For over 80 years, GfK has been a reliable and trusted insight partner for the world’s biggest companies and leading brands who make a difference in every consumer’s life - and we will continue to build on this. We connect data, science and innovative digital research solutions to provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, brands and media. With our headquarters in Germany and a presence in around 60 countries worldwide, you benefit from our global company with a diverse community of ~9,000 employees.
Harnessing the power of our workforce, the greatest asset we have is our people. As part of GfK, you can take your future into your own hands. We value talent, skills and responsibility and support your development within our international teams. We are proud of our heritage and our future: Currently we are in the latter stages of a transformational journey from a traditional market research company to a trusted provider of prescriptive data analytics powered by innovative technology. This is only possible with extraordinary people and this is why we are looking for YOU to help create our future. For our employees as well as for our clients we pursue one goal: Growth from Knowledge!
As a Scrum Master with a strong background in technology and agile methodologies you will take full ownership for the development of project management processes and practices. You will be deployed within the Data Science area, to deliver insights and initiatives in support of business objectives.
You will work within a large project, supporting 2 agile teams through the various agile ceremonies as well as get involved in current project activities, dependencies, and impediments, serving the whole organization and publishing key information. You will work through blockers to keep the teams -which are geographically distributed- moving forward in a critical point of their development work.
In this position, you will be part of larger program of work with multiple domains collaborating on a shared platform. Thus interfacing with other Agile Coaches and Program Roles and continuously improve the ways of working. Also you will be part of a community of Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches and you'll be looked after by Principal Agile Coach, who realized that the team spirit, team collaboration and the processes coming from the teams are a huge added value to be successful. He has served several teams as servant leader and is in a continuous improvement process together with the teams.
Your specific tasks will include:
Team building within a team of Engineers, Data Scientists, Product Designers. helping the team come together as a unit, creating an environment based on trust and mutual respect.
Helping the team clarify their mission and create their own roadmap towards that realization
Establishing all communication links the team will need to succeed to reach their goal
Guiding the teams on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to delight customers.
Guiding the team on self-organizing to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks.
Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the teams and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team.
Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.
Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.
Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information.
Supporting and working closely with the Product Manager, especially when it comes to grooming and maintaining the product backlog.
We look for a profile with complementary skills, such as:
At least 5 years' experience working as Scrum Master on IT projects
Experience with Data-intensive teams and domains (incl. Data Science, Machine Learning etc.) strong plus
Solid reporting skills and analytical skills
Experiences with agile transformations in larger enterprises and legacy systems
Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or equivalent experience
Advanced working experience in using JIRA / Confluence
Strong MS Word and MS Excel experience
On top, your English communication skills are great, you are a team-player and tech-obsessed, always on the hunt for the latest and hottest shots!
We are an ethical and honest company that is wholly committed to its clients and employees. We are proud to be an inclusive workplace for all and are committed to equal opportunity in employment which focuses on all of our employees reaching their full potential. At GfK we work collaboratively with our colleagues but offer a flexible working approach, including dividing our time between office & remote working as well as the opportunity to flex our working hours around team core hours.
We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. We make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.
Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to get to know you!