Scrum Master

| Chicago

About Us

Venmo was founded on the principles of breaking down the intimidating barriers around financial transactions to make them intuitive, friendly, and even fun. And it worked: people love sending money with Venmo, and we’re growing by leaps and bounds!

But we’re only just getting started. We want to take that magic of sending money with Venmo and cascade it into every place where people use money. That means connecting people to their money in the most intuitive and fun way possible, then connecting people with each other. Users already love Venmo, but we know there are lots of things we haven’t thought of to make the experience of using Venmo even more delightful and valuable. All that’s going to take a lot of figuring out. Let’s figure it out together!

Engineering at Venmo

At Venmo, we are creating a product that people love. We strive to create a delightful user experience while connecting the world and empowering people through payments. We are looking for intellectually curious people who want to be inspired and inspire others to change the world.

Engineering is a craft, and at Venmo we want the internals of our software to be as elegant as the end user experience we are designing. We spend our days scaling our infrastructure and building new features to meet and exceed our user’s needs and wants. We teach and learn from one another, and push each other to be at our creative and analytical bests.

Scrum Master at Venmo

A Scrum Master at Venmo guides an Agile team to ensure that agreed upon processes are understood/adhered, helps identify/eliminate impediments along the way, enables a safe/trusting environment for continuous flow with continual improvement and supports the team as a true servant leader.

What You’ll Do

  • Guiding the team on Agile principles and values to enable a more self-organized team
  • Assessing the Agile Maturity of the team and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team
  • Training the team to plan multiple sprints ahead leveraging velocity metrics as a guide
  • Helping to identify/eliminate impediments for the team as well as guiding the team to do the same
  • Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame or retribution with an emphasis on problem solving
  • Facilitating discussions to enable collective/inclusive decision making as well as help with conflict resolution
  • Assisting with internal and external communication while maintaining/improving transparency of information
  • Supporting the Product Owner - especially with respect to refinement and maintaining the team backlog
  • Providing support to the team as a servant leader - leading by example

What We’re Looking For

  • 4-6 years experience playing the Scrum Master role in a software development team where Agile principles and values were diligently applied
  • Team player, energetic personality, quality minded, focused, committed, able to work independently in a fast paced, changing environment
  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • High organizational/interpersonal skills with the ability to self manage priorities and manage multiple inflight priorities
  • Data and metrics driven
  • Passion for Agile SAFe methodology

How to Really Get Our Attention

  • Certified SAFe Scrum Master or Certified SAFe Advanced Scrum Master

We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates. Please don't hesitate to apply.

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River North is a lively neighborhood in the Near North Side. It boasts luxe shops and eateries, plus posh nightclubs and cocktail bars.

What are Venmo Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Eligible employees get 20 days of paid sabbatical after 5 years of working at the company.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per week.
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
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