Technical Project Manager, ScrumMaster

| Greater Denver Area

About Us

Founded in 2004 as the principal source of music for DJs, Beatport today is the worldwide home of electronic music for DJs, producers, and their fans. The Beatport Store offers music in premium digital formats and provides unique music discovery tools created for and by DJs. Each week, Beatport's music collection is refreshed with hundreds of exclusive tracks by the world's top electronic music artists.

The Role

We are looking for a driven and talented Technical Project Manager, ScrumMaster to join our team and help us build highly performant teams with a strong focus on producing quality software and services for our customers, leading the evolution in how people DJ.  Ideal candidates have a strong background in Scrum, SDLC and technical project management in startup environments.

This is a high impact role, working directly with our engineering and development teams.

This role is located in Denver, Colorado and requires eligibility to work in the United States without need for visa sponsorship.  Applicants who are outside the Denver Metro area and ready to relocate are welcome to apply, but local candidates are preferred.

You Will:

  • Promote and implement Agile methodologies and principles across development teams and stakeholders, guiding the organization on Agile/Scrum practices.
  • Serve as a Servant Leader removing impediments, coordinating with organizational resources to remove impediments, or guiding the team to remove impediments independently.
  • Facilitate dialogue, decision making, conflict resolution and the delivery of committed work goals.
  • Shadow senior level Project Managers, creating process improvements, scheduling resources, and ensuring requirements and delivery dates are clearly communicated.
  • Work with our Denver, Los Angeles and Berlin teams; promoting collaborative and transparent communications between development teams, stakeholders, and product managers. Organize and report project progress to the Product Management team.
  • Support our Product Owners with the grooming and maintaining of product backlogs and facilitate Scrum ceremonies.
  • Support an atmosphere where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged; with an emphasis on problem-finding and problem-solving.
  • Facilitate cross team metrics and feedback to support continuous improvement and organizational transparency.
  • Drive release targets presenting progress and challenges to senior leadership using metrics and KPIs.
  • Work closely with product managers and stakeholders on the status and details of each project including any cost and timing issues that may arise.
  • Demonstrate excellent problem-solving skills determining solutions and options to resolve problems.

 You Have:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience leading software development lifecycle projects from conception to delivery in an Agile environment.
  • Experience with a diverse set of management practices (Scrum, Lean, DevOps, Waterfall)
  • Experience with Agile best practices: User Stories, Continuous Integration, Paired Programing, Automated Testing, etc.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; actively listening and showing respect for others opinions and ideas
  • Ability to contribute as a member of the technical team, discussing and understanding technical subjects and advancing in technical areas as needed.
  • Knowledge of or experience managing teams in: Mobile Applications; Website Development; API development;
  • Experience with Agile Project Management Software like, JIRA, Confluence, Pivotal Tracker, Trello etc.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to clearly communicate and motivate teams toward a common goal
  • Creative and analytical thinker with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM or equivalent) preferred.
  • A passion for dance music is a big plus

If this sounds like you, we would love to chat.

Benefits

We offer a competitive compensation package, plenty of vacation days, VIP access to select music events, and monthly beatport.com credits to keep your library fresh.  Beatport also provides an RTD EcoPass for all employees, allowing everyone to take advantage of the light rail station located directly behind our new office. We hire people who love what they do and we make sure they have plenty of room for growth. You will work with a team that values collaboration and mentorship. We are always helping one another and sharing empirical knowledge about our stack.

How to apply

Tell us about your involvement in dance music culture and why we should meet you. Please include your resume.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Beatport strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

HIRING PRACTICES

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Beatport’s recruitment policies are designed to place the most highly qualified persons available in a timely and efficient manner. Beatport may pursue all avenues available, including promotion from within, employee referrals, outside advertising, employment agencies, Internet recruiting, job fairs, college recruiting and search firms.

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Technology we use

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Location

Rino is a vibrant mix of restaurants, bars, and art galleries. Our new offices feature an upscale food hall downstairs and a winery next door.

An Insider's view of Beatport

What are some social events your company does?

We are always encouraged to share our talents and interests, and often incorporate these into our outings and events. From white water rafting tours, to music production lessons, concerts at Red Rocks, field days, ping-pong tournaments, and wine making lessons, Beatport has never had a shortage of experiences to bring our teams together.

Tina

Manager, Fraud Prevention & Customer Care

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Maintaining a digital supply chain with many moving parts requires us to sync up regularly with several teams, from Software Engineering to Infrastructure, as well as Data Services. Beatport fosters an environment where this type of multi-team collaboration happens seamlessly, allowing efficient monitoring, troubleshooting, and resolution.

Julie

Manager, Content Operations

How does the company support your career growth?

Collaboration and cooperation are staples of Beatport and as such there is a great culture of sharing and growth. I joined the team working on the backend API system but since then there have been many opportunities to gain more knowledge in various fields like front-end design and network infrastructure.

Alex

Software Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Creativity is rooted in a company culture where vision, trust, communication and transparency encourages team members to be themselves and participate in the shaping of our products; empowering our customers to pursue their passion in music.

Sean

Director, Infrastructure

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm excited about building the future products for Beatport. As a user of the platform I’m able to align closely from a customer perspective. Being able to support something that I use drives me, and it’s great to be on a team that is as passionate about the work as I am.

Jake

Software Engineer

What are Beatport Perks + Benefits

Beatport Benefits Overview

Beatport is committed to the care and well-being of our employees. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including vision and dental, paid holidays, sick days, and vacation time. We are a culture that values and rewards collaboration and creativity with frequent team-focused events and lunches. As a team member you will have VIP access to select music events and monthly Beatport.com credits to keep your music library fresh. Beatport also provides a RTD Ecopass for all employees, allowing everyone to take advantage of the light rail station located directly behind our new office.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Beatport provides a RTD Ecopass for all employees
Company Outings
Company outings include an annual trip Red Rocks, team lunches to downtown Denver’s well-known eateries, team building events and games, and much more!
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
We offer casual Friday happy hours and in-office live stream happy hours, where we feature a guest DJ who livestreams a set from our booth.
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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