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Flexport // online customs brokerage & freight forwarding
 
Shenzhen    Posted: Thursday, June 03, 2021
 
   
 
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Build the platform that powers global trade

The opportunity:

Flexport helps more than 10,000 clients & suppliers lead all aspects of their supply chain operations. Started in 2013, we've raised over $1.3B from investors that include SoftBank Vision Fund, Founders Fund, GV, First Round Capital & Y Combinator.

With offices on three continents, our team is as global as our client base & were excited to continue building a product & service they love. Wherever you are, whichever role you play, youre guaranteed to share your day with committed, encouraging, & resourceful team members.

If you are obsessed with creating a great customer experience & delivering exceptional products, are curious & have an uncanny ability to ask penetrating questions & unpack business assumptions, & you have never met a project impediment you couldnt resolve then this job is for YOU! 

We're looking for a Scrum Master to help develop technology products that are at the forefront of reshaping the entire logistics & supply chain industries. Youll work alongside self-starters interested in solving real-world problems & streamlining the inefficiencies in the complex global trade industry. Youll have the opportunity to reshape an industry by creating the new operating system for global trade.

As a Scrum Master You Will:

  • Facilitate the activities of varying complexity for multiple scrum teams 
  • Manage & facilitate all Scrum ceremonies - Grooming, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrums/Huddles, Retrospectives, Reviews/Demos & Scrum-of-Scrums
  • Effectively draw from a multitude of skills & capabilities to influence team members & unblock scrum teams
  • Use Agile principles & processes to ensure sprint goals are delivered within the target iteration, adhere to quality standards, & meet the stakeholders expectations & business needs
  • Lead scrum teams & foster a strong collaborative ethos within your teams
  • Enact Scrum values & practices, & shield Dev teams from external interference
  • Communicate project/product delivery updates, reports & make connections between tactical activities & the larger business outcome
  • Coordinate development dependencies that span multiple teams & know how to track team progress in Jira
  • Escalate issues & identify risks to leadership & project stakeholders in a timely fashion
  • Coach Product Managers, Program Managers & Developers with Agile best practices adoption & find ways to bring more innovation & experimentation mindsets into the way we work 
  • Partner with Product Managers, Program Managers & scrum teams in quarterly planning activities across regions

You should have:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience as Scrum Master in software product development setting & delivery model
  • 5+ years of experience on Agile development team in a matrixed organization
  • Deep understanding of Agile development process/best practices & the ability to drive for results
  • Ability to effectively manage ambiguity & competing priorities. Help teams prioritize & focus
  • Demonstrated ability to implement agile metrics & use those metrics to help team(s) identify opportunities for improvement in Retrospective meetings
  • Ability to empower team(s) to be self-organized to work together on product delivery
  • Strong leadership & initiative, innovative thinking skills, & ability to analyze details & adopt a big picture view
  • Keen ability to establish & continually cultivate positive relationships with various stakeholders
  • Displays effective Servant Leadership qualities, whose focus is removing impediments & building up the capabilities of an Agile team
  • Ability to challenge teams to break down stories/tasks into reasonable sizes so that work can be delivered each Sprint
  • Experience providing  support for organizational process improvement initiatives to include creating, updating & socializing standards, processes, procedures, template & guidelines as needed
  • Understanding & some experience working in a traditional project management environment
  • Experience in coaching, mentoring, cross-functional scrum teams & working with Jira/Confluence
  • Ability to support cross team product portfolio activities such as quarterly planning exercise 
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related discipline
  • Certified Scrum Master certification

Bonus points if you have:

  • You have worked in logistics or SaaS Mid-Market / Enterprise product
  • Experience with planning functions of Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) or other Agile at scale planning tools

Our Stack:

Our continuous releases are integrated with Buildkite & Github. On the frontend, we create our views with React, manage the flow of data with GraphQL/Relay, & test our application with Jest. On the backend, were in the process of decoupling our monolithic Rails app. We have introduced a few network isolated services using other languages, such as Java & Clojure. Our data is persisted in Postgres & Redis. Our stack is hosted on AWS using Docker.

Engineering Culture & Values:

About Flexport:

We believe global trade can move the human race forward. Thats why its our mission to make global trade easier for everyone. We aim to do this by building the Operating System for Global trade - a strategic model combining advanced technology & data analytics, logistics infrastructure, & supply chain expertise. Flexport today connects almost 10,000 clients & suppliers across 109 countries, including established global brands like Georgia-Pacific as well as emerging innovators like Sonos. Started in 2013, we've raised over $1.3B in funding from SoftBank Vision Fund, Founders Fund, GV, First Round Capital & Y Combinator. Were excited about the three big ways were moving forward after our recent $1B investment from SoftBank Vision Fund in February 2019.

Worried about not having any freight forwarding experience?

  • Dont be! Were building the first Operating System for Global Trade. Thats why its incredibly important for us to bring people from diverse backgrounds & experiences together with our industry veterans to help move the freight forwarding industry forward.
  • Whats freight forwarding & why does it matter? Freight forwarding is the coordination & shipment of goods from one place to another & its what makes global trade possible. Flexport is on a mission to make global trade easier for everyone because we believe it can help connect the world & break down economic barriers.
  • We know this industry is complex. Thats why we invest in education starting day one with Flexport Academy, a one week intensive onboarding program designed specifically to set every new Flexport employee up for success.

At Flexport, our ability to fulfill our mission of making global trade easy for everyone relies on having a diverse, dedicated & engaged workforce. That is why Flexport is committed to creating & nurturing an environment where anyone can be their authentic self. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical & mental disability, health status, marital & family status, sexual orientation, gender identity & expression, military & veteran status, & any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

 
 
 
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