14 West

Jr. Scrum Master

Job ID 2020-2986
Job Locations
US-MD-Baltimore
Category
Information Technology

Overview

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Money Map Press is seeking a Jr. Scrum Master to join their team. 

Responsibilities

  • Defining Velocity: Organize hours/time spent on different kinds of work and per dev. and help give accurate estimates of scope for new projects.
  • Monitor the amount of time spent on proactive project creation vs. reactive bug fixes.
  • Help create strong lines of communication and reporting back to franchise leaders about progress.  
  • Help to work with ticket creators to improve description of priority and urgency.  
  • Help to shift priorities when unexpected deadlines come up to make sure the projects that are paused are the least vulnerable and are resumed afterwards.  
  • Help the team stay organized and accountable and refine who's working on what at all times.  We want the best devs doing what only they can do, as much as possible.
  • Acts as a buffer between the team and process overhead, so each team member can focus on the timely delivery of the project goals.
  • Assist with requirements gathering, documentation and the creation of business and technical solutions.
  • Lead and coach all Scrum ceremonies and continuing driving the adoption of Scrum core values across the organization.
  • Manage the release process by coordinating with developers, stakeholders, and QA to ensure a smooth process.
  • Schedule and facilitate ceremonies, daily scrum, sprint planning, sprint demo, retrospective, etc.
  • Work with Product Owners and Managers in Development and Operations to properly manage backlog refinement and sprint allocation.
  • Effectively inform Product Owner, stakeholders, and other interested parties of the scrum teams progress and activities.
  • Be an ambassador for organization on the adoption of PM platforms and tools such as JIRA.
  • Promoting development best-practices to the Delivery Team and the larger organization.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Communication, Engineering, or a related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Certified SCRUM Master with 2+ years of SCRUM experience.
  • 2-4 years of Project Management experience preferably managing Kanban and Scrum teams.
  • Familiarity with Project Management best practices and disciplines.
  • Prior knowledge and familiarity with PM systems such as JIRA and Confluence.
  • Prior experience implementing and utilizing Agile methodologies in direct support of technology programs.
  • CSM or equivalent certification is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills are a must.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully drive technology adoption.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing SCRUM / PM fundamentals and optimizing their performance.
  • Strong verbal, written, interpersonal communication and negotiation skills.
  • Proven servant leadership experience in IT solution delivery.
  • Solid understanding and experience with web technologies.
  • Knowledge of Systems Development Lifecycle and the Project Management Lifecycle.
  • Business savviness and emotional intelligence.
  • A willingness to work in an environment that is focused on continuous improvement.
  • Understanding of basic fundamentals of iterative development as well as backlog tracking and task definition.
  • Ability to rapidly prioritize competing requirements.
  • Attention to detail, quick learner, have a positive attitude, ability to multi-task, self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced environment.

Other Desired Qualifications

  • Prior experience working with web development teams is a huge plus.
  • DevOps expertise and knowledge
  • Scaled Agile (SAFe) or similar exposure.

 

Money Map Press offers competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, including medical and dental coverage, disability, group life insurance, 401(k), paid holidays, personal leave, and vacation.

 

If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to the link provided.

 

About Money Map Press

Money Map Press is a group of top experts focused on the global economy. Led by veteran publisher Mike Ward, they have one goal: to make investing profitable. Their subscribers get access to a team of investment experts with more than 250 years of combined experience who deliver analysis and actionable investing ideas to put subscribers on a path to greater wealth.

Working there can be heaven on Earth for someone who is hungry to learn and have a fun, fulfilling career.

But it’s not the place for everyone...

One of the qualities you need to possess to make it at Money Map Press is drive. And we mean “through-the-roof” kind of drive. The kind of drive that can – and has, actually – double a company’s size and revenues in just 18 months.

If passion drives everything you do, Money Map Press is looking for you.

 

Money Map Press is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all applicable Federal, State and local employment laws. No question in this Application is intended to elicit information in violation of any such law, nor will any information obtained in response to any question be used in violation of any such law. Applicants with disabilities who require a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and/or interview process may contact us at here@14west.us to arrange for such accommodation.

 

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