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CIO- Scrum Master

Job Location: Dublin

Job Number: 00436900


- Job description

Role Title: Scrum Master


Our team
The CIO organisation is a global team that provides internal technology to support Accenture. Our mission is to seamlessly empower a highly effective high-performance workforce by providing best in class technology and employee experiences. We bring the latest research, methods and technologies together to deliver at scale across a global enterprise.
We are passionate about learning, innovation and technology. We are positive, experimental and adaptable. We use lean processes and strive to continuously improve everything that we do. We strive for a work environment that is happy, collaborative and productive.
We are currently building a new next generation software engineering team in Dublin. The team will be performing high-quality custom development using the latest technologies, lean agile and DevOps enabled processes, and a Cloud/Mobile/API first approach. This is a great time to join and be part of a new and growing team. It is an exciting opportunity to build strong technical skills in the latest technologies, to learn best practice software engineering techniques, to work in a state of the art innovative environment and to work with great people.
We are based at The Dock, Accenture’s global centre for innovation in Dublin. The Dock is a living, breathing innovation hub as an accelerator to help unlock value by design. Operating across all stages of the innovation spectrum, the working environment is open and interactive.


As a Scrum Master you will have Senior level experience in facilitating agile software development teams, especially with Scrum as the development methodology.


  • Coach and guide the agile teams in Scrum methodology and continuous process improvement of software delivery
  • Set up and take ownership of retrospectives, sprint reviews and sprint planning sessions
  • Instil Agile project management best practices including risk management, cross-team interdependencies, scope definition, delivery objectives, quality standards, and user needs identification
  • Facilitate and document project and release planning, including participation in product vision and implementation, Scrum ceremonies, Scrum of Scrums, discovery, design, and other brainstorm meetings
  • Protect the Sprint goal and ensure that the team do everything within their power to achieve goals
  • Facilitate product owner input and team interactions; ensure the communication of scope and requirements changes throughout the team, including sprint impact analysis
  • Support product owner in management of the backlog, ensuring Scrum process standards, identification of stakeholders and stakeholder conditions of acceptance
  • Support product development by providing high level business analysis and development estimates, including coordination of multiple product analysis
  • Foster knowledge sharing and assist with creation and delivery of best practices documentation and training materials
  • Identify opportunities for process and tool improvements from concept to implementation
  • Identify, assess and aid the team in solving complex business problems
  • Evangelise the benefits of agile development within the team
  • Remove obstacles that affect the team
  • Ensure that the team smoothly adjusts to the cadence of the Sprint ceremonies, and also maximises the amount of available development time
  • Handhold the Product Owner when discussing more technical user stories, bringing in team members as required
  • Work collaboratively with developers, product owners and technical architects
  • Individual and team learning and development


  • Computer Science (or similar) degree
  • 5+ years of IT experience and 2 or more years of experience as a Scrum Master
  • Senior level experience in coaching and guiding Agile software development teams
  • Passion for Iterative Development and Continuous Improvement, striving to improve the Agile process used by the team
  • Knowledge of Scrum, Lean, XP, Kanban and other Agile development techniques
  • Experience working with developers, technical architects, product owners
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills
  • Demonstrates leadership and collaborative interpersonal skills to engage and motivate team members
  • Ability to synchronise with non-technical teams to deliver product releases smoothly, and managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work with vendors and stakeholders to identify project risks, constraints and dependencies
  • Solid technical background
  • Ability to communicate and work in a team in a fast paced agile environment
  • Understanding of web and mobile development concepts and patterns


Nice to haves

  • Strong customer focus, excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Certification in agile an advantage
  • Knowledge of JavaScript, Node.js, AngularJS, AWS, MS Azure an advantage
  • Experience with Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server (TFS) an advantage
  • Understanding of automation testing, DevOps, test driven development, continuous integration, continuous delivery or micro-services an advantage


About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 373,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. The Dock is a multidisciplinary research and incubation hub, leading the global innovation programme at Accenture. 
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 373,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at

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