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Solution Train Senior Advisor - Client Value Stream at Cigna in Bloomfield, Connecticut

Posted in General Business 18 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

United States - Work From Home

Solution Train Engineering Senior Advisor

Job Description

Description The job profile for this position is Solution Train Engineering Senior Advisor, which is a Band 4 IT Project Management Senior Advisor Individual Career Track Role.

The Solution Train Engineer's Senior Advisor (STE) primary purpose is to lead and coordinate a large solution across multiple Agile Release Trains (ART) to deliver working software, focus on agile adoption, and drive continuous delivery practices in a large, complex environment.

This includes

  • Leading and managing RTEs and scrum masters within a large solution

  • Dependency management within and across multiple ART's

  • Facilitating solution ceremonies

  • Tracking and mitigating risk

  • Leading continuous improvement efforts.

  • Coaching the ARTs on Agile best practices

  • Management of the execution ARM

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead RTEs and scrum masters within the solution to enable delivery and implement relentless improvements

  • Lead all impacted ARTs across the solution to ensure commitments made during planning are delivered

  • Ensure that dependencies are actively managed for all ARTs across the solution

  • Ensure working software is delivered to production

  • Participate in architecture and design discussions

  • Possess a concrete understanding of the Retail Pharmacy Network practices and the technical build to support it

  • Coordinate delivery across multiple Agile teams aligned to a common delivery cadence.

  • Manage and optimize the flow of value through the program using various tools and techniques

  • Directly coach and develop leaders, teams, and ART stakeholders on lean-agile practices and behaviors

  • Utilize ART maturity metrics and assessments to develop and lead an ART maturation plan

  • Participate in PI planning readiness - preparation of vision and backlogs via pre and post planning

  • Ensure PI Planning readiness for the ART

  • Facilitate PI Planning in conjunction with the Solution Train

  • Aggregate team PI objectives into Program PI objectives and create transparency into progress

  • Escalate impediments and risks that may contribute to delays or missed delivery of commitments

  • Report on progress against milestones and support activities related to Program Portfolio Management and Release Management

  • Drive continuous improvement for the ART via coaching and facilitation of Inspect and Adapt ceremonies

  • Partner with and support stakeholders and teams in delivering valuable system and solution demos for stakeholders

  • Create alignment across ART leaders and stakeholders on priorities and direction for the ART

Required Experience/Qualifications

  • 5-8 years' experience managing software delivery; strong IT application development & leadership background

  • Proven track record of delivering on large scale or multiple initiatives

  • Experience with all aspects of the delivery, including planning, features/user stories, design, and delivery execution

  • Proven ability to coach and develop team members and stakeholders on Agile practices and behaviors

Desired Experience/Qualifications

  • 5-8 years' experience as RTE, Scrum Master, Product Owner, or Program Manager

  • Servant leader and strong communicator with strong interpersonal skill

  • Experience applying Lean Thinking and Systems Thinking in large organizations

  • Experience with Lean Portfolio Management procedures and ceremonies up to the Portfolio level

  • Strong technical aptitude and experience leading teams in delivering quality software

  • Experience working in an Agile organization using Scrum, XP, Kanban

  • Experience with using the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) in a large solution preferred

If you will be working at home occasionally or permanently, the internet connection must be obtained through a cable broadband or fiber optic internet service provider with speeds of at least 10Mbps download/5Mbps upload.

For this position, we anticipate offering an annual salary of 111,500 - 185,900 USD / yearly, depending on relevant factors, including experience and geographic location.

This role is also anticipated to be eligible to participate in an annual bonus plan.

We want you to be healthy, balanced, and feel secure. That's why you'll enjoy a comprehensive range of benefits, with a focus on supporting your whole health. Starting on day one of your employment, you'll be offered several health-related benefits including medical, vision, dental, and well-being and behavioral health programs. We also offer 401(k) with company match, company paid life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a minimum of 18 days of paid time off per year and paid holidays. For more details on our employee benefits programs, visit Life at Cigna .

About Cigna

Cigna Corporation exists to improve lives. We are a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being and peace of mind of those we serve. Together, with colleagues around the world, we aspire to transform health services, making them more affordable and accessible to millions. Through our unmatched expertise, bold action, fresh ideas and an unwavering commitment to patient-centered care, we are a force of health services innovation. When you work with us, or one of our subsidiaries, you'll enjoy meaningful career experiences that enrich people's lives. What difference will you make?

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex, childbirth (including pregnancy) or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing the online application process, please email: for support. Do not email for an update on your application or to provide your resume as you will not receive a response.

Cigna has a tobacco-free policy and reserves the right not to hire tobacco/nicotine users in states where that is legally permissible. Candidates in such states who use tobacco/nicotine will not be considered for employment unless they enter a qualifying smoking cessation program prior to the start of their employment. These states include: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Washington State.

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