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Jetty // insurtech
New York, New York    Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
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As a critical member of our Engineering team, youre passionate about helping engineering teams build products people will love. You understand the importance of a development process that balances rigor with scrappiness. Youre a facilitator at heart who loves to learn, take on challenges, & be empowered in a fast-paced & transparent culture. You're comfortable finding the right tool or process to get the job done, & are willing to push for improvements to the way we work when you feel like there is a better way.

We are looking for a Scrum Master who will be responsible for enabling our engineering teams so that they can focus on building our highly available infrastructure built on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform. The Scrum Master works closely with Jettys Product Managers to create a lightweight process to build high quality products for our customers.

In return, Jetty seeks to invest in you. Whether it's by encouraging you to take on a complex project or by training the company on a new process, we aim to give every employee room to grow & to empower them to be proud of the work they do. Jetty is growing quickly, & there are always new opportunities to make a difference.

What you will do:

  • Guide the team on software development principles & values to enable a self-organized team
  • Know when to lean into the Agile methodologies & know when to adapt them to Jettys culture (e.g. value people over process)
  • Work with the the Product Managers to refine & maintain the teams backlog
  • Build a safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame or retribution with an emphasis on problem solving
  • Facilitate discussions to enable collective planning, conflict resolution, & inclusive decision making
  • Assess the Agile maturity of the team & coach the team at a pace that is sustainable & comfortable for the team
  • Train the team to plan multiple sprints ahead with increasing predictability leveraging metrics as a non-punitive guide
  • Maintain & improve transparency of information within the engineering team & communication to external stakeholders
  • Help to identify & eliminate impediments for the team

Technical Skills:

  • At least 2+ years of professional scrum master or software project management experience
  • Professional SDLC experience with the willingness to recommend & adopt new processes as necessary
  • Experience with engineering concepts (requirements, backlogs, testing, CI/CD, etc.)
  • Familiarity with AWS cloud technologies (e.g. S3, EC2, Lamba, Cloudfront, RDS, etc.) is a plus
  • Relevant data modeling experience & integration with databases (e.g. MySql, Postgres)
  • College degree or equivalent experience
  • Professional certifications are a plus
  • Experience working in Fintech, Insurance, or similar financial services companies is a plus

Softer Skills:

  • A strong sense of ownership with a bias for action
  • Willingness to mentor on the software development process & can provide feedback with empathy & understanding
  • Is self-directed with a passion for delivering excellent software
  • Has the ability to create innovative solutions in a fast-paced, collaborative, & supportive environment
  • Understands the need to collaborate effectively in writing & in person, create & document processes, & to assist in delivering effective process to our engineering teams so that they can stay on a schedule
  • Has an opinion on how our processes should work so we can build systems for scale, will advocate for that position, but once a decision is made will commit to making the project successful
  • Enthusiasm, curiosity, & the flexibility to thrive in a start-up atmosphere of constant change & growth with a healthy dose of humor
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