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UNUM Director, Enterprise Agile Office in Portland, Maine

Job Posting End Date: 11/04

Our Fortune 500 company is driving a digital transformation and looking for forward-thinking innovators to disrupt how our industry thinks about and uses technology. As one of the world's leading employee benefits providers, we help millions of people gain affordable access to benefits that help them protect their families, their finances and their futures.

Are you an asker of questions, a solver of problems, and a challenger of the status quo? Our mission is to provide a differentiated customer experience and exceed the expectations people have of technology at any company — not just insurers.

We are seeking individuals to join our team of talented IT professionals who share never-ending passion and an unwavering focus on our customer experience. Team members comfortable working in an agile, fast-paced, and delivery-focused environment thrive in our environment where we value an entrepreneurial spirit and those who challenge the status-quo.

Unum is changing, and we’re excited about what’s next. Join us.

General Summary:General SummaryThe Director, Enterprise Agile Office position provides strategic leadership to the Enterprise Agile Office organization, including through management of a small team of Agile Coaches in defining and keeping updated Unum’s Digital Agile methodology (based on principals of the SAFe Framework and internal methodologies under the guidance of the Agile Manifesto). The role creates training materials on executing agile ceremonies as well as various agile artifacts leveraged in the journey from the definition and decomposition of business strategy, through software development, to launching digital assets or products and recognizing value and driving adoption of digital asset It will provide strategic guidance, coaching and training on an as needed basis; and delivers on key capabilities pertaining to Unum’s Digital Agile methodologies.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Partners with other Agile Coaches across the enterprise to lead continuous improvement opportunities into the Unum Group’s Agile Model

  • Trains and coaches new Scrum and Kanban teams in Agile values, principles, practices and frameworks

  • Identifies organizational impediments to successful Agile transformation and works with the leadership team to create effective remediation strategies.

  • Ensures Agile concepts and principles are adhered to, being a voice of reason and authority

Job Specifications

  • Bachelor’s or an equivalent combination of education and experience in Computer or Information Science, Management Information Systems, or a related field

  • Certification as a ScrumMaster (CSM) and/or Certified Product Owner (CSPO)

  • At least one year of experience leading and coaching enterprise-wide Agile transformations in a large enterprise (5K+ employees) environment working with large, small, remote and collocated Scrum and Kanban teams.

Salary Range:

  • ($135,000 to $155,000)

Candidates may apply online at https://www.unum.com/careers or send resumes to: Human Resources, email: CDWeeks@unum.com



Our company is built on helping individuals and families, and this starts with our employees. We want employees to maintain a positive balance, which is why we provide access to the benefits and resources they need to invest in themselves. From our onsite fitness facilities and generous paid time off to employee professional development programs, we are committed to helping employees live and work their best – both inside and outside the office.

Unum is an equal opportunity employer, considering all qualified applicants and employees for hiring, placement, and advancement, without regard to a person's race, color, religion, national origin, age, genetic information, military status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or protected veteran status.



A Fortune 500 company, Unum’s family of 10,000 employees spans three countries and dozens of office locations. Our employees focus each day on delivering financial protection benefits to millions of workers and their families when they need it most.

The Unum enterprise includes Unum in the U.S. and U.K., Colonial Life and Starmount Life Insurance – each a market leader in making disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental and vision insurance accessible in the workplace.