Arity
Chicago, IL

Arity - Sr. Scrum Master

| Chicago

Founded by The Allstate Corporation in 2016, Arity is a data and analytics company focused on improving transportation. We collect and analyze enormous amounts of data, using predictive analytics to build solutions with a single goal in mind: to make transportation smarter, safer and more useful for everyone.

At the heart of that mission are the people that work here—the dreamers, doers and difference-makers that call this place home. As part of that team, your work will showcase both your intelligence and your creativity as you tackle real problems and put your talents towards transforming transportation.

That’s because at Arity, we believe work and life shouldn’t be at odds with one another. After all, we know that your unique qualities give you a unique perspective. We don’t just want you to see yourself here. We want you to be yourself here.
 

The Team

As a member of the Operational Excellence team, you'll help make sure the entire Arity team is enabled and empowered to get things done! It's our job to ensure Arity is an industry leader both in terms of the products we offer, and by the way in which we deliver and deploy them to our customers. We are one-part business - for example, contracting with customers and suppliers, and one-part risk managers - tackling tough issues like data security and privacy. Our top candidate embraces ambiguity and change. He/she can see the big picture, understand all the implications that need to be addressed, and lead the team to overcome any hurdles to achieve Arity's goals. Sound like you? Let's talk!

The Role

The Scrum Master is accountable for monitoring the scrum processes and scrum meetings and for leading a matrixed team through software development life cycle processes. The Scrum Master increases team efficiency, motivates the team, and advocates for changes that will ensure quality and timeliness. The Scrum Master ensures observance of the "Definition of Done". This role will receive demand from multiple functions (product management, marketing, sales, finance, engineering, customer success and operational excellence) and partner with multiple development partners to build scalable software. This includes leading teams through agile scrum software development with cross functional communication, software technical project management, requirements traceability, source code control, test case management and defect tracking. This position may lead other scrum masters of multiple agile teams and report status of multiple agile features to leadership.


Responsibilities

  • Scrum Master is responsible in facilitating daily scrum, spring planning, sprint demo and restrospective meetings. May be responsible for facilitating Scrum of Scrums.
  • Partners with product owner to ensure product backlog quality and readiness for the next sprint.
  • Responsible for conflict resolution within scrum teams by focusing on scrum values of openness, honesty and respect.
  • Responsible for forecasting the numbers of deliverables possible in an iteration, based on evidence and reliable sources.
  • Creates useful, reliable and practical plans for software development projects.
  • Delivers written and verbal updates on sprint progress, metrics and complicated features/issues in an easily understood simplified style to multiple audiences.
  • Coaches scrum teams on agile practices.
  • Helps teams or individuals to clarify goals and actions to achieve them.
  • Identifies, coordinates and communicates team dependencies across organization.
  • Motivates team to share in product challenges and inspires them to achieve team goals.
  • Recommends improvements and drives alignment across teams and organization.
  • Scrum Master is a servant first, who serves his/her team members before considering himself/herself.
Qualifications
  • Education: College degree
  • Experience: 5-10 years of related scrum master experience
  • Certified Scrum Master certification; strong knowledge of scrum theory, rules and practices.
  • Basic knowledge of software development processes and procedures to understand team needs.
  • Demonstrated track record of delivery in a scrum methodology with a strong focus on execution – ideally in software development
  • JIRA/Confluence experience
  • Ability to shield teams from outside distractions and interferences.
  • Ability to ensure the correct use of scrum process.
  • Ability to track and remove impediments
  • Ability to predict risk areas, design mitigation/contingency strategies and execute on these strategies to avoid issues
  • Ability to adapt and respond to changes both inside and outside the projects/program
  • Strong written/verbal communication and facilitation skills for communicating at all levels; including strong presentation skills
  • Demonstrate strong skills in team leadership and conflict management
  • Strong people oversight and mentoring skills
  • Strong consultative, customer focus skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Visio, Project, PowerPoint, SharePoint)



The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

That’s the day-to-day, now let’s talk about the rest of it. As we mentioned, Arity was founded by The Allstate Corporation. But you’ll be working for—and at—Arity. It’s the best of both worlds. You’ll get access to the full suite of Allstate benefits and work in a fast-paced startup culture. That’s more than just free breakfasts and brain breaks. It’s a culture that encourages you to be you.

Sound like a fit? Apply now! We can’t wait to meet you.

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Arity's located in the Merchandise Mart, the heart of Chicago's tech scene. Mobility is what we do & you can find us using all forms to get to work.

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What are Arity Perks + Benefits

Arity Benefits Overview

Arity was founded by The Allstate Corporation, but you’ll be working for—and at—Arity. It’s the best of both worlds. You’ll get access to the full suite of Allstate benefits and work in a fast-paced startup culture. That’s more than just free breakfasts, brain breaks and ping pong. It’s a culture that encourages you to be you.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
If enrolled, you have coverage for certain periodic vision exams, eyeglass lenses and frames, or contact lenses, up to a designated dollar amount.
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
We also provide a cash balance pension benefit, at no cost, to eligible employees based on their eligible compensation and years of service with the company. Employees are vested after 3 years.
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Arity offers up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year for any employee eligible under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Looking for more info? You can find details here: https://www.allstategoodlife.com.

An Insider's view of Arity

What’s the vibe like in the office?

At Arity, you’re encouraged to see yourself here and be yourself here. When you walk through the door, you are part of something bigger than yourself and are empowered to be better than when you first start here. The space and culture facilitate collaboration & are designed to spark innovation.

Erica, Steph & Rachel

Culture Team

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

The mission of our team is to derive meaningful events and features from raw telematics data, with a mix of physics, signal processing, machine learning, & experimentation. Derived from big data, we're developing best-in-class solutions for collision and distracted driving detection which is disrupting the mobility space.

Venu & Kyle

Data Scientists, Advanced Sensor Insights Team

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Arity supports my career growth by not only having a multitude of resources at my fingertips but by providing the right support structure to make it easy for my manager and me to have development conversations. I’m able to make succinct goals and really follow through.

Baily

People Strategy Consultant

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

At Arity, we solve problems that impact society. Arity Engineering plays a critical role in developing products that incorporate capabilities our customers want with solutions they need. When a customer has a challenge, we leverage the group’s collective learning to work towards an optimized solution. We rarely come across something we can’t solve.

Emad

Vice President, Engineering

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Cross-functional collaboration is built into how we work and develop products on a daily basis. At Arity, we are one team coming together to achieve our goals, continuously innovate and drive the industry forward.

David

Product Owner, Insurance

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Arity-Sales and Business Development -Sr Mgr - Insurance Solutions

Arity
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22 hours ago
+22
Gain a thorough understanding of Arity, its products and strategy. Lead the creation and execution of short and long-term sales strategy for assigned product segment or segments. Identify new markets or customers within product vertical. Beginning and advancing sales discussions within target markets on Arity's products. Representing Arity at industry conferences and events. Identifying and leveraging subject matter experts within Arity for sales discussions. Contributing feedback and direction on sales messaging to Product Marketing. Training and supporting other Arity teams on product segment messaging.

Arity-Product Manager

Arity
Chicago
3 days ago
+22
The Product Manager on the Mobility Intelligence team manages strategic product vision, product discovery, roadmaps, and backlog to maximize the customer value provided by their product. Successful Product Managers help to identify assumptions and validate those assumptions through the use of product discovery techniques. The Product Manager is responsible for working closely with key stakeholders and partners, ensuring the successful definition and execution of go-to market and communications strategies for their products. Product Managers are also responsible for actively participating in our learning culture; including coaching and mentoring staff, stakeholders and peers.

Arity - Android Engineer

Arity
Chicago
5 days ago
+22
The Route Report Android Software Engineer is responsible for the delivery of a market leading mobile app leveraging cutting edge technologies, creative solutioning and results driven customer focus to further enhance our user experience. Be part of a small, agile cross-functional team of energetic developers and product specialists in a company with great culture and start-up environment, situated in the heart of downtown Chicago in the Merchandise Mart.

Arity-Data Steward

Arity
Chicago
5 days ago
+22
The Data Steward is responsible for management and governance of core internal and external analytical data for the organization. In this role, you will help provide 'fit for use' data to enable timely generation of sound end-to-end business insight by ensuring our data is timely, accurate, complete and most importantly, 'fit for purpose' for our customers' use cases. Members of Arity's Data Governance and Quality team have responsibility for ensuring consistency and clarity of our data across our product portfolio. The team works very closely with product partners to convert business needs into data solutions that power our businesses.

Arity-Sr Product Manager

Arity
Chicago
5 days ago
+22
The Product Manager on the Platform team manages strategic product vision, product discovery, roadmaps, and backlog to maximize the customer value provided by their product. Successful Product Managers help to identify assumptions and validate those assumptions using product discovery techniques. The Product Manager is responsible for working closely with key stakeholders and partners, ensuring the successful definition and execution of go-to market and communications strategies for their products. Product Managers are also responsible for actively participating in our learning culture; including coaching and mentoring staff, stakeholders and peers.

Arity - Sr. Scrum Master

Arity
Chicago
1 week ago
+22
The Scrum Master is accountable for monitoring the scrum processes and scrum meetings and for leading a matrixed team through software development life cycle processes. The Scrum Master increases team efficiency, motivates the team, and advocates for changes that will ensure quality and timeliness. The Scrum Master ensures observance of the "Definition of Done". This role will receive demand from multiple functions (product management, marketing, sales, finance, engineering, customer success and operational excellence) and partner with multiple development partners to build scalable software. This includes leading teams through agile scrum software development with cross functional communication, software technical project management, requirements traceability, source code control, test case management and defect tracking. This position may lead other scrum masters of multiple agile teams and report status of multiple agile features to leadership.

Arity-iOS Engineer

Arity
Chicago
1 week ago
+22
The iOS Mobile Engineer creates detailed technical specifications, develops system code, participates in code reviews and module testing, and supports ongoing maintenance. Having a strong understanding of mobile sensor component engineering, the iOS Mobile Engineer develops code for intermediate to complex modules, participates in design reviews, conducts code reviews, creates test plans and participates in testing reviews, and resolves moderate defects. This position designs, documents, reviews, and maintains components of software solutions for intermediate complex projects.

Arity-Data Scientist-Sr Manager

Arity
Chicago
1 week ago
+22
As a Senior Manager on the Data Science team, you will be responsible for leading and inspiring a world-class group of over twenty data scientists, data analytics engineers and business analytics consultants spread across several product development teams. You will empower data scientists to detect sophisticated driving behaviors on the edge, enrich driving routes with meaningful attributes, and develop an in-depth understanding of users' mobility patterns. You will help us recruit and lead top talent and have a key voice in the analytics operations at Arity. This includes deploying models to mobile and cloud platforms. You will also help create and support our business strategy by being a strong voice of the customer from an analytics lens.

Arity-Sr Data Scientist

Arity
Chicago
1 week ago
+22
As a Senior Data Scientist at Arity, you will help lead the use of data to drive decisions at scale. You will collaborate with product owners, data & software engineers, and designers to develop and deploy robust, scalable services that enhance our understanding of user mobility. You will create new ways of finding meaning from our unique combination of driving and mobility data along with insurance, shared mobility, and mobile app data that help us understand transportation and the risk of behaviors on the road. You will also help shape and grow our culture we have worked hard to establish – promoting recognition of good work, continuous learning, winning together, and having fun along the way.

Arity - Director, Mobile Engineering

Arity
Chicago
1 week ago
+22
At Arity, our mobile capabilities are at the core of what we do, powering live telematics connections and the collection of billions of miles of driving data. As the Director of Mobile Engineering, you will report to the VP of Engineering and help define and support our mobile engineering strategy. You will lead the engineering teams that develop our iOS, Android mobile applications and SDKs. Your team will be responsible for the engineering of mobile products that interface with users, and accurately collect/ingest data from smartphone devices. The ideal candidate will combine excellent technical and business skills to create value for our customers and build upon our mobile offerings.