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Scrum Master

| Chicago

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
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks

Location

Unbeatable office space in downtown Chicago, with views of the Chicago River and Navy Pier.

What are Hireology Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
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
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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