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Scrum Master

Posted 2 Sep 2022
Work experience
3 to 5 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)

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Working at Lightyear is a unique experience. You get the opportunity to work for a company with a pure and meaningful mission. A mission that will make a positive and lasting impact on future generations.

What will you do as a Scrum Master?

Lightyear is growing immensely! You will become part of the Software domain within the Technology Circle. As a Scrum Master at Lightyear you will be responsible for guiding, coaching and helping the software team.

You see a message in the chat about something going wrong for the product delivery. A colleague picks this up and says they will help. You celebrate this comment with a balloon in the chat and get yourself a cup of coffee before the daily.

During the daily standup, the team is giving updates and asking help where needed. You hear some unclarity and ask if people know what is needed or know who can help them. The team stops to think and comes up with a way to get more information and more clarity. You ask if they will meet the sprint goal. They say: “yes! But now, more importantly, when will we have beers together?”

You smile and start planning the next retrospective in the office, with beers of course. During the scrum of scrums, you tell your teammates this team is on a roll and exchange knowledge. The new scrum master wants to come and have a look and you start wondering how you’ll build down the coaching of this great team and celebrate their growth together. The other teams you’re helping could benefit from learnings and you wonder if you should also invite them for beers, so they can connect with each other.

As Lightyear is still a young company you have plenty of opportunity to make your mark in our processes and tools with collaboration with the rest of the software team. You regularly have discussions with the team and join our Friday week review before heading off to our epic Friday afternoon drinks and at the end of the week having a highly contributed feeling about the achieved results! Building the way forward for Lightyear.

Your job will consist of but is not limited to:

  • Coach the team getting into a flow together
  • Make sure impediments are discussed
  • Help the PO in their role
  • Guide the team in a way of working that helps them solve problems and deliver their work
  • Increase autonomy, alignment and Lightyear mindset
  • Train the team in working in an iterative way

What do we expect from a Scrum Master at Lightyear?

In order to succeed in the dynamic world of Lightyear pro-activity, professionalism, communication and adaptability are crucial. We are looking for people with an ambitious attitude who learn from the past (tried and tested) and who strive to set new standards when needed. You can work within the team or independently and you plan your budget and time well. You are flexible and can work under pressure. Furthermore we are looking for someone with:

  • Bachelors degree with a minimum 3 years of relevant experience in a similar role.
  • Any of these certificates: PSM, PSPO, SAFe, Kanban, Coach, Sociocracy 3.0, Design thinking, Holacracy, Lean, NLP.
  • Any certificate or experience which adds to the team is very welcome
  • Excellent capabilities to have a helicopter view and to make decisions even when not all information is available
  • Experience with: Jira, Miro, Mural, Google suite is nice to have
  • Fluent in English is mandatory (Dutch is considered a plus)
  • Availability for 40 hours per week

On a personal level you can relate to the following characteristics; you are a quick learner with a studious mindset, you are someone who speaks up and shares his or hers opinion and you are meticulous in your work.

What can you expect from Lightyear?

In addition to a challenging role we also offer:

  • A high degree of freedom and independence in your role
  • A role within a multidisciplinary team consisting of highly motivated, inquisitive and talented people with a broad diversity of experience
  • A role at one of the fastest growing technical companies in the Netherlands with tremendous potential
  • 40 vacation days per year
  • An interesting and balanced pension through Zwitserleven that is in line with the mission of Lightyear
  • The ability to participate via shares and to be involved in the growth and success of Lightyear
  • In addition to a dynamic working environment, there is time for relaxation during our already epic Friday afternoon drinks

At Lightyear we are building an electric car that charges itself. From our experience at Solar Team Eindhoven, we know this is only possible starting from scratch. At Lightyear we bring together a multidisciplinary team of highly motivated engineers, designers, and visionaries to challenge the status quo. Write the story with us!

Active in 10 countries
200 employees
70% men - 30% women
Average age is 35 years

What employees are saying

Manuel Ribeiro

Software Engineer

Manuel Ribeiro

"Lightyear is an exceptional team that puts together people from all over the world with the same goal of creating a meaningful positive impact in our society. I felt welcome from the very first day and working with such motivated engineers gives me the energy I need to do my best every day."

Sapfo Tsoutsou

Group Lead - Thermal Engineering

Sapfo Tsoutsou

"Lightyear is een geweldig bedrijf om voor te werken. Het voelt voor mij meer als familie dan een werkgever. Klinkt misschien een beetje heftig, maar het is zo. Je maakt makkelijk vrienden op werk: iedereen is vriendelijk, behulpzaam en zo gemotiveerd om echt een verschil te maken in de wereld.”