Scrum Master for EVRYTHNG

Minsk, Belarus

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EVRYTHNG is the Internet of Things Smart Products Platform that connects any consumer product to the Web, and manages real-time data to drive applications. The world’s leading consumer product manufacturers work with EVRYTHNG to manage billions of intelligent online identities in the cloud for their products, deliver real-time interactive experiences and support services to consumers, and connect with the ecosystem of other applications and products in their digital lives.

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Description

Ciklum is looking for a Scrum Master to join EVRYTHNG project in Minsk on a full-time basis.

 

As a fast paced, technology driven startup, the Scrum Master delivers a pivotal role in gaining consensus across the organisation, making sure squads remain focused and motivated through regular and consistent communication. You must have strong communication and organisational skills and be willing to suggest and experiment with ways of working that will assist the squads with continuous improvement in efficiency and quality.

Responsibilities

  • Facilitate various Agile ceremonies, develop discussion, encourage and enable decision making, as well as guiding conflict resolution within the squads, ultimately improving communication to ensure we remain on track
  • Ensures squads are unblocked on a daily basis
  • Works closely with the Product Manager to drive effective communication and commitment to Definition of Done
  • Organises and guides planning with the Product Managers and squads
  • Ensure stories reach the definition of ready during sprint planning and tasks are clear for the team
  • Feed into the quarterly release planning cycles alongside the product team and Director of Agile Delivery
  • Owns and runs the standups and supports the scrum of scrums
  • Owns and facilitates regular retrospectives for Sprints, Goals and platform performance
  • Supports the development of standards/tools/techniques and assists in driving Agile adoption across the organisation
  • Assists with JIRA administration

Requirements

  • Demonstrable example of supporting improved speed to deliver quality, valuable software products and features
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience working with 2-3 squads in parallel
  • Experience supporting and working with cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment
  • First level Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM I)
  • Experience fulfilling the Scrum Master role for at least three years with software development teams diligently applying Agile principles, practices, and theory
  • Working knowledge of servant leadership, ceremony facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continuous improvement, team empowerment, and improving transparency
  • Demonstrable knowledge of well documented patterns and techniques for the practical application of scrum in teams, including and not limited to methods of burndown, formats for retrospectives, workflow inclusions including incident and bug management
  • Demonstrable experience applying progress (Burndown, etc) techniques, Retrospective formats, workflow management including the handling of incidents and bugs
  • Demonstrable excellence in communication and mentoring skills
  • Be excited by all things Technology, IoT and People and be an ambassador for our product to the outside world
  • Socially intelligent with excellent communication skills

Desirable

  • Experience in a startup and/or B2B organisation
  • SaFE or Scrum at Scale
  • Experience of quarterly planning cycles / release trains
  • Advanced JIRA administration skills

What's in it for you

  • Employment under the law of the Republic of Belarus
  • Great team
  • State of the art, cool, centrally located office with warm atmosphere which creates good working conditions
  • Your opinion matters
  • You can improve product, processes and tools
  • Competitive salary

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