Rapid7 is looking for a Scrum Master / Agile PM to join its thriving IT organization.
This role will contribute to the success of Rapid7’s Agile Center of Excellence, focusing on process as well as Agile Project Management (from identification / scoping through delivery / closure).
At Rapid7, we operate in a matrixed model. As a result, the ideal candidate will be able to understand management expectations, and drive results by leading with moderate direct authority. In short, this is a very visible role with a chance to make a significant impact.
Engagements will ramp up and down as projects and initiatives progress / close; however, enabling successful ongoing support and development for Rapid7’s core business systems will be a constant assignment for this Scrum Master / Agile PM.
This individual will inform and help teams of administrators, developers, analysts and stakeholders. Rapid7’s system support and development processes are in the mid stages of maturity, therefore, this role will have the opportunity to shape proceedings according to their vision, and add real value in yet to be explored capacities at a rapidly growing company!
A few of many duties…
Facilitate scrum ceremonies for two or more scrum teams including the daily standup, sprint planning, grooming, demos, and retrospectives. Foster and encourage conversations and collaboration amongst scrum teams, Product Owners, and practice areas relevant to the efficient delivery of product increments through self-organized teams
Help team members apply Scrum/Agile practices to enable successful, ongoing, support and development for Rapid7’s core business systems. Improve processes using an agile/scrum focused vision and help mature those processes for application as the company grows to its next stage of maturity.
Remove impediments for support and development teams. Assist with internal and external communication, improve transparency, and radiate information. Understand the priorities and interdependencies of past, current and future work to ensure optimal outcomes
Provide and track agile metrics as it relates to scrum team predictability and productivity with an eye towards continuous improvement
What you’ll need:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience plus a proven track record of professionalism and success
Strong communication skills and team-driven focus is essential as this team member will be expected to act with minimal supervision, as well as collaboratively, with customers, peers, partners, and managers to ensure customer satisfaction and team goal achievement
3-5 years of exposure to project management capacities, SDLC, and IT processes. A fundamental understanding of project management methodology – You understand why PMs do the things they do
Excellent communication, project management, and interpersonal skills. A demonstrated ability to build sound relationships and clearly communicate expectations with stakeholders
You like to look at things from many different angles and come up with great solutions – never settling for “the path of less resistance”
Nice to have:
Solid experience working with CRM/ERP applications (NetSuite and SFDC experience a plus but not required)
Security domain expertise