Scrum Master at Hireology (Chicago, IL)

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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.

Essential Requirements:

  • 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

Desirable Requirements:

  • 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.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks

Location

Unbeatable office space in downtown Chicago, with views of the Chicago River and Navy Pier. Our Chicago office is currently in a hybrid working model!

What are Hireology Perks + Benefits

Hireology Benefits Overview

Health, Dental & Vision Insurance now kicks in on your first day!!!

Hireology offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance plans, matching 401(k) including Roth, unlimited discretionary time off, paid mental health days, paid parental leave, commuter and parking benefits, open and collaborative workspace, free onsite gym, and professional development programs including formal mentorship and job shadowing. We seriously want this to be the BEST place you've ever worked, and our benefits support that effort!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Hireology offers two paid volunteer days, as well as, company-wide volunteer events.
Partners with Nonprofits
Re:work and Upward Global, The Urban Alliance, Brave
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Hireology has designated “culture ambassadors,” employees from across the company who embody our core values, assist with company activities, and promote team engagement.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
All employees participate in anti-harassment and discrimination training on an annual basis.
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
we have a 100% employee lead DEI Council that promotes and supports all diversity initiatives, from group discussions on slack, to volunteer and donation matching events - we do it all!
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Health benefits kick on on your FIRST day.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Hireology provides gym membership discounts, as well as, Divvy membership discounts.
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Hireology employees are encouraged to use one paid mental health day a month and are given access to an employee assistance program that provides mental health resources and access to counseling.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes full-time remote for specific positions and the ability to work remotely on occasion, as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Snacks galore!
Some Meals Provided
Free lunch on Tuesdays in the office! We order catering on Tuesdays from minority-owned and local restaurants. We always keep healthy options that can make for a quick lunch.
Happy Hours
Parking
We have parking spots available upon request
Recreational Clubs
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
$50/month directly to your paychecks
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
We offer an educational budget that can be used for applicable tuition reimbursements!
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

True work-life-balance! (unlimited PTO helps)

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