Scrum Master

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What We Do

At Kalderos, we are building unifying technologies that bring transparency, trust, and equity to the entire healthcare community. We are on a mission to solve systemic problems of the healthcare system, redefining how the business of healthcare performsTM. We measure our success when we can empower all of healthcare to focus more on improving the health of people.

To learn more: https://www.kalderos.com/company/about 

Who We Are Looking For

If you think you meet some of the list below, but not everything, that’s perfectly fine! We encourage you to apply regardless. At Kalderos, we know talent comes in many forms, and we’re willing to look beyond a set of rigid criteria to find the right teammate.

BIG PICTURE

With the goal of being crowned king of the Drug Discount Manager category, it is essential that Kalderos moves rapidly to launch a new version of our core product, Grappa, that will allow Kalderos to expand our auditing and point-of-sale chargeback functions to additional discount programs large US pharma companies participate in. In addition, government focus on drug pricing means solutions that enable new ways of facilitating discounted pricing between the manufacturer and the patient must be designed, developed, and launched rapidly as we continue to service our existing clients with efficient, organized, and performant data management solutions..

By enabling new types of direct-to-patient and value-based pricing arrangements to be implemented, and by building a smart infrastructure that ensures the right price or discount be applied to the right transaction, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do something that benefits patients.

THE SPECIFICS

The scrum master is the team role responsible for ensuring Scrum teams live agile values and principles and follow the processes and practices that the team agreed they would use. The person filling this role will lead from a position of influence, often taking a servant-leadership stance to increase team efficiency, motivate the team and champion changes to ensure quality and timeliness. 

What impact you’ll have

  • Guides the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values with a strong customer focus
  • Assesses and coaches the team and organization to higher levels of maturity at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization
  • Assists with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and disseminating information
  • Works as a servant leader, putting the needs of the entire team before that of themselves and helping others perform to the best of their abilities.
  • Builds a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or judgement with an emphasis on healing and problem-solving
  • Supports and educates the Product Owner, especially on grooming and maintaining the product backlog
  • Ensures that the vision of the Product Owner - including goals, scope, and the context of the product - are understood by everyone on the Scrum team
  • Ensures that the development team members and Product Owner adhere to fundamental Scrum concepts
  • Helps the Product Owner and development team understand the estimating and release planning process utilizing user stories, story point estimates and velocity
  • Assists the Product Owner and development team understand how user stories, bugs and tasks are utilized on the product backlog
  • Ensures the DoD (Definition of done) and DoR (Definition of Ready) are defined and being followed
  • Facilitates Scrum ceremonies and ensures that each development team member is engaged and participating during each ceremony
  • Helps the development team understand the Scrum framework 
  • Coaches the development team on how to become self-organizing and cross-functional 
  • Ensures effective communication between the Product Owner and the development team
  • Helps the team members identify impediments and takes responsibility for ensuring impediments are resolved as quickly and efficiently as possible
  • Protects the development team from outside distractions
  • Track project performance, specifically analyzing the successful completion of short and long-term goals

What you’ll bring

  • Experience as a Scrum Master  for at least 2-4 years for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.
  • Proven working experience in Product Management 
  • Knowledge of various data matrices to show progress (high-level and granular: burndown, Sprint Report, Kanban board, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Scrum techniques and artifacts: DoD, DoR, Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, PSI, etc. 
  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches: SAFe, LeSS, Lean, Kanban, Scrumban, etc. 
  • Experience in Jira 
  • CSM or PSM1 certification encouraged
  • Excellent organizational, communication and mentoring skills
  • Software product development familiarity and experience

Company Perks 

  • Excellent Compensation
  • Assistance for WFH setup
  • 401K plan with matching
  • Healthcare Benefits
  • Flexible Schedule and a fair PTO system that allows for a healthy work life balance
  • Opportunity to work on new technologies and learn new skills
  • Celebration, education, and training reimbursement
  • Guidance from a transparent leadership team

Personal Attributes

  • You have an established ability to Interpret data by means of various methodologies.
  • You are comfortable working at a company that celebrates failure, and rewards success.
  • Your team loves working with you. Your colleagues love working with you. Your manager cannot understand how they ever lived without you.
  • You can set operational targets and coordinate a cross-functional effort to achieve those targets.
  • You motivate others. You communicate clearly. You inspire your coworkers.
  • You identify problems and are thoughtful about communicating the problem with the larger team, ensuring the problems are corrected early.
  • You are a collaborative, hardworking, problem solver, who leads by example.
  • You are way above average, and only want to work at a place that is nowhere near average.
  • You understand that you would not be successful without the team, and you are grateful to your team members who participated in the company and your success
  • You understand that continuous self-improvement is part of life and are willing to accept areas where you could be better and be willing to put in the work to improve yourself and those around you.

To learn more: https://www.kalderos.com/company/culture

Kalderos is an equal opportunity workplace.  We are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or veteran status.

Due to the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kalderos has decided to protect our current and future employees by shifting to an entirely remote workforce. We will continue to operate, interview, onboard, and work remotely. Please be aware that some of our roles will not be remote long-term and will return to an office setting once we're safe to do so following the guidance of local health authorities and the CDC.

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Location

Looking over the Chicago River, we’re located in a WeWork in the heart of Chicago’s downtown.

An Insider's view of Kalderos

What's something quirky about your company?

Our culture encourages individuality and strong opinions. There is never a shortage of thoughtful recommendations or particular preferences. All of these differences make our conversations lively - but always progressing towards our goal of bringing transparency and trust to the healthcare space.

Allison

Client Relationship Manager

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

As a front end developer, I'm building technology to help improve our customer's experience with our product. Some of the challenges I face involve ensuring what I build integrates effectively with the applications of my cross functional peers. When a problems arise, I know we have an amazing & knowledgeable group of people I can count on.

Sean

Lead Developer

How does the company support your career growth?

We’re a team of smart, passionate and self-directed professionals who thrive on creativity and innovation. Our approach is to foster an environment where people can be constantly expanding their technical skill set and pitch in to solve problems as they discover them -- which results in greater, broader responsibility and professional advancement.

Dave

CTO

What is your vision for the company?

Kalderos is a purpose-driven group of multidisciplinary collaborators -- our purpose is to bring transparency to one of the most opaque parts of the healthcare system. Our solutions will empower all stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem to focus on improving the well-being of people, rather than financial engineering.

Micah

COO

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our vibe is a combination of trust, collaboration, and stimulation. We’re a young company with big ideas, super smart people, and an eagerness to make some real change. The general attitude is -- be yourself, dress how you want, and get ready to solve some big problems.

Matt

Product Designer

What are Kalderos Perks + Benefits

Kalderos Benefits Overview

We are looking for people that are committed to fulfilling the Kalderos mission and vision. We understand that our employees are the most important asset we have in accomplishing our goals and we believe in providing our employees a robust set of benefits to balance their health, finances, and work/life.

Health: We believe that all of our Kalderos team members deserve access to quality health plans and the options to find one that fits you and your family’s needs.

Finance: We know that there is a lot to worry about when trying to balance your current and future personal
finances and have provided a number of benefits to help alleviate some of the concerns.

Work/Life: We value the time and effort that our employees put into making Kalderos a success and want to make sure that we provide employees benefits to most effectively manage your lives outside of work.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Kalderos is proud to be based in Chicago and to be part of the growing local economy of tech companies. Diversity and inclusion are part of our core values at Kalderos and we are excited to influence
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
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
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Kalderos offers two plans through Aetna and MetLife.
Vision Benefits
Kalderos offers two plans through Aetna Vision and Metlife Vision.
Health Insurance Benefits
Kalderos offers four comprehensive plans through Aetna. Additional coverage includes free membership to One Medical, Health Advocate and Teledoc.
Life Insurance
Kalderos offers supplemental life insurance through MetLife.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Kalderos offers a fully-vested matching contribution of 100% on the first 3% of employee deferrals, plus 50% on the next 2% deferred
Company Equity
Kalderos offers stock options as part of our standard compensation package.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
At Kalderos, we are focused on getting things done, not on the hours you spend on getting things done.
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Kalderos offers a self directed, fair PTO policy. We have a minimum number of PTO days (10) for employees but no maximum.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Kalderos offers pre-tax dollars to pay for your commute on the L or Metra.
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Kalderos is partnering with Doordash to give us a subscription to DashPass. Your DashPass subscription has several benefits, including $0 delivery fees, reduced service fees, and many more.
Happy Hours
At Kalderos, we like to celebrate all of our successes whether big or small. We don’t think the small ones ever get enough recognition, that is why we make sure to celebrate them every Thursday.
Fitness Subsidies
We have an on-site gym with a one-time initiation fee.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
We offer a $250.00 home office stipend.
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Kalderos hosts monthly lunch and learns lead by our leadership and teammates.
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Kalderos wants to foster a culture of continuous personal exploration and improvement - we offer money to develop new skills, refine existing skills, and explore areas of growth for your development.
Paid industry certifications
Our continuing education stipend gives each employee $500/yr to use towards a course, textbook, or some other form of education.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Beyond our fair PTO policy, flexible working schedule, collaborative work environment, continuous education stipend and weekly happy hours we also are proud to offer a celebration stipend because we believe in celebrating successes whenever they are a part of life or work.

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