Agile Leader at SpotHero

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The goal of an Agile Leader is to improve teams of developers and overall project management by increasing collaboration, innovation, and introducing techniques that promote adaptability and flexibility in the face of unpredictable circumstances. You may have been a Scrum Master, an Agile Coach. You will be the first at SpotHero and you will be given one tribe with multiple squads. This will potentially grow into a manager of Agile facilitators who will support the other Tribes. You will help us figure out process at SpotHero and allow it to evolve as we scale. You will help us getting better at building roadmaps, that we can deliver on. And when we don't why not. Your greatest work will be through others, as you help people level up our systems and processes.


Who we are: SpotHero is one of Chicago’s hottest tech companies! We’re rapidly growing with the mission of bringing the parking industry into the future through technology. Drivers across the nation use the SpotHero mobile app or website to reserve a convenient, affordable parking on-the-go or in advance, and parking companies rely on us to help them reach new customers while optimizing their business. We connect the dots with cutting-edge technology, delivering value to both sides of this exciting, evolving marketplace.


What kind of person are you?


  • Curious and a hungry learner
  • A Problem Solver
  • Tenacious
  • Ability to collaborate
  • You own your work
  • You are an educator

What you will be doing:

  • Guiding the team and organisation on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to delight customers.
  • Guiding the team on how to get the most of out self-organisation.
  • Guiding the team on self-organising to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks.
  • Assessing the Agile/Scrum Maturity of the team and organisation and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organisation.
  • Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.
  • Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on healing and problem-solving.
  • Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.
  • Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.
  • Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information.
  • Support the process to establish team health
  • Supporting and educating Engineers, Design and Product, especially on grooming and maintaining the product backlog.
  • Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example.
  • Administer Jira, help us support our Product Development and extract Analytics
  • Help us make documation accessible and easy to find
 

Required Skills/Experience;

  • Experience in playing the Scrum Master/Agile Coach role for at least three years for a software development team that was diligently applying Agile/Scrum principles, practices, and theory.
  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.
  • Knowledge of various well-documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum approach(example: numerous Burndown technologies, various Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.).

Bonus points if you have:

  • Worked with and know well the following tools: Jira, Confluence
  • Experience is playing the Scrum Master role for at least three years for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.
  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc.
  • Awareness and experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games.
  • Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team.
  • The experience in applying a wide variety of well-documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach(example: various Burndown technologies, many Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.).
  • Excellent communication, feedback, conflict and mentoring skills.
  • Software development experience

What we are offering:

  • Career game changer – A truly unique experience to work for a fast growing startup in a role with unlimited potential for growth.
  • Excellent benefits – We cover 90% of Medical Premiums, 50% of Dental & Vision Premiums, and offer company sponsored Life Insurance.
  • Flexible PTO policy, generous parental leave, and great work/life balance – We value and support each individual team member.
  • Fun perks like snacks, catered lunches, happy hours, wellness programs, and SpotHero swag.
  • Annual parking stipend (duh – we're a parking company!).
  • The opportunity to collaborate with fun, innovative, and passionate people in a casual, yet highly productive atmosphere.
  • A workplace recognized as the Startup of the Year by Built in Chicago, a Top Workplace by Chicago Tribune, and one of Chicago’s Best Places to Work for Women Under 35 by Crain’s Chicago Business.

Steps to apply: Please include any GitHub account, LinkedIn profile, and any project that you’re particularly proud of. We love seeing work that others loved working on.
NOTE:

  • You must be legally authorized to work in the US. Unfortunately, the company is unable to support sponsorships at this time.
  • We are considering applications for this position from candidates not located in Chicago. However, you must be able and willing to travel to Chicago on a quarterly basis.
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • HiveDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • AxureDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • BrazeCRM
    • MailChimpEmail
    • MandrillEmail
    • Oracle ResponsysEmail
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

Our brand new, custom built office is located in the heart of the Loop, close to the Brown, Orange, Pink, Purple, and Red Lines.

An Insider's view of SpotHero

What’s the vibe like in the office?

There's a lot of collaboration and positive energy throughout the entire day at SpotHero. There are a lot of funny people that work at SpotHero; it's hard to get through the day without a few genuine hearty laughs, which is a really fun way to take a break from being nose deep in a project.

Michelle

Account Executive

How does the company support your career growth?

There’s so much room to grow at SpotHero. From the very beginning, I was encouraged to think about my career goals and steps I could take towards achieving them. I recently made the transition to a new team, and everyone has been incredibly supportive as I learn a new skill set and look to further grow my career!

Maggie

Digital Marketing Specialist

What is your vision for the company?

I joined SpotHero to contribute to the future of mobility as I imagine walking down the street with my pre-school aged children one day and being able to point out aspects of the mobility ecosystem that I played a role in building. In this vein, I believe SpotHero will emerge as the platform that powers the last quarter mile of mobility.

Paolo

VP, Vertical Business Teams

What are SpotHero Perks + Benefits

SpotHero Benefits Overview

We offer our employees a way to find community through Employee Resource Groups. We currently have six different established groups and evaluate offerings on a semi-annual basis.

In the US we cover up to 90% of Medical Premiums, 50% of Dental & Vision Premiums, company-sponsored Life Insurance, 401K, and generous parental leave.

Flexible PTO policy and great work/life balance – We value and support each individual team member.

Annual parking stipend – we help people park!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
SpotHero participates in local volunteer activities such as installing art galleries in elementary schools with I Paint My Mind and building homes with the House That Tech Built.
Partners with Nonprofits
Through our monthly bake sales we partner with nonprofits such as C.A.R.E. Animal Rescue, Center on Halsted, and ALIVE rescue.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
SpotHero has culture committees that promote wellness and diversity and inclusion.
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
We cover Short Term Disability at no cost to you.
Dental Benefits
Our competitive Dental plan is through Guardian. Our plan has a unique rollover benefit to encourage plan use. In addition to child orthodontia, we are proud to offer adult orthodontia coverage!
Vision Benefits
Our vision plan is through Guardian through VSP Choice Network. Our plan has a low co-pay for your annual exam and includes an annual stipend for lenses or frames.
Health Insurance Benefits
Our medical plans are through Blue Cross Blue Shield, and we offer a High Deductible Health Plan with no employee payroll contribution required. We also contribute to HSA accounts on your behalf.
Life Insurance
SpotHero covers Life & AD&D coverage, up to 100% of your salary, at no cost to you.
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
SpotHero sponsors an annual fitness challenge where employees can participate in hydration, sleep, and fitness challenges.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
You’ll have the opportunity to take advantage of traditional and Roth savings options with financial advisers at Fidelity Investments who are ready to assist with your retirement planning.
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide three months of parental leave for all employees.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fantastic Eats - Take a break and enjoy some grub with the team, catered weekly from your favorite Chicago spots. For a midday pick me up, choose from our endless variety of snacks or our cold brew on tap. • Team Events - From WhirlyBall and ice skating to rooftop happy hours and spontaneous ice cream parties - we're always looking for new ways to have fun together! • Casual Work Environment - Be comfortable while you work. Take a nap if you need it or squeeze in a few yoga poses between meetings. • Employee Wellness Program. We encourage work/life balance through financial wellness talks, meditation sessions, and mind & body nutrition education. Plus, we encourage our team to get out and give back to our local community. • Professional Development. We support personal and professional development through mentorship programs, diversity & inclusion trainings, and learning how to work with one another based on our personality types.

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