Arity
Chicago, IL

Sr Agile Delivery Leader at Arity (Chicago, IL)

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Founded by The Allstate Corporation in 2016, Arity is a data and analytics company focused on improving transportation. We collect and analyze enormous amounts of data, using predictive analytics to build solutions with a single goal in mind: to make transportation smarter, safer and more useful for everyone.

At the heart of that mission are the people that work here—the dreamers, doers and difference-makers that call this place home. As part of that team, your work will showcase both your intelligence and your creativity as you tackle real problems and put your talents towards transforming transportation.

That’s because at Arity, we believe work and life shouldn’t be at odds with one another. After all, we know that your unique qualities give you a unique perspective. We don’t just want you to see yourself here. We want you to be yourself here.
 

 

The Team

 

The Project Delivery Group of Arity is responsible for collaborating across the organization to help deliver our cutting-edge products to new markets.  We thrive in a fast-paced, Agile environment that requires driving to get things done.

 

 

 

The Role

 

The Sr Agile Scrum Master is accountable for leading all aspects of a project. This includes pursuit and/or project delivery including scope, timelines, resources, budget, risks and issues, relationships, and communication. It is the Sr Agile Scrum Master's responsibility to ensure the project is delivered on time, within budget, and meets or exceeds quality expectations.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Directs strategic initiatives or DCIO level project/programs of the highest complexity and impact
  • Demonstrates mastery of best practices in project management and communication processes and contributes to the improvement of these processes at Allstate
  • Demonstrates thought leadership in problem solving, staff development and effective interaction with senior management
  • Takes the lead role in highly pressurized situations when there is a need to communicate critical project information while remaining sensitive to organizational politics
  • Trains project management techniques and leads by example in raising the level of performance in the PMO
  • Manages total concurrent projects summing over 15,000 hours but may be less based on other complexity factors
  • Customizes solutions for complex issues typically involving DCIO or enterprise level considerations
  • Drives agenda and facilitate projects/program steering committee meetings
  • Drives project execution. Provides direction and oversight throughout project lifecycle to project team to meet applicable business requirements
  • Engages appropriate stakeholders in risk identification and mitigation
  • Assesses and reports health of all projects in an objective manner, maintains project transparency and accurate status; keeps managers, delivery area and portfolio managers informed
  • Proactively identifies, resolves, and escalates (as needed) projects/program risks/issues to manager, portfolio manager and delivery area as needed
  • Proactively plans staffing and makes dynamic adjustments to maximize resource efficiencies and achieve project results
  • Maintains resource allocation throughout the project
  • Identifies, coordinates, and communicates project dependency impact
  • Coordinates department requirements on cross-functional projects and with vendors
  • Coordinates, documents, and communicates project plans and requirements
  • Provides feedback on team member competencies
  • Accountable for understanding business objectives and how the projects/program delivers them; driving adjustments in projects/program to more effectively achieve desired business results
  • Adapts and responds to changes both inside and outside the projects/program
  • Ability to predict risk areas, design mitigation/contingency strategies and execute on these strategies to avoid issues
  • Ability to lead across a wide variety of project types
  • Demonstrates expertise in critical project areas, including the core components of resources, planning, communication, risk, project integration management, scope management, time management, cost management, quality management, and leadership.
  • Trains others in project management techniques.
  • Provides thought leadership and interacts with senior management to keep them informed, and facilitates project completion through effective communication.
  • Consistently expedites the delivery of products and services in a creative and imaginative manner while setting a standard for others.
  • Often takes a lead role in highly pressurized situations when there is a need to communicate critical project information.

 

 

 

 

Qualifications

 

  • Scrum Master Certified (Preferred but not required)
  • Education: MBA (Preferred but not required)
  • Experience: 10+ years of project management experience in multiple technology environments and/or consulting experience in Technology Solutions
  • PMP Certification (Preferred but not required)
  • Demonstrated track record in delivering multiple complex projects and/or programs as well as managing/mentoring of project managers with a strong focus on execution
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and facilitation skills for communicating at all levels; including strong presentation skills
  • Demonstrate expert skills in team leadership and conflict management
  • Strong people oversight and mentoring skills
  • Strong consultative, customer focus skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Visio, Project, PowerPoint, SharePoint)

 

 

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Where we are

Arity's located in the Merchandise Mart, the heart of Chicago's tech scene. Mobility is what we do & you can find us using all forms to get to work.

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • PandasLibraries
    • Sci-KitLearnLibraries
    • NumpyLibraries
    • MatplotlibLibraries
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • PysparkFrameworks
    • HiveFrameworks
    • ImpalaFrameworks
    • KafkaFrameworks
    • NiFiFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • OracleDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • AxureDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • MuralDesign
    • SmaplyDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • Pivotal TrackerManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • TrackerManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM
    • PardotCRM
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What are Arity Perks + Benefits

Arity Benefits Overview

Arity was founded by The Allstate Corporation, but you’ll be working for—and at—Arity. It’s the best of both worlds. You’ll get access to the full suite of Allstate benefits and work in a fast-paced startup culture. That’s more than just free breakfasts, brain breaks and ping pong. It’s a culture that encourages you to be you.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
We also provide a cash balance pension benefit, at no cost, to eligible employees based on their eligible compensation and years of service with the company. Employees are vested after 3 years.
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Arity offers up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year for any employee eligible under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Looking for more info? You can find details here: https://www.allstategoodlife.com.

An Insider's view of Arity

What’s the vibe like in the office?

At Arity, you’re encouraged to see yourself here and be yourself here. When you walk through the door, you are part of something bigger than yourself and are empowered to be better than when you first start here. The space and culture facilitate collaboration & are designed to spark innovation.

Erica, Steph & Rachel

Culture Team

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

The mission of our team is to derive meaningful events and features from raw telematics data, with a mix of physics, signal processing, machine learning, & experimentation. Derived from big data, we're developing best-in-class solutions for collision and distracted driving detection which is disrupting the mobility space.

Venu & Kyle

Data Scientists, Advanced Sensor Insights Team

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Arity supports my career growth by not only having a multitude of resources at my fingertips but by providing the right support structure to make it easy for my manager and me to have development conversations. I’m able to make succinct goals and really follow through.

Baily

People Strategy Consultant

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

At Arity, we solve problems that impact society. Arity Engineering plays a critical role in developing products that incorporate capabilities our customers want with solutions they need. When a customer has a challenge, we leverage the group’s collective learning to work towards an optimized solution. We rarely come across something we can’t solve.

Emad

Vice President, Engineering

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Cross-functional collaboration is built into how we work and develop products on a daily basis. At Arity, we are one team coming together to achieve our goals, continuously innovate and drive the industry forward.

David

Product Owner, Insurance

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