Freelance Scrum Master at closerlook, inc.

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Freelance Scrum Master 

We are seeking a Freelance Scrum Master who can work independently in a fast-paced environment. This requires high proficiency in web development, email development, interactive ad banners and data science project life cycles. 

 

closerlook's Scrum Master supports members of the creative, interactive development, CRM, data science, quality assurance, user experience, and Project Management teams to help create innovative, high-quality web applications, advanced reports and digital offerings for our clients in the pharmaceutical industry.  

 

The Scrum Master plays a key role in the closerlook project lifecycle and helps supports that the final deliverable meets & exceeds agency and client expectations. 

 

Responsibilities 

  • Owns calendar invites for all agile related meetings; planning, estimations, stand-ups, & retrospectives 
  • Supports the team to both adhere to best Agile practices as well as finding creative ways to support the team to be as efficient as possible 
  • Facilitate the daily stands which includes both verbal and email communications to collect and consolidate team updates 
  • Works across sprints to help facilitate capacity conversations, and identify work that may be blocked work due to staffing/casting challenges 
  • General oversight and maintenance of the Jira board 
  • Organization, prep, and facilitation of planning sessions & estimations for future sprints 
  • Create & support sprint planning while communicating timing around future key deadlines within our Agile process 
  • Owns Agile training for all new hires at the Agency 
  • Continued process development, documentation & training as it relates to closerlook’s Agile process 

 

Qualifications and Skills 

  • Bachelor's degree 
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ relevant experience 
  • Experience in agile methodologies 
  • Experience working in Jira software platform 
  • Demonstrate project management skills 
  • Prior experience in high-tech or software company operations is preferred 

 

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: 

  • Dealing with Ambiguity – Effectively copes with change; ability to shift gears; can decide and act without having the total picture; embraces when things are up in the air. 
  • Curiosity – Possess a high level of intellectual curiosity. 
  • Fast-paced – Must thrive in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Functional/Technical Skills – Has the functional and technical skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment. 
  • Informing – Provides information people need to know to do their jobs; provides individuals information so that they can make accurate decisions; is timely with information 
  • Learning on the Fly – Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes success and failures as clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything. 
  • Listening – Practices attentive and active listening; has the patience to hear people out; can accurately restate the opinions of others even when he/she disagrees. 
  • Skilled – Can marshal resources (people, funding, material or support) to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges information and files in a useful manner. 
  • Teamwork – Demonstrates teamwork skills, including mentoring and developing junior staff. 
  • Thought Partner – Ability to be a strong thought-partner to cross-functional colleagues. 
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An Insider's view of closerlook, inc.

What are some social events your company does?

Funny you should ask, as I am one of the super-secret members of our super-secret MIRTH committee. Basically, we are fun planners. Let’s see, dip/chili/baking contests, random pancake breakfasts, team potlucks, beach day in the middle of winter, and one time we had a hobby horse competition. Oh, and who can forget beer o’clock every Friday?!

Liz

Office Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

We are putting a heavy focus on creating progressive web apps since a majority of our end users are mobile users. It allows regular webpages to behave like a native app on a mobile device to make the experience as seamless as possible. We are also focusing on tools for sales reps so they are able to quickly yet effectively engage HCPs.

Binish

Interactive Lead, Manager

What are closerlook, inc. Perks + Benefits

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
All new hires to closerlook will participate in a half day Unconscious Bias training. Currently being offered twice per calendar year to capture new hires.
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
closerwe - our DEI group with our CEO as its Executive sponsor Women's Leadership - our empowerment group open to all of the women at closerlook Allyship - focused on building and being better alli
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
closerlook is committed to presenting hiring managers with candidate pools comprised of at least 50% diverse candidates and in we are 2021 launching a diverse internship program.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
closerlook offers both a HDHP/HSA plan and a traditional PPO plan. We offer a generous contribution towards your HSA!
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
onsite yoga, biometrics screenings and much more!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Maternity leave is paid at 100% for 12 weeks, we also offer a 2 week parental leave. We are thrilled to offer a return to work program, allowing new parents to ease back to work on a modified schedule
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Annual party celebrating our company's birthday, Summer Outings, Holiday Party.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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