Fellowship: Scrum Master
European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN)
CERN
Location: Geneva (Switzerland)
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At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter - fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. Find out more on http://home.cern.

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization.

Job Description

Welcome to the Fellowship Programme!

Within the Programme, we are looking for a Scrum Master to join CERN.

As a Scrum Master you will be working with one or two teams in a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) environment. You will act as a servant leader who enables teams to self-organize and self-manage, assisting the team in meeting their delivery goals via effective Lean-Agile practices.

As Scrum Master, your main functions will be:

  • Act as a servant leader and coach the Agile Teams in a Scaled Agile Framework environment;
  • Educate the teams in Scrum, Kanban, Lean and SAFe, ensuring that the agreed Lean-Agile processes are being followed;
  • Help remove impediments and foster an environment for high-performing team dynamics, continuous flow, and relentless improvement;
  • Facilitate team meetings (Stand-up, Planning, Review, Retrospective, etc.);
  • Help the Product Owners in their efforts to manage the backlog and guide the team towards a healthy dynamic with respect to priorities and scope;
  • Support the team efforts to improve communication, cooperation, and relationships with other teams;
  • Work with the Scrum Master community to increase the effectiveness of the Lean-Agile Practices across the Organization.

Qualifications

For this position within the Programme, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Be a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State;
  • You have a PhD, or at least 4 years’ relevant experience since the completion of your MSc (or the equivalent diploma which gives access to doctoral programmes) in Computer Science, Organizational Psychology, or in a similar relevant course, and in both cases a maximum limit of 10 years’ experience.
  • You are fluent in English.

The following skills are not required, but would be advantageous:

  • Agile certification;
  • Good level of French;
  • SAFe relevant experience.

Please note that CERN Staff members are not eligible to apply for a Fellowship.

Additional Information

CERN would very much like to benefit from your expertise, commitment and passion. In return, we offer:

  • An employment contract for between six months (minimum) up to a maximum of 36 months. A regular fellowship duration is 24 months.
  • A stipend ranging from 7,170 to 8,143 Swiss Francs per month (net of tax).
  • Coverage by CERN’s comprehensive health scheme (for yourself, your spouse and children), and membership of the CERN Pension Fund.
  • Depending on your individual circumstances: an installation grant, family, child and infant allowances as well as travel expenses to and from Geneva.
  • 2.5 days of paid leave per month.

Your future Life @CERN

Get a glimpse of what it’s like to work at CERN: https://careers.cern/benefits and https://careers.cern/our-people

This is how you can apply:

Please provide the following documents to complete your application:

  • A CV;
  • A scanned PDF of your most recent relevant qualification;

We recommend to add two recent letters of recommendation, giving an overview of your academic and/or professional achievements. You can upload these letters at the time of application if you have them to hand. You will also be provided with a link as soon as you have submitted your application to forward to your referees to upload their letters confidentially. Please note this must be done before the closing date.

All applications should reach us no later than 26 July 2020.

About CERN

At an intergovernmental meeting of UNESCO in Paris in December 1951, the first resolution concerning the establishment of a European Council for Nuclear Research (in French Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire) was adopted.Two months later, an agreement was signed establishing the provisional Council – the acronym CERN was born.Today, our understanding of matter goes much deeper than the nucleus, and CERN's main area of research is particle physics. Because of this, the laboratory operated by CERN is often referred to as the European Laboratory for Particle Physics.

Physicists and engineers at CERN use the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – fundamental particles. Subatomic particles are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives us clues about how the particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. We want to advance the boundaries of human knowledge by delving into the smallest building blocks of our universe.

The instruments used at CERN are purpose-built particle accelerators and detectors. Accelerators boost beams of particles to high energies before the beams are made to collide with each other or with stationary targets. Detectors observe and record the results of these collisions.Founded in 1954, the CERN laboratory sits astride the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva. It was one of Europe's first joint ventures and now has 23 member states.