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Scrum Master

Scrum Master

GoCanvas is revolutionizing how work gets done by modernizing small businesses through powerful cloud-based customizable apps and mobile experiences. We are seeking a Scrum Master to help organize our engineering teams as we are scaling through exciting growth.  As a product-forward company, we believe the Scrum Master role is essential to making sure our engineering team is focused on building an amazing product and embracing continuous improvement.

As a key member of our engineering team, you will be leveraging the appropriate Agile methodologies to scale a high performing team, foster innovation and help ensure goals are being met and amazing product is being delivered.  In addition, in this role you will be working with several talented scrum teams to execute sprint planning, story refinement, lead scrum meetings, focus on processes and best practices to ensure success of the teams.

You’ll receive training to become familiar with our culture, systems, mobile app platform and strategy. You’ll gain tremendous experience in scaling a rapidly growing SaaS company. We’re looking for A players who believe in our mission, share our values and aren’t afraid to join us on this game-changing ride!

 

Your Most Important Initiatives

  • Continued focus on Agile methodologies within the engineering teams
  • Conduct standups, iteration reviews, demos, retrospectives and other activities
  • Work closely with product and engineering teams on user story refinement
  • Provide input to sprint commitment and release planning - using team capacity, team velocity, commitment and skill set information
  • Identify common issues across teams (e.g. communication, UI consistency) and lead the implementation of new solutions
  • Communicate team progress and dependencies with team leads
  • Be an advocate for the Agile and Scrum methodology

 

What Your Success Looks Like

  • Consistent delivery of product development by the engineering team
  • Coordination with product and engineering teams on best practices
  • Consistent and understandable releases
  • Evaluation of methodologies and frameworks that may fit the team for continued improvement of team processes

 

What You Bring

  • A passion for amazing products and great engineering teams
  • Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master (CSM), SAFe and/or experience on an Agile / Scrum team
  • Strong self-organization and self-management skills
  • Experience with implementing scrum for various sized teams
  • Experience using Agile backlog management tools
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational and creativity skills, able to maintain composure in a chaotic environment and promote a sensible and logical approach to issues
  • Strong interpersonal skills

 

So, What’s GoCanvas?

GoCanvas is a mobile platform that makes it simple for business to automate how work is done, replacing outdated process and expensive paperwork. The GoCanvas App works on smartphones and tablets, helping companies easily collect information across their organization, share it instantly with others and gain real-time insight on their business operations. GoCanvas can be easily customized by all types of businesses to empower their workforce, unleashing the value in data across the organization to help better connect with colleagues and engage more effectively with customers. Automating millions of workplace activities for well-known brands like UnderArmour, Pepsi, Honda and Red Bull means there's a good chance you have been around someone using GoCanvas in the past 24 hours, making us one of the fastest growing mobile platforms in the world.

Named as one of “the 10 best business apps you need right now” by CNN, GoCanvas has been featured as a leader in the mobile app space in The Washington Post, TechCrunch, DCInno, and Entrepreneur Magazine, among others. Network World recently highlighted our corporate volunteer program, called Ante Up, which encourages employees to adopt a not-for-profit they’re passionate about, donate the GoCanvas technology and spend two weeks of paid time off in the field learning how they do business.

We’re very proud to have been honored as The Washington Business Journal “Best Place To Work” in 2016 and to have won the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s 2016 “Hot Ticket Award for Hottest Company Culture”. In 2017 and 2018, we were recognized by Deloitte as one of their “Fast 500 Technology Companies” and “Best in Biz” as the Fastest Growing Company of the Year. This year our amazing journey continues as one of the 2018 “DCA Live Red Hot Companies” and The Muse “20 Companies Who Are Champions for Diversity”! We’re on a mission to continue fostering an amazing culture for people who like to make an impact and enjoy collaborating.

 

What GoCanvas Brings

We believe hiring the right people is THE most important thing we do. We take our company values seriously and look for these traits in everyone we hire: Empathy, Innovation, Authenticity, Impactful, Team Player and Cheeky/Fun Loving. We believe in giving people the freedom to get things done, but that they should also have accountability for their key metrics, think and act like owners of our business and be able to work in a flat organizational structure. We provide an environment that allows for innovation and creativity as well as a chance for highly motivated individuals to have fun at work.

Based in Reston, Virginia, we have an amazing open office with unlimited snacks, free drinks, and collaboration areas. To better help us revolutionize how work gets done around the globe, we also have offices in London and Sydney. You can learn more about recent activities on our blog updates and our cultural values on our CEO blog.

While we believe culture trumps perks, we are proud to provide a comprehensive benefits package designed to meet our team members’ needs.

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Entrepreneurial Vacation Policy (sometimes known as unlimited vacation)
  • 13 Company-Paid Holidays, which rotate annually, but always include Earth Day and one other day significant to GoCanvas, such as Steve Jobs’ birthday
  • An ideal Reston Town Center location with an abundance of FREE covered parking, dozens of restaurants, 45 retail stores, a movie theater, outdoor concerts, all within walking distance of the office
  • Company-Subsidized healthy lunches
  • Medical Insurance, where the Employee Only level of coverage is free!
  • Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account depending upon your medical plan selection
  • Basic Term Life Insurance and Personal Accident Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability
  • 401k plan with employer match
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Parental Leave
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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.

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