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Axios // news, media & analysis
Remote (US)    Posted: Saturday, March 13, 2021
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Quick take: Axios is a growth-stage startup dedicated to providing trustworthy, award-winning news content in an audience-first format. We're hiring a Scrum Lead to join our growing teams!

Why it matters: We're looking for a Scrum Lead who is passionate about coaching teams & evangelizing Agile Principles throughout our Axios Product & Engineering teams.  The ideal Scrum Lead will have the experience & excitement to continuously improve the way we develop & deliver, with the flexibility to know how to help cater these principles to our environment & teams.

Go deeper: In this role, you will make an impact to Axios through the following responsibilities:

  • Act as Scrum Lead for multiple teams, providing a learning environment to deliver business value 
  • Use agile metrics to find practical & deliberate means for teams to strengthen their planning, delivery, & strategic capacities
  • Develop a deep understanding of our products & vision to help guide our teams
  • Approach unblocking your teams & removing obstacles as a daily passion
  • Challenge, coach, & guide the organization using agile & lean principles
  • Emphasize code quality through small, focused user stories
  • Assist teams with a hands-on servant-leader approach from inception to delivery of our work
  • Use agile methods, in a flexible manner, that may include project planning, adapting to the specific needs of the organization (which can include hard deadlines/fixed dates at times), & creative problem solving
  • Experiment with & integrate processes & tools that encourage continuous improvement
  • Partner with Product folks to plan work efforts, dependencies across teams, & relevant ceremonies
  • Develop creative retros to help teams self-actualize & mature

The details: Ideal candidates will embody an entrepreneurial spirit & passion for Axios mission & have the following skills/experience:

  • 5+ years experience as a Scrum Lead, or equivalent role, within a software engineering organization
  • Bachelors degree 
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
  • Knowledge of Scrum, Lean, XP, Kanban, & other Agile development techniques
  • Comfort with ticketing tools such as JIRA
  • Strong verbal & written communication 
  • Strong emotional intelligence, personal savviness, & influencing skills 
  • Experience with large-scale application development
  • Release management experience

 Dont forget:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance (100% paid for individuals, 75% for families)
  • Primary caregiver 12-week paid leave
  • 401K
  • Generous vacation policy, plus company holidays
  • Company equity
  • Commuter & cell phone benefit
  • A commitment to an open, inclusive, & diverse work culture
  • Annual learning & development stipend

Additional pandemic-related benefits:

  • One mental health day per quarter
  • $100 monthly work-from-home stipend
  • Tele-mental health services 
  • OneMedical membership, including tele-health services 
  • Increased work flexibility for parents & caretakers 
  • Access to the Axios Family Fund, which was created to allow employees to request financial support when facing financial hardship or emergencies 
  • Weekly company-sponsored exercise & meditation classes 
  • Virtual company-sponsored social events
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