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Scrum Master

| Greater NYC Area

Scrum Master

Paperless Post is seeking an energetic Scrum Master to continue scaling up our Agile framework, further allowing our cross-functional teams to grow their sustainability, predictability and ability to collaborate. The Scrum Master will join the Engineering team and work at the intersection of Engineering, Product and Design. 

A Little About The Team

The PP Engineering team, a highly collaborative group of developers and technologists, is charged with building and refining a consumer-facing product that millions of people interact with each month. Our individual teams focus on a unique piece of the user experience and are made up of engineers, product managers, QA, product designers, and Scrum Masters. We prioritize creativity and continuing education, and our ongoing commitment to quality code shows in our pragmatic but brave approach to technology.

What you will do here

  • Act as Scrum Master for one or more Scrum teams.
  • Facilitate all Scrum ceremonies such as sprint planning, backlog grooming, stand-ups and retrospectives. 
  • Recommend and implement process improvements to optimize velocity of assigned teams.
  • Ensure blockers are identified and resolved.
  • Ensure all work is represented in JIRA, sized appropriately and described with consistent standards.
  • Ensure backlog is properly managed and does not become stale.
  • Minimize gaps between planned work represented in JIRA and actual work done.
  • Provide accurate, understandable, and useful metrics reporting on sprint performance. Leverage those metrics to drive improvements and demonstrate performance. 
  • Partner with Product Managers to prepare the right work at the right time and actively ensure the team remains focused on what’s important and timely.
  • Work with Technical Program Manager on cross-team efforts.

Your background

  • Agile environment work experience. You are passionate about Agile frameworks. You have worked 5+ years in an Agile software development environment. This can include experience as an Engineer and/or Product Manager, but must include at least 2 years as a Scrum Master.
  • Agile framework chops. You understand thoroughly and can apply the Scrum framework, perhaps also the Kanban framework. You can explain clearly the differences between Waterfall and Agile, as well as SDLC practices that are often used in conjunction with Scrum.
  • Agile tools. You are a power-user of Confluence and JIRA. Experience with other similar tools and enthusiasm for learning new ones can substitute for this.
  • Excellent communication skills. You bring people together and promote collaboration, self-organization and transparency. You know when to use verbal vs. written communications. You write effectively and can present your views clearly. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills. You love working with people. You build strong relationships with ease. You interact well with many personality types. You can lead effectively without authority. You are able to assertively express view points aligned with Agile and Scrum methodologies and execute them, working through sometimes conflicting points of view. 
  • Technical aptitude. You are conversant in web architectures and technologies. You can participate in high-level technical discussions including challenges, risks and tradeoffs of various solutions.
  • Bonus points: you have experience scrum mastering web-based projects, you have worked in a small, start-up like environment.

Company-wide we enjoy an amazing ecosystem of an even gender split and healthy balance of engineers and designers. Because Paperless Post isn’t supported by ad revenue, we can focus our efforts on building and improving on the ideal version of our platform, product, content, and partnerships for our users.

We are proud that Paperless Post helped over 80 million people connect in the real world last year. Our product is global, and we are committed to being a company where everyone belongs. We encourage people of all backgrounds, races, genders, and abilities to apply!


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
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    • React NativeFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

115 Broadway, New York, NY 10006

An Insider's view of Paperless Post

What are some social events your company does?

On the regular, we'll have meetings over food that allows for a moment of chit chat. We also organize movie nights and launch parties for our achievements. To top it off, we have raffles for pottery classes or exercise passes for cycling or boxing. Some events have become a tradition like having a rooftop summer pizza party.

Rick

Software Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Paperless Post has been a great place to grow my career, as they really care about my individual interests and goals. In my four years here, I grew from executive assistant to the co-founders into a role in merchandising, and now onto the brand & marketing team. Paperless nurtured my ambitions and helped me grow my skill set.

Elizabeth

Program Manager, Brand & Marketing

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Work-life balance is definitely one of the strongest aspects of the company. Your personal time is respected; we're not a hustle culture of over-working. We're encouraged to be healthy, stay balanced, and do your best work.

Spencer

Product Designer

What are Paperless Post Perks + Benefits

Culture
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
This year, our team developed a Diversity Sensitivity training that focuses on 1) building an inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive and 2) models of allyship.
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
We have flexible hours.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
10 days of paid sabbatical after 5 years and 15 days after 8 years.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
We have annual summer and holiday parties and teams have their own "fun" budget.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We provide bagels every Monday and treats for company-wide meetings.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
We have dedicated education budgets for employees and 3 extra days of PTO to use towards conferences and workshops.
Lunch and learns
We have employee-led talks on tech, design, data, and more.
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