Job Description

Job Summary

At Ericsson, we are committed to enabling new means of communication through our innovation and creativity. We are passionate about driving innovation which we reinforce through initiatives such as “Technology for Good” and “Mobile Communications to Education for All”.

The applications we build on our software campus in Athlone make it possible for billions of people to communicate with each other, surf the web, and engage with social media on their smart devices every day. Ensuring that everyone has the best possible experience is important to us, and we, #TeamEricsson, take that seriously. We develop software that manages mobile networks all over the world. Through our focus on continuous innovation, we deliver leading-edge solutions to meet our customers’ demands.

Do you enjoy finding innovative solutions in software? Then Ericsson Athlone is the place for you. We are now looking for a Scrum Master.

The Scrum Master is a servant-leader for the Agile team, supporting its creation of high-value work to customers and its progress towards high performance.

Key Responsibilities

As Scrum Master you will work to:

Facilitate the Scrum ceremonies

Mentor the team and Product Owner (PO) in Scrum values, practices, and rules

Shield the team and educates others about the team WoW

Remove team and external impediments to ensure the team deliver on commitments

You will facilitate the effective operation of Scrum events and ceremonies as needed, including but not limited to:

Sprint planning

Daily stand up

Sprint retrospectives

Team-based release planning

You will mentor the team by championing the practices and principles of the Agile Manifesto in addition to Scrum values and ensures these improvements are adopted.

You will support the PO by researching and sharing techniques to facilitate effective backlog management so that, backlog items are clearly understood from an end perspective by the team.

For a multi-functional team to remain focused on their sprint and release commitments, You will shield the team from external interference.

You will also offer education on the Scrum practices to those who do not yet fully understand the way of working of the multi-functional team so that they can increase and improve the adoption of Scrum in the organization.

Where the team is unable to remove impediments to meeting sprint commitments you, as Scrum Master, will take ownership of working with the relevant external parties to address any issues that occur so that they do not negatively impact commitments going forward.

The Scrum Master utilizes the appropriate channels when needed to gain support in the removal of impediments when they are unable to so themselves.

Key Qualifications

The ideal Scrum Master candidate will have:

Deep experience of Software Engineering (especially C++ or Java programming)

Ability to relay technical knowledge to both technical and non-technical people, in writing and verbally

Experience in working in a continuous delivery software production environment

Stays up-to-date with telecoms and technological advancements

Strong mentorship skills and the ability to understand and develop key aspects of collaboration and self and social awareness in the team

Additional Requirements

Excellent interpersonal, listening and communication skills

The ability to build trust and openness in interactions across the organization

Well-developed leadership and problem-solving skills, including the ability to help the team in handling failures and setbacks to the teams’ effective performance

The ability to understand and to relate optimally to the technical roles within the team

The ability to understand and to relate effectively to the business, technical and organizational context in which the team is operating

Excellent facilitation skills

Ability to facilitate team learning and continuous improvement in operating Scrum and in implementing and improving relevant engineering practices

3rd level degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field.

Why we think you’ll love it here…

Our software has over 300 customers world-wide, managing over a million nodes with over a billion subscribers – you’re sure to find a challenge worthy of your skills!
Work on projects that impacts the lives of billions (40% of the world’s traffic uses Ericsson networks)
We have fast-feedback loops and automate as much as we possibly can
We continuously deliver to and delight our customers: most of them have our latest and greatest release!

What do we offer:

A healthy work-life balance (flexible hours, maternity/paternity and parental leave)
27 days annual leave, family-friendly work environment, short commute!
We’re a diverse bunch, over 60 nationalities on-site. Expand your horizons in a rich multicultural environment with colleagues from all over the world
Clearly defined career paths, enhanced with inhouse training and financial support for external study
Dynamic 600+ member sports and social club run activities & subsidized theatre, movie, swimming tickets
Opportunities to travel around the world and work directly with our customers before they go live
Pension scheme, health insurance, company doctor, life cover and sick pay/income continuance plan
Laptop and mobile phone, tax saver commuter/bike to work scheme
Athlone is located beside a beautiful lake and an hour from Galway or Dublin
Ericsson bus links directly from the office through Athlone and bus/train terminal

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