Overview

Kinship is here to help everyone pet parent like a pro. Why? Because our pets make us better humans, and we owe them the best possible care. As the premier partner to a new generation of pet parents, we use our data, products, and services to help people be the best pet parents they can be. And we unite changemakers in pet care to break down barriers, open new doors, share insights, and advance our collective knowledge. All so we can reimagine the pet parenting experience, up people’s confidence, and help the world find better ways to care.

Kinship is a coalition that includes:

Adopt-a-Pet, the destination for finding homes for homeless pets; we help animal shelters, humane societies, SPCAs, pet rescue groups, and pet adoption agencies connect their homeless pets to millions of adopters a month 
Our world-leading Wisdom Panel™ genetic health screening and DNA testing for dogs
The award-winning Whistle™ GPS dog tracker and health monitor
Pet Insight Project, our ground-breaking science team that uses AI to turn billions of data points into actionable insights
VETINSIGHT™ which gives modern pet parents the veterinary and wellness guidance needed to make smarter, more informed health decision for their pets.
The Wildest, the destination that helps pet parents keep their cool in the wild world of pet parenting
GoodFriend, our recently-launched marketplace for all your pet’s people
PetStory, our platform that curates top services for pet parents in Russia
FluffyGo, the mobile-first platform is a one-stop solution for science-minded pet parents in China 
LEAP VENTURE STUDIO, our accelerator that supports innovators and start-ups, allowing Kinship to bring new solutions to pet parents
Together, these teams and more work to set new standards in pet care. And, as a part of Mars Petcare, they work to create a better world for pets. Learn more at www.kinship.co. 
OUR TEAM

Kinship Program Management Team, part of the Technology Department, is rapidly growing and is looking for a Scrum Master to run multiple cross-functional projects. These projects span across various departments within technology, engineering, IT and Product. The SCRUM Master role will manage day-to-day tasks and execute these projects. 

HOW YOU’LL HELP EVERYONE PET PARENT LIKE A PRO

As a SCRUM Master), you will be responsible for running various cross functional projects sponsored by tech and report to the Principal Technical Program Manager. This team partners closely with business and Wisdom Panel Teams to  help manage various programs within Kinship brands as well as work streams that interact and partner with our parent organizations like Mars Petcare and Mars digital teams. 

This role is inherently cross-functional – you will work closely with engineering, project management, and product to keep track of various parallel projects within tech and continue to provide cross-functional visibility, track progress and escalate/remediate road blocks. You will be highly analytical, able to work extremely effectively in a matrix organization, to execute day-to-day project operation, and adept at synthesizing a variety of inputs to deliver high quality products and solutions. The ideal candidate should have thrived and succeeded in executing SCRUM based projects delivering broadly adopted technology products or services in a very high growth environment. You should be a strong leader who can prioritize well, communicate clearly and compellingly, and understand how to drive a high level of focus and excellence. You should have keen business sense and also have developed a deep understanding of technology. 

Qualified candidates have experience executing projects in parallel, track dependency, mapping product requirements to engineering functional specifications, leading large cross functional teams and successfully delivering complex programs at high scale. As a SCRUM Master, you will be assisting the Tech Program Manager to execute program visions and help establish program details. You are also comfortable in driving change, developing strategic technical initiatives, while being able to dive deep through the use of data.

As a Project Manager you will anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make tradeoffs, and balance business needs versus constraints. An ability to navigate sophisticated systems and initiatives, breaking them down into manageable pieces, develop functional specifications, then deliver them in a successful and timely manner. Maturity, high judgment, skills, ability to influence, analytical talent, and leadership are critical to success in this role.

Lead day-to-day SCRUM projects or initiatives, having a clear and constant understanding of priorities to ensure expected outcomes are delivered.
Communicate projects progress across stakeholders, sponsors, and executive leadership.
Identify and mitigate risks and to ensure programs maintain forward momentum toward clear outcomes.
Understand system APIs and interdependencies and lead cross-functional teams to align and deliver on technical solutions.
Ensure clear accountability, timelines, and continuous change management to deliver timely, high-quality results.
Acts as a champion for Agile and Lean principles across the organization
THE PRO WE’RE LOOKING FOR

As Kinship people, we have three pillars that set out how we aim to be–in our everyday work, and in how we approach each other. We call these our Cultural Pillars. In all of the roles that we hire for, we look for people who are Optimistic, Purposefully Inquisitive, and Open to All. And for this role, you’ll need these skills to knock it out of the dog park:

LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES:

You Have Courage: a willingness to bring forth a new idea, engaging others across Kinship to support you, and taking risks and action will full accountability
You Learn at Pace: a consistent and fast work ethic to meet growth goals, and the ability to evolve and pivot quickly from what you’ve learned
You Value Difference: a genuine belief in inclusion and diversity is in your DNA, and it shows up in your work, and how you work. 
You are pragmatic thinker and outcome driven collaborator
You are able to go technically deep as well as cover a wide range of shared engineering capabilities
TECHNICAL SKILLS:

7+ years of Project Management experience in software engineering with at least 5+ years of experience managing projects working with engineering or product management teams
Proven experience managing, delivered, deployed multiple large scale projects in consumer market
Experience managing outcomes with external partners and vendors
Proven experience in managing and maintaining visibility across projects through detailed reporting powered by accurate data and metrics collection
Comfortable with open source UI and Ux technologies and how it works in large scale deployment
Good understanding of modern cloud friendly devops tools, SaaS, Infrastructure as Code, PaaS
Conceptual understanding of end-to-end deployment architecture including experience with CDNs, networking, distributed systems that yields high availability, active-active topologies
Prior project management experience with AWS, GCP, Azure or comparable public cloud
CSM certified desired 
PMP certified a PLUS.
 

JOIN OUR PROS!

Unique opportunities for a customizable career within pet care
A super collaborative, flat work environment with direct access to our senior leadership team
Work from the hottest cities across the world
Dog-friendly workplaces 
Medical, dental, vision, 401k match, and pet benefits for you and your family
Unlimited paid time off 
Flexible work opportunities 
Parental leave for the birth or adoption of your new human child (and fur baby)
Discounts on pet products, services, nutrition and veterinary wellness plans
Welcome kits with pet merch & Kinship swag
An extensive onboarding program with a chance to meet all of our leaders across Kinship

About Kinship

WHO WE ARE

Kinship is here to help everyone pet parent like a pro. Why? Because our pets make us better humans, and we owe them the best possible care. As the premier partner to a new generation of pet parents, we use our data, products, and services to help people be the best pet parents they can be. And we unite changemakers in pet care to break down barriers, open new doors, share insights, and advance our collective knowledge. All so we can reimagine the pet parenting experience, up people’s confidence, and help the world find better ways to care.

Kinship is a coalition that includes:

Adopt-a-Pet, the destination for finding homes for homeless pets; we help animal shelters, humane societies, SPCAs, pet rescue groups, and pet adoption agencies connect their homeless pets to millions of adopters a month 
Our world-leading Wisdom Panel™ genetic health screening and DNA testing for dogs
The award-winning Whistle™ GPS dog tracker and health monitor
Pet Insight Project, our ground-breaking science team that uses AI to turn billions of data points into actionable insights
VETINSIGHT™ which gives modern pet parents the veterinary and wellness guidance needed to make smarter, more informed health decision for their pets.
The Wildest, the destination that helps pet parents keep their cool in the wild world of pet parenting
GoodFriend, our recently-launched marketplace for all your pet’s people
PetStory, our platform that curates top services for pet parents in Russia
FluffyGo, the mobile-first platform is a one-stop solution for science-minded pet parents in China 
LEAP VENTURE STUDIO, our accelerator that supports innovators and start-ups, allowing Kinship to bring new solutions to pet parents
Together, these teams and more work to set new standards in pet care. And, as a part of Mars Petcare, they work to create a better world for pets. Learn more at www.kinship.co. 
OUR TEAM 

Kinship’s Growth team is composed of super-savvy marketing professionals from a variety of backgrounds. From PR and social pros, entrepreneurs, published authors, marketing gurus, award winners, skincare enthusiasts, wellness wunderkind, and so much more! Our diverse set of experiences allow us to collaborate with open minds, puppy-like curiosity, and infectious excitement for being a pivotal team in truly shaping a better world for pets and pet parents. And, we are FUN! By joining our team you’re guaranteed to LOL IRL, easily make work BFFs, and enjoy your fill of cute pet videos and hilarious virtual happy hours.

HOW YOU’LL HELP EVERYONE PET PARENT LIKE A PRO

You’ll support our design team, creating assets and executions for a wide range of media, across all of our Kinship portfolio brands. Specifically:

Support our other designers in the creation of a wide range of creative touchpoints, including digital (mobile, web), email, social, video, online editorial, print, physical merch/swag, and visual identity design elements (e.g. logos, iconography, illustrations)
Work with writers and use design to create effective, harmonious communications that land our brand messages and achieve our audience engagement goals.
Assist with visual audits of our own brands and competitor brands when needed.
Stay across the latest design trends, techniques, brand launches etc (in pet care and beyond) and share with your creative and Growth team peers.
THE PRO WE’RE LOOKING FOR 

As Kinship people, we have three pillars that set out how we aim to be--in our everyday work, and in how we approach each other. We call these our Cultural Pillars. In all of the roles that we hire for, we look for people who are Optimistic, Purposefully Inquisitive, and Open to All. And for this role, you’ll need these skills to knock it out of the dog park:

LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES:

Courage: A positive outlook with the courage to act and address difficult issues or great opportunities. Takes full ownership and engages others to follow.
Values Differences: Recognizes the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization, and so proactively seeks this in projects, building teams, and solving business issues.
Learns at Pace: Drives work with real pace, actively learning through this with experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.
TECHNICAL SKILLS:

0-1+  years' design experience working with brand visual identity systems across a range of media
Training (via a University degree or similar) and some working experience in graphic design, typography, color theory, photography and illustration direction, and the common elements of visual design systems.
Training (via a University degree or similar) and some working experience in designing for digital (mobile, web), email, social, video, online editorial, print, physical merch/swag (or a selection of these things. Okay if stronger in some more than others). 
A strong desire, willingness, and excitement to create awesome things that don’t yet exist, or radically improve things that do.
A strong work ethic, willingness to learn, and ability to take direction and feedback and use it quickly and constructively.
JOIN OUR PROS!

Unique opportunities for a customizable career within pet care
A super collaborative, flat work environment with direct access to our senior leadership team
Work from the hottest cities across the world
Dog-friendly workplaces 
Medical, dental, vision, 401k match, and pet benefits for you and your family
Unlimited paid time off 
Flexible work opportunities 
Parental leave for the birth or adoption of your new human child (and fur baby)
Discounts on pet products, services, nutrition and veterinary wellness plans
Welcome kits with pet merch & Kinship swag
An extensive onboarding program with a chance to meet all of our leaders across Kinship
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