Scrum Master - Ujo Music

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About ConsenSys:

ConsenSys is a venture production studio and the leading technology firm in blockchain globally. We deliver products, solutions and platforms built using blockchain technology.

Our teams are busy at work building the future of identity, financial markets, commerce, the music industry, security, and infrastructure, and more. To accomplish this we've built out a flat organizational structure which we call the ConsenSys Mesh: a network of individuals & teams working autonomously and towards the same goal.  Our mission is to use these decentralized solutions to fundamentally reshape the economic, social, and political operating systems of the planet.

About Ujo at ConsenSys:

Ujo Music is a ConsenSys Spoke, with a vision for a music industry that allows creators to grow and thrive independently. It is a platform that uses the ethereum blockchain as the substrate for innovation by empowering artists, digitizing their music rights and metadata, sharing this information in an open environment, and thus enabling new applications, products, and services to license their catalogs and pay artists directly with minimal friction. We are aiming to enrich the lives of artists and fans through a shared love of music, and excitement for the potential of decentralized technology.

We introduced the music industry to smart contracts & blockchain technology and aim to continue bringing this technology to many artists: from more Grammy winners to more bedroom producers.

Within the Ujo Team:
  • We value learning & personal growth.
  • We value balance in life. We aim to work hard in improving the industry, but we can only do that if we also take care of ourselves: mentally & physically. Take off time when you need it.
  • We strive to be accountable towards ourselves & our teammates: we go further when we go together.
  • We value diversity in perspectives. Music reaches everyone & as a team we want to work with individuals from all walks of life.
  • We value open, accessible, and constructive communication amongst everyone.
  • We value the open source community & contributing towards a shared future.


As a Scrum Master, you will be responsible for:
    • Facilitating daily standups and biweekly sprint planning and retrospective meetings.
    • Coordinating cross-functional collaboration between teams.
    • Tracking and removing impediments.
    • Creating and analyzing reports, working to prioritize commitments and delivery expectations mid-sprint.
    • Working with the Product Manager to appropriately adapt sprints, issues, and solutions in real-time as well as prioritizing backlog tickets to be ready for the next sprint.
    • Assessing the scrum maturity level of the team/organization and coaching individuals about processes and available tools to reach higher levels of scrum maturity.
    • Resolving conflicts by focusing on scrum values of openness, honesty and respect.
    • Serving the team first before considering themself. 

You should apply if you have:
  • Leadership DNA, proven ability to excite and lead a development team.
  • Basic knowledge of the software development process.
  • Ability to understand and communicate the needs of both designers and developers.
  • Strong communication and documentation skills as well as proven ability to work within a team. We work better together when we strive to communicate as best we can.
  • Experience in a software management role for at least one year with a strong understanding of related principles, practices, and theory.  
  • Knowledge of various well-documented patterns, techniques, and technologies for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach. (For example, you should be familiar with Github, issue & project tracking tools such as JIRA, calculating burndown, handling bugs, various Retrospective formats..etc).

Bonus points for:
  • Awareness of technologies in the Ujo stack - Ethereum, IPFS, React, Golang
  • Excitement & passion for music, media, and art applications.
  • Experience building with an open-source community
  • Experience in the music business
  • Experience scaling a company and product
  • Experience with platform or multi-sided marketplace business models
  • Experience with digital identity
  • Experience helping launch a new product category
  • Interest in blockchain or Ethereum

We are working in a new, exciting frontier. If you don’t feel that you precisely match the responsibilities of the role outlined above, but still feel that you can contribute to building this future with us, don’t hesitate to apply regardless.

We’d love to talk.

 

Here are some of the perks of being part of a unique organization like ConsenSys:

The forefront of a revolution. At ConsenSys we fundamentally believe that a next generation of technologies presents the opportunity to create a more just and equitable society.

A dynamic startup environment. ConsenSys is a thought leader in the blockchain space and we are absorbing a significant portion of the mindshare. This is both exciting and challenging, as we learn to scale our organization while adhering to the principles of decentralization.

Continuous learning. You’ll be constantly exposed to new languages, frameworks and ideas from your peers and as you work on different projects -- challenging you to stay at the top of your game.

Deep technical challenges. This entire ecosystem is about 10 years old. Ethereum itself is still a toddler. There is much work to be done before these platforms can scale to the order of millions or billions of users. ConsenSys is building the technology platforms that can get us to those next thresholds of scale.

 

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