Scrum Master

Engineering/IT Remote, United States


Description

Position at LeadVenture

About Us:

LeadVenture is the market-leading SaaS provider of digital retailing, eCommerce, digital marketing and eCatalog solutions for dealerships across 12 industry verticals including powersports, marine, RV, pre-owned auto, agriculture and more. We host more than 20,000 dealership online storefronts with numerous layered apps such as inventory management, lead management, email marketing, eCommerce and many more. These digital storefronts connect dealers with online shoppers through best-in-market online consumer experiences. Our solutions enable optimal inventory merchandising while maximizing qualified lead generation. We collect and publish data on millions of vehicles and parts for hundreds of catalog and aftermarket providers—including OEM and aftermarket parts, garments and accessories—and syndicate data to popular marketplaces like eBay, Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, Amazon, Walmart and others. We are recommended by nearly 200 OEMs to their dealer networks, including BRP, Polaris, Goodyear and many more. 

Our family of brands includes Dealer Spike, ARI Network Services, Inc. (ARI), Dealer Car Search, TCS Technologies, Net Driven, Direct Communications, Inc. (DCi), Auction123, Powersports Support and Interact RV. Each one is an industry leader in driving consumer engagement and maximizing lead generation for dealers. LeadVenture’s 1,100 team members around the world wake up each day thinking about how to help our local, independent dealers around the world grow their businesses. Our investors include the private equity firms True Wind Capital and TA Associates. 

About the Role:

 Are you an experienced scrum master who has lead and coached software development teams? LeadVenture is looking for a scrum master / project coordinator to facilitate daily scrums, work with product owners to help analyze business requirements, develop epics and stories, lead release and sprint planning, and perform retrospective meetings. You will help coach the development team in Agile processes and work with the product owners to develop stories across multiple applications, mitigate blockers, and refine the project backlogs. On occasion, some projects will use other Agile methodologies which will require a solid understanding of software project management principles. You will be working across multiple teams and projects, so you must be very organized and have excellent communication skills.

Responsibilities

  • Facilitate daily scrums, weekly backlog refinement, reviews and retrospectives.
  • Coach scrum teams in the use of Agile and Scrum framework practices, while helping the teams to achieve higher levels of Scrum maturity.
  • Assist the Product Owner with backlog refinement, functional and technical creation and vetting of epics and stories, story development and cohesion within and across individual applications, and product roadmap assistance.
  • Remove impediments and coach the scrum team on removing impediments.
  • Facilitate communication within and across individual Scrum teams.
  • Work with manager and scrum teams to facilitate development using both Scrum and Kanban approaches.
  • Serve as liaisons between technical and non-technical departments to ensure that all targets and requirements are met.
  • Participate in the continuous improvement of the JIRA workflow and metrics derived from the tool to further the team’s insights and productivity.
  • Help coordinate with external development teams and product owners.
  • Organize team-level wiki and other information radiators.
  • Develop project documentation as needed for users and maintenance.
  • Anticipates and communicates issues, big and small, in a professional manner.
  • Understands project risks and finds ways to mitigate them.
  • Communicates proactively.
  • Enjoys functional and technical project challenges.
  • Thrives under pressure.
  • Drives process improvement and refinement.
  • Works with minimal supervision.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • 3-5 years of experience as a scrum master for agile development teams, preferably using both both Scrum and Kanban.
  • 3-5+ years web development experience.
  • Comfortable coaching newer teams through agile adoption.
  • Strong understanding of applied agile using different frameworks and tools.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience in full SDLC principles.
  • Advanced understanding of software development processes, frameworks, and methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, and Waterfall.
  • Proven ability to navigate complex organizations in the mid-size range.
  • Proficiency in both written and verbal communication with demonstrated ability to effectively and regularly interface with project owners and stakeholders.
  • Independent judgement and problem solving of complex problems.
  • Ability to solve long-term and short-term problems.
  • Attention to detail and able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong level of comfort working with geographically distributed, full-time remote teams.
  • Initiative and desire to leave things better than found.
  • Exhibits a friendly and helpful manner and can work under self-direction or as part of team.
  • Exceptional integrity, honesty, and trustworthiness.
  • Proficiency with Jira and Confluence preferred.
  • Professional Scrum Master certification (PSM I+, CSM).


Technical Skills

Required

  • Intermediate understanding of programming techniques independent of programming languages.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in C#, ASP.NET.
  • Ability to be proficient in any language/environment.
  • Experience working with relational databases (e.g., SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL).
  • Intermediate experience with REST and web services.
  • Intermediate understanding of MVC, MVVM, CQRS, and Repository Pattern.
  • Strong web development skills including HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, and core client-side libraries.
  • Experience with source/version control (e.g., Git, Bitbucket, TFS, or other similar tools).
  • Intermediate experience with Angular and jQuery.

 

Desired

  • Experience with continuous integration (e.g. Jenkins, TeamCity, or other similar tools)
  • Experience with continuous delivery (e.g., OctopusDeploy)
  • DevOps skills
  • AWS
  • .NET Core
  • Angular
  • AngularJS
  • Node.js
  • Elastic Search
  • Solr
  • ELK Server
  • MongoDB
  • Docker

LeadVenture provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, LeadVenture complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

LeadVenture expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of LeadVenture’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.