Scrum Master

Bucharest, RO

Job Description / Skills Required

At Aera, we deliver the cognitive technology that enables the Self-Driving Enterprise™: a Cognitive Operating System™ that connects you with your business and autonomously orchestrates your operations. Aera's Cognitive OS leverages the best of artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, big data, and enterprise domain expertise to deliver Cognitive Automation at scale for some of the world's largest companies.
 
Our Scrum Master (SMs) are highly visible leaders, building partnerships across customer engagement, product and engineering to understand and improve our practice within customer implementations, and overall efficiency.
Our SMs will help improve our value delivery, velocity, understand bottlenecks and help influence ways to overcome them, coach and mentor one or more scrum teams to deliver features that are effectively developed, integrated and deployed with quality and on time, for our customer solution delivery projects.
 
In this position, you will work with Aera Customer Engagement leaders to leverage Agile frameworks for solution delivery projects management, planning and implementation.

Responsibilities

    • Lead daily Scrum meetings (DSM), sprint planning sessions along with other execution events with Customer Engagement leaders
    • Diagnose, analyze, and understand high priority issues and raise awareness of those with leadership teams
    • Drive and ensure timely, high quality implementations and deployments 
    • Communicate status on the various cross functional swimlanes and improve velocity
    • Identify and resolve systemic issues impacting delivery and proactively take action to resolve
    • Lead project meetings and identify and document results and actions
    • Help drive clarity of deliverables between customer engagement, product, and test teams and hold them accountable to different milestones
    • Lead iterative delivery of strategic cross-functional initiatives from concept to ship, through focus, transparency, communication, visibility, and accountability
    • Partner with Customer Engagement, ProductOps, TechOps to build highly collaborative teams and to enhance communication across teams and stakeholders

About you

    • Proven experience working with scrums and cross-functional teams to deliver complex initiatives iteratively with multiple dependencies and constraints, in a highly dynamic and agile environment
    • Proven ability to operate effectively and autonomously across multiple teams in situations of extreme ambiguity, with only high-level direction
    • Experience building roadmaps, release plans, project plans with a thorough understanding of dependency management
    • Able to communicate highly technical problems and solutions at all levels from engineer to partner to leadership
    • Able to influence, negotiate and inspire others in a matrix environment 
    • Excellent organization, planning skills, and attention to detail
    • Scrum Master Certification equivalent preferred
    • 2+ years of Scrum master Roles
    • Experience JIRA, Confluence and other Atlassian tools
    • Experience with SAFe and agile development frameworks and philosophy

Strong Bonus Points

    • A degree in engineering
    • SAFe training or similar certifications

Perk & Benefits

      • Stock Options:  We believe every Aera team member should have a stake in our future success
      • Medical:  A medical subscription to one of the main private healthcare clinic networks (Regina Maria) 
      • Employee Referral Program:  Earn cash when your referrals get hired!
      • Learning and Development: You’ll have access to professional development content through Udemy, our online learning platform. Udemy offers thousands of courses to help you learn new skills – whether for your professional development or your personal interests
      • Paid Time Off:  Based on seniority, you can benefit from extra annual leave days (up to 5 extra days) 
      • Snacks: When you’re working from the office, you’ll have access to our fully stocked kitchen with a selection of snacks and beverages
      • Events and Extras:  We work hard and get things done, but we also value the importance of having fun: office outings; birthday celebrations; holiday parties; weekly in-office lunches, and more
      • Work Schedule:  We’re open to a hybrid work model, and can offer a flexible daily schedule depending on your role
Note: We’re continuously re-evaluating these to offer the best for our Aeranauts, so these are subject to change for the better
At Aera, our purpose is to enable a sustainable, efficient, and intelligent world with Cognitive Automation. Our Cognitive Operating System is increasingly used by the world's largest companies to fundamentally transform their organizations and how work is done.
 
If you share our passion for fundamentally transforming how people work — from people working machines, to machines working, guided by people, you’ve met your match. Headquartered in Mountain View, California, we're growing fast, with teams in Mountain View and San Francisco (California), Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Paris (France), Munich (Germany), London (UK), Pune and Bangalore (India), Sydney (Australia) and Singapore.  So join us, and let’s build the future of work together!
 
Aera Technology is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Aera Technology will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
 
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