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Scrum Master

Are you a Scrum Master who is passionate about coaching teams and advocating Scrum and Agile principles?  

As a Scrum Master, you are an Agile subject-matter expert with excellent logic and problem solving skills and a drive to make a difference. You will be responsible for facilitating Agile development within your teams and making Scrum work for your teams. You’ll serve multiple Scrum teams in an environment where we strive for consistent, predictable, high-quality delivery.

As the Scrum Master, you will:

  • Coach the team in Agile best practices, including self-organization and cross-functionality
  • Ensure the teams are practicing the core agile principles of self-direction, collaboration, business prioritization, team accountability, and transparency, toward the consistent delivery of working product
  • Remove impediments to the team’s progress to its sprint commitments
  • Organize and facilitate project planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other Scrum-related meetings; help the team abide by its time boxes and other agreements
  • Enact change & continuous improvement to increase the productivity of the team and quality of deliverables
  • Support the team to create clear and concise Backlog items
  • Identify, manage, and help mitigate project issues and risks
  • Work with other Scrum Masters to increase the effectiveness of the application of scrum in the organization, constantly improving our standards, quality, and productivity
  • Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress
  • Participate proactively in developing and maintaining team standards, tools, and best practices
  • Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution; improve team dynamics

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or combination of relevant education and experience
  • A Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or equivalent training
  • Well versed in Confluence and Jira (or similar)

Skills:

  • Agile Leadership skills with an ability to lead by example and challenge command and control behaviors
  • Ability to instill Agile values and make teams productive, at any level of maturity
  • Ability to understand technical issues at a high level
  • Thorough understanding of agile software development values, principles, roles, cadence, flow and practices, including backlog sizing, release planning, Scrum of Scrums, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pair Programming
  • Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle
  • Exceptional communication, organization, and time management skills
  • Creative and efficient in proposing solutions to complex, time-critical problems

To apply for this role, email us at [email protected] with your resume, portfolio, and a short paragraph of why you’d be a perfect addition to our team.

Perks

Lifestyle

  • Work-from-home Fridays
  • Take-it-as-you-want-it vacation policy that requires a minimum of two weeks off yearly
  • 8 paid holidays per year
  • T-Mobile corporate discount, gym membership discounts, and more
  • Transit benefit fare program

Peace of Mind

  • 100% match of up to 3% of your salary on IRA retirement plan—with immediate vesting
  • 70% of healthcare, vision, and dental coverage
  • Life-insurance policy provided at no cost
  • Long-term disability coverage provided at no cost

Company

  • 30-minute daily huddle where we cover company updates, employees’ good news from the prior day, team questions, and more
  • Chicago Loop location within a three-minute walk to the red line, one-minute walk to the brown, green, orange, purple, and pink lines, and a five-minute walk to the blue line
  • Ability to work on mobile projects that will literally be seen by millions of people
  • Amazing client roster that you’ll be exceptionally proud of
  • Continuous education efforts that encourage learning new languages and tools
  • Horizontal operating system with self-managed teams

Technology

  • Bleeding-edge technology adoption
  • Highly-tuned local developer environments
  • Dual monitors
  • Test-driven development and an environment that praises coding standards
  • Continuous integration server that facilitates automated testing, deployment, code coverage, and project documentation
  • Dedicated QA testing
  • Dozens of cell phones and tablets in our office to play with and test on during development
  • Enterprise hosting environments on Rackspace
  • Robust staging plans including local, dev, wip, stage, uat, prod, and backup environments
  • Agile project management
  • Subscription to Safari Books Online, Lynda.com, and a growing library of software development and project management books
  • Surrounded by amazing talent with pair-programming encouragement
  • In-house tech talks on both native and mobile Web technologies
  • Crystal-clear solution requirements and story cards whenever possible
  • Wiki-based documentation for projects