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Scrum Master

It's time to transform markets
Existing workflows within syndicated loan and CLO markets are painful for clients: they are outdated, overcomplicated, and time-consuming. It’s time for a change. 

Octaura is reimagining the way these markets trade, with efficiency, transparency and simplicity at the heart of what we do. We bring trading capabilities, data and analytics together for the first time on a digitized platform–fundamentally transforming the markets and streamlining workflows like never before. 

At Octaura, everyone belongs
It’s essential that Octaurians are confident in knowing they have the space to use their voice and talents. The world is diverse and we actively want our team to reflect this. We’re a values-driven company and by engaging, solving and evolving together, we create a culture that is collaborative, transparent, impactful and innovative. And fun!  
 
The role in a nutshell 
We are seeking an experienced Scrum Master with a strong background in project management to guide and support our agile development teams. This role will not only ensure adherence to Scrum principles and best practices but will also oversee multiple projects, ensuring that they align with organizational objectives and deliver on time and within scope.
 
This is an exciting time for Octaura as we are rapidly growing and are looking for energetic, collaborative and driven thinkers to join us! Please note this role is based out of our NYC office and our current structure is 4 days in the office (Monday-Thursday), 1 day (Friday) from home. 
 
Core responsibilities
  • Facilitate daily scrums, stand-ups, and meetings to monitor project progress and resolve any issues the team may be experiencing.
  • Identify silos, find requirement gaps, and groom teams’ behavior through excellent communication via the agile method.
  • Create project outlines and timelines and distribute responsibilities to team members.
  • Remove project obstacles and develop solutions with the team.
  • Ensure milestones are reached and deadlines are met throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Document progress and communicate to management and stakeholders.
  • Generate various Jira reports to track progress and measure productivity.
  • Ensure transparency by maintaining visible product backlogs across departments and burn-down chart.
  • Important to have daily/frequent communication with CTO and prioritize tech debt, infrastructure, and cyber security initiatives with all other business priorities.

Desired experience

  • Bachelor's degree in IT, Business, or related field.
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) from Scrum Alliance, Professional Scrum Master (PSM) from Scrum.org, or equivalent certifications.
  • Prior experience in a Scrum Master role for 5-7 years managing multiple scrum teams and priorities/projects.
  • Experience in facilitating Scrum ceremonies (stand-ups, sprint reviews, retrospectives, etc.).
  • Familiarity with agile methodologies beyond Scrum, like Kanban or XP, can be a plus.
  • Empathetic and connected leadership style coupled with a continuous improvement mindset.
  • Proactiveness in identifying and removing impediments.
  • Ability to work with diverse stakeholders, from team members to executives, and effectively communicate the Scrum process and its benefits.
  • Expertise with agile tools such as Jira.
  • Knowledge of modern software development practices and procedures.
  • Fixed income or Fintech experience is a plus.

The base pay range for this position in New York is $185,000 - $210,000 annually. Pay may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Equity and year-end bonus may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and other benefits, dependent on the position offered. Applicants should apply via Octaura's internal or external careers site.

Octaura Work Perks
At Octaura, our people are our most valuable asset, and we are pleased to offer the following benefits to all full-time employees: 
  • Competitive compensation and equity 
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off  
  • Competitive Parental Leave  
  • Daily breakfast, coffee and snacks in the office 
  • 90% company-paid healthcare 
  • Onsite gym & discounted membership 
We’re committed to equal opportunity employment 
Octaura is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. 

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