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Scrum Master

The Atlantic is searching for a scrum master to join the product team as a short-term employee for one year.  We are a rapidly expanding group of designers, developers and product managers.  We work in two week sprints and have been evolving our processes as the team goes through a period of rapid growth.  We’re looking for an experienced scrum master who can coach our team and help us scale efficiently.

What you will do:

  • Train the team on agile and scrum best practices.  Seek ongoing learning opportunities to build your own skills and understand new developments in the community.
  • Maximize the efficiency and performance of the product team
  • Schedule and lead sprint ceremonies
  • Identify and remove obstacles to ensure sprints run smoothly
  • Ensure that the team remains focused on set priorities and that high-priority bugs are appropriately managed
  • Work with product managers to organize the backlog and maintain priorities
  • Use data, feedback and other metrics to understand team performance and dynamics then propose ways to continuously improve both
  • Facilitate releases to ensure coordination of projects that span multiple team members

What we are looking for:

  • 3+ years of experience as a scrum master
  • Experience using Jira or similar requirements management tool
  • Agile or scrum certification preferred
  • Enthusiasm for The Atlantic and a desire to lead the evolution of our team process

 

This is a short-term, year-long position. There may be an opportunity to extent but the initial term must be a one year commitment.  

The product team is a fun and enthusiastic group of designers, developers and product managers who are all deeply proud to work at The Atlantic.  We have bagels on Thursday and beers on Friday.

 

Atlantic Media Values:
Across Atlantic Media, generally, the firm looks for two “pillar gifts” in you, and everyone else.  In all of us, these are more aspirational than actual, but they are central in our intentions –

Force of Ideas:  At the center of Atlantic Media work are the ideas within our writing.  We believe that ideas – to the good and not – have consequence.  Our highest work is bringing rigor, insight, intellectual honesty, to that ultimate purpose of separating the bad from the good, and giving voice to the latter.
Spirit of Generosity:  Atlantic Media seeks in its ranks a spirit of generosity – a natural disposition in each colleague toward service and selfless conduct.  Atlantic Media writing should be cut from the same cloth –critical on the merits but informed by charity and forbearance in measuring motive and personal character.

 

Atlantic Media is an EOE of Minorities/Women/Vets/Disability.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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