Scrum Master

  • Company:
    New Zealand Army
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:

What you will do

As Scrum Master you will lead newly-established agile teams of technology professionals to journey towards self-organising teams. The Scrum Master will champion agile ways of working and identify improvements to practices and processes improving the capability across the teams.

What we need

The Scrum Master role is largely about influencing the team, to empower and motivate the team in achieving a shared identity, values and purpose in meeting their delivery goals. The Scrum Master is responsible for the process, and therefore experience in facilitating the Scrum ceremonies is important. As SAFe ‘big room planning’ every quarter is a key event in the calendar, experience in SAFe and facilitating the team breakouts is preferable.

Please note: This is a 12-month fixed term position.

Technical skills

Proven experience in a Scrum Master role, including knowledge of or exposure to a combination of the following:

  • Facilitation of Scrum Ceremonies;
  • Agile reporting e.g. Burn up, Burn down charting;
  • Knowledge of Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe);
  • Prior experience leading teams to deliver value;
  • Prior experience coaching teams to use Scrum, continuously improve and become self-organising.
  • Additional skills

    Experience in, or knowledge of:

  • Must have strong agile mind-set;
  • Strong stakeholder and relationship management skills;
  • A customer centric mindset;
  • Strong influencing skills;
  • Knowledge of process improvement techniques and ability to implement process changes.
  • Who we are

    CIS Branch provides the core information and communication services that underpin New Zealand Defence operations. We are entrusted to deliver and support the Defence technology that helps keep New Zealanders safe.

    Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand. As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice. 

    Why Us

    NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.

    In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:

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  • Fully funded life cover up to $300,000;
  • Access to holiday accommodation across NZ;
  • 5 weeks annual leave per year;
  • Great nearby amenities;
  • Flexible working environment and positive culture;
  • Opportunities for career development;
  • Variety, challenge and a chance to influence.