12 Mar 2018

Full-Time Scrum Master/Agile Project Manager

Catchafire – Posted by CatchafireNew York, New York, United States

Job Description


Catchafire is looking for a Scrum Master / Agile Project Manager who is passionate about coaching teams and evangelizing scrum and agile principles. Our teams are actively evolving our agile framework and looking for an advocate to embody and drive this evolution. The ideal Scrum Master will have the experience and excitement to continuously improve the way we develop and deliver with the flexibility to cater these principles to teams’ needs.

It’s an exciting time here at Catchafire as we double-down on our goal to develop world-class products and launch them successfully to our audience of passionate volunteers and inspiring nonprofits.

Our dream candidate has had experience in a variety of software development methodologies with an emphasis on Agile (kanban, scrum, or others). He or she is a problem solver who cares about the well-being of the team, and communicates extremely well. The ideal candidate thrives in multidisciplinary teams, and can support the needs of design, product, technology as well as internal collaborators across sales & marketing, accounts and customer service.

  • Act as Scrum Master for one or multiple teams, providing a learning environment to maximize team efficacy and overall business value
  • Managing prep, failication and outcomes for sprint ceremonies including Stand-up, Grooming, Planning, Demos, Retrospective, etc…
  • Ensuring team progress by helping to remove obstacles, connect dependencies, smooth complexities and support decision making
  • Emphasize code quality through small, focused user stories; assist teams with a hands-on servant leader approach from inception to delivery of our work
  • Challenge, coach, and guide the organization using agile and lean principles, experimenting with processes and tools that encourage continuous improvement
  • Facilitate transparency, communication and collaboration across internal teams (sales, marketing, accounts, customer service, etc… ) via formal and informal channels
  • Plan and coordinate more complex deliverables via feature planning, QA planning, launch planning and agile timeline management
  • Create metrics to provide teams and the organization with relevant feedback on velocity, quality, and overall impact of our efforts
  • You are a strong communicator who enjoys the daily challenge of partnering to make our teams and processes better
  • You are a passionate student of Scrum, Lean, Kanban, and other Agile development techniques and constantly seeking new methods and improvements
  • Your finger is on the pulse of the best-in-class technologies and tools available in the marketplace for agile development
  • You are motivated by the Catchafire vision and have a natural hunger to understand our products and our users’ experience
  • Most of these phrases describe you well: analytical problem-solver · effective negotiator · natural facilitator · strong arbitrator · self-motivated self-starter · continuous improver · entrepreneurial thinker · comfortable with change
  • 3+ years of experience as a Scrum Master
  • 5-7 years managing teams and projects via an agile approach
  • BS/BA + CSM (Certified Scrum Master) or comparable
  • Comfort building and managing workflows of Agile systems (Trello, Jira, etc…).
  • Experience managing multidisciplinary teams across tech, product, design and client facing stakeholders.
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Comprehensive benefits including medical & dental

How to Apply

If our values resonate with you, email your resume to careers@catchafire.org. Please specify "Scrum Master" or "Agile Project Manager" in the subject, and please include short answers to the following questions: (1) Why do you want to work at Catchafire? (2) What is your personal philosophy on work? This position is based in New York City.

Job Categories: Technology
Job Types: Full-Time

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