Scrum Master

Job description

About XITE

It’s our mission to share our passion for music videos with the world and invite people to experience music beyond listening: to see music.

XITE is dedicated to building the best music video experience in the world. Based in Amsterdam, XITE now reaches 100 million households across multiple territories through linear networks, interactive TV apps and on-demand streaming services. The company revolutionized the way audiences experience music videos by allowing viewers to search, like and skip through its entire catalog, enjoy channels curated by its team of music experts and create their own channel based on a genre, decade and style using our unique Mixer feature. XITE has a full music video catalog through agreements with all major and top independent music labels and distributors, and works to expand this offering every day.


About the role

Your work is lying in the heart of the execution stage in the software development cycle. As soon as the product requirements are ready, you along with the development team start tailoring backlogs with tasks needed to accomplish a feature based on PRD. You work directly with the development teams which include representatives of frontend, backend, quality assurance engineers and the design team. Reporting to the product manager, you’re acting in the best interest of the smooth development and delivery process according to the provided plan.


Responsibilities

  • Break down feature requirements fully and extensively described in PRD to executable tasks, together with the teams

  • Set cross-team dependencies to tasks and work towards getting them resolved in a timely manner

  • Secure async manner of work by keeping teams’ tasks up-to-date on JIRA boards (status, assignee, comments, dependencies)

  • Coordinate planned tasks’ execution as a part of release management (sometimes tasks are time and order sensitive)

  • Keep track of improvements in a product iterations

  • Drive teams' events: backlog refinement sessions, retrospectives, stand ups

  • Boost teams’ effectiveness and performance by bringing a good structure to a planned workload and iteratively improved processes on a team level.

Requirements

  • 2+ years experience in Scrum Master role

  • Fluency in English language in writing and speaking

  • Strong knowledge in software development cycles

  • Practicing various Agile principles and techniques

  • Proficiency with JIRA

  • Great communication skills

  • Lean Agile mindset

  • Desire to grow professionally

  • Experience in QA or software developer role is beneficial


What you bring

Your best attitude and skills to get the teams performing at their best, removing impediments of all sorts on the way.

What working at XITE means
Here at XITE we make sure you’re taken care of by providing you the opportunity to develop your career in a young, fast growing and international company. We provide a challenging work environment where you have a lot of autonomy and flexible working hours. We don’t hire assholes! All XITE’ers are different and authentic in their own way, but we all have kindness in common, as well as professionalism and an optimistic attitude. Let’s not forget - we have a passion for good music and good food. That’s why we have chef prepared lunches, Friday afternoon drinks and rooftop parties! Click here to see our benefits.


The process

  1. Apply: Apply for a role and we will contact you
  2. HR Interview: One of our recruiters will contact you, because we’d really like to find out more about you and to see if there is a culture fit between you and XITE. During this interview you can ask all your questions about the company.
  3. Interview with Product Manager: We will dive into your expertise to understand how much of a professional fit it is with the product manager. You will also have the opportunity to ask all your own questions. 
  4. Interview with the team leads: Is an opportunity to understand if it’s a match with people you will be working with day-to-day.
  5. Offer: Hopefully with our offer we can welcome you to the team of XITE!