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Scrum Master

Engineering | Portland, OR | Full Time

Job Description

Have you always dreamed of being a part of a world-class team, but haven’t quite found a culture that truly understands what this means? Janrain, an Identity Cloud service provider, has built a culture that is a magnet for top talent – a culture where innovation, intellectual honesty, and team camaraderie are more than core values.  Janrain is on its way to becoming the largest digital identity network in the world, with the need to expand its team with people who have an insatiable appetite for success with the team in mind. That’s where you come in. If you are looking to work in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment focused on leading edge technology, then we should talk. We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic, well-organized team player to join our team! If you are passionate about working with large enterprise customers to achieve unprecedented levels of business success, this may be the role for you. Janrain is growing its engineering team and looking for an experienced Scrum Master to join our team.

Janrain Engineering utilizes Agile methodologies with an emphasis on Scrum. All development teams are cross functional and include roles across the whole stack.  While each team member may be an expert in a specific area, they will also be responsible for working in other areas that may or may not be their expert area. These roles include architecture, design, development, ops, test, documentation, and support for other teams or groups within the company as well as our customers.

The Scrum Master position at Janrain will lead self organizing teams within a well-defined software development life cycle process. This includes Agile Scrum based software development, software technical project management, requirements traceability, and traditional Agile Scrum rituals. A Key requirement of this position is to manage and report on metrics used to track process improvement and health in Janrain’s continuous improvement culture.

Responsibilities:

  • Guide and coach Development Teams,  Product Owners, and Stakeholders on Agile/Scrum practices

  • Guide and coach teams to continue to be self-organized

  • Help teams assess their ‘Scrum Maturity’ and higher levels of maturity

  • Improve transparency within the team

  • Remove impediments

  • Build a safe and trusting environment where conflicts can be managed in a healthy way without fear of blame

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent education and/or experience
  • 2+ years experience in a Scrum Master role for for a software development team

  • First level Scrum Master certification (PSM I, CSM)

  • Good skills and knowledge of facilitation, continuous improvement, empowerment, transparency and leadership

  • Knowledge of Agile methodologies  – Kanban, Scrum, etc.

  • Knowledge and experience with Agile practices – Automated Testing, User Stories, TDD, Continuous Integration, Testing, Pairing, Agile Games, etc.

  • Previous experience as a collaborative leader

  • Excellent communication and mentoring skills

  • Knowledge of project management principles and the ability to apply them to software development

Bonus Points:

  • Track record of continued and recent education in Scrum, including training, conferences, user groups, self study, etc.

  • Knowledge of other approaches discussed in the Agile space: XP, Kanban, Nexus, LeSS, SAFe, Crystal, FDD, etc

  • Experience using JIRA for issue tracking

Perks:

If you enjoy working for an innovative and rapidly growing company with a clear mission apply today! We are located in a brand new office in the vibrant Pearl District in Portland, Oregon.  You will enjoy free public transportation passes, bike storage, showers, stocked kitchens and monthly happy hours to socialize with your colleagues and celebrate our successes . In addition, Janrain offers a generous benefit package to take care of you and your family  which includes medical, dental, and vision coverage, paid time off, 401K, life insurance and disability plans and stock options.

To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to:   http://janrain.com/about/careers/

Position Type:    Full-Time/Regular

You must be authorized to work in the United States

To all recruitment agencies: Janrain only accepts agency resumes from agencies with an approved agency contract. Agencies must contact Human Resources. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Janrain employees or any other company location. Janrain is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Janrain is an equal opportunity employer. Employment here is based solely upon one’s individual merit and qualifications directly related to professional competence. We don’t discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy status, sex, age, marital status, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristics protected by law. We will also make all reasonable accommodations to meet our obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state disability laws.