Senior Scrum Master

Senior Scrum Master

Zurich - Switzerland

Contract Role - 12 months - Remote Work initially due to COVID

Our client, a well known Swiss company, is currently looking for an experienced Certified Scrum Master, to work in one of their projects based in Zurich - Switzerland.

The role is for Scrum Masters for Squads in our Client's various Product Areas: Application & Database Services (PaaS, DBaaS), Infrastructure Services (IaaS), DevSecOps Enablement, Network Services and CCoE (Cloud Centre of Excellence)


  • As experienced Scrum Master, you will work as a credible Servant Leader for the Product Owner, Product Area Lead, Chapter Leads and the Squad Members.

  • You will support the work of the Squad(s) by maintaining the backlog and facilitating Scrum ceremonies like stand ups, sprint planning, and retrospectives.

  • You will ensure team performance is monitored through the Squad's dashboard and help identify continuous improvement opportunities to help the team work better and smarter.

  • As a catalyst, you drive improvements and changes to positively challenge the norm where the issues are outside of a squads' control.

  • You support process improvements within a Product Area or on complex issues.

  • Coach and develop Scrum based Squad(s) to be self-organized, and helping to remove their impediments

  • Are a Change agent with passion for working with people and squads to help them improve and deliver their best work

  • Support a Product Owner setting goals, scope for the Squad(s) and supporting product backlog management

  • Contribute to the Product Area with proficient coaching & mentoring skills

  • Mediate through conflicts, help the squad to make decisions, and encourage leadership in others

  • Demonstrate proficient knowledge about Agile frameworks and its principles

  • Support and promote a feedback culture based on the Scrum values (commitment, courage, focus, openness and respect)

  • Support a culture of continuous improvement of the squad's processes and productivity

  • Exchange ideas and issues with other Scrum Masters, nurturing internal Agile community and Chapter/Community of Practice

  • Work with Squad(s) to embed and reinforce Agile practices and behaviours

  • Lead and facilitate various Scrum ceremonies, such as sprint closing and planning, stand ups, retrospectives

  • Provide constructive feedback to team members to increase Agile maturity

  • Ensure work is appropriately balanced across the team and that all work is captured within the backlog

  • Model behaviours to support the organization's Agile transformation

  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities and best practices to progress the work of the Squad(s)

Skills and Experience required:

  • More than 5 years experience working with Agile teams and understanding of Agile practices

  • Experience with Scrum (and Kanban) methodologies, tools and techniques

  • Capability to understand and speak the Engineer's language and understand the wider context of their day-to-day engineering work

  • Experience with Insurance Enterprise IT tools and processes, or similar in other international Enterprise IT organizations

  • A continuous improvement mind-set and dedication to uncovering better ways of working

  • Ability to influence behavior without having formal organizational hierarchy

  • Excellent communications and people-interaction skills

  • Fluent in English

Skills- Must have:

Scrum & Kanban (Certification), +5 years in Agile Teams & Practices, Enterprise IT Tools & Processes and SQUAD

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