Age of Learning

Age of Learning is an educational technology and digital learning company that created and continues to develop ABCmouse.com.

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About Age of Learning

Job Description

Company Overview

Age of Learning is a leading education technology innovator based in Glendale, California, with a talented team of 500+ individuals comprised of nationally-renowned educators, curriculum experts, designers, animators, engineers, and more. We develop engaging, effective digital learning technology and content to help children build a strong academic foundation for lifelong success.

Our flagship product ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy® is a comprehensive online curriculum and the #1 learning app and website for children ages 2 through 8. More than 20 million children worldwide have completed over 4 billion learning activities on ABCmouse. We recently launched Adventure Academy, the first educational massively multiplayer online (MMO) game, serving elementary and middle school children with thousands of learning activities in a fun and safe virtual world. Other programs include an immersive English language learning product for children in China; ReadingIQ, a world-class digital library with thousands of curated books; and a groundbreaking adaptive learning system that personalizes math instruction for every learner.

We are committed to helping all children succeed. Through our Education Access Initiatives, we make ABCmouse available at no cost to millions of children through schools, libraries, Head Start programs, and community centers-including public housing authorities and after-school programs.

As we expand our global reach and increase the educational impact of our programs, we're looking for passionate, ambitious, and collaborative leaders to become a part of our growing team.

Responsibilities

* Partner with curriculum, engineering, and design teams to ensure curriculum objectives are met throughout the development process
* Problem solve as needed to manage dependencies to ensure on time delivery
* Facilitate all Scrum ceremonies
* Coach one or more Scrum/Kanban team and help identifying solutions to issues raised during retrospectives or throughout the software development process
* Spearhead process optimizations based on team performance metrics and other relevant data
* Identify risk during Sprint planning sessions (example: userstories are too big, help the team break the story into smaller stories)
* Learn the product and build the capability to contribute in product improvement
* Proactively identify project risks and conflicts and work with management to resolve
* Assist Product Owner/Producer with release planning, based on historical data (average velocity, how many story points required to ship a large feature, etc.)
* Foster a team environment and troubleshoot to solve conflicts and maintain team effectiveness
* Ability and willingness to mentor and "level up" team members

Required Qualifications

* 5+ years experience working in an Agile environment of which at least 2 years were in a Scrum Master/Agile Delivery Manager role (or equivalent educational background in Computer Science, Engineering, Management information Systems, etc.)
* Certified Scrum Master
* Demonstrated ability to construct Scrum Teams and maintain the framework on an ongoing basis
* Understanding and actively updating skills and knowledge around Agile concepts/frameworks (Scrum, Kanban, XP, SAFe)
* Expert knowledge of Jira, leankit, etc.
* Understanding of SDLC end-to-end
* Ability and willingness to mentor and "level up" team members
* Knowledge of and ability to facilitate Release Planning sessions
* Knowledge of and ability to facilitate Backlog grooming
* Proven ability to lead and drive teams to conceptualize, develop and implement concepts using various tools and technologies
* Understanding and experience in design thinking and user centric design
* Broad knowledge and experience in the development of casual, mobile and classic game genres
* Interest in creating high-quality games that educate and entertain children
* Excellent communication, creative, analytical and organizational skills
* Demonstrative proof of an open-minded, progressive thinker who is flexible, energetic, and driven with the ability to work well with cross functional teams
* High passion for developing educational software and games

Preferred Qualifications

* Experience developing educational games or games for kids
* Development experience or a technical background
* Experience working on casual, mobile and/or classic arcade type games
* Understanding of data analytics and data driven design
* Systems thinker with the ability to articulate strategies
* Broad knowledge and experience in the development of casual, mobile and classic game genres
* ACSP/CSP or any equivalent certificate is a plus

In order to be considered for this position, please submit a resume and a cover letter.

About Age of Learning

Age of Learning is an educational technology and digital learning company that created and continues to develop ABCmouse.com.

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Age of Learning

101 N Brand Blvd

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