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Job Location: Dublin

Regional Description: Ireland

Job Number: 00656808


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Job Title: Centre for Innovation - Scrum Master - Agile Delivery Consultant


Overview of the Centre for Innovation  

A living, breathing innovation hub as an accelerator to help Accenture and its clients unlock value by design.


Our design-led, multidiscipline Centre for Innovation will research, incubate and pilot new and emerging digital technologies. Opportunities will focus on building the future in real time, partnering with clients across multiple industries and bringing together distinct skillsets to create true acceleration at scale.


Operating across all stages of the innovation spectrum, the working environment will be open and interactive. An experimentation culture combined with a disruptive brief will ensure that together we make major societal impacts.


Join us on this journey and be part of creating, building and influencing the Centre for Innovation’s future. We are looking for the people who are:

  • Motivated by an open ended problem
  • Passionate about reshaping the future
  • Driven by embracing the unknown 

We work with the biggest Internet companies in the world to solve current problems in areas such as analytics, global schedule management, capacity planning, predictive resource modelling and workflow. Increasingly we engage these companies on future problems in areas such as global information systems (self-driving cars, automated drone delivery), global localisation (global ecommerce strategy, global campaign management) and dynamic resourcing (crowdsourcing).

What are we looking for?

Agile scrum masters and coaches: not only those who are comfortable with Scrum, Kanban, XP and Lean, but those who are ready to lead the way in advancing the next iteration of agile practices. We are passionate about Iterative Development and Continuous Improvement and Client Involvement and Convergence across the full Accenture Spectrum. We can and will do whatever it takes to deliver truly great solutions.

What will you do?

You’ll need to figure that out. The team will be autonomous, have the power to select/use the technology they choose, release and prototype at a pace they decide on. You and your teammates will work with top Internet players to design and implement technology that scales the next generation of start-ups into Internet giants.

  • You’ll take the world’s largest Internet companies to the next level.
  • You’ll work with some of the brightest people in the world to disrupt everything.
  • You’ll design next-generation customer experiences.
  • You’ll help create the next “unicorn” start-ups.
  • You’ll help improve the way people live and work.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • Identifies, assesses and aids the team in solving complex business problems
  • Coaches and guides the team in Scrum best practice
  • Protects the Sprint goal, and ensures that the team do everything within their power to achieve that goal
  • Evangelises the benefits of agile development within the team and also the broader Agile community in Accenture
  • Removes obstacles that affect the team
  • Protects the team from outside distractions and shields the development team from all noise and interruptions
  • Handholds the Product Owner when discussing more technical user stories, bringing in team members at required
  • Sets up and takes ownership of retrospectives, sprint reviews and sprint planning sessions
  • Ensures that the team smoothly adjusts to the cadence of the Sprint ceremonies, and also maximises the amount of available development time
  • Ensures that the team has latitude in decision-making, and can act independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments

Why Agile?

Agile professionals define an adaptive model based on greater collaboration and communication between teams; Agile is a cultural change that impacts people, processes and tools in different ways across the organisation; based on iterative, time boxed and incremental approach, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing and cross-functional teams. Agile promotes adaptive planning, evolutionary development and delivery and encourages a rapid and flexible response to change.


  • Minimum 2:1 degree or equivalent
  • Desirable (but not mandatory) to be certified in Agile practices i.e.
    • CSM (Certified Scrum Master)
    • PSM (Professional Scrum Master)
    • Understanding or Experience with Scaled Agile (SAFe, LeSS)
  • Knowledge of emerging digital technologies / platforms would be highly beneficial, inc:
    • Web Content Management (Adobe AEM, Sitecore, OpenText, Drupal, Wordpress)
    • eCommerce (Oracle ATG, IBM Websphere Commerce, Hybris)
    • Order Management and Fulfilment
    • Digital Asset Management
    • Digital Fulfilment and Digital Supply Chain
    • Video Content Management
    • Identity & Access Management
    • Enterprise Search (Solr, FAST, Google Search Appliance, Autononmy) / SEO
    • Web Analytics (Google, Omniture/SiteCatalyst)
    • Multi-device support (iOS, Android, smart phones, tablet, desktop, console, set-top box)
    • Content Delivery Networks (CDN)  

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

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