Agile Facilitator

Engineering · Chicago, USA

Position Details

The goal of an Agile Facilitator is to improve teams of developers and overall project management by increasing collaboration, learning and innovation through the introduction of techniques that promote adaptability and flexibility in the face of unpredictable circumstances. You may have been a Scrum Master, an Agile Coach or an Agile Project Manager.  You will help us figure out process at SpotHero and allow it to evolve as we scale. You will help us get better at building roadmaps and commitments that we can deliver on. Your greatest work will be through others as you help people level up our systems and processes.

 

Who we are:

SpotHero is one of Chicago’s hottest tech companies! We’re rapidly growing with the mission of bringing the parking industry into the future through technology. Drivers across the nation use the SpotHero mobile app or website to reserve a convenient, affordable parking on-the-go or in advance, and parking companies rely on us to help them reach new customers while optimizing their business. We connect the dots with cutting-edge technology, delivering value to both sides of this exciting, evolving marketplace.

 

What kind of person are you?

  • Curious and a hungry learner
  • A Problem Solver
  • Tenacious
  • Ability to collaborate
  • You own your work
  • You are an educator 

 

What you will be doing: 

  • Guiding the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values.
  • Guiding the team on how to get the most of out self-organization.
  • Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.
  • Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on healing and problem-solving.
  • Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.
  • Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.
  • Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information.
  • Supporting and educating Engineers, Design and Product, especially on grooming and maintaining the product backlog.
  • Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example.

 

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Experience in playing the Scrum Master/Agile Coach role for at least three years for a software development team that was diligently applying Agile/Scrum principles, practices, and theory. 
  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.
  • Knowledge of various well-documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum approach (example: numerous burndown charts, various Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.).
  • Awareness and experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing.
  • Excellent communication, feedback, conflict and mentoring skills.

 

What we are offering:

  • Career game changer – A truly unique experience to work for a fast growing startup in a role with unlimited potential for growth.
  • Excellent benefits – We cover 90% of Medical Premiums, 50% of Dental & Vision Premiums, and offer company sponsored Life Insurance.
  • Flexible PTO policy, generous parental leave, and great work/life balance – We value and support each individual team member.
  • Fun perks like snacks, catered lunches, happy hours, wellness programs, and SpotHero swag.
  • Annual parking stipend (duh – we're a parking company!).
  • The opportunity to collaborate with fun, innovative, and passionate people in a casual, yet highly productive atmosphere.
  • A workplace recognized by Time Magazine as one of the Top 50 Most Genius Companies of 2018, ranks highly on Built In Chicago’s 100 Best Places To Work In Chicago in 2019, and recognized for Diversity & Inclusion initiatives!

 

NOTE:

  • You must be legally authorized to work in the US. Unfortunately, the company is unable to support sponsorships at this time.