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Scrum Master



Kraków, Poland
Posted on Monday, October 16, 2023
Company at a Glance
OpenX is focused on unleashing the full economic potential of digital media companies. We do this by making digital advertising markets and technologies that are designed to deliver optimal value to publishers and advertisers on every ad served across all screens.
At OpenX, we have built a team that is uniquely experienced in designing and operating high-scale ad marketplaces, and we are constantly on the lookout for thoughtful, creative executors who are as fascinated as we are about finding new ways to apply a blend of market design, technical innovation, operational excellence, and empathetic partner service to the frontiers of digital advertising.
Who we are:
OpenX is a top player in the AdTech industry in the World specializing in programmatic advertising, powering monetization and advertising revenue for publishers (i.e. websites, mobile apps, CTV and OTT apps, etc.), and providing highly targeted audiences for advertisers, brands, and agencies. We have seven offices located around the globe (in the US, the UK, Poland, and Japan). Our Ad Exchange platform handles billions of ad requests daily connecting thousands of publishers with demand partners. It’s fully containerized running in the cloud in multiple regions across the world. That’s the place where each millisecond matters.
We are operating at a scale:
100% Cloud-based (GCP) platform
Over 250 billion Ad requests every day
Over 120 000 CPU daily
Over 140 TB RAM daily
Over 50 PB of data per week
Over 1200 production deployments a month
The Scrum Master works with 2 to 3 teams at a time to deliver business value that helps meet OpenX’s corporate goals. The Scrum Master role is embedded in the teams but also acts as an extension of OpenX’s PMO team. This position is based at our Krakow office.
As the Scrum Master, you are the process enabler and problem solver. You are not afraid of raising issues and driving change to remove impediments and obstacles from your team. You support the team around you and facilitate creativity. You participate in improving the team’s engineering practices and tools as needed. The qualified candidate utilizes servant leadership, has the ability to follow the leadership of others, values different perspectives, practices effective communication, is adaptable to change, is self-driven, constantly improving, and has the capability to collaborate and share information with all levels of the team.
Partnering with our PMO Team, you will be responsible for coaching and mentoring Scrum and/or Kanban methodologies of various team members to ensure effective application of the iterative principles and applicable standards in alignment with agile principles. You will also be responsible for participating and/or helping provide relevant updates of product deliverables to the organization.

What we offer

  • Employment contract (14 500 -17 000 PLN gross/monthly) or B2B (122-143 PLN net/hourly)
  • Working with the newest technologies such as Cloud Computing (GCP)
  • Experienced Team (50% of the company are senior developers!)
  • Challenges at work that are difficult to find anywhere else!
  • Solving important problems in a scale
  • Joining a company that is growing and scaling
  • Flexible working hours & remote work option

Key Responsibilities

  • Organize and facilitate Scrum Events including: Daily Scrum, Backlog Refinement, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective
  • Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on problem-solving and collaboration
  • Be an Agile advocate, coaching the team on how to use and apply Scrum and/or Kanban practices and values
  • Coach the team on the process of and benefits derived from self-organization
  • Support and educate the Product Owner, especially with respect to refinement and maintaining the product backlog
  • Facilitate getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work
  • Foster a safe environment for team members to engage in discussion, decision-making, and conflict resolution
  • Be an exemplary Servant Leader. Work with team member(s) to address and remove impediments
  • Be an engaged advocate for the team. Provide support and guidance where needed (get your hands dirty to get the job done)
  • Assess the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coach the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization
  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information
  • Act as an extension of the organization’s PMO team
  • Work with the PMO to support the team with tool usage including setup, management, and governance (Atlassian Tools) so that the teams support OpenX's SDLC

Required Qualifications

  • Your work experience includes minimum 2 years working as a Scrum Master for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory
  • First level Scrum Master certification (CSM, PMI-ACP, PSM I)
  • Understand incremental delivery and the value of metrics
  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
  • Knowledge of numerous well-documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition
  • Working knowledge of the various Software Development Life Cycle methodologies (Agile, Incremental and Iterative, Scrum-ban, Lean, Waterfall)
  • Good Polish (B2) and English (B2)

Nice to have

  • Certification (CSM, PSM II)
  • Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team
  • Familiar with Scaled Agile Frameworks: LeSS, SAFe, Nexus, Scrum @ Scale
  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc
  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD
  • Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games
  • Visiting Krakow's office (from time to time) to built good relation with the DevTeam

Soft skills and competencies

  • Servant leader - you have a genuine passion for helping teams and individuals grow
  • You have the ability to work with high-performing teams and challenge them to improve even further
  • Demonstrated ability to work consultatively and influence change
  • Clear verbal and written communication skills (concise, clear, and complete)
  • Excellent coaching and mentoring skills
  • Strong presentation, interpersonal, facilitation and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervisio
  • Comfortable to navigate positively and productively in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to plan and prioritize multiple tasks and to adapt to changing priorities
  • Excellent writing and communication skills to describe complex processes and tasks
  • Team player who is detail oriented and has superb organizational skills
  • Desire to provide transparency to the business and grow business trust..

Our Benefits (on employment contract)

  • Annual performance bonus
  • Private health care for you and your family (covered by OpenX)
  • Private life and travel insurance (Covid insurance included)
  • MultiKafeteria program
  • Training: access to the LinkedIn Learning platform, Tech workshops, English lessons
  • Holiday Allowance
  • Pension scheme (PPK from PZU)
  • Additional paid day off
  • Free parking lot
  • Sports activities: online yoga/stretching classes :)
  • Access to peer to peer recognition platform
  • Possible trips to California once in a while
  • Company events (online during the pandemic time)
  • Monthly work from home allowance and one-time payment when you join us to help you set up your home office
  • We celebrate team members' important personal milestones (vouchers, gifts)
Our five company values form a solid bedrock serving to define us as a group and guide the company. Our values remind us that how we do things often matters as much as what we do.
We are one team. There are no exceptions. We are a group of strong and diverse individuals unified by a shared mission. We embrace challenges and win together as a team. We respect and care about our colleagues and cultivate an inclusive culture
We innovate on behalf of our customers. We understand, respect, and listen carefully to our customers. We build great products to solve our customers’ problems. We manage our customers’ expectations clearly and honestly. We are a trusted partner to all of our customers - we act with integrity at all times. We care.
We innovate on behalf of our customers. We understand, respect, and listen carefully to our customers. We build great products to solve our customers’ problems. We manage our customers’ expectations clearly and honestly. We are a trusted partner to all of our customers - we act with integrity at all times. We care.
We understand and respect what each of us does. We are eager to teach and share what we know with others, both internally and externally. We are eager to learn from others and we ask questions internally and externally.
We take responsible risks and own and learn from our mistakes. We recognize and repeat success. We actively seek out and provide constructive feedback. We adapt quickly and embrace change. We tackle growth and learning with real urgency. We are endlessly curious.
OpenX is committed to equal employment opportunities.
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