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Scrum Master

Land Information New Zealand
Job Category:
Project/Procurement/Risk Assurance
Wellington - Wellington
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Do you enjoy working in an innovative and fast-paced environment?
  • Be part of modernising our technology and services, and make a difference for NZ
  • Opportunity to support the Scrum process and coach other squad members


At Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) we are focusing on the future by modernising our technology and the services we provide to remain connected, innovative and flexible.

New Zealand currently ranks number one in the World Bank Doing Business rankings for registering property, but we want to be bolder. We are on a mission to help New Zealand retain and enhance its' world class property system and to meet the needs of the 21st century. We have initiated a long-term programme to rebuild Landonline, the system used to manage New Zealand's land information, and we are looking for people to join the team and make a valuable contribution to a programme of work that will have a positive impact across New Zealand. 

Landonline is crucial to supporting the New Zealand way of life. There's no other way to buy land or a house in New Zealand, and it provides important information to be able to respond to emergencies, natural disasters and biosecurity concerns. We are looking for motivated people who are keen to share their knowledge in our in a diverse, agile team environment.

 About the role:

As an Agile Squad member, the Scrum Master spends much of their time coaching and helping other squad members communicate, coordinate, and cooperate; generally, this person assists the team in meeting their delivery goals.

The Scrum Master supports the Scrum process and other guidelines that the squad has agreed. The Scrum Master is a servant leader who enables squads to self-organise, self-manage, and deliver via effective Agile practices.

Whilst the Scrum Master is dedicated to one team, they also collaborate and work with other scrum masters across the programme to ensure alignment of timing and prioritisation where needed.

 About you:

We're looking for someone to hit the ground running and quickly leverage their mentoring and situational awareness skills to support their squad. You will also have:

  • Demonstrated experience as a Scrum Master for a software development team  in an agile environment
  • Excellent facilitation and organisational skills
  • Experience leading in a collaborative manner
  • Knowledge of agile principals and concepts


This is your opportunity to join us and make a meaningful contribution to the rebuild of Landonline and LINZ's wider transformation to deliver more value for New Zealand.

We know your CV will highlight your technical skills and experience, and you will be given the opportunity to learn and grow, but what we really need is your passion, collaboration and courage.

At LINZ, we are committed to developing and promoting an environment where our people feel included and valued. If you don't feel you have all of the experience we're looking for but have the willingness to learn and align with our way of working, please consider applying. We believe skills are transferable, and enthusiasm goes a long way. Diversity is our strength and we're dedicated to bringing together people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

Join us in our important work and in return we'll offer you a collaborative, inclusive work environment with flexible working options and wellness benefits.

 How to Apply

Click on the ‘Apply online' button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website.  You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter.  We are looking for evidence of how you meet the key selection criteria.

Please note the deadline for applications is Monday 21 October 2019. 

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