Join a team that's tackling the hardest problems in the world's most impactful new technology - quantum computing. Q-CTRL builds software to enable customers to deploy the most effective quantum controls to suppress errors in their quantum hardware - combining modern product design and engineering with state-of-the-art quantum control techniques.

LocationSydney, NSW, Australia
Posted 1 Aug 19

As the Scrum Master, you’ll be responsible for planning, leading and coaching the organization in its adoption of Scrum and promoting and supporting Scrum by helping everyone understand Scrum theory, practices, rules, and values. You’ll be a servant-leader for the Scrum Team and you’ll help those outside the Scrum Team understand which of their interactions with the Scrum Team are helpful and which aren’t. You’ll also help everyone change these interactions to maximize the value created by the Scrum Team.

Service to the Product Owner

  • Ensuring that goals, scope, and product domain are understood by everyone on the Scrum Team as well as possible
  • Finding techniques for effective Product Backlog management
  • Helping the Scrum Team understand the need for clear and concise Product Backlog items
  • Understanding product planning in an empirical environment
  • Ensuring the Product Owner knows how to arrange the Product Backlog to maximize value
  • Understanding and practicing agility
  • Facilitating Scrum events

Service to the Development Team

  • Coaching the Development Team in self-organization and cross-functionality
  • Helping the Development Team to create high-value products
  • Removing impediments to the Development Team’s progress
  • Facilitating Scrum events
  • Coaching the Development Team in organizational environments in which Scrum is not always understood

Service to the organization

  • Leading and coaching the organization in its Scrum adoption
  • Planning Scrum implementations within the organization
  • Helping employees and stakeholders understand and enact Scrum and empirical product development
  • Causing change that increases the productivity of the Scrum Team
  • Increasing the effectiveness of the application of Scrum in the organization


  • Coach: Facilitate meetings, conversations, and improvements
  • Protector: Run interference so the team can remain focused
  • Servant Leader: Lead without authority and put the team first
  • Agile Advocate: Reinforce Agile principles throughout the organization

Attributes and Behaviours

  • You are humble. You credit the team, not yourself
  • You are respectful. You treat others as whole, creative, and purposeful beings with positive intent
  • You are empathetic. You listen to understand and you are comfortable with silence
  • You are persuasive. You work to remove impediments throughout the organization
  • You are connected. You know (or find out) who to talk to to solve problems and resolve issues
  • You understand that communication is the biggest responsibility of your role and the one you’re least likely to get right unless you focus on it
  • You care about how your attitude affects those around you. Everything you do runs through this filter
  • You love to teach and learn from your co-workers


It would be great if you held some or all of the below qualifications - especially those focussed on coaching, training and leadership - but it’s not a deal-breaker if you don’t.

  • Professional Scrum Master™ (PSM I, PSM II, PSM III)
  • Professional Agile Leadership™ (PAL I)
  • Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM)
  • Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® (A-CSM)
  • Certified Scrum Professional® (CSP, CSP-SM)
  • Certified Agile Coach® (CAC)
  • Certified Team CoachSM® (CTC)
  • Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST)
  • Certified Agile Leadership® (CAL I, CAL II)

Why Join Q-CTRL?

We're a young company working in one of the most exciting and impactful areas of modern technology. Our team is composed of leaders in quantum science and product development and we're backed by some of the world's leading technology investors. Q-CTRL is headquartered in WeWork Sydney, and if you work from our offices you'll enjoy the vast amenities and events that are part of this amazing location. We also offer:

  • Competitive salary and potential for equity options
  • Flexible work hours
  • Training budget to ensure you're up to date on the latest developments

How to Apply

Complete the form below and, in the Additional Information section:

  • How do you describe Scrum?
  • How do you describe the difference between Agile and Scrum?
  • How do you describe the benefits of Scrum to a team that is new to the framework?

Important Information

  • This role is open to local candidates only
  • If you're applying for this role locally, you must have the right to work in Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • If you don't address the questions under the heading How to Apply, we won't get back to you
  • No "Outsourcing", "Offshoring", "Nearshoring", "Farshoring" or any other shoring - this is for individual candidates applying for a specific role - if you want to get in touch to let us know about your services please contact us