Scrum Leader

RCG Talent Solutions - Remote - Full time

Company Description

American Prison Data Systems (APDS) is Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) and a certified B-Corporation that provides educational software and technology to correctional facilities across the country. There are more than 2 million people incarcerated and more than 4.5 million paroled in the U.S. APDS provides tablet-based education solutions for incarcerated learners and returning citizens in order to create better outcomes through individualized education, rehabilitation, and reentry programming to prepare them for a successful reentry to society. Investments in correctional education improves outcomes, reduces recidivism, and makes correctional facilities safer for both staff and those who are incarcerated. APDS never charges incarcerated individuals or their friends and families for its technology or services.

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The Opportunity

We’re looking for an experienced scrum leader who can lead a team of engineers and product owner(s) to be a high functioning scrum/agile team. The development team, composed of onshore and offshore resources, is helping transform our technology into the next generation of our programmatic platform that is scalable and well integrated with our 3rd party vendors. We’re looking for someone to lead the development team and help bring about transparency and order to the development process. As APDS is growing, we are looking for a leader who will roll up her/his sleeves and achieve the following outcomes:1. Ensure on-time delivery of JIRA tickets every sprint2. Clearly articulate planned work with dates 3-5 sprints ahead and stick to the schedule3. Own the entire scrum process and become main point of contact for the scrum team


  • Lead and coordinate all scrum/agile meetings facilitations that have clear outcomes and deliverables
  • Communicate delivery timelines and upcoming sprints with rest of the organization
  • Ensure the product owner and development team achieve customer satisfaction
  • Manage product backlog and production bugs that may come in
  • Communicate clearly with support team on critical production bug fixes
  • Resolve conflicts and issues that occur
  • Remove impediments and coach the scrum team on removing impediments
  • Help the scrum team achieve higher levels of scrum maturity (i.e, accurate velocity, no spill over tickets from sprint to sprint, self-organizing and self-accountable team)Support the product owner and provide education where needed

Qualification and Experience

  • We are looking for an experienced candidate that can drive and lead a scrum team to help APDS’ programmatic platform scale. The candidate must have a proven track record of delivering product enhancements in a timely manner utilizing Agile & Scrum practices. Examples:
  • 6+ years of experience as a scrum leader with a track record of delivering product improvements and communicating clearly across the different parts of the organization.
  • Oversee and lead a team of engineers that consists of developers, product owner, quality assurance, data analyst
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to communicate to different levels of management
  • Data and process driven - Utilize tools (Atlassian tools - JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket, Basecamp, etc…) in a disciplined manner that leverage the power of data to make necessary adjustments to the Scrum process
  • Self-starter and problem-solver: proactively identifies issues, rolls up sleeves, and manages to resolution
  • Highly collaborative person that is able to make positive connections with the team and be able to interface with other sub-team members
  • Strong technical acumen using Software as a Service (SaaS) platforms to manage business processes and operations is a strong plus

Basic Expectations for all APDS Employees

  • Belief in APDS’s mission to reduce recidivism and improve the life chances of incarcerated learners and returning citizens
  • Honesty
  • Responsibility
  • Be on time for work; notify appropriate people if you will not be at work during your regular schedule.
  • Be on time for meetings with staff and clients.
  • Follow up on things on your plate; don’t expect others to remind you. Trust others to do the same.
  • Take initiative if you realize something needs to be taken care of. We are a team; either do it yourself, or communicate with someone else about it.
  • Communication
  • Clear, concise, and timely communication is essential.
  • Respond to emails and voicemails promptly.

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Experience Level

Mid Level

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