Scrum Master and Agile Coaches
come aboard and become part of our team
Agilists beware. As a Scrum Master or Agile Coach you will revise the working methods in large companies and promote agile transformation with the help of various frameworks. You will accompany and coach teams and managers in different projects, promote agile thinking patterns and moderate meetings and workshops. In particular, you support the teams to work better together and to develop their full potential. In this way you will actively strengthen the company’s success and make an important contribution to the long-term agility of our customers.
Scrum is your basis – depending on the project you use other suitable methods such as Kanban, SAFe, LeSS or Nexus. When scaling up to several teams you use different scaling frameworks. You like to share your extensive knowledge in the agile community at meetups, conferences and events.
What should I bring?
experience as Scrum Master or Agile Coach and ideally the most important certificates
experience as a classic project manager and knowledge of complex software and IT projects
analytical, engaging and independent working method
team player mentality, knowledge of human nature and the desire to make a difference
5 questions to Maggie – Scrum Master from Munich
Who are you? Please introduce yourself.
Hi, I am Maggie and since April 2019 I am part of the Scrum Master Team in Munich.
I studied sociology with a focus on gender and technical sociology in Freiburg and Helsinki. I came to the agile methods out of boredom, I had accepted a hired assistant position out of boredom and read up on computer science and sociology of technology. It was also about extreme programming and “agile”, which fascinated me.
After my time at university I worked in startups, at some point I wanted to take care of the “cool topics” and then I became a Scrum Master. This enabled me to start at it-ecomonics.
How does your working day look like?
Oh, man, you’re asking me. There is no such thing as a “typical day.” What I do often and recurrently: There are regular events, e.g. planning a work phase (“Sprint”), starting new teams and the associated teaching of “What is Scrum? What does agile work mean?”
It has become commonplace that Scrum Masters like to visualize things, that is, make them visible to many people with pen and paper. For the retrospective (an event where the team discusses what is going well and what they can improve) I prepare such visualizations to give the team a surface to get to the essential. Even if someone has to present something important, I often help with pen and paper, so that not everything is just Powerpoint.
Especially a change from a fixed, hierarchical work model raises many questions and I also spend a lot of time coaching my team members. What should happen? How should I do it? How do I feel about everything? I work on such questions with my team.
What do you like best about your job? What don’t you like best?
It never gets boring, I can talk to many people, sometimes I can paint something, I can determine many things myself. That’s cool. At the same time, changes take time, sometimes it makes me a little impatient. Results often show up with a time lag, you need staying power.
What do you appreciate most about it-economics?
fusively when I make it to headquarters. I have a good work-life balance: I sleep in my own bed every night and have normal working hours. Personally, I am very happy that my employer is very LGBTIQ friendly. This is simply shown by the fact that I can show myself as I am and that mentioning my partner is just as normal as mentioning your colleague’s husband. There is an own diversity initiative, which organizes e.g. participation in the CSD, so I am of course part of it.
What are your next goals?
The journey as a Scrum Master never ends – there are still many things I want to learn. In the future I would like to impart even more knowledge and teach Scrum and agile working methods to even more people. That would be – Scrum Trainer in a few years.
Your career in an agile team
No matter on which level you join us, you are always a full team member with valuable impact on your project. In addition, you can expect an environment with a strong focus on personal development. You will have up to 10 training days per year at your disposal. You can choose from a wide range of topics from internal and external trainers, which not only allows you to expand your expertise, but also gives you the opportunity to pursue your interests beyond your own nose. Your Career Advisor and your mentor will also be available for your development.
“As a Scrum Master I support teams every day to become more agile and have more fun at work. At the same time I have a great team of Scrum Masters with whom I can exchange ideas and experiences and we can develop together and personally. So I am also becoming more and more agile and have a lot of fun at work!
“At it-economics, I have a sparring partner at eye level for every topic of agile transformation. Despite our focus on customer projects, we succeed in the collegial exchange and further development of topics during the One Team Day, which we can put to good use for the customer.
“I like working at it-economics because I value the human and appreciative approach. In addition, I am supported wonderfully in my further development and have room to develop”.