Senior Scrum Master

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Senior Scrum Master

[only for applicants already located in The Netherlands]

Full-time · Amsterdam/Groningen

Sentinels (Financial Risk and Compliance)

The financial system is facing serious challenges. Banks and payment service providers are struggling to meet the requirements of regulators, and current Anti-Money Laundering solutions are falling short of needs. At the root of financial crime are felonies involving drugs, human trafficking and terrorism.

But there’s hope! AI and machine learning offer the promise to effectively catch criminals. The Sentinels team is building cutting-edge AI software products to help financial institutions meet pressing regulatory requirements, reduce false positives, maximize their customer experience, and fight financial crime.

Scrum Master | Engineering Team

As a scrum master you understand the importance of working Agile. You’re also able to put this in practice from your Agile mindset. Basically, you’re the oil that keeps the engine running smoothly!

You are a highly organized, thorough and motivated professional that understands the importance of being a strong team player and leader. We don’t have to mention anything Agile, as you are living & breathing it, and bring the experience to prove it. You are used to delivering software in a multi-disciplinary team, in a multi-location product organization.


  • Train, coach, and mentor teams on agile principles, frameworks and tools to become high-performing and self-organizing
  • Organise and facilitate team events, aiming at growing team capabilities to do it autonomously
  • Monitor & track WIP to identify, communicate, and remove agility blockers/impediments within and across teams.
  • Help the team improve the efficiency through Continuous Improvement to achieve continuous, predictable, and stable delivery
  • Provide advice as transition consultant and agile coach
  • Coach, challenge and inspire all levels within our organization 

Skills and Experience

  • Start-up mindset with deep knowledge and Agile experience (5+ years) – preferably from larger organizations
  • At least 5 years’ experience with building self-organizing and high-performing Scrum teams
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a scaled Agile environment (SAFe, LeSS, etc)
  • Passionate about empiricism to help the team improve by learning through experimentation and observation
  • Solid experience delivering software in a multi-team, multi-location product organization
  • Solid experience in building Scrum metrics to keep the team on track
  • Servant Leader in the right context (firm if needed, relaxed whenever possible)
  • Strong ability to cut through complexity and provide clear recommendation/improvements
  • Able to proactively recognize and identify bottlenecks pertaining to process
  • Technical background
  • Fluent English in word and in writing
  • Certified Scrum Master

Nice to have

  • Certified in Scaled Agile Framework (e.g. Safe, LeSS)
  • Knowledge and experience with Lean is preferred

Technology stack

AWS, Python, Kafka, Elastic, Postgres, ReactJS, Kubernetes, Dockers, Git/Bitbucket

Collaboration tools

Jira, Miro, Confluence, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Slack

Come join Sentinels!

We are a team of innovators, at the forefront of technical knowledge and cutting-edge techniques. From research to prototype, from feature validation to new product launch - innovation is at the heart of everything we do.

We hire quirky talents who dare to take a stand and explore new directions. We empower our team to be self-leading, take initiative and experiment. Because we believe that creative and fulfilled people build the most helpful and inventive products.

We offer:

  • A fun, innovative atmosphere
  • An entrepreneurial environment where you learn more every day
  • Personal responsibility with a ton of autonomy
  • A chance to see your work make a real difference in the real world
  • Great hangouts with brilliant people, and lots of cake! (These engineers really do love cake…)

If you think this sounds interesting, we’d love to hear from you!