Scrum Master

Fractal Industries - Reston, VA

Full-timeEstimated: $84,000 - $110,000 a year
As Scrum Master / Agile Lead, you will manage Agile-focused engineering development of Fractal technology and products. You’ll be working closely with the Product Manager and Engineer Lead, facilitating the Sprint process from beginning to end, ensuring the accurate and timely completion of product requirements. In addition, you’ll drive the team’s education in best practices of Agile development through a variety of methods meant to provide positive impact across the team. You should have a strong Project Management and/or Scrum Master background and want to be an active member of the team, not just someone who enforces Agile methodology. A background in working with online products and Software as a Service (SaaS) is strongly preferred, and the ability to handle the challenges faced by startups is key. Along with the Product and Engineering leads, you’ll be part of the 3-person leadership team who will bring cutting edge and sometimes complex products to market, then identifying ways to evolve these products over time. You’ll work closely with your leadership colleagues to ensure roadmaps are built using reality as the driving force, not smoke and mirrors or unjustified optimism.

We are hiring for these three positions:
Scrum Master / Agile Lead for Fractal OS which will become the primary interface for all our products.
Scrum Master / Agile Lead for Data Management technology. The Data Management team is not only creating technology to manage Data, we’re working to figure out all the signals the Data is providing. Product evolution could include providing technology to allow customers to manage their own data, as well as creating data sets that Fractal could sell as highly scrubbed data solutions.
Scrum Master / Agile Lead for Data Models & Orchestration. The Data Models & Orchestration team is responsible for a host of very complex technical products, such as: a time series database, a graph database, Spark services, various transformer services and more.

Lead diverse software development teams to on-time fulfillment of applications and services in a hybrid public-private cloud/computing environment
Facilitate the development and delivery of Fractal products between Product and Engineering teams that drive market leading features into our customers hands
Act as a liaison for your team throughout the Fractal organization
Provide day-to-day oversight of the product roadmap to ensure that timelines are met, tasks are prioritized appropriately, there is clear definition of scope and the team isn’t over-committing
Ensure teams have appropriate direction and priority at all times to remain on track to reach internal and customer commitments and deadlines
Work with Product and Engineering to ensure the right level of understanding and the right culture/process exists to take high level concepts and feature ideas and help break them down into stories and sub-tasks
Track and report status of all projects you own during our weekly updates. In identifying areas where any risk may exist, proactively build, communicate and lead recovery actions
Participate in “scrum-of-scrum” meetings and assist in ongoing coordination of corporate wide roadmaps to ensure alignment between teams across the organization
Manage the delivery of software enhancements and fixes per release schedules using Agile development methodologies
Help to shape and improve the product roadmap by consolidating and communicating feedback captured during the execution and retrospective analysis of sprints and strategy meetings
Work with Product and Sales team to understand customer engagement needs and ensure product readiness is in alignment with roadmap commitments and the teams ability to deliver
Work with Software Development leadership and teams to ensure technical requirements for engagement can be met on schedule; if necessary, identify and plan for any customer specific engineering requirements with Product
Follow customer integration needs, update implementation plans and report customer satisfaction outcomes internally to cross-functional teams
Ensure that all product milestones are tracking to schedule and communicate effectively to Product and or cross-functional teams whenever obstacles to meeting customer expectations surface

Reside in the greater Washington D.C. area or be able to relocate
Bachelor's degree or related experience
Ability to support regular travel (<20%)
Scrum Master certification (CSM) PMP-ACP or CSP certification preferred
2+ years of experience as a full-time Scrum Master
Expertise in diligently applying Agile principles, practices, and theory (User Stories, Story Pointing, Velocity, Burndown Metrics, Agile Games, Tasking, Retrospectives, Cycle Time, Throughput, Work in Progress levels, Product Demos)
Experience working with online products and Software as a Service (SaaS) in particular
Experience working with different Agile approaches (Scrum, Lean, XP, Kanban, etc.) is preferred
Hands on experience with Agile ALM tools like Atlassian Jira with knowledge of other tools such as Aha!, Wrike, or ProductPlan is a plus
Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, influence and transparency
Exceptional verbal, written and communication skills
Detail-oriented and ability to understand and communicate technical information
Strong presentation skills
Highly organized and able to multi-task

Agile or Project Management certification (PSM I, PSM II, SAFe)
Extensive experience with Atlassian products
Understanding of DevOps tools and CI/CD processes
Experience and interest in large-scale distributed systems
Interest in with Apache Spark, Apache Pig, AWS Pipelines, Google Dataflow, or MapReduce
Fractal Valued Behaviors

High energy with a positive attitude
Eager and willingness to learn
Strong problem solving and analytical analysis skills
Operate with high integrity and respect
Enjoys and is willing to contribute to a collaborate environment
About Fractal

Fractal Industries applies artificial intelligence to solve complex, real-world problems at scale. Our Human+AI operating system, Fractal | OS™, blends capabilities ranging from data handling, analytics, and reporting to advanced algorithms, simulations, and machine learning, enabling decisions that are just-in-time, just-in-place, and just-in-context. If this type of environment sounds exciting reach out to us directly via application at with a resume and cover letter.

Fractal Industries offers a competitive salary, incentive stock options, a full range of benefits starting day one, including 401(k) and medical, dental & vision coverage, flexible “Personal Time Off (PTO)” plan and 10+ paid holiday days per year