Agile coach / Scrum Master

Job description

How would you feel if you help to build software that makes the world a better place?


"HOW?"

Caring for vulnerable people is an essential aspect of our society. It is a measure of our civilization that we as human beings feel the importance of this care. Those who provide this care deserve the best possible support when performing their work. To those, we bring advanced technology.


Join our mission and help us to provide the best possible software for these professionals, so that they can access complete and relevant information, so they can optimize their work processes, and executing their profession better.


Join our development team of 20 engineers in strong collaboration with our 4 testers. Your main responsibility will be to make our practice in agile working more complete. We are looking for an Agile CoachScrum Master who finds fulfillment in contributing to the Agile expertise within GeriMedica. Are you that person? 


We need your help in improving our organization to remain agile in a way that fits best our development teams and our organization. We believe that this is the only way to make our organization future-proof. 


You'll help our development teams function optimally. You already have experience with Agile transformations and at the same time, you understand the world of traditional project management. Your talent shines in an agile environment: you know how to keep the organization on track, increase the ownership and innovative power of our teams, and make continuous improvements to make agile working a success.


WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?


  • Coaching the team in the Agile way-of-working;
  • Designing a strategy for the organizational adoption of Agile.
  • Together with our Engineering Manager helping each development team to become and remain a team by finding shared values ​​and making work agreements;
  • Facilitating the well-known Scrum events;
  • Helping the Product Owner prioritize the backlog;
  • Encouraging the team and the Product Owner to develop backlog items into concrete activities;
  • Removing obstacles and helping the team maintain focus;
  • Arranging everything for the development team to perform optimally;
  • Keep track of team metrics and help keep track of the sprint goal


Before you make your mind up, what do you know about us, our business, and the way we do things differently?


GeriMedica was founded in 2007 as a spin-off from the VU medical center and backed by three large care centers. We believe that good care for vulnerable people and the chronically ill is essential to our society. Our Electronic Medical Record (EMR), called Ysis, is tailor-made for medical professionals in long-term-care. 80+ Healthcare organizations in the Netherlands currently use Ysis, and it integrates with more than 35 external applications.

We believe:

  • in proactive support for our clients
  • in an open, appreciative, and direct culture
  • in investing in new opportunities and ensuring that its impact continues to grow
  • in the choices we make, we contribute to a better world. We do business and consume in a sustainable way, we share our prosperity and serve social interests

Requirements

You have the knowledge, skills, and tools to allow Scrum teams to function optimally. You also have the following:

  • Possessing prior experience coaching teams in Agile adoption or as a Scrum Master; at least 3 years;
  • Demonstrating strong knowledge of and background with Agile concepts
  • You feel comfortable with the structures and the various roles within both traditional as well as agile environments;
  • Versatility in using and applying proper tooling (e.g. Jira, …);
  • Well-developed communication skills;
  • Having programming experience; 
  • Having some tech background or coursework in Computer Science; SCRUM certification

Last but not least, you work hard and make it happen. You're creative, excited, and eager to be challenged and to challenge conventional ideas. You think lean, pragmatic, and outside corporate processes. In addition, thanks to good communication skills you can clearly bring across ideas and information. Besides all of that: You're a nice person to hang out with.

The Good news ...is that if you have read this far, we bet you are a bit like us:


  • You are excited about our vision: to create a sustainable impact on healthcare in the Netherlands
  • You are a tech-savvy backend developer who loves to get everything done with the best equipment of your own choice.
  • You strive for continuous personal and professional development every day
  • You like to work in an informal, non-hierarchical organization- being a fun colleague, that takes his/her work seriously too.
  • you have a ‘pro-active’ attitude, and enjoy flexibility in when and where you work.
  • last but not least, you enjoy free & healthy daily lunch, you like to celebrate when things go well, or have occasional drinks and snacks with us - your colleagues, your friends.

What else is in it for you? Next to what you read above, what do you think about the contract for an indefinite period, pension plan, a commuting allowance, or the education budget? Yes, it waits here for you!



You’ve just imagined it all?


If we can tell you more about this opportunity, then will you give us a chance?

Ready to apply? Let’s start the personal conversation!