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Scrum Master (Freelance)

Posted Oct 11, 2021
Project ID: PHILJP00024010
Eindhoven, Noord Brabant
40 hrs/week
8 months
Starts: Oct 15, 2021
Ends: Jun 30, 2022
Payrate range
49 - 71 €/hr

For our Services and Solutions Program a dedicated Scrum Master is needed. 

A servant leader, custodian of Agile practices and coach for the Agile Team / Agile Release Train (ART) / Solution Train. Major responsibilities are to facilitate the team / train level events and processes and assist the teams in delivering value. Communicate with stakeholders, escalate or remove impediments, help manage risk, and drive relentless improvement. Facilitating and guiding the work of all Teams / Trains and
respective suppliers in the value streams.

Key responsibilities

  • Manages and optimizes the flow of value through the Team / ART /Solution Train(s) using various tools, such as the Team / Program /Solution Kanbans and other information radiators. Encourages collaboration between teams and System & Solution Architects/Engineering/Marketing/Q&R etc. (e.g. continuous delivery pipeline, Lean UX and DevOps)
  • Facilitates Agile ceremonies such as Sprint / PI Planning readiness, by fostering the preparation of Vision and Backlogs, and through pre- and post-PI Planning meetings
  • Facilitates periodic synchronization meetings, including the Scrum of Scrum / ART sync at the Program level and the Value Stream sync for Solution Trains
  • Works with Product and Solution Management, Product Owners, Software Leaders and other stakeholders to help ensure strategy and execution alignment. Assists tracking the execution of features and capabilities
  • Coaches different stakeholder groups (leaders / Product Owners / teams
    / Scrum Masters) in Lean-Agile practices and mindsets
  • Helps manage risks, dependencies and conflicts and escalates and tracks impediments in alignment with Software Leaders
  • Provides transparency and radiates status to all relevant stakeholders (e.g. RTE / Lean Portfolio Management (LPM)) and supports related activities
  • Drives continuous improvement via Inspect and Adapt workshops; assesses the agility level of the Team / ART / Solution Train and helps them improve
  • Foster built-in quality practices


Experience, location and outlook:

  • 5~ year experience in a scrum master role (key areas of responsibility according to the SAFE framework)
  • Preferred experience in services (technical skill is not required)


Soft skills: 

  • Good listening and communication skills, 
  • Change management skills, 
  • Structured Domain knowledge: 
  • Lead by example - allowing the team to learn more about the scrum master role and mature in the agile way of working
  • Help us solve some of the improvement areas identified in the retrospective sessions


Location: Preferably located with access to HTC for f2f meetings with the team

Start date: Mid October - beginning of November (the earlier the better)

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