Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Posted 7 months ago

Brainbox Consulting BV aligning great talent with clients’ needs is at the core of who we are. We are passionate about our Consultants, our Clients, and our Partners. Our rich IT legacy combined with our unyielding care for our people and business is the driving force behind all we do, and we deliver!

On this journey, we are looking for Scrum Master who is also interested to take on a wide range of activities.

Role and responsibilities

You are a servant leader with strong coaching skills and broad Scaled Agile experiences You train your team(s) on Scrum practices, facilitate Scrum events and continuously stimulate your team(s) to improve to highly autonomous yet highly aligned team(s). You are working in close consultation with the Release Train Engineer and other Scrum Masters in the Agile Release Train. You will be helping your team reach new heights with regards to predictability, quality and collaboration within the team, but also within the ART. All of this includes guidance to an offshore team.

The Scrum Master works closely together with:

  • The RTE for the Agile Release Train;
  • The Product Owner for the team(s) you serve and coach, and the Product Owners in the ART;
  • The Developers in your Agile teams;
  • Other Scrum Masters in the ART;
  • The CPO and System Architect for the ART;
  • The Agile Competence Center and many other stakeholders outside the ART.

Main responsibilities:

  • Facilitates the team in getting the work done;
  • Guiding the team on how to get the most out of self-organization;
  • Creates transparency and alignment on team speed, quality of deliverables and happiness;
  • Signals and removes impediments to ensure the Agile team gets the work done;
  • Facilitates the team into following the technical way of working and ensures quality related to own discipline is secured in the team;
  • Creates focus in the team by shielding them from external interferences;
  • Provides analyses of current team rituals, evaluates bottlenecks and advice regarding improvements in team rituals;
  • Helps the people around the team to understand which interaction with the team is helpful or not;
  • Coaches the team with handling dependencies and risks;
  • Align with the Release Train Engineer;
  • Ensures the pre-conditions are in place to start a work item (Definition of Ready).

Expected behaviour:

  • Coaches on agile practices and behaviour for everybody in and around the scrum team;
  • Builds team and coaches team members to act as a team;
  • Acts as a servant leader and escalation level for the team;
  • Chairs and drives the rituals (scrum, sprint and program increment), ensures its disciplined execution, helping the team to understand why this is important;
  • Drives team level continuous improvement, i.e. challenges the team in view of the agile key performance parameters towards greater efficiency;
  • Ensures alignment with other Scrum Masters on dependencies;
  • Ensures focus and keeps the teams from getting distracted;
  • Ensures collaboration between scrum teams.


  • Timely delivery of the committed work items from the team’s backlog;
  • Facilitation of the team rituals (planning, retrospective, demo, standups, refinement);
  • Report the status of the team’s Program Increment (PI) objectives;
  • Transparency on team performance (metrics);
  • Transparency on dependency and risk status;
  • Report improvements and actions from the retrospectives;
  • Escalations to the release train engineer;
  • Ensure the tooling is up-to-date (Jira, SNOW);
  • Impediment resolution and escalation.

I have the best job in the world because:

  • I ensure the team delivers on time;
  • I see and help the team grow in their maturity;
  • I am a servant leader for the team solving team impediments;
  • I drive continuous improvement in the team;
  • I can use my wide variety of skills to mentor, coach, facilitate and lead the team and its surroundings;
  • I celebrate the successes of my team, and courageously show progress, impediments and improvements actions that are taken.

Education and experience

  • Master or Bachelor degree.
  • Agile + SAFe certified (scrum.org and/or SAFe®certifications);
  • Experience in IT environments of corporate organizations;
  • You are in possession of a valid work permit for The Netherlands.

To thrive in this job, you’ll need the following skills:

  • Team building and facilitation.
  • Removing roadblocks.
  • Knows everything about scrum.

Personal skills:

  • Excellent English communication and presentation skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Highly-motivated, with a strong work ethic and able to work effectively under minimal supervision;
  • Team building and facilitation, removing roadblocks and knows everything about scrum.

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