Scrum Master at Platform Science (Remote)

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At Platform Science, we’re working to connect everything that moves.

Founded in 2015, we are an open IoT platform that partners with innovative fleets, application developers, vehicle manufacturers, and equipment providers in the transportation industry to deliver revolutionary solutions to supply chain professionals across the globe.

Our employees are an engaging, diverse group of people who believe in the power of great ideas. We hire people with different experiences and perspectives to build a company culture that fuels growth through innovation. 

We value thoughtful actions and empathy for others.  We approach challenges with resiliency and creativity, while encouraging transparency because, no matter our backgrounds or responsibilities, we are one team.

About the role

You are a Scrum Master with experience facilitating the learning and growth of one or more Agile teams in developing a Lean-Agile mindset, improving practices, and guiding them to more predictable delivery.

You are experienced in facilitating Agile ceremonies and cadences, guiding customer value delivery, and supporting teams in establishing and managing effective practices related to: workflow visualization, WIP limits, flow management, feedback loops, and continuous improvements.

You have intermediate to advanced knowledge of Agile, Lean, Scrum, and Kanban to help shift the team from ‘Doing Agile’ to ‘Being Agile’.

You are highly skilled in facilitation at the team level as well as in partnership with Engineering, Product, and Operations.

What you’ll do

Backlog Management Practices

  • Works with Product Managers and team members to learn and practice healthy backlog management and prioritization practices
  • Facilitates the execution and improvement of backlog refinement
  • Prepares for and facilitates release planning with teams
  • Assists in dependency management and cross team coordination

Agile Event Facilitation

  • Facilitates continuous improvement and the development of a learning culture on teams
  • Facilitates Agile events, collaboration, communication, and conflict management
  • Teaches new team members Agile-Lean values, principles, methods and frameworks, practices, and processes
  • Influences the organization in the removal of organizational impediments and development of healthy Agile practices
  • Mentors Product Managers and team members in agile practices and continuous improvement

Delivery Team Support

  • Helps identify and mitigate impediments to the team’s Flow & Service Level Expectations
  • Acts as a buffer between external distractions to minimize disruptions – champions “Stop Starting – Start Finishing” behaviors
  • Assists in the facilitation of operational issue resolution
  • Facilitates team development, mediates conflict, and encourages healthy team dynamics.
  • Fosters team responsibility, self-accountability, transparency and self-organization
  • Leverages coaching skills to help the team learn to solve its own problems

Facilitates Product deliverable forecasting leverage empirical team delivery metrics.

Advice and Guidance

  • Introduces and encourages team to explore healthy Agile development practices, focus on quality and technical excellence, predictable delivery, automation, and continuous delivery
  • Teaches and encourages a balanced backlog that delivers valuable features for customers, reduces technical debt, provides business value, and enables product sustainability
  • Helps the team to develop, capture, and analyze metrics to facilitate team improvements
  • Promotes transparency through healthy communications and data integrity

Key Responsibilities

  • Coaches the Lean-Agile mindset
  • Coaches team in Kanban principles and practices
  • Facilitates continuous improvement
  • Assists Product Roadmap management and options selection
  • Helps team manage and improve flow leveraging limiting WIP,  feedback loop improvements, and establishment of outcome focused policies
  • Facilitates transparency of metrics, impediment removal, collaboration, and coordination
  • Facilitates & supports establishment of continuous learning & continuous improvement

What we’re looking for



  • Bachelor’s degree or related field or equivalent combination of industry related professional experience and education
  • Working experience related industry
  • 3 – 8 years of working experience as a Scrum Master or Scrum Master with Kanban
  • Working experience in more than one of the following Lean-Agile methods or frameworks: Kanban, Scrum with Kanban, Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), Lean applied to Knowledge Work


  • Scrum Master certification or equivalent certified professional (Desired for lower level – required for higher)
  • Working experience with non-SAFe Agility scaling, such as LeSS, Nexus, or the Flight Levels Model


    • Experience and knowledge working with Lean-Kanban product technology and services teams
    • Kanban or equivalent certification – Kanban Management Professional (KMP) or higher
    • Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK)

Platform Science Benefits Highlights:

  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits (some plans for employees are 100% covered by Platform Science)
  • Generous paid time off and company holidays
  • Up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave
  • 401(k) matching
  • Investment in your professional growth in the company

At this time we only consider candidates in these states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, FL, GA, IL, KY, MA, MI, MD, MN, MO, NC, NH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, WA, and WI. In the future we plan to add more states.

More Information on Platform Science
Platform Science operates in the Software industry. The company is located in La Jolla, CA. Platform Science was founded in 2015. It has 180 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 19 open jobs at Platform Science, click here.
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