Agile Coach - Data Platform (f/m/d)

Job description

Zooplus is building an in-house big data application that will allow us to scale our data strategy for the future. This platform is conceived as an internal product that is used by the different teams that work with data for analysis purposes, this includes:

  • Development teams
  • Business Intelligence team
  • Data Analysts
  • Business Analysts

This is a state-of-the-art data platform that is core for the company.

In this role you will have the opportunity to coach a Scrum team that works in a multi-team setup of three teams applying the Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) framework. Your focus will be on your team, the Product Owner, the organization and the development practices.

Our way of working is composed of LeSS, Extreme Programming (XP) and Lean Software practices. The cross-functional dev team holds full ownership, from idea to production with a DevOps mindset: you build it you run it.

What you will be responsible for

We’re looking for a person that will be responsible for well-working Scrum adoption. You'll be responsible for:

  • Act as Scrum coach for your team and for the Product Owner
  • Help your team become a real team by facilitating conflict resolution and removing obstacles
  • Help the Product Owner by coaching in her role
  • Support the Product Owner in improving her relationship with users and stakeholders, higher management and teams
  • Educate and coach the teams in self-management, inter-team coordination, and increased shared responsibility
  • Bring change to the organization so that overall product development is optimized and maximum ROI is realized
  • Help the teams to improve their development practices
  • Be up to date of the top-notch modern development practices and promote their introduction in the team (Test-Driven Development, Continuous Deployment, Automated Acceptance Tests, …)
  • Align and share knowledge with other Agile Coaches on how to improve the practice in the organization


What we are looking for

The ideal person for this role should have a deep experience in educating and coaching Scrum to software development teams and Product Owners in multi-team environments, ideally with the LeSS framework:

  • Wide experience working with real agile teams (+5 years)
  • Deep knowledge of agile methods, specially in XP and Scrum
  • Wide experience coaching hands-on in tech practices like TDD, ATDD (or BDD), Pair Programming (or Mob Programming)
  • Hands on experience working with teams in a scaled setup with multiple teams working together on the same product
  • Knowledge about Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) scaling framework is a plus
  • Degree in Computer Science or a related field is a plus
  • Fluent English.

What we are offering you

Become a part of our success story and seize the opportunity to take on a real challenge in a dynamically growing company where there is huge scope for development and short decision-making processes. We are offering you a versatile, international-facing role in our motivated team with colleagues from all over Europe. Additionally, we offer many benefits such as:

      28 labour days of vacation (plus December 24th and 31st)

      Flexibility first. Enter from 7 am to 10 am and organise yourself.

      🏠 Remote working flexibility (up to 60% remote).

      🏬 Offices in the city center of Madrid. Modern working spaces with table tennis, foosball, fresh fruit, beverages and company events.

      🏥 Private medical healthcare insurance for all our employees.

      📖 Continuous development through internal and external training opportunities.

      🎤 Participate in the technology community through our meetups and conferences.

      ✏ English, German and Spanish language courses.

      💲 Discount in our zooplus shop for all our employees.

      🤝 Referral program. You will receive a bonus by helping us finding the best talent.

      🌍 We encourage diversity, meet our motivated and friendly teammates from over 50 nationalities.

In case you didn´t know:

Zooplus AG was founded in Munich in 1999 and today we are Europe´s leading online retailer for pet-related products. With an annual double-digit growth rate, we have already successfully rolled out our business model in 30 European countries and we are expecting further sustainable growth in European e-commerce. We remain faithful to the key values of our company – a dynamic and flexible approach, constant learning opportunities, and inventive thinking at every level and position in the organization.

Did we make you curious?
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