Scrum Master / Agile coach (IT)

IT & Technology

Are you an experienced scrum master within a scaled environment?Then this might be your new project!This opening is at one of the most recognisable pharma companies in the world! Background:In the Serum Work Area software development team they work on the next generation of software used to manage and interact with the instruments used in the Core Lab. The team is part of the Research & Development organization of the client. As an experienced SCRUM Master / Agile Coach, you have a strong foundation in Agile and scaled methodologies and you will facilitate the discussions and guide the team on improving agile ways of working.The perfect candidate has a bachelor's degree in Software or Computer Engineering or a similar discipline as well as a SCRUM Master Certification and has gained at least 4 years of project experience on an Agile Team coaching, in a scrum master role. General Information:

  • Latest Start Date: 01.01.2023
  • End date: one year
  • Extension: to be clarified
  • Workplace: Zug
  • Workload: 100%
  • Remote/Home Office: about 50% Onsite required

 Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Product team (Product definition team, Software Engineers, Business Analysts, technical resources, and other stakeholders)
  • Manage and optimize the flow of product value delivery
  • Organize, manage and facilitate the Scrum process and ceremonies; daily stand-ups, reviews, retrospectives, refinement, and planning meetings, etc.
  • Help the Product Owner/ Product Manager keep the product backlog in good shape and refined/ready for sprint planning
  • Act as a subject matter expert and coach to the team in Agile methodology, tool usage, and decision-making process following the proper guidelines
  • Resolve team impediments to increase the effectiveness of the delivery approach
  • Assist in tracking the execution of features and capabilities
  • Coach teams in Lean-Agile practices and mindsets
  • Help manage risks and dependencies
  • Escalate and track impediments
  • Provide input on resourcing to address critical bottlenecks
  • Encourage collaboration between teams
  • Facilitate System Demos and Solution Demos
  • Drive relentless improvement via Inspect and Adapt workshops; assess the agility level of the different squads and help them improve
  • Foster use of engineering and Built-In Quality practices
  • Identify gaps in process and skills and help the organization to succeed in applying scaled agile, product-centric delivery

 Key requirements:

  • Minimum a bachelor's degree in Software or Computer Engineering or similar discipline
  • Professional SCRUM Master certification
  • Project experience in an Agile Team coaching/scrum master role
  • Working experience in a scaled environments
  • Experience with managing senior stakeholders
  • Exhibits servant leadership style towards the development team and stakeholders
  • Strong skills in leading teams, problem-solving, influencing, teamwork, initiative, and communication
  • Strong communication skills
  • Negotiation skills, long-term and strategic thinking without losing the actual needs, teamwork, and fast integration into bigger teams
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating meetings at multiple levels of an organization and an understanding of facilitation techniques
  • Fluent English skills (written and spoken)

 If all of this applies to you then do not hesitate to apply ! We are looking forward to speaking with you!