Weedmaps is hiring a

Scrum Master

Irvine, United States

Overview:

In this facilitative position, you will be embedded with our development teams to understand their unique needs and challenges, and will serve as a guide and steward for the incremental and continuous improvement of their agile methodology. You will fill the role of a facilitator to raise the overall awareness level about agile, provide continuing education about new practices and processes, and encourage discipline and rigor in our methodology. More than being a steward of good practices, you are a caretaker of healthy team dynamics and keep your finger on the pulse of team morale and cohesion.

In conjunction with the Agile Lead, you will develop and coordinate shared initiatives to execute on the Engineering department's vision of responding rapidly to market opportunities. In addition to ongoing collaboration on agile practices and providing each other with constant feedback and ideas, you will work as a team to oversee elements of release-level project management using an ever-maturing methodology. 

Responsibilities:

  • Act as a central point of contact for all communications relating to the project(s)
  • Provide overall leadership, mentoring, and coaching for the Agile teams
  • Work with product managers to define requirements and maintain the backlog
  • Organize and drive Scrum Ceremonies – Daily Stand up, Sprint Planning, Retrospectives, Demo
  • Foster healthy team dynamics and collaboration
  • Proactively pinpoint and remove areas of inefficiencies and waste
  • Provide inputs and action Process changes as required
  • Identify and track key dependencies for the Scrum teams
  • Coordinating and communication with project resources, internal team and stakeholders on all aspects of project progression
  • Measure progress and monitoring product and team health
  • Risk Management including issue escalation and resolution
  • Maintain a close working relationship with the Agile Lead and Product Owner
  • Maintain relevant metrics that help the team see how they are doing
  • Ensure a regular cadence of delivery for the product/program
  • Interface with the Agile Lead to identify impediments and address issues

Requirements:

  1. Scrum/Agile Project Management Methodology – especially around Coaching and onboarding teams that are new to Agile
  2. Proven Scrum Master/Coach experience
  3. Collaborative Team Player – being able to motivate the team and effectively have them work together
  4. Organized and focused on Execution

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience leading projects
  • 2-3 years of experience as an agile facilitator/scrum master
  • Bachelors Degree educated in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems or Business
  • Knowledge of multiple agile practices (Scrum, XP, Kanban, etc.)
  • Experience with full SDLC
  • Experience working with Technical Product Management Teams.
  • CSM or CSP

Attributes for Success:

  • Must be an excellent communicator, able to gain the respect of the team, external stakeholders, and management
  • Must be able to nurture self-organizing, high performing teams through servant leadership and mentoring
  • Must encourage, support, and guide continuous improvement of the team, its products and processes
  • Must be able to resolve conflict through arbitration, negotiation, reasoned discussion, or escalation
  • Must be willing and able to identify problems, impediments, dependencies, and other team dysfunctions, and then facilitate quick resolution
  • Must understand Agile metrics and reporting techniques
  • Must work effectively in a dynamic development environment with matrix reporting structure
  • Must be able to lead a team to make realistic and achievable delivery commitments
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

The effective Scrum Master at Weedmaps is a team-based servant leader who:

  • Exhibits Lean-Agile leadership and mindset. Helps the team embrace and apply Agile Core Values
  • Supports and reinforcing the rules and any other process rules the team has agreed to
  • Facilitates the team’s progress toward the goal
  • Leads the team’s efforts in improvement. Helps the team improve and take responsibility for their actions
  • Facilitates scrum ceremonies and team meetings
  • Supports the Product Owner. The SM supports the Product Owner in his efforts and facilitates a healthy intra-team dynamic with respect to priorities and scope
  • Eliminates team impediments
  • Promotes Lean-Agile quality practices

About Weedmaps:

Formed in 2008, Weedmaps is the largest technology company focused on servicing the legalized marijuana industry in the United States and internationally by providing listing services for dispensaries, doctors, and deliveries. Our website gives over 4 million monthly visitors the ability to review and discuss these services while building a sense of community through forums and social networking. The marijuana industry is growing exponentially and the legal and technological challenges it faces are immense. We see this as the perfect opportunity to create unique and innovative solutions that can transform the industry. In addition to developing technology solutions, Weedmaps is also firmly committed to advising on and supporting the legalization of marijuana and the medicines derived from it in a responsible manner.

Our Benefits:

  • A collaborative and open-minded atmosphere that is excitingly fast paced
  • Company-paid medical/dental/vision/life insurance
  • Fully stocked kitchens with healthy snack and drink options
  • Free Lunch catered in the office every day
  • Free onsite gym and yoga classes
  • Generous paid vacation and sick leave policy
  • Competitive maternity/paternity policy
  • 401k with competitive match

Who Are We Looking For?
Weedmaps is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. We are looking for the smartest and most passionate people who want to join our team and develop the services, systems, and marketplaces that will serve the marijuana industry in the decades to come. So what are you waiting for? Join the Weedmaps family!

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