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Scrum Master/Project Manager

Singularity University (SU) provides transformational learning experiences for entrepreneurs and executives and helps them to see the opportunities in exponential technologies like artificial intelligence, digital biology, and quantum computing.

As Singularity University’s Scrum Master/ Project Manager, you will be at the center of our mission-critical software development and technical projects across multiple development teams and geographies.We are looking for someone who is proactive, entrepreneurial, methodical and process-oriented while battle tested through years of product development and agile SDLC processes. You will work with cross functional teams including development, QA, product management, professional services and support.

Your role will be to ensure that the organization allocates resources effectively and staff efforts are aligned. Projects will include the ongoing development and roll-out of a large-scale community collaboration platform across web and mobile serving 160,000 global Singularity community members, enterprise and SaaS integrations and implementations, and digital learning products that support learners and community members around the globe and advance our mission of building an abundant future through the use of exponential technologies. You will interact extensively with the EVP of Online Learning & Digital Businesses as well as our Director of Engineering

Responsibilities:

  • Guide and coach the development teams on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values and to get the most out of self-organization.

  • Act as scrum master for multiple technical projects.

  • Serve as software/implementation project manager for other projects related to Singularity’s digital business and large scale enterprise implementations.

  • Manage day-to-day scrum and project activities including planning, prioritization, resource allocation, project status, change and scope management, estimated delivery dates, and project metrics to all stakeholders.

  • Track team velocity, health and sprint/release progress.Conduct sprint grooming, provide progress reports.

  • Improve developers’ skills on agile tools and processes.

  • Maintain relevant schedule, delivery, and code quality metrics to demonstrate how development teams are progressing.

  • Ensure that development, QA and product teams at multiple sites are practicing core agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility.

  • Assess the Scrum maturity of the team and the organization and coach the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and the organization.

Our Requirements (we need you to have):

  • One or more Scrum Master and Agile certifications, such as CSM, CSP, ICP, PMI-ACP, and/or PSM. PMP certification also a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working on software product development processes and product releases at least two different companies.

About You (we’d like you to have):

  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related technical discipline a plus.
  • Experience supporting multiple teams within an organization.
  • Experience working with a technically diverse team
  • Experience working with offshore development teams.
  • Success thriving in an ambiguous and evolving work environment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and practice active listening – guiding teams to the answer rather than presenting the solution.
  • Ability to establish and foster strong relationships, while collaborating across multiple functions and levels of authority.
  • Experience in change management is a plus.
  • Strong spirit of collaboration, working across large organizations to reach a common goal, while actively promoting authenticity, transparency, and thought leadership.
  • Successful experience working with confidential / sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
  • Self-starter, with a proven ability to effectively manage time and produce tangible results.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure.

Why Work at Singularity University?

Singularity University is a B Corp blending for-profit structure with mission-based vision and values. We impact billions of lives globally using exponential technologies, and we see these technologies as massive opportunities for growth, innovation, and value creation.

Here are some of the benefits we offer:

  • Health coverage with generous employer contributions
  • A full suite of additional benefits (disability, life insurance, FSA/HSA, Employee Assistance Program, etc.)
  • Equity in Singularity University for all employees
  • 401(k) plan
  • Employees have access to most Singularity on-campus workshops and learning events. We connect you (and our clients) with the greatest minds in Silicon Valley and beyond.

The following statements define who we are and what we stand for both within our community and with our employees:

  • We are creating a future of abundance that is bright, equitable, and leaves no one behind.
  • We are not bystanders. We act with purpose, leveraging exponential technologies to definitively solve humanity’s greatest challenges.
  • We lead courageously and set an example for changing the world. We do no harm and refuse to compromise others for our own benefit. Our passion for the well-being of humanity drives our action.
  • We are a community of inclusion, collaboration, and deep connection in which every individual is integral to success and the greatest ideas are often those never heard before.
  • We cultivate a critical mindset that is empathetic, understanding, and respectful of all points of view. We make decisions based on evidence and logic which push boundaries and redefine possibility.
  • We take moonshots, thinking big and taking risks to solve problems and impact billions of lives. We believe that big dreams, strong collaboration, and powerful tools create an unstoppable force for good.
  • Together, we can solve any challenge we encounter.
  • We are exponential.

 

Singularity University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. SU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/provincial, local law.


 

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