Arity
Chicago, IL

Associate Scrum Master at Arity (Chicago, IL)

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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

The Project Delivery Group of Arity is responsible for collaborating across the organization to help deliver our cutting-edge products to new markets.  We thrive in a fast-paced, Agile environment that requires driving to get things done.

The Role

The Associate Scrum Master is accountable for assisting in all aspects of a moderately high complex program or project with the ability to provide project management on projects with a moderately high level of risk, organizational span, business complexity, team size, and interdependencies. Projects may be across multiple functional areas and often have fixed deadlines and are of strategic importance to the organization.

Responsibilities
•Assists in strategic initiatives or DCIO level project/programs of moderately high complexity and impact
•Manages moderately high complexity projects independently with no support or direction from others
•Delivers project results through leadership and influence rather than authority and control
•Delivers project communication on complicated projects and issues in an easily understood simplified style to any audience
•Motivates others to share in project challenges and inspires them to achieve project goals while constructively evaluating their performance
•Manage total concurrent projects summing over 10,000 hours but may be less based on other complexity factors
•Customizes solutions for complex issues typically involving DCIO or enterprise level considerations
•Drives achievement of projects/program success factors
•Represents the projects/program and its objectives in all governance/compliance/regulatory and gating forums
•Drives project execution. Provide direction and oversight throughout project lifecycle to project team to meet applicable business requirements
•Engages appropriate stakeholders in risk identification and mitigation
•Assesses and reports health of all projects in an objective manner, maintaining project transparency and accurate status; keeping manager, delivery area and portfolio manager informed
•Proactively identifies, resolves, and escalates (as needed) projects/program risks/issues to manager, portfolio manager and delivery area as needed
•Proactively plans staffing and make dynamic adjustments to maximize resource efficiencies and achieve project results
•Maintains resource allocation throughout the project
•Acts as an internal advocate for the project
•Identifies, coordinates, and communicates project dependency impact
•Coordinates, documents, and communicates project plans and requirements
•Provides feedback on team member competencies
•Accountable for understanding business objectives and how the projects/program delivers them; driving adjustments in projects/program to more effectively achieve  desired business results
•Ability to adapt and respond to changes both inside and outside the projects/program
•Ability to predict risk areas, design mitigation/contingency strategies and execute on these strategies to avoid issues
•Ability to lead across a wide variety of project types

Qualifications

•Education: College degree
•Experience: 2-5 years of related experience
•Scrum Master Certification preferred
•Demonstrate track record in delivering complex projects and/or programs with a strong focus on execution
•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 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, brain breaks and ping pong. It’s a culture that encourages you to be you.

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

Heads up: when you click “apply now” you’ll be directed to the Allstate careers site. You’re still looking at an Arity job, but because we were founded by Allstate, we share the same application system.

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Where we are

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.

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • PandasLibraries
    • Sci-KitLearnLibraries
    • NumpyLibraries
    • MatplotlibLibraries
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • PysparkFrameworks
    • HiveFrameworks
    • ImpalaFrameworks
    • KafkaFrameworks
    • NiFiFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • AxureDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • MuralDesign
    • SmaplyDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • Pivotal TrackerManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • TrackerManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
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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.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
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
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
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 Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

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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