Scrum Master

San Francisco
Engineering
Full-time
Imagine working on a global communication network that’s used by 3.7 billion people and every day more than a quarter trillion messages cross this network. There’s just one problem: even in today’s modern world, phishing attacks run rampant, costing companies billions of dollars each year. Whether it’s from wire fraud, W-2 thefts, or targeted attacks to steal data, companies have been powerless to protect themselves.

Valimail offers a comprehensive solution for stopping fake email, protecting brands, and helping ensure compliance. We’ve already stopped billions of malicious emails from being delivered, won over a dozen prestigious cybersecurity awards, and are lucky enough to have some of the world's biggest companies as customers, including Fannie Mae, Uber, WeWork, Yelp, and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

As part of our commitment to building a more trusted email ecosystem, we work closely with industry leading companies to improve the space for everyone. As the number of initiatives, organizations, and conversations scale up dramatically, Valimail has the need for a skilled Program Manager to help us meet these commitments and grow.

You will be responsible for managing highly visible initiatives that help secure billions of inboxes.

What You'll be Doing

Provides coaching and expertise on Agile values and practices while emphasizing continuous improvement
Emphasizes the need for incremental releases, iterative work and prioritization by value and risk
Facilitate all iteration planning sessions, Storytime, Iteration Open/Close, and daily standup meetings
Manage, own, and facilitate the delivery of engineering commitment within an iteration
Track, own, and display daily team progress metrics (story status, velocity, burn up) by transparently radiating information on public dashboard
Partners with development managers to ensure the team is producing a solution that meets established standards, procedures, and practices.
Instills a sense of urgency reflecting the goals for the current iteration, upcoming release, and project vision, while passionately emphasizing the importance of meeting these goals
Optimizes, increases, and sustains throughput; ensuring prioritization of work by value and risk
Ensures iteration-based meetings are effectively facilitated, the outcomes are achieved and their cadence is maintained
Assists team with making appropriate commitments through story selection, sizing and tasking and holding themselves accountable
Proactively facilitates communication and collaboration while identifying and removing blockers, limiting work in progress and preventing distractions
Facilitates frequent retrospectives, sharing metrics to identify and implement improvements
Creates open, transparent, and frequent communication with the VP of Engineering

About You

Prior experience in a fast-paced agile environment is critical to planning and overseeing day-to-day development activities and managing work against competing deliverables.
3+ years of leading high-performing Scrum teams
CSM (Certified Scrum Master), SA (SAFe Agilist), or SSM (SAFe Scrum Master) certification
Excellent communication in both written and oral formats
High level of energy and enthusiasm
Flexible leadership and DevOps style to maximize team performance through collaboration, conflict resolution, and time management skills
High-level technical familiarity with distributed systems, SaaS, email, and DNS
A passion for motivating people, instilling accountability and achieving results
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Equivalent Experience.
Experience in working with remote employees.

Bonus Points
Prior development experience
Experience in email authentication
Experience with Atlassian tools (Jira and Confluence)

***Must be located in San Francisco Bay Area and willing to commute to Downtown San Francisco***
Valimail is an anti-phishing company that has been driving the global trustworthiness of digital communications since 2015, with the only complete platform for stopping fake email, protecting brands, and helping ensure compliance. Valimail has won more than a dozen prestigious cybersecurity technology awards and authenticates billions of messages a month for some of the world's biggest companies, including Uber, Fannie Mae, WeWork, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Valimail is based in San Francisco. For more information visit www.valimail.com.

Customers include Yelp, Uber, Fannie Mae, Pure Storage, WeWork, and MongoDB.
Strategic partners include Adobe, Splunk, SendGrid, SparkPost, and Neustar; and in the federal arena, FedResults.