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22 Nov. 2022

Senior Scrum Master

Job description

  • Project follow-up
    • set up and facilitate the Scrum ceremonies (Daily Stand-up, Sprint Review, Sprint Planning, Retrospective) and other meetings
    • schedule and follow the key steps of the methodology
    • guarantee a smooth use of the Scrum methodology and help the Project Team face any obstacles
    • provide assistance or support to the Product Owner concerning the Product Backlog
    • assist and support the team in the delivery of the Definition of Done (DoD), Sprint Backlog, etc.
    • track team capacity and velocity metrics for planning and progress purposes
  • Project methodology and Coaching
    • coach and challenge the Project Team
    • help the Project Team face any difficulties and promote its gradual self-organization
    • remove barriers to team effectiveness and protect the team from outside distractions
    • ambassador of agile methods within the company
    • provide to his/her superiors a reporting on the proper deployment of the Scrum methodology within projects
    • risk & issue management

Requirements

Language requirements English Sound knowledge of English as well as (at least) one local language.
Education Bachelor/Master or equivalent by experience
Agile requirements Agile teams are cross-functional. All required disciplines are represented in the team (analysis, development, testing, … ). However, although team members have a primary role representing a discipline, they are expected to take on other roles and contribute to other disciplines whenever it helps towards reaching the sprint goal.
Required experience / knowledge At least 3 years of relevant experience
Technical experience mandatory
  • Knowledge of agile reporting and follow-up tools (e.g. Rally, Jira)
  • Understanding of tooling on automated unit testing, automated functional testing and continuous integration tooling
  • Sound knowledge of software development methodology
  • Sound knowledge of project management methodology
Business experience mandatory Expert knowledge of agile methodology and techniques (e.g. Kanban)
Soft skills
Attitude/Behaviour
The Scrum Master represents and embodies the Agile spirit and acts as a « servant leader », which implies:
o a positive attitude, with empathy, excellent communication skills and pragmatic approach: listen to the team and support the team in their problem solving, create an environment of open feedback and trust.
o Encourages the sharing of knowledge and best practices.
o Shows a pro-active approach to the development of competences of the team and each one of its members
o Continuous improvement: There is no failure, only feedback: Agile is about taking everything as lessons, adjusting actions based on the feedback
o Be a team player: encourages team building, based on collaboration and autonomy: use of persuasive power before authority, ask questions before giving instructions, support the team in resolving their problems before providing the answers.
o Looks further than the day-to-day objectives, enable actions in line with the IT strategy

Location

Brussel(s)/Bruxelles

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