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Agile Practitioner

Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank

Bucharest, Romania
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024

Job Description:

Purpose of the role

The Scrum Master operates at Squad level, and is a change agent with a passion for working with people and teams to help them deliver their best work. They are responsible for facilitating the continuous improvements of the teams processes.

They will do this by helping the team understand Agile theory, practices and values and translating this into practice by running the standard Agile ceremonies.

The SM is a servant-leader for the Squad; and facilitates them to become self-organised and focused on delivering the outcome for the client. Working with the PO, they support prioritisation of the backlog, must be able to demonstrate their approach to facilitation, mentoring, training and servant-leadership to a team / Squad level, while helping maximise the value created by the Squad.


  • Ensure that Tribe and Squad goals are understood by everyone in the Squad

  • Foster and model a collaborative environment, advocate self-organization

  • Collaborate with the Product Owner and Squad to ensure a healthy prioritised product backlog is maintained by the PO

  • Act as facilitator of team ceremonies through a clear understanding of the aim of each event, taking corrective measures as required

  • Help the Squad to continuously improve the effectiveness of their incremental delivery of value to clients & stakeholders

  • Coach and facilitate the team in self-organisation and cross-functionality - delivering it in line with agreed outcomes

  • Identify inefficiencies in Squad operation and remove impediments to the Squad's progress

  • For dependencies - Liaise with other squads and Tribe members and get them resolved

  • Accountable for continuous improvement & improved Velocity as Sprints progress

Competencies & Experience

  • Highly motivated self-starter, comfortable offering guidance and leadership, both individually and at team/Squad levels

  • A great teamplayer, who is comfortable helping point out impediments

  • Brings passion to their work to inspire and motivate team members

  • Provide an active role in mitigating impediments impacting successful team completion of Release/Sprint Goals

  • Passionate about Agile principles and excited to embed them in org.

  • Love coaching and supporting people to embrace new way of working

  • Confident delivering formal and informal training as well as coaching ability and conflict facilitation skills

  • Calm, confident and open-minded and continuous improvement mindset

  • The ability to self-learn and respond positively to feedback & coaching

  • Scrum Master certified and experienced with demonstrable skills and proven capability of Agile application and scrum techniques

  • Ability to brainstorm with team to address challenges and roadblocks

  • Proven experience influencing behaviour cross-team and cross-discipline without having formal organisational hierarchy

  • Experience in Agile methodologies

  • Attitude which puts the needs of the entire team before that of the individual and helping others perform to the best of their abilities (Servant Leadership)

  • Strong organizational skills and motivational skills

Our values define the working environment we strive to create – diverse, supportive and welcoming of different views. We embrace a culture reflecting a variety of perspectives, insights and backgrounds to drive innovation. We build talented and diverse teams to drive business results and encourage our people to develop to their full potential. Talk to us about flexible work arrangements and other initiatives we offer.

We promote good working relationships and encourage high standards of conduct and work performance. We welcome applications from talented people from all cultures, countries, races, genders, sexual orientations, disabilities, beliefs and generations and are committed to providing a working environment free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

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