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Agile Project Lead

Cary, NC

Agile Project Lead

Date Posted: Jan 13, 2022


Cary, NC, US, 27513


Role Value Proposition:

We are looking for a project management professional who has experience managing projects using Waterfall and Scrum/Agile (SAFe) methodologies and will perform multi-modal (Waterfall and Agile) project/program management functions for global IT Infrastructure, M&A, and/or Business Driven projects as project lead and Scrum Master.

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Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversees small to medium sized projects or components of medium to large Waterfall and/or agile projects

  • May lead up to 2 onshore and/or offshore scrum teams in low to moderate complexity work streams

  • Help the team(s) embrace Agile values, adopts, and apply Agile principles, and implement Agile practice

  • Facilitate daily standups, iteration reviews, and iteration planning ceremonies to ensure full team engagement

  • Collaborate with the Product Owner to support short and long-term release planning, while maintaining a healthy team backlog ready for execution

  • Collaborate with the Release Train Engineer to remove impediments across collaborating teams

  • Facilitate retrospectives to ensure teams are constantly improving; facilitate transparency and a continuous learning mindset

  • Track and report on agile team metrics (CFD, Burndown/up, velocity), escalating issues as needed

  • Aware of and adhere to audit/compliance requirements for execution

  • Participate in SM (scrum master) Community of Practice

Essential Business and Technical Skills & Experiences


  • Bachelor’s degree required in Computer Science, Business, or a related discipline

  • 4 years of working experience in IT experience

  • Knowledge of PMI project management concepts and practices

  • Familiar with basic technology concepts and Software Development Life Cycle using different methodologies and frameworks e.g., Waterfall, Scrum, Kanban etc.

  • Strong knowledge of Agile principles, concepts, and methodology

  • Experience using MS Office tools (MS Office suite of applications – PowerPoint, MS Project, MS Excel Sheet etc.), JIRA with demonstrated presentation, influencing, facilitation and stakeholder management skills


  • Working toward PMP certification. PMP certification

  • Experience working in a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) environment

  • 2 years of Scrum Master experience in Agile software development including coaching on Agile methodologies

  • One or more Scrum Certification strongly preferred: Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Professional ScrumMaster (PSM), Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Certification (SSM, SASM)

Number of Openings


At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.


MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020,we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine's 2021 list of the "World's Most Admired Companies."

MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.

We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife. For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.

MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

Requisition #: 121540

Nearest Major Market: Raleigh

Job ID: 59fc81dc9e92e9b199b5f53eb917d2d1b1ca6867ca008a93224a948e9cfdf8e8
Employment Type: Other