Scrum Master – Application Development

Well Funded startup looking to build amazing culture and even more stunning applications. This is going to be big.

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Job Description

Well funded startup is growing fast and seeking a motivated, enthusiastic Scrum Master for our team.  Our Scrum Master will coach multiple feature squads and application teams in agile methodologies (Kanban and Scrum) and manage the day to day flow of work within Jira. You’ll be the ultimate unblocker in partnership with and supported by our technology leaders, quality teams, design squad, and the rest of the Avantage group.

Prescribed duties

  • Collaborate with a cross functional team of developers and technologists creating our digital experiences (mobile apps, web apps, data, streaming)
  • Own, implement and evangelize our software development methodology, including running development ceremonies such as standups and retrospectives
  • Enable developers to convert stories and tasks into features by removing impediments, helping product owners groom tasks, and coordinate the removal of constraints
  • Participate in prioritization and sign-off activities with product owners
  • Review developer pull request activity and velocity
  • Partner with engineering leadership to define excellence metrics and report on same
  • Help manage user experience testing and regression testing activities
  • Participate in continuous improvement projects with the team
  • Deliver operational expertise as directed by leadership

About you

  • You have strong agile and framework knowledge with a penchant for self-directed learning
  • You are a solid communicator with the ability to verbalize concepts, provide feedback, and treat others respectfully
  • You understand iterative development and can communicate value chain concepts
  • You recognize the value in task hierarchies and utilizing story points
  • You're cool under pressure and can handle the pains of new implementations and tackling high priority integrations
  • You value virtues like kindness, humility, respect, empathy, and loyalty above everything else

Technical Background

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (or equivalent experience)
  • 3+ years of agile project management experience
  • English fluency
  • Experience working with offshore teams
  • Experience with agile project management tools, e.g. Jira, Rational, Trello
  • Knowledge of testing tools and techniques, e.g. TDD, Continuous Testing, Test Automation
  • Understanding of development team metrics such, e.g. velocity, defect escape rate, burndown
  • Familiarity with multiple software development lifecycles, e.g. Kanban, Scrum, SAFe
  • High-level knowledge of modern DevOps practices, e.g. pipelines, containerization, automation

What's in it for you?

  • Competitive salary
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Opportunity to join a fast-growing, high-performing, venture-backed startup at an early-stage
  • Flexible work schedules and ability to work remotely
  • Commitment to a healthy workplace

Experience:

  • Information Technology: 3+ years (Preferred)

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