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Nelnet IT Scrum Master - Velocity in Topeka, Kansas

Nelnet is a diversified and innovative company committed to enriching lives through the power of service as a student loan servicer, professional services company, consumer loan originator and servicer, payments processor, and K-12 and higher education expert. For over 40 years, Nelnet has been serving its customers, associates, and communities.

The perks of working at Nelnet go beyond our benefits package. When you join the Nelnet team, you're part of a community invested in the success of each individual. That support comes through in our work, as we are united by our mission of creating opportunities for people where they live, learn, and work.

Who we are:

We’re Nelnet Velocity and we do things differently. We’re a tech-first team that is transforming financial services technology. Things move fast here so we’re agile and innovative in how we work, focusing on inspecting and adapting for improvement in a rapidly changing environment. We’re helping our clients compete in the digital marketplace by using the latest technology, methodologies, and processes to deliver the next generation platform in the financial services industry. We’re only as good as our people – that’s where you come in.

What you’ll do:

As an IT Scrum Master, you’re the servant leader for our team, facilitating, guiding, and coaching the team to accomplish work on an iterative basis in either Scrum or Kanban. You’ll coach the team so Agile principles are being followed and will collaborate with Product Owner and Development Team Manager (DTM) on a consistent basis to be in alignment with vision, goals, and ensure there is a common understanding for each scrum team. You’ll be enabling the team to improve efficiency, quality, and predictability on an iterative basis and will empower the team to deliver as much value to the business customer as possible.

As an IT Scrum Master, a typical day might include:

  1. Guiding and coaching the team to turn requirements into the working software on an iterative basis that adds value to the customer.

  2. Reporting progress and creating regular information radiators of data to be shared with team members, product owners, and stakeholders to give the team the empirical data they need to ask good questions, make needed changes and increase predictability.

  3. Resolving impediments and protecting the team from any unnecessary interruptions or problems.

  4. Leading daily team ceremonies and cultivating a strong team culture of accountability and support.

  5. Providing feedback about the team members to the development team manager (DTM) and/or providing direct feedback to team members depending on the working agreement established between you and the DTM.

  6. Leading and guiding the team to achieve better quality, predictability, and value.

You Have:

• Education: Bachelor's degree in Information Science or related field and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. Agile certifications, such as CSM, PMI-ACP or PSM, preferred.

• Experience: Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience required in similar or related capacity.

• Competencies – Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:

  1. Experience guiding teams of developers, analysts, architects and engineers preferably in a matrix organization.

  2. Ability to guide projects from inception to successful post-implementation.

  3. Demonstrated competency in developing effective solutions to successfully resolve diverse and complex business problems.

  4. Strong analytical, communications, technical teamwork, and interpersonal skills.

  5. Must be proficient in TFS, MS CRM, Excel, Access, or other database utilities and other Microsoft technologies.

We Have:

• A startup culture with enterprise resources – the open, collaborative, fast-paced culture of a startup with the trust, benefits, resources, and safety of an established enterprise!

• Cutting edge technology – you’re a part of building something that is brand new and has the potential to change the financial services space!

• A culture of innovation -- you’ll be surrounded by people who think outside the box and are constantly looking for ways to improve, just like you do!

• An agile team with dedicated people – we care about you and have a culture of support!

• Company commitment – we’re dedicated to growing and developing Agile practitioners!

Colorado Candidates: Pay range for this role is $80,000-$100,000

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Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, HSA and FSA, generous earned time off, 401K/student loan repayment, life insurance & AD&D insurance, employee assistance program, employee stock purchase program, tuition reimbursement, performance-based incentive pay, short- and long-term disability, and a robust wellness program. Click here to learn more about our benefits: LINK (http://nelnetinc.com/careers/benefits/) .

Nelnet is an Equal Opportunity Employer, complies with Executive Order 11246, and takes affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to race, color, religion/creed, national origin, gender, or sex, marital status, age, disability, use of a guide dog or service animal, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or any other status protected by Federal or State law or local ordinance.

Qualified individuals with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations in order to apply or compete for positions at Nelnet may request such accommodations by contacting Corporate Recruiting at 402-486-5725 or corporaterecruiting@nelnet.net .

Nelnet is a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace.

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