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Scrum Master

Software Engineering | Petaluma, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Be the glue that keeps us all together! We be Scrumming, and are looking for a servant leader to wrap their arms around our team and fill our hearts with scrum.

You may be the Droid we are looking for if:

You have a history of bringing product and software teams toward mutual respect and understanding of each's role in delighting the customer

You have played the Scrum Master for AT LEAST 1 year, for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory. 

You thrive when you are building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving.

About Us:

Stonecrop Technologies is a wireless Systems Integrator that provides state-of- the-art wireless network deployment software and services to cellular carriers and governmental entities. 

Since 2001, Stonecrop has transformed cellular and microwave deployments through a system of coordinated tools and processes that align design, supply chain, and installation. Working at a national level, Stonecrop delivers solutions by speeding the build and upgrade of carrier networks, and improving performance.

 

Responsibilities:

  • 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
  • Guiding the team on self-organizing to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks
  • 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 and organization
  • Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.
  • Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving.
  • Facilitating getting the work done 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 with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog.
  • Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example
  • Managing additional projects using either an Agile Scrum Framework or a traditional Waterfall Methodology
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    Required Skills/Experience

  • First level Scrum Master (CSM, PSM I) or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least one 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
  • Knowledge of numerous well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc)
  • Experience using CA Agile Central (Rally) a plus
  • Excellent communication and mentoring skills 

 

Perks:

Our office environment is casual (jeans and a t-shirt) and flexible (no clock-punching), and we seek the right candidate to keep up with our “start-up” energy. Our refrigerators are stocked with snacks and drinks, and company-wide lunch-runs happen weekly.  Our president’s two dogs are often curled up in front of her office.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage.