Tweakers and Auto Track seek a scrum master

Jan

29

2016

Tweakers is together with Auto Track, National Vacancy and Intermediary to De Persgroep Online Services. At present, De Persgroep Online Services scrum several teams, including one for Tweakers and one for Auto Track. To support these two scrum teams, we look for a scrum master.
De Persgroep Online Services

Working at De Persgroep Online Services means working on major digital brands such as Tweakers, Auto Track, National Vacancy and Intermediary. A team of passionate professionals working in Online Services to the continuing growth and expansion of these brands. Backed by the stable base of De Persgroep is plenty of innovation and searching for new techniques, methods, opportunities and possibilities.

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The scrum teams work with a variety of techniques and tools, which vary by title. For Tweakers that include PHP, Java, MySQL and MongoDB, and for Auto Track You can think of PHP, Scala, Angular and Continuous delivery pipeline, which include using Jenkins, Docker, GIT and Ansible, supported by Acceptance Scenarios ( as a part of ATDD / BDD).
Scrum Master at De Persgroep Online Services

As a scrum master Online Services, you will work with the scrum teams Tweakers and AutoTrack. Because it is a coordinating role on two brands, you will report organizationally to the CTO of De Persgroep Online Services and functionally to the Business Unit Managers of Tweakers and AutoTrack.

It is your challenge to ensure that the Agile philosophy not only in the scrum teams, but also more broadly in the organization is fully propagated. We see the scrum master and oil between the wheels, as the person who let the process run smoothly and thus the scrum teams enables to perform every day at top level.
What we expect from a scrum master?

As a scrum master do you know better than anyone the rules of the ‘Agile’ work. Your guides, coaches and supports the scrum teams Tweakers and AutoTrack proactive in carrying out their duties. If you wear it in order, from the process, to bring projects to a successful conclusion. In addition, you are your sparring partner for Product Owners and help them Backlog-refinement and prioritizing’s story. In addition, you will support them in stakeholder management. You look for opportunities in addition to the scrum teams to teach the management teams of Tweakers and Auto Track in the Agile philosophy and to accompany them in their portfolio planning. So we expect that you can look beyond the own scrum teams.

Along with the scrum master and Intermediary National Vacaturebank you are also active in guiding the management of Online Services on the ‘road to agility. With the CTO, development managers and architects can exchange ideas about the future of the scrum teams.
What is your background and what are your skills?

We are looking for someone who has proven experience working as a scrum master. It is a PSM / CSM certification desired. You will also have advanced knowledge of Agile principles and methods. Knowledge of the techniques and tools is an advantage, but extensive development experience is not required.

You are proactive, not afraid to take responsibility, are decisive and above all a strong communicator. In addition, you are a coach and mentor, and therefore you can deal well with people. You are fluent in Dutch, but English is not surprising you.

As a bonus you have any experience working as a project manager or team leader and so you know what it takes to motivate a team and encourage.
What do we offer?

Besides excellent working conditions, a 38-hour workweek and a prime location on the IJ to work from, there is plenty of room for personal development. The professional, social and entrepreneurial colleagues are accustomed to constantly be looking at innovative methods and products. And successes we celebrate together.
Enthusiastic? Ask?

We would like to hear from you! For more information about this role as scrum master contact our recruiter Linda Brandenburg via 06-21179809. You can also directly apply for this job.

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