Scrum Master vacancy at Knock
Launched in 2015 by founding team members of Trulia.com, Knock has raised more than $600 million in debt and equity, from top tier investors, including RRE Ventures, Foundry Group, Redpoint, Greycroft, Corazon Capital, Correlation Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital and FJ Labs. The company is headquartered in New York and San Francisco and operates in Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, Dallas, Fort Worth and Phoenix with more cities on the way.
We are seeking an experienced Scrum Master, someone who is the player and coach of servant leadership. This Project Manager will lead our squads to successful project completion, while simultaneously teaching our Knockstars Agile/SCRUM best practices. This is a contract opportunity for approximately 6+ months, give or take, and working about 30 hours per week.
As an Scrum Master you will:
Manage the overall product development lifecycle and offer guidance and coaching for two Agile product squads.
Teach and coach Agile/Scrum principles, practices, and values while being flexible and iterative as we grow and evolve.
Facilitate each squad through triage/intake, prioritization, design, development, and delivery of their core products, including the daily/weekly/sprint-ly rituals.
Responsible for keeping projects on-time and on-schedule with regular outbound communication.
Advocates for continuous improvement and regular testing within (and outside) the squad.
Coordination across technical, business, and analytics stakeholders.
Helps connect and engage the technical teams to the broader business problems to solve.
Responsible for ensuring Agile/Scrum process of the squad is understood and the team adheres to Scrum theory, practice, and guidelines.
Resolve blockers and friction points across the squads to increase the effectiveness of all teams and the broader product vision.
Must have experience with remote teams and timezones — we represent all four US time zones.
Acted as an Agile Project Manager and Scrum Master for many years and truly is a coach, leader, trainer, and executor of projects.
Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or PMP is preferred.
Communication is key as our teams are distributed across the U.S. factoring in different time zones, and everyone works 100% remote.
We have offices in New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Raleigh, Dallas-Fort Worth, Phoenix, and Denver with more on the way. In fact, we are proud to be a distributed company with employees in 21 different states. This is an amazing opportunity to be an integral part of building a multi-billion dollar consumer brand in an industry that is long overdue for a new way of doing things. You will be working with a passionate team that is disrupting the status quo.