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Scrum Master at Aerial Technologies
Montreal, CA

Help us put WiFi to work

Aerial provides a unique cloud-based solution that leverages existing WiFi infrastructure and AI to give meaning to motion. We aim to become the wireless standard for smart motion detection through continuous innovation, passion, and inventiveness for the smart home, home care, security, healthcare and hospitality applications. Based in Montreal, we also operate from two regional offices in the USA and Europe.

 

Here's a video featuring our Chief Technical Officer and Director of AI where they describe some of the capabilities of our platform:

What does the job entail?

Aerial is looking for a Scrum Master to work with our development teams and the product owner. In this role, you will support our Agile software development life cycle and the execution of our projects that span a large range of technologies from mobile applications, to cloud-hosted artificial intelligence services.

 

We are looking for an expert on the Agile processes and associated tools. As such, you will act as a coach for the team on the scrum and Agile principles and you will strive to bring continuous improvements in these areas. 

 

What you’ll do:

 

  • Help teams in their adoption and adherence to Agile methodologies and drive process improvement
  • Coach and train the team, product owner and involved parties within the Scrum principles to deliver high-quality features
  • Facilitate backlog grooming, sprint planning, retrospectives, daily scrum, and sprint reviews
  • Through efficient collaboration with technical leaders and the product owner, foster an environment in which the team can increase productivity, quality, and predictability
  • Participate in the coordination and collaboration between teams; assisting the identification of user story dependencies between teams, therefore encouraging cross-team communication and alignment
  • Take ownership in resolving impediments to help the team, eliminate roadblocks, and create focus on accomplishing goals
  • Ensure that sprint results and team performance are communicated accurately

Requirements

 

What does the successful candidate look like?

 

  • Minimum of 5 years working in Agile software test and development, and at least 3 years as a Scrum Master within a small organization
  • Deep understanding of common Agile/Lean engineering practices and software development processes and procedures
  • Experience working in an environment utilizing SaaS technologies
  • Extensive experience with issue-tracking tools (JIRA preferred)
  • Familiar with Team Collaboration software (such as Confluence)
  • Proven facility to interact with and understand team members; exceptional emotional intelligence
  • Ability to identify team impediments and proactively find solutions on-the-fly
  • Proven capability to handle multiple parallel priorities and objectives at once
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Fluent both in French and English
  • Enthusiastic attitude, inspire others to deliver value and to work as a team

In an ideal world you would also bring the following skills and experiences to our team:

  • Certified Scrum Master or PMI ACP certification
  • Knowledge of our team technologies such as Python, AWS, C
  • Understanding of IP and wireless networks
  • Basic understanding of AI & machine learning
  • Familiarity with RESTful APIs

What's in it for you?

You will have the opportunity to join at an early phase and be an important member of our growing team. You will work in a fast-paced and stimulating environment and will participate in our employee stock option plan. Not to mention you will have the opportunity to help us develop a new and exciting technology that has the ability to change people's lives all over the world!

 

What can I expect when I submit my application?

Our recruitment partner will review your application and either schedule a conversation with you or let you know that we’re passing on your candidacy..

 

What does the interview process involve?

The first step of our selection process is a conversation with our recruitment partner where they will focus on the human side of things and answer any questions you may have. Assuming you exhibit a high potential to be successful in our environment during your initial conversation, we’ll invite you to have a technical conversation with some of our engineers and leadership. Assuming you’re one of our finalists, we’ll be sure to give you a tour of the office and introduce you to some of your future teammates. Throughout the process, we want to make sure that we’re the right fit for each other – both technically and culturally – so please feel welcome to interview us and ask us questions at every step.

 

What is our targeted start date for this role?

We’re motivated to hire for this role now, we’d like to have our new teammate on board as soon as possible.

 

What if I have more questions before I apply?

No worries at all! If you have additional questions prior to submitting your application, please feel free to reach out to Patrice Belmonte via LinkedIn.