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Scrum Master

Remote (Core hours for engineering are 11 am to 4 pm GMT)

Calipsa is one of London’s fastest-growing deep learning technology companies. Our mission is to make the world a safer place by helping to detect and prevent crime. Calipsa’s AI platform analyses surveillance video in real-time to assess risk, filter out false alarms and automatically notify alarm monitoring services. Our current focus is on detecting burglary and theft and we monitor sites across construction, logistics, industrial, agricultural, retail and residential sectors in 6 continents. We are funded by top investors such as LocalGlobe, Global Founders Capital, Entrepreneur First and Horizon Ventures. 

Founded five years ago, we are currently going through a period of significant growth and are looking for a Scrum Master to be part of this journey.

About the role

Calipsa’s Software Engineering team aims to reduce the cost and complexity of advanced security features by implementing all of our systems in the cloud and continuously improving our integration offerings. Reporting to the Engineering Manager, you’ll work within the highly skilled delivery team of engineers to help make sure that delivery is both predictable and performant.

Ultimately, it will be your role to navigate the team towards delivering results and help to remove impediments to success. You will put in place a scrum framework and help the team to thrive within this framework by planning deliverables and monitoring performance. In a nutshell, we are looking for a people person who loves to solve problems and organise how a team will deliver solutions.

Responsibilities

  • Coaching one or more teams in the art of scrum
  • Understanding and reporting velocity to the relevant stakeholders
  • Working with product managers to produce forecasts
  • Working with people external to the teams to remove impediments
  • Ensuring team disruptions are kept to a minimum
  • Helping the team inspect and adapt
  • Facilitating Scrum events

Skills

We are looking for someone who has experience as a Scrum Master and is excited to apply their knowledge to a rapidly growing team. As Calipsa’s first Scrum Master, you will have a real opportunity to scale with the company and build processes from scratch.

  • Have worked as a scrum master for 3+ years with a demonstrable record of success
  • Ideally would have a pertinent qualification such as PSM1
  • You can demonstrate the key concepts of Scrum
  • Familiarity with a software development environment 
  • You are a people-person, and enjoy working 1-on-1 as well as in a team 
  • The ability to work with a variety of people across the business to understand priorities and requirements
  • Be self-organising, with a proven ability to help others organise
  • You can articulate concepts and ideas eloquently
  • Experience in a start-up is a bonus, but not a key requirement

What we offer

  • Competitive salary 💵
  • Amazing colleagues, autonomy and endless growth opportunities 🚀
  • We don’t track holidays, working hours or place of work. We are interested in your results, not how many hours you work. 🏖️
  • Private healthcare 🏥
  • Remote working 🏠

Hiring process

  • Screening call with a member of our People team to understand your experience and give you more information about the role 
  • An interview with Calipsa’s Engineering Manager focusing on your experience and approach to scrum 
  • A presentation interview; we would give you a real-world situation and ask how you would organise scrum at Calipsa. This would be presented to Calipsa’s Engineering Manager, Product Manager, and 2 Software Engineers. 
  • Final stage interview with Calipsa’s CTO

⚖️ Calipsa is an equal opportunity employer

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