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Junior SCRUM Master

Marmoset, Portland, OR

Job - Technology

Close Date: 02/02/2018

Marmoset is seeking a
Junior SCRUM Master

Marmoset is seeking a junior level SCRUM Master -- ideally with Agile and/or SCRUM certification or similar experience. The ideal candidate has a Project Manager mindset, is experienced managing process, timelines and deliverables, and has worked in a Software Development environment. As a critical member of Marmoset’s Tech Team, you’ll help provide the structure and process necessary to achieve success -- regularly grooming and maintaining the product backlog. You’ll help plan and manage sprints, keeping the team organized and focused, while providing administrative support and research whenever needed. You’ll work closely with Marmoset’s Product Owner and Tech Team Leader.

What you should know: We’ve currently got a Tech Team consisting of five full-time developers, a Product Owner, and occasionally an intern too. We’re all about Agile. SCRUM and JIRA too. The backend of the App is built on Ruby on Rails, uses a Postgres database, ties into third party services, and runs entirely on Heroku. The front­end of the App is HTML, CSS and custom JavaScript, with a little help from Backbone. This role must maintain regular office hours and work onsite at Marmoset World HQ.

You -

Basics: You’ve got project management or software experience and want to develop a career in tech. Or maybe you’re sick of the grind at a big company and want a change of scenery, where balance and quality of life matters. You’re neurotic about order, process and details. You enjoy software and tech and want to be part of a fun team. If this sounds like you, keep reading.

Personality: You’re a team player. Self ­starter with a contagious “can do” attitude. You’re humble with a servant mindset. Details, details, details -- nothing gets by you. Calm and cool under pressure, you’re rarely ruffled by stress.

Abilities: You’re a professional cat herder. Your super human organization skills and strong attention to detail has helped teams achieve success. Excellent communicator, strong researcher, attentive listener. You’re proactive, resourceful and can figure things out on your own.

Experience: 1-2 years minimum experience in Project Management or Software. A basic understanding of Agile methodology and SCRUM is required, while certification in either would be a huge plus.

Passion: You love collaboration and teamwork. You thrive in a fun, familial, highly creative environment. Passion for music and community is a must. Your desire to learn and grow is unrivaled.

Pay: Commensurate with experience.

Marmoset -

A Portland, Oregon based creative agency with BIG dreams. Launched in 2010, steadily growing.
It’s more than a creative agency. Marmoset’s core purpose is Community -- caring for our people: our staff, our clients, and our entire community.

Familial work environment that’s fun, offers flexibility and cares deeply about what we do.

Marmoset has ranked #6 “Fastest Growing Companies in Oregon,” “100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon,” and INC Magazine’s 2017 Best Places to Work.

Occasional 50 hour work weeks are offset with unlimited paid time off with tons of flexibility.

Benefits: Generous paid time off, flexible work environment, one month paid sabbatical after 4 years, medical, vision, dental, matching 401K. Paid parental leave. Gym & Fitness benefit OR employer-funded FSA, mass transit benefit, bike benefit, technology allowance, live music benefit, cell phone stipend, continuing education assistance. Generous profit sharing plan. Progressive vibes and kombucha flows like a river.

Culture: Marmoset fosters a progressive culture and work environment with a high degree of trust, collaboration and level of care that’s hard to find.

Learn more about our values by watching a TED Talk by our Founder Ryan Wines:

Marmoset is a proud Equal Opportunity employer, celebrating a diverse, inclusive community of people, cultures and stories.
Because we’re a young, growing company, this opportunity has the potential to evolve in a variety of ways and will at times require a high degree of flexibility and juggling, depending on what needs to be done.

Worth knowing: at Marmoset, “fit” is more important than credentials, accolades or experience. Along those lines, here’s the top, most important virtues and characteristics of a successful Marmoset employee:

Commitment (to all of the unique, quirky ways, norms, systems, culture, and rituals at Marmoset).
Fire in the Belly.
A sincere desire to listen, learn and grow.
Talent and Experience (very important, but intentionally listed last).

Most importantly,​ you should know we care about people more than awards, achievement and financial success attained in the bottom line. People, quality of life and relationships matter most. Period. We’re a
close-knit group of people and we work hard to maintain a positive, healthy, rewarding and even fun culture. Here’s Marmoset’s purpose and core values, as defined by our staff:

Marmoset’s Purpose: Community

Marmoset’s Core Values:

Do the unexpected and blow people’s minds.
Take care of our people: our staff, our clients, our community.
Have fun. Be healthy. Unplug and take time to enjoy the fruits of our labor.

We work to keep these core values and purpose ever present in all that we do and we let them be a filter we use to make decisions and help us do better work.

Marmoset provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Marmoset complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


Please submit a one page resume, a one to two page letter of interest and at least three references - all in PDF format.

In your letter of interest, feel free to elaborate on your experience and your story so we can get to know you better. What are your superpowers? What is your kryptonite? What do you know about Agile methodology and SCRUM? What is your experience working with a team and keeping them focused on timelines and deliverables? What tools do you use to stay organized and manage details? What’s your secret to herding cats? How do you see yourself making an impact at Marmoset? Plus, be sure to include any references and web links you believe would be helpful.

Additionally, in your letter of interest, please be sure to include a statement of purpose (100 words maximum).

We plan to begin interviewing people immediately on a rolling basis, so please apply as soon as you can and please carefully follow the application guidelines, listed above. Applications that don’t strictly follow the above guidelines may not be considered.

Please email your complete PDF to .
We will respond to all applicants and inquiries via email; please do not call.

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