Scrum Master

Madrid, Spain · Software Development & Delivery


We are looking for an enthusiastic Scrum Master/Team lead with development background to lead a Software Development Team of 4-6 people in our Madrid office.

You will be part of a fast-growing international team of motivated, talented and collaborative software engineers, with the goal of making Frontiers the world’s biggest open-access publisher. We offer a modern office with a open plan work-space and a friendly working environment, flexible retribution scheme (nursery cheques, restaurant pass), team building/sport activities and monthly social events.

Key responsibilities:

As Scrum Master

  • Apply Agile practices and Ensure SCRUM framework is followed;
  • Facilitating Scrum events and ensure SCRUM values in the team;
  • Ensuring the Product Owner arranges the Product Backlog to maximize value;
  • Coaching the Development Team in self-organization and cross-functionality;
  • Removing impediments and help the Development Team to create high-values products.

As Manager

  • Manage the holiday request and absences from team members;
  • Participate in hiring activities;
  • Conduct performance reviews;
  • Act as a single point of contact/ representative/speaker for the team;
  • Conduct Sprint Reviews and maximize team’s productivity;
  • Coach the product owner to understand and practice agility.



  • Previous working experience being a team lead/scrum master;
  • PSMI certification at least;
  • Good experience with Microsoft Stack (C#, ASP.NET, SQL SERVER);
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English.


  • Experience with Web Services and REST APIs;
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL server and T-SQL;
  • Experience with modern software engineering best practices: unit testing/test automation, Continuous Integration etc.;
  • Previous Experience with Salesforce;
  • Knowledge of scalability of web applications/services;
  • Experience with Message Queue systems such as RabbitMQ;
  • Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field preferred.

How to apply

Please submit your application in English.

Applicants must be Spanish or EU citizen, or have a valid Spanish work permit.

Agencies must first contact and confirm agreement to our T&C’s, failing which any exclusivity and/or candidate representation right will be considered to be waived.

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