Scrum Master - Software Development

Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Utrecht
Experienced Professionals
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Are you an experienced and ambitious Scrum Master looking for an exciting new opportunity? If you're passionate about software development, thrive in a fast-paced environment, and are ready to make a significant impact, we encourage you to apply and become an integral part of our forward-thinking organization.

The Zanders Solutions division provides specialised cloud solutions within our Treasury and Financial Risk Management and advisory knowledge domains with the aim of providing operational and compliance relief to our clients. The Solutions team, responsible for our cloud services currently consists of 18 FTE. The team has a varied background ranging from software development and DevOps to content experts and marketing and sales professionals. Organized as a typical start-up, our colleagues work together informally from the Netherlands, France, Turkey and Germany. At the same time, as part of the larger Zanders organization, we are surrounded by fun, motivated colleagues who have fun at work. Something that is also most important to us.

As Scrum Master, you are responsible for the coordination and continuous optimization of our software development processes. We have two Scrum teams, working on various projects and a number of product managers that provide business requirements for the product roadmaps. This multifaceted role demands a blend of effective communication, priority setting a continuous focus on improving our processes and alignment with broader organizational goals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Alignment with Product Managers: Collaborate closely with product managers to understand the overarching vision and goals for the software applications. Translate these into actionable tasks, features, bugs, and epics that guide the development process.
  • Prioritization: Employ a keen sense of prioritization to ensure that the teams are focusing their efforts on the most valuable features and tasks. Balance short-term needs with long-term goals and customer requirements.
  • Team Coordination: Facilitate effective communication and collaboration within and across the Scrum teams. Encourage transparency, open dialogue, and a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Maximizing Output: Actively seek opportunities to maximize the productivity and efficiency of the Scrum teams. Remove impediments, streamline processes, and foster an environment that empowers team members to excel.
  • Stakeholder Management: Engage with product owners, developers, testers, and other relevant parties, to ensure alignment and clarity on project objectives and priorities.
  • Risk Management: Identify and mitigate risks that may impact project delivery or quality. Anticipate challenges and proactively address them to keep the teams on track.
  • Continuous Improvement: Encourage a culture of learning and experimentation within the teams. Foster an environment where feedback is valued, and processes are regularly reviewed and refined for optimal results.

Skills to be successful:

  • Prior experience (3 to max. 7 years) as a certified Scrum Master in a Software development environment.
  • Experience with Agile Project Management and related tools
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities, deadlines, and stakeholders effectively. Maintain clarity and focus amidst complexity.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to lead and motivate cross-functional teams. Foster a collaborative and supportive work environment.
  • Strike a balance between having a strong opinion and being flexible enough to adapt to changing circumstances. Pragmatic decision-making is essential in navigating dynamic project requirements.
  • Solid understanding of software development processes, methodologies, and best practices.
  • Fluent level of English
  • Currently residing in The Netherlands with the legal right to work.
  • Willingness to be on site in our Amsterdam or Utrecht office a few days per week.

We offer:

  • A hybrid work environment, that promotes a healthy work-life balance,
  • Allowance to set up your home office in an ergonomically responsible way and an internet allowance,
  • Public Transport card to cater for your commuting needs,
  • Participation in the Zanders bonus scheme,
  • Secure your future with a pension scheme,
  • 29 paid holiday days,
  • A laptop and an iPhone,
  • An entrepreneurial culture that values personal development, with ample room for initiatives,
  • An international and fun working environment,
  • Cultural night events, annual Zanders's trip to a (surprise) location in Europe and many more exciting experiences to come!

About Us:  Progress your career with Zanders. 

We are a global financial consulting firm focused on Treasury, Risk and Technology. From our HQ in the Netherlands, we have been expanding our presence in Europe, UK, USA, and Asia. For 30 years we have been providing innovative solutions embracing the latest technological advancements to multinational corporations, financial institutions, public sector entities and NGOs. We go beyond conventional boundaries, delving into new market segments to uncover untapped opportunities. As pioneers in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles and practices, we support our clients to achieve their ESG goals.

At Zanders we invest in our people for an inclusive atmosphere, where freedom, fun, and collaboration are pivotal and set us apart, defining our success. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) are essential to establish a strong and sustainable business, fostering a culture that values and respects diversity in all forms. Zanders is not just a workplace – it is a supportive community. 

We invite those who share our passion for collaboration, growth, and positive impact to join us on this journey. If you're in search of a workplace which nurtures personal and professional development, Zanders is the perfect fit for you. 

Join us as we continue to shape the future of consultancy, making a meaningful impact in the world of Treasury, Risk, and Technology! 

By applying for a role at Zanders, you give us approval to use and retain your personal details. Considering Zanders’ nature of enterprise, you are expected to behave to a high moral standard. A Pre-Employment Screening (PES) by a third party is part of the application process. 


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