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Scrum Master

| Santa Monica

About us:

When was the last time you got a text message and didn’t read it? We’re guessing never. EZ Texting’s text marketing platform is revolutionizing how businesses communicate with a 98% open rate of all the messages we send out. We are passionate dreamers who believe that technology can make a meaningful difference to an organization's success. Located in the heart of Santa Monica, we've created a unique workspace that the Los Angeles Business Journal has named one of the Top 100 places to work in LA - for the last five years running and top 20 in 2019. Follow us on Linkedin, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to find out why!

We are currently seeking a Scrum Master for our Santa Monica, Pasadena and Kiev offices. You will have the opportunity to shape the Agile culture across the company, coming up with innovative ways to meet challenges head on as we scale. We believe in the continued growth and development of our team. Lunch and learn talks from some of the top talent in the industry, health and wellness cooking demos and monthly chair massages help keep you engaged and focused. Check out our feature in Built In LA to learn more about our culture and perks. If you’re ready to manage large scale operation projects while building relationships across continents; this is the role for you.

Responsibilities:

  • Hit the ground running with your 2+ years of hands-on experience as a Certified Scrum Master. You will shape the Scrum culture by running all squad ceremonies and ensuring burn-downs and key metrics are healthy.

  • Deliver value to our customers quickly as you collaborate with the Product team on creating beautiful and shippable features in the form of user stories.

  • Focus on velocity and increasing the performance and predictability of your team.

  • Use your organizational wizardry to manage the product backlog making sure your squad always knows what’s next and can focus on building features that delight our customers.

  • Guide developers to grow in their career and performance. Help with making existing products the best in the industry and support the creation and migration to a new application architecture.

  • Be the first to see roadblocks and tackle the challenge head on by proactively monitoring proposed scope and prioritization changes.

  • Build relationships with C-level, VP and Directors as you prepare project reports for key stakeholders to provide updates on activities, deliverables, significant changes, risks and mitigation strategies.

  • Be on the ground floor of developing policy to optimize development process and create project management best practices. We are growing and you will have a huge opportunity to shape the process that sets us up for this next big growth phase.

Required Qualifications:

  • BS/MS Degree or equivalent - Whether you come from a traditional or non traditional background in tech, we welcome the opportunity to speak with you.

  • 2+ years of hands-on experience in an Agile/Scrum environment as Scrum Master

  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Certification

  • Proficiency with JIRA, Confluence, Rally or similar tool - Global teams mean communication is key.

  • Experience working in a distributed workforce with cross-functional project teams in other countries/time zones during the development and implementation of major initiatives - One of the best things about EZ Texting is the opportunity to work with our highly talented Kiev devs as well as our US teams.

  • Great attention to detail - You are in many ways the nerve center of the squad and our go to for information.

  • Master communicator - Ability to effectively communicate plans, progress, risks, expectations, and technical issues to project stakeholders including product owners, team members, and customer support teams.

  • We’re growing so you will need the ability to work in a fast-paced environment multitasking on multiple projects.

  • Strong Proficiency in the English language: Written and Verbal

Schedule:

Hours may vary based on project needs. Working hours will align with U.S. and/or Kiev hours.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with SaaS/Cloud application development

Benefits

  • Fully paid Medical, Dental, Vision, Life for self (50% for family)

  • 401(k) Plan

  • Paid Vacation + 5 Personal Choice Days

  • Unlimited sick leave

  • Amazing culture and coworkers.

  • Many other perks to help with work life balance.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • ZendFrameworks
    • GuiceFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • S3Databases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • AxureDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • DrupalCMS
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM

Location

EZ Texting, voted a Best Place to Work since 2014, is located a block away from the Pacific Ocean and the world-famous 3rd Street Promenade.

An Insider's view of EZ Texting

How does your team reward individual success?

Our team goes out to lunch once a month to celebrate each other’s success. We've also done some team bonding. During our last team bonding event, we went snowboarding and skiing in Mammoth.

Eileen

DevOps Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

Every day at EZ Texting is awesome, because it's always different! Whether it be developing a new feature for our customers or coming up with new ideas that help innovate the space of texting! Every day is exciting at EZ Texting!

Aman

Software Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started at EZ Texting almost 8 years ago as an intern. I've had the opportunity to learn new skills which directly elevated my career path. The company invests in development, both professionally and personally. Recently, my role has shifted towards Business Development. I feel very fortunate to work for a company that invests in its employees!

Shannon

Director of Global Connectivity

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We educate the team on what the business is trying to do and where the areas of struggle are. Once we are on the same page, we create an environment where departments take employee feedback regarding challenges and opportunities. A culture of transparency creates an environment where creativity is aimed at solving real problems for the business!

Vijesh

Co-Founder & CTO

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

At EZ Texting, we have always held ourselves to a high standard of respecting our employees work-life balance. We have a work-hard environment, but the happiness of our employees is always put first. We are here to achieve all company goals set forth while keeping the employee spirits constantly high

Chris

Customer Success Manager

What are EZ Texting Perks + Benefits

EZ Texting Benefits Overview

We have amazing perks for each of our employees here at EZ Texting. From Stock Options to FULLY PAID Medical Benefits, the list goes on!

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
EZ Texting disability insurances covers you for both short-term and long-term disability.
Dental Benefits
Fully Paid
Vision Benefits
Fully Paid
Health Insurance Benefits
Fully Paid
Life Insurance
EZ Texting covers you for life insurance with a payout of 2X an employee's annual salary. Employees also have an option to purchase additional coverage.
Wellness Programs
EZ Texting hosts a wellness activity once a month which includes things like yoga, meditation, nutritionist guest speaker, massages, etc.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
EZ Texting offers stock options through its employee profit sharing program, including vesting over a four-year period.
Performance Bonus
EZ Texting compensation plans include an annual bonus for all regular full-time employees.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
EZ Texting offers up to 3 months of maternal leave and up to 4 weeks of paid paternity leave for new parents with at least 1 year of tenure.
Flexible Work Schedule
EZ Texting offers a flexible work schedule outside of core hours (10AM-4PM)
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
EZ Texting offers 2 weeks of paid time off for all employees and up to 4 weeks off for tenured employees of five years or longer.
Paid Holidays
EZ Texting offers all employees paid time off to observe all major holidays. Each employee also receives an additional 5 floating holidays per calendar year.
Paid Sick Days
EZ Texting offers UNLIMITED sick leave for all employees.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
EZ Texting offers Rally Fridays
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
EZ Texting has fully stocked kitchens including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea, etc.
Some Meals Provided
EZ Texting provides a weekly catered lunch on Tuesdays.
Happy Hours
EZ Texting provides an in-house Happy Hour on Fridays.
Parking
EZ Texting provides a parking pass at one of the local lots or we will reimburse your monthly parking expenses. We also will compensate you for opting out of a parking pass.
Pet Friendly
EZ Texting has a dog friendly environment.
Relocation Assistance
EZ Texting offers a relocation assistance reimbursement.
Fitness Subsidies
EZ Texting reimburses it's employees up to $70 per month for a gym membership.
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement

Additional Perks + Benefits

Here at EZ Texting we focus on our employees' happiness. We encourage professional development and also want employees to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

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