Scrum Master

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 09-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/DF-2003024
  • Job Title: Scrum Master
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  • Summary:

The team:

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.

The role:

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 fixed term opportunity until June 2021.

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.

How to Apply

The recruitment of this role is being managed exclusively by an external recruitment company, Absolute IT. 

To find out more please see this microsite link:
And to apply online please follow this link:
to the NZDF CIS Careers microsite hosted by Absolute IT, who will consider your application in the first instance.

For further information please contact Rachna Pillay at AbsoluteIT on 0800 29 89 99.  
Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

Applications close on Monday 23 March 2020.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Higher level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 10 years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 10 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.