Scrum Master

Location: San Francisco, CA
Date Posted: 08-30-2017
Protagonist is a high-growth Narrative Analytics company. We mine beliefs in order to energize brands, win narrative battles, and understand target audiences. Protagonist uses natural language processing, machine learning, and deep human expertise to identify, measure, and shape narratives. The Protagonist platform was built on 10 years of narrative science that was initially developed to improve the American brand around the world for the US Government. Today, it's used by dozens of the world's leading CMOs, business leaders, and foundations.
The Scrum Master will be primarily working with the product, engineering, and data science teams (affectionately referred to as PED)  to support agile delivery.
  • Overseeing multiple development projects under the Platform and Portal work stream
  • Driving daily scrum meetings, participating in sprint reviews, product backlog and sprint backlog grooming sessions and retrospectives
  • Partnering closely with the business and technical leadership and providing regular status reports on projects
  • Tracking and managing project status through metrics and goals and facilitating the team’s progress towards those goals
  • Coaching team members, addressing conflict and fostering a collaborative culture
  • Building relationships with the engineering, data science, and quality assurance teams in order to coordinate all aspects of project delivery and closure
  • Developing and implementing standard scrum process methodologies
  • Ensuring that multiple projects are delivered on time and within budget with a high quality of standards
  • Addressing and removing impediments in the projects
  • Suggesting and implementing continuous process improvement
Required skills and qualifications
  • REQUIRED Bachelor Degree in a related field
  • ScrumMaster Certification is highly preferred and will be given priority
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a ScrumMaster
  • A mastery of Agile methodology and principles
  • Program / Project Management experience, or the ability to manage multiple concurrent priorities
  • Exceptional written & verbal communication skills
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