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Agile Coach - Platform tribe

Berlin, Germany · Engineering

The Platform tribe’s mission is to enable the delivery of valuable experiences to our merchants. We do this by providing tools, systems and APIs that allow SumUppers to efficiently innovate, build and run our products and services at scale.

As an Agile Coach, you’ll be instrumental in helping us deliver personalised digital account management experiences and solutions at scale. This will be done by working closely with our cross-functional teams, nurturing an agile mindset in all facets of their engagements and providing guidance, particularly in complex domains. Your excellent interpersonal skills, resourcefulness, strong communication abilities and technical knowledge will serve you well on this journey.

You will be working with people of different backgrounds, experience, skills, and needs, and you will use a flexible approach and various coaching stances as appropriate. As an integral part of the squad, you will encourage an agile mindset, help foster positive team dynamics, consult on agile tools/practices, and help facilitate events as needed.

You'll be part of the Platform DevOps team and work closely with DevOps engineers, collaborating with various teams and stakeholders, helping increase the visibility of the work done across SumUp.

We strive for end-to-end ownership in our teams. You'll be working alongside the engineering teams, enabling them to succeed, helping our engineers reach their full potential and mastery of their skills,  developing new competencies to advance their growth.

What you’ll do

  • Demonstrate an agile mindset in everything you do and exemplify the principles and values of agile software development

  • Organise, run and facilitate events and rituals that support the squad in inspection, adaption, continuous improvement and in delivering working valuable software early and often

  • Teach, mentor and consult the squad and individual members as needed on practices, techniques and tools that help them achieve greater agility

  • Coach the squad on how to identify and resolve or escalate impediments that get in the way of their vision, mission and goals

  • Work with the global Agile Coaches Chapter to exchange ideas, share successes, learn from failures and promote organisational agility

You’ll be great for this role if

  • You feel at home as part of a human complex adaptive system in the software development business. Transparency, inspection and adaptation are second nature to you

  • You’re a catalyst for positive change, and bringing out the best in people and teams makes you genuinely happy

  • You have a vast collection of agile coaching approaches, practices, tools and techniques in your toolbox and understand the application and value behind each one

  • You have prior experience as part of an agile transformation, preferably in a coaching role

Why you should join SumUp

  • We’re a truly global team of 2000+ people from 60+ countries, spread across 3 continents

  • You'll have the opportunity to make an impact as we work in flat hierarchies

  • You'll attend global offsites and regular team events

  • You’ll receive a budget for attending conferences and external training

  • We offer a corporate pension scheme, 28 days’ paid leave, free German and yoga classes, subsidised Urban Sports Club membership and other great benefits

About SumUp

We believe in the everyday hero. 

Small business owners are at the heart of all we do, so we're creating tools to help them run their businesses. With a founder’s mentality and a 'team-first’ attitude, our diverse teams across Europe, South America and the United States work together to ensure that small business owners can be successful doing what they love. 

SumUp is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. SumUp does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other basis protected by applicable laws or prohibited by company policy. SumUp also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.