Scrum Master

Information Technology Roseville, California


Description

ABOUT LOANPAL

We are the world-positive lender. Our mission is to connect billions of dollars of capital to millions of homeowners that want to convert their outdated houses into modern, smart, energy-efficient homes. By unlocking access to numerous products that help people achieve a more sustainable lifestyle, we are revolutionizing the $350 billion+ home improvement industry. As such, we have become the financial ecosystem for mission-driven businesses who need fast and frictionless lending to empower their customers, and we help consumers save money with our modern lending technology.

As part of our world-positive initiative, we are also the official sponsor of GivePower – a foundation that uses solar energy and storage technologies to deliver the most essential community services to regions of the world that need it most.

If you have an unstoppable desire to make a meaningful impact on our planet and help mission-driven businesses and consumers achieve a more sustainable future, join us.

The Role

In Agile, the Scrum Master is a challenging position as they care about the team functionality. Scrum Master is responsible for monitoring the scrum processes and scrum meetings. They increase team efficiency, motivates the team, spin, argues for changes that will ensure quality and timeliness. They ensure the DoD (Definition of done) is being followed.

Essential Duties

  • Guiding the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to delight customers.


  • Guiding the team on how to get the most out of self-organization.


  • Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team, organization and meets the needs of the business


  • Actively removes impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.


  • Build a trusting, safe and unified environment where problems/concerns can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on healing and problem-solving.


  • Facilitating getting the work done ideally without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.


  • Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.


  • Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information


  • Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially on grooming and maintaining the product backlog.


  • Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example.

Qualifications

  • Experience in playing the Scrum Master role for 3 – 5 years year for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.

  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.

  • Very diverse and profound set of communications skills. Can communicate effectively and easily with Developers, Partners and Executives.

  • Knowledge of various well-documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach(example: numerous Burndown technologies, various Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.).


Preferred Skills/Experience (Any of these is a plus):
  • Experience is playing the Scrum Master role for at least two years for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory. (Adjust based on your necessity)
  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches: DevOps Agile, XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc.
  • Awareness and experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, BDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games.
  • Knowledge of Javascript and react.js a plus
  • Excellent mentoring skills.
  • Software product development experience
    Benefits & Perks
    • Paid training and career development
    • Diverse, welcoming culture with various team building activities and seasonal company events
    • Casual dress
    • Benefit program with discounts & rewards to theme parks, restaurants and other exciting venues
    • Unlimited access to various snacks/drinks/coffee
    • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, 401k benefits
    Additional Information Regarding Job Duties and Job Descriptions:

    Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one's supervisor or other managers related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and other skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.




    If you are an extraordinary professional who thrives in a collaborative work culture and values a rewarding career, then we want to work with you!  Apply today!



















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