Sr. Software Project Manager / Scrum Master
Company: Bakersfield Behavioral Healthcare Hospital
Posted on: January 7, 2022
Are you ready to join the Smart Home revolution? In Vivints
Innovation Center, you will be on the cutting edge,
developing products that make the smart home even smarter. Others
are just getting into the Internet of Things
game. Vivint is applying years of experience in the home to create
the world's best integrated Smart Home
experience. If youre ready to innovate and lead in smart home
technology, join Vivints Innovation Team. Working
with our organization will be rewarding, challenging, and most
definitely not just another job. Vivint is a fast-paced
technology company leading in the Smart Home field. This is a time
of incredible growth for us as we make home
automation more available, easier to use, and more powerful than
ever before. We are looking for a seasoned
program manager to help drive delivery success.
This Senior Scrum Master will work with several high performing
delivery squads in Vivint Smart Homes Innovation
group, leading them to deliver the software functionality required
to maintain the quality of our systems and enable
some of our highest profile initiatives. This role works across
product and engineering groups to deliver outcomes,
leading teams to agile maturity and predictability while hitting
critical milestones for ongoing programs. You will
serve as the scrum master for at least three scrum teams, working
with a cross-functional group that includes
software engineers, QA, product managers, designers, program
managers, and even hardware engineers, to help
bring our products to market. Each of our engineering squads is
often juggling deliverables for multiple programs /
release train schedules, so we are looking for a project-minded
scrum master who will work closely with program
managers to understand various program timelines and release
deadlines, and will help the teams manage resources
and scope to deliver against a long-term roadmap.
We are particularly interested in candidates who have a
demonstrated ability to deliver outcomes in the form of
products or features. While experience implementing agile or
helping a group tighten their operations is valuable,
we are really looking for someone who will focus on getting value
out the door to our customers, and who has a strong history of
doing so throughout their career, as demonstrated on their
What were looking for:
- COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION: Exceptional collaboration,
listening, written and verbal communication skills, including an
ability to clearly communicate with both business and technical
audiences. Experience updating the program manager, product
manager, and vertical leads about open risks and upcoming
milestones. Encourage participation & decision-making by all team
members and effectively manage group dynamics.
- RISK AND ISSUE MANAGEMENT: Lead the engineering teams to
identify risks up front, manage and mitigate them and monitor
residual risks and any issues that arise. Track tasks and lead a
culture of accountability in the team and across the business.
Identify and remove impediments as needed. Be aware of program
milestones and outcomes
- LEADERSHIP: Know Vivints strategic priorities, and make sure
the team(s) work is aligned to the top priorities. Gather estimates
and contribute to the creation of strong execution plans. Work
across teams to review proposed scope and provide Level of Effort
(LOE) estimates as well as suitable tradeoffs for quality and
business risk. Ability to inspire and motivate the team via
influence and servant leadership.
- OWNERSHIP: Lead teams to predictability by ensuring that the
backlog is organized, that teams are leveraging best practices to
hit commitments, and continue to refine our JIRA hygiene and create
accountability. Communicate with stakeholders and partners. Set
specific release dates and milestones with the team and keep them
focused on owning those accountabilities while communicating needs
for support or issues that put those at risk.
- STRATEGIC THINKING: Ongoing evaluation of our agile mindset,
development practices, and strategic approach to software
capabilities. Suggest operational changes to vertical leadership
where appropriate. Capable of big picture / long-term thinking that
results in suggestions, trade-off discussions, risk identification,
and negotiations as needed. Broad view of product portfolio and
ability to synthesize OKRs and goals into day-to-day actions.
- AGILE EXPERTISE: Expertise in agile methodologies beyond the
fundamentals. You are knowledgeable in Agile methodologies beyond
scrum (ie Kanban, Lean, XP, SAFE) and are confident in your ability
to choose the appropriate approach (or hybrid) for each situation.
You understand the philosophy behind the methodology, and you
leverage that knowledge to drive Agile Maturity. You know how to
generate buy-in and can come up with creative / custom approaches
leveraging your deep knowledge as needed.
REQUIRED SKILLS / COMPETENCIES / QUALIFICATIONS:
- Min. 5+ years experience as a scrum master, with at least 2
serving as scrum master for multiple scrum
teams at the same time
- Demonstrated track record of leading scrum teams to deliver for
a consumer product
- Certified Scrum Master at a minimum; other certifications a
- Results-driven and genuinely believe in 'inspecting and
adapting'; you don't settle for mediocrity and find
ways to measure and report on success as you try new things.
- Leverage data to drive meaningful discussions around planning,
prioritization, risk mitigation and trade-offs.
- Strong negotiation skills as well as ability to facilitate
informed and timely decisions and mediating tradeoffs with various
groups to deliver a product on time and ready for market.
- Interest in understanding the technical complexities of the
teams. You don't have to be a developer, but we are looking for
someone who knows enough to drive meaningful discussions, ask the
hard questions, and proactively identify and mitigate risks during
technical conversations with the team.
- Ability to work both independently and cross-function with
- Ability to multi-task priorities and initiativesby Jobble
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