Scrum Master

| Chicago

 Adage is a web and software development firm located in downtown Chicago that specializes in creating web, eCommerce and mobile solutions. We are a growing company and are looking for experienced Scrum Masters who will empower our teams as servant leaders to work towards continual improvement. As a Scrum Master you will be working with teams to facilitate planning and execution of client projects through full project lifecycle.   

What you’ll do:

  • Manage multiple scrum teams (1 – 2) as Scrum Master, collaborating with Product Owners, design, and development teams on project workflow
  • Assist in communicating and mitigating cross-team dependencies to maintain team velocity
  • Facilitate all necessary team meetings (sprint planning, daily standups, feedback meetings, sprint reviews/retrospectives, etc.)
  • Collaborate with Scrum teams and Product Owners in developing sprint reports and workflows
  • Guide the team on how to get the most of out of self-organization 
  • Facilitate estimation meetings using relative effort estimation techniques
  • Work with team to determine technical debt and dependencies
  • Provide support to the team using a servant leadership style and leading by example

 

We want someone who has:

  • 3-6 years or more of Scrum Master and/or agile coaching experience
  • Experience in the Scrum Master role for at least one year for a software development team that was diligently applying 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 patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: burn-down techniques, retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.)
  • Strong understanding of software development lifecycle (plan, design, development, testing, and deployment) and have worked with both business and technology teams
  • Has a background in content management systems, ecommerce, or other digital technologies
  • Has provided agile training to clients and stakeholders
  • Consulting experience a major plus
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) a plus

 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • AxureDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • FigmaDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • EpiServerCMS
    • Microsoft DynamicsCRM
    • Real MagnetEmail

Location

Our office is along the river between Madison and Monroe. We're conveniently located to the train stations and public transit, steps from West Loop.
10 South Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL 60606

Insider's spotlight

What's something quirky about your company?

Every year for March Madness we do a bracketed Bake Off tournament with prizes for 1st place and runner up. It's a tradition that's 5 years strong and something everyone looks forward to every year.

Brianna Heschel

Recruiting Assistant

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Adage encourages cross-team collaboration through departmental ‘confabs’. Those weekly meetings allow people to share knowledge, ideas, and best practices with people in similar roles so that we can still collaborate with those who we don’t work with day-to-day. We also do book clubs, Lunch & Learns and guru groups to exchange ideas.

Victoria Deresz

Talent Operations Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Adage has done a great job of supporting my professional development from my first day as a developer fresh out of school all the way to my current role of managing a team of Devs. There are always occasions to pick up a new technical concept or work on skills outside of your comfort zone, and Adage really allows us to explore these opportunities.

Glenn Lalas

Developer Manager

What are Adage Technologies Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Adage offers Health FSA and Dependent Care FSA so that you can take care of those out-of-pocket costs with pre-tax dollars.
Dental Benefits
Adage uses MetLife dental and pays 90% of the premiums for employees, spouses, and dependents.
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
We participate in Blue Cross Blue Shield and offer HMO and PPO plan options. Adage pays 90% of the premiums for employees, spouses, and dependents.
Life Insurance
Adage provides life insurance at no cost to employees, with benefit up to $50,000
Onsite Gym
Our in-building gym has machines, free weights, and a studio with on-demand fitness classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Adage offers a 401k plan that you can start contributing to immediately
401(K) Matching
After 1 year of service, Adage makes a 3% match of your compensation package into your 401k
Performance Bonus
Adage provides quarterly profit-sharing bonuses based on company and team performance
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
We offer flexible schedules outside of core hours (10am-4pm)
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Adage offers 15 days paid vacation per year, and after 2 years that goes up to 20 days per year
Paid Holidays
We observe 8 paid holidays each year and include 1 additional floating holiday to use on any other holiday, including your birthday
Paid Sick Days
Adage offers unlimited sick time- take it as you need it
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Some people like to wear dress shirts, some people like to wear jeans and sneakers
Commuter Benefits
Adage offers pre-tax commuter benefits for CTA and Metra
Company Outings
At Adage we "Enjoy the Journey" as much as possible, with quarterly outings, holiday parties and an annual employee retreat, APEX.
Stocked Kitchen
We've got the snacks and drinks to keep you going throughout the day. We're stocked with soda, LaCroix, a coffee machine that makes lattes and espressos, and a smorgasbord of brain food and treats.
Some Meals Provided
Between Lunch & Learns, Quarterly Update Presentations, Project Celebrations, holidays and employee appreciation events
Happy Hours
Adage hosts monthly Happy Hours so our employees have the chance to kick back and get to know one another outside of teams
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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