• Scrum Master

    Location US-CA-Redlands | US-OR-Portland
    Job Category
    ArcGIS Product Engineering
    Job ID
  • Overview

    We are looking for an enthusiastic and active scrum master to join the ArcGIS Runtime SDK team. In this diverse role, you will help product owners define user stories, disable road blocks, and motivate the team to get to the next level. If you are passionate about Agile and are constantly up for new challenges, we want to hear from you!



    • Organize and facilitate daily stand up meetings, sprint reviews, retrospectives, sprint planning, backlog grooming, and other scrum-related activities
    • Track and communicate scrum metrics including team velocity and sprint/release progress
    • Ensure Agile/scrum concepts and principles are adhered to and make the tough calls
    • Help the product owner establish and enforce sprint priorities and release delivery deadlines
    • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency and radiating information
    • Design optimal solutions and prevent distractions that interfere with the ability of the team to deliver the sprint goals
    • Support team building and development by utilizing the abilities and skills of individuals, which can include:
      • Empowering and supporting self-organization
      • Facilitating discussion and conflict resolution
      • Fostering a culture of feedback and continuous improvement 
    • Contribute to and share best practice among the community of scrum masters within the wider team


    • Thorough understanding of the software development life cycle (SDLC) and the processes and procedures associated with it
    • Be an Agile enthusiast
    • Experience as a scrum master leading, monitoring, and managing multi-functional and geographically distributed teams
    • Knowledge of iterative and incremental development and the value of metrics
    • Understand the value of commitments to delivery made by a development team
    • Understand backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition
    • Technically strong to enable engagement in development meetings and discussions
    • Bachelor’s in computer science or related field, depending on position level

    Recommended Qualifications:

    • Strong ability to influence and drive teams to success using Agile/scrum/Lean practices
    • Scrum master certification
    • Experience scaling scrum, preferably using a framework such as LeSS or SAFe
    • Experience managing portfolios, project plans, teams, and reporting
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision in a very dynamic, geographically distributed, and timeline sensitive work environment and in matrix structures
    • Even better: strong knowledge of GitHub and ability to develop automation scripts in a scripting language such as Python or JavaScript




    The Company

    Our passion for improving quality of life through geography is at the heart of everything we do. Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) technology inspires and enables governments, universities, and businesses worldwide to save money, lives, and our environment through a deeper understanding of the changing world around them.


    Carefully managed growth and zero debt give Esri stability that is uncommon in today's volatile business world. Privately held, we offer exceptional benefits, competitive salaries, 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, opportunities for personal and professional growth, and much more.


    Esri is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


    If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

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