scrum, Kanban, etc.) and embracing SAFe principles
  • Supports the overall adoption of SAFe across the enterprise by coaching stakeholders and other non-agile teams on effective interactions with agile teams
  • Facilities Agile events.  Leads daily scrum, sprint review, and planning meetings to ensure full team engagement. Manages interdependencies between agile teams
  • Partner with the Product Owner to enable short and long-term sprint and release planning, and guide the team to maintain a healthy team dynamic with respect to priorities and scope
  • Shield the team from external interference to enable optimal functionality and productivity
  • Anticipate and address potential or actual impediments  (cultural barriers, logistic challenges ect) to improve team likelihood of achieving objectives.  
  • Foster close cooperation across all team members; encourages cross-training and team support
  • Build a trusting and safe environment 
  • Administer and communicate metrics tracking and other means in order to aid team in overall planning and team throughput
  • Cultivate a team culture/environment of continuous learning and improvement


About the Team


 We are a fast-growing unit, established to deliver innovative protection solutions sold directly to consumers through a wide distribution channels. Our team delivers the coordination, infrastructure and competencies that are key to driving forward this new business, working closely with our partners and clients.


Our mission is to reduce the protection gap by simplifying life insurance and making it more accessible to people. Our motto is to "provide protection solutions as they should be". This means delivering solutions consumers feel good about buying and we feel good about selling.  

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees and customer experience. Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best in white label insurance products in the world.

About You


  • Bachelor's Degree 
  • Certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) or RTE certification or Scrum Master certification 
  • Minimum of 2+ years of experience as a scrum master in a software development or IT organization
  • Experience with managing distributed software development teams 
  • Ability to coach team and stakeholders on agile practices and ensure adherence to agile methodology
  • Able to resolve conflicts; strong mediation skills. Strong communication skills, to deliver complex messages and teach new concepts
  • Strong problem solver with ability to coach and mentor a team to maximize progress and potential
  • Experience with Agile collaboration tools such as Azure DevOps/VSTS, JIRA, CA Rally, Trello, etc
  • Skilled at analytic and status summation tools such as Power BI for reporting, MS Project, MS Office, MS Teams/Planner, SharePoint/Wiki Confluence collaboration


Swiss Re is an equal opportunity employer. It is our practice to recruit, hire and promote without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, pregnancy, sexual orientations, marital status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Decisions on employment are solely based on an individual's qualifications for the position being filled.

During the recruitment process, reasonable accommodations for disabilities are available upon request. If contacted for an interview, please inform the Recruiter/HR Professional of the accommodation needed.


Reference Code: 105342 

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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