Scrum Master II

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About Fearless Digital

Fearless Digital builds software with a soul. As a division inside Fearless, we're part of its digital services integrator model to unlock the power of organizations, people and tech. Our division designs, engineers, and delivers digital solutions to solve problems and drive impact. Using iterative development cycles, we minimize risk for our customers and efficiently deliver intuitive and responsive technology. In this way, we help set the stage for tech to work better for people. That's not our only goal, though. We also strive to create a purple culture that makes our team members excited to come to work every day. We take a holistic approach to our people’s well-being, and our culture and benefits are designed to support our people in working the way they like best. We encourage our people to pursue their passions, both in and out of the office. With flexible schedules, continuing education support, and a family-friendly work environment, we’ve created a culture that allows our team to thrive professionally and personally.

Fearless believes in equal opportunity employment. We won’t discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, gender, nationality, age, religion, disability, military status, or sexual orientation. As a company and as individuals, we’re committed to providing an  inclusive and welcoming environment for our team, our family members, our clients, our subcontractors, and our vendors.

Fearless Digital Benefits

Our people make us who we are. We believe that every member of the Fearless team has something to share, and we value the unique viewpoint you’ll bring to our community. But we value your community, too, so we offer fulfilling work that stays in balance with the rest of life. Because everyone has different needs, desires, and goals, our benefits offer the choices and flexibility that our team members need to live well and succeed. Here are a few highlights of our benefits package:

  • Life-friendly schedules
  • Family-friendly workplace
  • PTO allowance (not accrued so you get it up front!) We believe in taking time off to be well and thrive. That's why we offer 14 days of PTO, 8.75 days of sick leave, 11 federal holidays, your birthday (floating day), jury duty, and bereavement.
  • Up 12 weeks of FMLA paid at 100%
  • We cover 100% of your premium for our medical HSA plan + the deductible portion of HSA contributions, 80% of your premium for our HMO or PPO plans, and offer competitive dependent coverage. We cover 100% of dental and vision premiums for you and your dependents and offer medical and dependent care FSA options. We also offer life insurance, short- and long-term disability coverage, and legal planning and support insurance.
  • Tech, education / training, and wellness allowances
  • Safe Harbor 401(k) plan with employer contributions and immediate vesting
  • Referral bonus: Bring your friends! If someone you refer is hired, you’ll get a bonus of $6–12k!
  • Total Pet Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program

Compensation

Our Compensation System is designed to reward remarkable work, grow your impact and support the whole “you” over the course of your career.

We believe in paying people fairly, so we've established a compensation model aimed to ensure everyone at Fearless — regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, nationality, or negotiation skills — is given equal pay for equal work. Our approach to compensation is intended to ensure our total package serves all of your needs and includes base pay, medical and other benefits, performance rewards, 401k matching, plus a few perks (tech and wellness reimbursement programs)! Our salary ranges are determined based on role, level and location and provide team members salary growth within a salary grade over time. Team members automatically progress within a salary range through annual increases (given to reward service at Fearless) or merit increases (given to reward and individual's demonstrated performance and growth within the position). Fearless team members are also eligible for discretionary bonuses based on company performance.

The salary ranges for this position based on location are listed below.  The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified as a part of our annual salary range review.

Salary Range

  • AL, FL, GA, TN Residents:  $81,946 (min) - $104,482 (mid) - $127,017 (max)
  • NC Residents: $84,481 (min) - $107,713 (mid) - $130,945 (max)
  • DE, MD, PA, TX, VA Residents: $88,705 (min) - $113,099 (mid) - $137,493 (max) 
  • DC Residents: $99,687 (min) - $127,101 (mid) - $154,515 (max)
  • CA & NY Residents:  $103,067 (min) - $131,410 (mid) - $159,753 (max) 


Location:

  • In-person, hybrid, and remote options are available. Our offices are located in Baltimore.



Fearless is looking for a Scrum Master II to add to our diverse team of 250+ employees (and counting!).

What you’ll be doing

We’re looking to change the world by building software with a soul, and we want your help.

The Scrum Master II works directly with an agile team to advise and oversee performance against agile values, practices, and processes. As a servant leader, the Scrum Master II monitors team performance through the project’s dashboards and helps identify continuous improvement opportunities to help the team work better and smarter. Working with the Product Owner, the Scrum Master II supports the work of the team by monitoring the backlog and facilitating agile ceremonies such as stand ups, sprint planning, sprint reviews and retrospectives. 

The Scrum Master II collaborates regularly with the Portfolio Director and/or Program Manager for the project to help prioritize and implement quality agile process initiatives and surface reporting across the business about the status and quality of engineering projects. 

We need your Agile Scrum skills! What other skills will help you succeed at Fearless? Glad you asked! We’re excited about candidates who can accomplish the following:

Responsibilities and Contributions 

Organizational and Leadership Role 

  • Leads the team through servant leadership.
  • Strengthens agile practice and communities.

Functional Role 

  • Facilitates agile Scrum ceremonies such as stand-ups, sprint planning, sprint review, backlog refinement, and retrospective.
  • Tracks and reports team performance metrics.
  • In partnership with Passion Coach, Portfolio Director, and the team, assists with and implements improvements to agile processes.
  • Plans and coordinates schedules and resolves dependencies with other teams.
  • Removes project obstacles and develops solutions with the team.
  • Provides guidance to the team and customer organization on how to use agile/Scrum practices and values.
  • Provides guidance to the team on how to self-organize.
  • Coaches the team, filling in any gaps in knowledge of agile/Scrum frameworks and processes.
  • Assesses the Scrum maturity of the team and organization, coaching the team to higher levels of maturity at a comfortable and sustainable pace.
  • Builds a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or judgment, with an emphasis on healing and problem-solving.
  • Facilitates the team in getting work done without coercion, assigning, or dictation.
  • Facilitates discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.
  • Assists with internal and external communication, improving transparency and radiating information.
  • Provides all support to the team using servant leadership style and leading by example.
  • Contributes to portfolio activities, including keeping Portfolio Directors and Program Managers in the loop; where valuable, coordinates across the portfolio with other projects or Scrum Masters.
  • Participates in operational syncs with the Portfolio Director and is able to create action plans.
  • Champions building partner relationships and creating a badgeless/unified environment where every team member is valued.

Essential Skills, Experience, or Competencies  

Must-Have Skills

  • Ability to obtain required security clearance for this project: Public Trust
  • Completed Bachelor's degree (any field of study qualifies)
  • Relevant agile/Scrum Master certification (CSM or PSM)
  • A minimum of 5 years of demonstrated working experience as a Scrum Master
  • Federal government contracting experience is required
  • Prior experience leading projects or as a Scrum Master.
  • Prior experience working with a ticketing system such as Jira, Trello, or GitLab.
  • Ability to partner effectively with those in other practice areas, such as Product Managers and Engineers, to deliver quality products to customers.
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and keep the team focused on the right things.
  • Ability to provide guidance, mentoring, and context to team members.
  • Proven experience rallying a team to deliver on commitments.
  • Proven experience using dashboards and metrics to drive team performance.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong troubleshooting and analytical skills.
  • Ability to operate and manage work, strategically reason, build relationships, and influence others.

Icing-on-the-Cake Skills 

  • SAFe / Release Train Engineer certifications
  • Experience working with federal, state, or local Government.
  • Experience using product thinking and product management best practices.




So, what’s next?

Over the years, we’ve honed our interview process to help ensure that every employee we hire is the right fit for us and that we’re the right fit for them. If we think you’re a good fit, we’ll get in touch and start scheduling your interviews! Depending on the role's/project's requirements, the interview process may include some differences. At the minimum

  • Introductory Interview: This is where you and your recruiter will build rapport, explore your career and educational background, discuss salary expectations, role requirements, and set expectations for the interview process, specific to the position of interest. 
  • Technical Interview (Skills Fit): This is where we get into the nitty gritty of the project. During the Technical Interview, you’ll be interviewed by the technical team to dig more into your background and technical capabilities. 
  • Business Interview: At this point, you’ve made it to the final frontier! The Business Interview is when you’ll meet with Fearless leadership to dot the i’s, cross the t’s, and determine whether or not we’ll be moving forward with the hiring process.


More Information on Fearless
Fearless operates in the Software industry. The company is located in Baltimore, MD and Montgomery, AL. Fearless was founded in 2009. It has 145 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance, Life insurance, 401(K) and Flexible work schedule. To see all 12 open jobs at Fearless, click here.
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