Scrum Master at Hireology (Chicago, IL)
Hireology’s technology empowers businesses to build great teams. Over the last eight years, we’ve grown from a startup to a market-leading organization with over 175 team members and built an award-winning culture that makes this company an amazing place to work. It’s with that in mind that Hireology is looking to add a Scrum Master to our team.
Reporting to our VP of Engineering, the Scrum Master will be responsible for assisting our Engineering teams and Product Managers in the planning and delivery of our technology projects. We are looking for a candidate who is focused on continuous improvement, has great problem-solving skills, and a proven track record for hitting project milestones.
As our Scrum Master, you’ll be responsible for:
Participates in multiple cross-functional project teams.
Supports project teams in monitoring the execution, progress, and risks of Engineering project deliverables and overall program elements.
Coordinates project meetings, communicates status, readiness, business issues, technical issues, resource requirements and their resolution across functional teams and management.
Facilitates and organizes daily stand-up meetings, sprint sizing and planning, retrospectives, and demonstrations
Collaborates with Product Managers, and Engineering team leads to plan releases and ensure backlog maintenance
Tracks teams velocity and project release schedules
Identifies and helps to removes any obstacles that prevents the Engineering team from attaining sprint goals
Reports project progress, team status and issues to project stakeholders and management team
Fosters a culture of continuous improvement, creativity, and innovation
Aids project teams with determining suitable commitments for stories, defects, and tasks
Coordinates and schedules the execution of deliverables across multiple teams
So what kind of person are we looking for in this role? We have a pretty unique culture here at Hireology, and the person who will be successful in this role will be:
Results-Driven: Must have a proven record of driving results in high-growth companies and must have an inner drive to succeed
Time Management Guru: The Scrum Master role is one that will pull you in multiple directions and you must be able to prioritize and manage your time. The ideal candidate will naturally be able to differentiate urgent, important, and urgently important tasks.
Ability to influence others to achieve results
Skilled leading and working with geographically distributed teams
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Advanced problem analysis and problem-solving skills
Ability to adapt and be flexible in a dynamic environment
Candidate must be self-motivated and work independently with limited supervision
Strong organization, and time management skills
Bachelors degree or equivalent preferred, but not essential
Project management experience (PMP certification a plus) with proven history of delivering software projects
Certified Scrum Master and 2+ years of Scrum Master experience or Agile methodologies preferred
So what can you expect after you apply? You will:
Take a brief true/false survey. Be sure to check your email after you apply.
Have a phone conversation with someone on our Recruiting team. This is a high-level conversation about you, but also a good opportunity for you to learn more about us.
Meet with our Engineering team. This will be an opportunity for us to get an idea of how you got to where you are, and if where you want to go lines up with where we are going.
Provide us some references. We use our automated reference check system for this, so you just give us some names, they fill out a survey, and we are all set.
Speak with a member of our senior leadership team. If you have made it this far, just be yourself, and everything will be fine.