SCRUM Master

  • Engineering
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

SCRUM Master

Job description

About us —

At Impraise, we believe in the power of people. As a market-leading technology company we make performance management meaningful for employees, actionable for managers, and painless for HR. 
Founded in 2013, Impraise is one of the most successful people-focused companies to come out of Y Combinator. With offices in Amsterdam, Lisbon, and New York, Impraise has quickly become one of the fastest growing tech companies in Europe.


Serving hundreds of  customers worldwide, Impraise is the partner of choice when it comes to creating a feedback culture that empowers organizations and its most valuable asset — it’s people. 


Your challenge —

Your mission will be to bring structure and efficiency in the development team(s) by implementing and executing the scrum process. Beside fostering the scrum processes another part of your mission will be to become a trusted person for the development team(s) and support the Engineering lead to build and foster engaged and strong engineering teams.


Scrum Processes

  • Implement and facilitate the complete scrum process
  • Lead and facilitate scrum related meetings
  • Facilitate daily standups, continuously remove roadblocks and help to reach sprint goals
  • Addresses needs efficiently and effectively
  • Improve the consistency of sprint performance over time
  • Ensure a proper power balance between PO, Team and management

Support the product owner & stakeholders

  • Educate PO and other stakeholders regarding efficient development processes
  • Support PO to create small, well-defined stories and prioritise work carefully for teams
  • Encourages and helps to achieve transparency

Team development 

  • Strive to develop a high performing team
  • Keep people accountable for performance throughout the sprint
  • Detects hidden problems and strives to solve them
  • Encourages and protects self-organization
  • Educates and focuses a Team toward business-driven development
  • Supports Team building and Team development by utilizing the abilities and skills of individuals, and fostering a Feedback culture

Your Team


Requirements

To be successful in this role you'll need 


This role requires a good sense of empathy, broad shoulders and a thick skin. For that reason we think you should have very substantial experience in the software industry, worked/implemented scrum processes and having worked in dynamic fast changing work environments. Ideally your background is somewhat technology related and you spend a good amount of your time working at startups. You have seen the growth stage of a software startup.

Importantly, you’ve led the scrum processes for at least one team. We want to be able to learn from you on day one with regard to scrum and efficiency of development processes. You are the unique combination of a real people’s person who naturally knows how to connect and motivate engineers and simultaneously are very disciplined, processes driven and comfortable running multiple projects at the same time.

You are comfortable working with different stakeholders among the Product Owner, Engineering lead and others up to C-level. You have a passion to build high-performing teams and currently experimenting how to improve productivity, effectiveness and efficiency. You know how to encourage a team to make a step extra in order to hit a milestone as well as protect them from external stakeholders and when to slow down. You are comfortable taking the role of a moderator in the team and confident enough to defend your opinion when you think you are on the right end. You are one of those people everyone trusts and gets energy from when working together. 


What we offer —


  • Attractive salary and stock option plan
  • Professional development & health allowances
  • Daily lunch 
  • MacBook Pro or equivalent
  • Conveniently located office in the heart of Amsterdam
  • An international team with 26+ nationalities