Essence Senior Scrum Master (Sr. Project Manager) in Austin, Texas

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Lumeris™ provides the information technology, guidance, and operational services necessary for hospitals and health plans to transform their organizations into high-performing accountable delivery systems.

Our revolutionary technology platform for accountable care integrates data from disparate systems across the continuum of care, provides complete visibility into the clinical and financial performance of the enterprise, and delivers applications and information to key stakeholders at the point of thought. Lumeris also provides health care consulting and professional services that help organizations establish the necessary clinical and business processes, methodologies, and operational capacity to create their own successful accountable health care delivery systems.

The depth and breadth of our solutions — combined with the company’s extensive real-world experience in accountable care — make Lumeris the ideal partner for any health care organization seeking the significant benefits of a better connected, aligned, and informed accountable delivery system.

Lumeris is privately owned by Essence Group Holdings Corporation (EGHC) and backed by investors including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Camden Partners, and Sandbox Industries.

Why Join Lumeris?

At Lumeris you will be part of team that is focused on solving a national healthcare problem. And you will have the ability to contribute while working for a purpose. Our environment is fast-paced and change oriented and is focused on growth and employee engagement. At Lumeris we believe talent is utilized best when given the opportunity to succeed. That is why we have removed the boundaries that inhibit success and focus on fostering an environment that allows employees to utilize their talents.


We are looking for a talented and versatile Scrum Master to join our team. The Scrum Master coaches and facilitates scrum teams through the software development life cycle using Agile, Scrum methodologies and works cross-functionally throughout the company to ensure projects are effectively developed and deployed with quality and on time delivery. We are looking for candidates that have grown from developer, tech lead to Scrum master

  • Fulfills the role of Scrum Master leading multiple Scrum teams through the Agile/Scrum process in the delivery of critical, customer facing, enterprise software development projects.

  • Implements Agile/Scrum practices to facilitate the incremental and adaptive delivery of software products within the scrum teams.

  • Uses strong business and technical knowledge to implement solutions to impediments, keeping projects on track.

  • Drive improvements in software development practices/processes within the teams.

  • Drives the adoption of key engineering practices like Continuous Integration, Test Driven Development, etc. to improve quality and reliability of team’s deliverables.

  • Responsible for coaching and mentoring of Product Owners and Scrum Team members on Agile/Scrum/Lean principles and practices.

  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work

  • Build and document a successful and reproducible Agile/Scrum foundational framework that can be adopted by other teams within the organization

  • Identifies and manages the risks associated with projects and programs to achieve project success.

  • Responsible for planning, executing, tracking and managing cost, schedule, and scope

  • Responsible for project reporting and escalating issues on a timely basis

  • Bachelor’s degree with 8+ years of technology experience.

  • 5+ years of experience, as an Analyst, Developer or Architect, working with technical teams developing Enterprise class software applications

  • Must be a certified Scrum Master with 3+ years of experience playing the Scrum Master role for a technology team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.

  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency

  • Knowledge of numerous, well-documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: Burn down techniques, Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.)

  • Experience working with a variety of roles (business, support, operations, development)

  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Automated Testing, Agile Games

  • Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities

  • Ability to read communication styles of team members and contractors who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines

  • Experience using TFS agile templates is strongly desired

  • Greatly beneficial to have previous experience in the healthcare industry

  • Greatly beneficial to have exposure in the Cloud, Java and other open-source tool set


In addition to competitive salaries, challenging work assignments, and developmental opportunities, Lumeris offers employees a comprehensive benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, paid time off (PTO), matching 401K, and tuition assistance.

For more information on Lumeris careers and to apply for positions, please check out our web site:

Lumeris is an EEO/AA employer M/F/V/D.

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ID: 2016-2721

Status: XL-KJ