Scrum master

  • Data
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Scrum master

Job description

Amsterdam - As the Scrum Master you will guide and support four machine learning teams in the area. Last year, some changes were made to the teams with a new scope and new way of working. Your challenge is to create synergy between these teams on short and long term. 

About us
The Recommendation & Search Area houses all expertise around personalised content recommendations and search within DPG Media. Our team of Machine Learning Engineers develop & maintain a collection of APIs that can power all of our News and Video platforms serving millions of recommendations per day. Our teams are based in Vilvoorde, Belgium and Amsterdam, The Netherlands. We work in an agile philosophy and are open to remote and flexible working regimes.

Our mission is to improve the relevance of our digital products to our customers by providing them with the content they want, whenever and wherever they want it.

What you will be doing
You will continuously improve and stimulate the self-organizing attitude of your teams, making a difference by creating a positive work environment, being ‘the voice of reason’ when the pressure is on, not being afraid of pointing out problems and seeking solutions when necessary. Your main tasks are:

  • Coaching the team leads in organising the sprints and backlog.

  • Facilitating all the Scrum ceremonies for your teams, ensuring proper usage of Agile methodologies.

  • Helping the teams strive for excellence and protecting the team from external disturbances.

  • Coach the area towards more synergy when it makes sense by connecting the dots between the different squads.


We offer

  • An experience-based salary.
  • 36-hour workweek.
  • 12% personal choice budget (of which 8% is holiday allowance).
  • Participation in the profit sharing arrangement.
  • Personal development opportunities such as education, training and certificates.
  • Location in Amsterdam (currently we work from home).
  • Working with the latest stack.


Even more reasons to work at DPG Media

At DPG Media, we work for more than 90 strong news brands, magazines, television shows, radio stations, and online services such as Qmusic, NU.nl, Tweakers, Libelle, and VTM. Although we look like a media group, we are really a tech company. We get digital transformation done.

We offer a high-performing tech workplace where we treasure freedom, from how you find solutions to choosing your path. Feel free to be an entrepreneur, an apprentice, a team player, and, of course, to be you. We welcome everyone to apply, whatever your background may be. A great bunch of smart colleagues awaits you and are eager for you to join the team, whether that be a project team, a pub quiz team, or a sports team.

Learn what we have to offer you or get to know our tech company! And while you’re at it, you can find us on LinkedIn and Twitter too.

Job requirements

Who you are

  • Must have experience as a Scrum Master, excessive knowledge of Agile, Scrum, Lean and Kanban, as well as experience with scaling (several teams).

  • Familiar with working in a group and building dynamics, being a born communicator who makes connections and stimulates conversation (within and between the teams, stakeholders and colleague scrum masters), you turn groups into teams.

  • Experience with guiding change and shifting the focus to the future.

  • A result- and plan-driven pragmatic facilitator in order to make sure the teams run as efficiently as possible.

  • People coach to all your colleagues in the team, together with the lead of the area


As the largest media company in the Netherlands, we are open to all talents in our society. We call on candidates with a diverse background - in the broadest sense of the word - to apply for this position. It’s the differences between colleagues that lead to surprising insights and innovative solutions. And that, in turn, fits very well with us as an organization. We are curious about you, your qualities, and your experience.

Will you be our new colleague? Then apply now!

Want to know more first? I would be happy to answer your questions via mark.van.dommelen@dpgmedia.nl.

We prefer to do our recruitment ourselves and do not need any help with this.