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Agile Coach Sr - AIM Deerfield/Chicago - 138575 in Deerfield, IL at Anthem, Inc.

Date Posted: 6/23/2018

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This position may work out of either AIM's office in Deerfield IL or out of AIM's corporate headquarters in Chicago IL (near O'Hare Airport).

Our mission, to reinvent healthcare in America to make it safer, cost effective and more appropriate.  To make this possible, we need talented people like you to help us support innovation and ‘speed-to-market’ in our solutions and allow no barriers from technology.  Working while having fun, you will grow and use your talents in ways you never thought possible.

We are AIM Specialty Health (AIM), a proud member of the Anthem family of companies, and we are looking for technology professionals who are looking to grow their talent and career while helping make a real difference in people’s lives.

AIM is looking for a seasoned talented Agile Coach. This position reports directly to the Director of Portfolio and Project Management. The Agile Coach Sr acts as a trainer, consultant and advisor in an organization going through an Agile transformation. They will help build the Agile Center of Excellence as well as roll out Agile to the growing IT organization.

Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Plans, coordinates, monitors, and supports the implementation of small to medium systems and/or products. 
  • Acts as change agent and demonstrates to the teams how the Agile processes and systems work.
  • Guide and mentor multiple teams in the consistent practice of Agile concepts, including roles, ceremonies, processes, compliance, and tool usage.
  • Improves application of Agile principles. 
  • Improve team understanding of Agile practice.
  • Promote metrics-led, continuous improvement of the Agile delivery processes and propose adaptations of the methodology to address novel situations.
  • Assists with improving operational metrics in efficiency and quality. 
  • Assists with refining the Agile delivery process to reduce areas of uncertainty that become impediments for the team.
  • Ensure that team feedback is disseminated and communicated to IT so that potential changes can be implemented enterprise-wide.
  • Participate in both the internal and external Agile communities to stay abreast of challenges, leading practices, and emerging trends. 
  • Continue to improve knowledge of Agile activities at Anthem as well as in industry.

About AIM Specialty Health
AIM Specialty Health is a leading specialty benefit management company with more than 20 years of experience and a growing presence in the management of radiology, cardiology, oncology, sleep medicine, and specialty pharmacy benefits. Our mission is to make healthcare services more clinically appropriate, safe and more affordable. As such, we promote the most appropriate use of specialty care services through the application of widely accepted clinical guidelines delivered via an innovative platform of technologies and services. With over 32 million members covered across 50 states, AIM ensures delivery of the right test at the right time in the right place.

We maintain offices in Chicago, Deerfield, Schaumburg and Westchester, IL as well as Glendale, CA.

AIM’s services include:
  • Prospective clinical review of outpatient advanced imaging procedures such as CT, MRI, Nuclear Cardiology and PET Scans
  • Clinical review for cardiology and specialty pharmacology products and services
  • Oncology Management programs leveraging AIM’s proven specialty benefit platform to drive consistent and effective cancer care through services review along with management of close to 70 oncologic drugs
  • Specialty Drug programs to provide review for over 142 specialty drugs offering providers an automated drug review process through our provider friendly web portal
  • Sleep Management, designed to align the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea against clinical guidelines, enhance member access to high value providers and ensure treatment compliance for the dispensing of supplies
Our programs combine clinical excellence, its innovative technology and a commitment to customer service, ensuring the company’s on-going leadership in the rapidly evolving healthcare environment.

AIM is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and has received Full Accreditation for Health Utilization Management from the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC).

Qualified candidates will have:
  • BS/BA in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline with IT focus degree; minimum of 5 years experience implementing Agile methodologies; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.
  • Requires Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) or equivalent.
  • Certified Team Coach (CTC) or equivalent, preferred. Preferred experience within small sized Agile implementations (e.g. 1-5 teams). 
  • Demonstrated leadership, communication and problem solving skills required.
  • Excellent time management skills, including the ability to multitask across several large initiatives or projects
  • Ability to work well with people from many different disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience.
  • Strong problem solving/analytic skills
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and comfortable working across multiple teams and business units.
  • Healthcare experience a plus
Anthem, Inc. is ranked as one of America’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine and is a 2018 DiversityInc magazine Top 50 Company for Diversity. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at

An Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran