Scrum Master Job at Dealer Inspire in Chicago, IL

Job Description

Dealer Inspire (DI) is a leading disruptor in the automotive industry through our innovative culture, legendary service, and kick-ass website, technology, and marketing solutions. Our mission is to future-proof local dealerships by building the essential, mobile-first platform that makes automotive retail faster, easier, and smarter for both shoppers and dealers. Headquartered in Naperville, IL, our team of nearly 600 work friends are spread across the United States and Canada, pushing the boundaries and getting **** done every day, together.

DI offers an inclusive environment that celebrates collaboration and thinking differently to solve the challenges our clients face. Our shared success continues to lead to rapid growth and positive change, which opens up opportunities to advance your career to the next level by working with passionate, creative people across skill sets. If you want to be challenged, learn every day, and work as a team with some of the best in the industry, we want to meet you. Apply today!

Dealer Inspire is a CARS brand. CARS includes the following brands: Cars.com, Dealer Inspire, DealerRater. Want to learn more? Check us out here !

The Scrum Master is a member of cross-functional teams responsible for ensuring the work of the team is planned and on track. The Scrum Master ensures team health is monitored and takes action to improve when necessary, contributes to team decisions, and identifies, resolves or escalates barriers to success.

Responsibilities Include:
Facilitate the flow of work through the team

Facilitate core Agile ceremonies within the cross-functional team including work planning, daily stand-ups, and team retrospectives

Ensure a high level of communication within the team and with stakeholders

Actively monitor the progress of work through their teams and understand details at an appropriate level

Manage expectations inside and outside the team while stories are created and sized for entry to and during delivery

Identify, resolve or escalate impediments to success in a timely manner

Facilitate team health through conflict resolution within the delivery team and with the broader team

Partner with the Product Owner, Software Development Manager, Architect, and Program Manager to ensure that initiative strategy will produce the desired business outcomes

Coordinate and collaborate with other product teams as it relates to project dependencies

Report and effectively communicate progress via reports including velocity, weekly status, retrospective themes, etc.

Develop the cross-functional team

Coach Agile teams in the Agile Arts

Leverage measurement and metrics to promote team improvement

Lead the team in identifying and implementing productivity improvements

Participate in the evolution of the Dealer Inspire Agile framework that includes Continuous Delivery, Lean, and Extreme Programming. Communicate and train teams on changes to frameworks and tools

Coach team in becoming as self-sufficient as possible

Actively monitor team-health, proactively lead team building and resolve issues when present

Participate in personal growth activities

Stay current in agile and software development trends

Expand personal knowledge of the Agile Arts

Proactively seek areas for personal growth

Required Skills:
Expertise in Agile Practices (Emphasis on Scrum, Lean, Kanban, and XP is desirable)

Exposure to Software Development (Analysis, Design, Coding, Testing)

Proficiency in a Story Management Tool (JIRA and Confluence are desirable)

Proficiency in Atlassian Tool Suite (JIRA, Portfolio, Service Desk, Confluence)

Proficiency with MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Superior written and verbal communication skills

Demonstrated leadership skills including moderation, facilitation, presentation, and conflict management

Required Experience:
Agile/Scrum Alliance related certification (Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Practitioner, PMI-ACP)

3+ years Scrum Master experience in an enterprise environment

Experience in a software development environment

Experience in web-based software and mobile development environments is a plus.

18 days of paid time off, plus select paid holidays

Paid Volunteer Day & Paid Pet Wellness Day

Work from home Fridays

Fully stocked kitchen and refrigerator

Robust Health Insurance Options: BCBS, Delta Dental, EyeMed

401k plan with company match

Subsidized internet access for your home

Peer-to-Peer Bonus program

Subsidized gym membership

Weekly in-office yoga classes

Parental Leave

Life & Disability Insurance

Tuition Reimbursement

  • Not a complete, detailed list. Benefits have terms and requirements before employees are eligible.

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.


About Company

Company: Dealer Inspire

Company Location:  Chicago, IL

About Dealer Inspire