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Graduate Scrum Master

Limerick, Ireland

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1805686714W

Position Title: Graduate Scrum Master
Department: EMEA Development Centre

Reporting to: Product Development Manager

The company:

At the EMEA Development Centre we develop, design and deliver high quality business applications, software solutions and services to meet J&J business technology requirements. The offices are newly designed, specifically to accommodate Scrum development. It is an open and highly collaborative environment based on LEAN principles with a strong emphasis on continuous integration, automated testing and continuous delivery. Scrum teams are encouraged to be self-organising and autonomous.

Job Purpose:

The successful candidate will lead a scrum team to define and implement solutions across all areas of J&J. This team is responsible for maintaining highest levels of development practices; working towards continuous improvement of those practices; maintaining and upgrading implemented systems.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting the Product Owner and Development Team to deliver on the Product Backlog.
  • Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style and leading by example.
  • Guiding the team to ensure Scrum practices and principles are adhered to.
  • Ensure the Development Team is self-organizing.
  • Facilitating all Scrum Ceremonies, that is, the Daily Stand Up, Product Backlog Refinement, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review/Demo and Sprint Retrospective.
  • Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment, on a continual basis.
  • Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on collaboration and problem solving.
  • Facilitating completing work without coercion, assigning or dictating tasks.
  • Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.
  • Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and providing metrics.
  • Supporting the Product Owner, especially with respect to refinement and integrity of the Product Backlog.
About the Johnson & Johnson Graduate Programme

The Graduate Programme is a collaborative programme across all Johnson & Johnson Campus Ireland Sites (Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, DePuy, Janssen Sciences, Janssen Pharmaceutical Sciences, EMEA Development Centre, Johnson & Johnson Medical and Consumer Divisions)

The Successful Candidate will receive:

  • An opportunity to develop relevant technical skills within their area of expertise
  • Cross functional exposure both on site and within Campus Ireland
  • Regular one to ones and feedback from programme manager
    Personal development and effectiveness training
    Skills development in influencing & communication
  • Project and Project Management experience
  • Introduction to new and innovative technologies
  • Exposure to Senior Management Team


Education and Experience: 

  • Recent Graduate (2018 or due to graduate in 2019). Must hold a minimum of a third-level degree in a BSc. or Master's degree in Computer Science or related discipline
  • Knowledge of Agile practices - Scrum, Kanban, Lean, Scaled Agile
  • Co-ordination and facilitation skills
  • The ability to bring people together to chat and openly discuss topics

Please note this is a 23-month programme starting in September 2019

Primary Location
Janssen Pharmaceutical Ltd. (8170)
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