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Scrum Master

Posted 21 Jun 2024
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3 to 5 years
Full-time / part-time
Full-time
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Dutch (Fluent)

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Who we are

ACT helps organizations hit their climate targets, no matter how ambitious. Since founding in 2009, we have become a reliable partner for high-impact climate projects that generate carbon credits, energy efficiency projects and certificates, experts in renewable electricity and gas markets, renewable fuels, and emission allowances. ACT enables its partners to pursue sustainable futures.

At ACT, software engineering is done in-house for internal stakeholders. This is enabling a fast paced growth of the company. We optimize business processes by automating them as much as possible. We achieve this in close collaboration with business stakeholders. Throughout the company, there’s an atmosphere of entrepreneurship. We’re a multi-cultural company of pragmatic people who enjoy getting things done and making an impact.

Our engineering values

We believe in giving engineers structure, autonomy and final responsibility. Constant self-improvement and growth is an important part of that. This ranges from improving the way we collaborate, to continuously improve the quality of your deliverables and taking ownership of DevOps and architecture.

We are in a key moment in our engineering journey as our teams have grown in maturity over the past years, and we see the value in streamlining the way we work and achieve value together. We greatly value an environment of openness and honesty.

Our technology

The systems we build and maintain are crucial to support and automate the trade lifecycle of environmental commodities. We build solutions across the whole organization, involving the sales, operations, finance, marketing, and compliance teams, among others. Because of that, we have the opportunity to create direct impact through the technology we build.

Your responsibilities

You will be a part of multiple Scrum teams, working closely with developers, business analysts and product owners. Within each team, as a Scrum Master, you’ll be responsible for :

  • Coaching team members through Scrum practises and establishing shared policies iteratively over time.

  • Ensuring each User Story meets the Definition of Ready when entering a new Sprint, by guiding the team through refinement and estimation.

  • Ensuring the Definition of Done is fulfilled when completing a task, by collaborating with stakeholders to validate deliverables with the development teams.

  • Ensuring that tasks that are blocked during the Sprint get unblocked as soon as possible by communicating the reasons to the relevant team members.

  • Making sure software Releases happen frequently and as soon as they are validated by business stakeholders.

  • Organizing and hosting Scrum meetings: Stand-ups, Refinement sessions, Estimation Sessions, Sprint Planning and Sprint Retrospectives.

  • Keep close communication with product owners, project managers and engineering managers to agree on processes and practises.

Your profile

  • Bachelors' degree in Business Administration, Project Management, Software Engineering or a related field.

  • 3+ years working with software development teams using a well-defined agile methodology

  • Scrum certifications are a strong plus.

  • Experience working concurrently with multiple agile teams and senior management is a plus.

  • Affinity with finance is a plus, or other relevant work experience.

  • Leadership skills or willingness to develop them.

  • Strong written and verbal communication.

  • A good resource planner, who is highly organized.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary and bonus scheme

  • Quarterly target incentives

  • Relocation budget (when applicable)

  • Commuting allowance (NS card or per km)

  • Pension scheme

  • 25 vacation days

  • Unique communication trainings (Radical Collaboration & Human Element)

  • Professional trainings & Pluralsight subscription

  • Kickboxing, football and other fun team events

**A pre-employment screening is part of our application procedure**

ACT helps organizations achieve their climate action goals, no matter how ambitious. Since our founding in 2009, we have become a reliable partner for high-impact climate projects that generate carbon credits, energy efficiency projects and certificates, and experts in renewable electricity and gas markets, renewable fuels, and emission allowances.

Energy
Amsterdam
Active in 4 countries
299 employees
70% men - 30% women
Average age is 34 years