Location: Cambridge / Remote
Duration: 6 month, fixed term contract, competitive day rate
We are a fast-growth, VC-backed, Series A, Machine Learning start-up born from Cambridge, UK PhD research teams in AI and Speech. Our first Deep Learning engine is an ASR (Automatic Speech Recognition) engine that allows businesses to embed Speech-to-Text magic for 35 global languages in their software solutions. We value inclusion and privacy, and our customers get unparalleled accuracy across the widest range of cohorts, without the requirement to lose ownership of their data. Our customers are some of the biggest software companies on the planet.
About the Job
The Speechmatics engineering teams have been using Scrum for several years and have experienced positive results more recently using Kanban implementations. We are looking for an experienced Lean and Agile practitioner to act as consultant and coach for multiple teams, helping to continuously drive improvements in a collaborative and pragmatic way.
You will teach, advise, coach and mentor the team Scrum masters, team leads and team members to help develop Agile maturity and self-organisation within the teams, sharing your experience with methods, practices, frameworks and metrics to drive optimisations and improvements. Where teams need greater support, you will work closely with them, embedding with the team for a time with the aim of moving from 'the front to the back of the room'. Strong coaching capabilities are desirable as is a pluralist, 'non-allegiant' mindset and approach. Moving fast and keeping it simple are key.
You will work with our product managers to ensure priorities and success measures are clearly communicated and will facilitate product definition through the creation and maintenance of a backlog driven by customer value.
Teams thrive in high-trust environments. Part of your job will be to help the teams work with the whole relationship system and connect to the right people to build a safe environment incorporating diversity, equity and inclusion and where conflict and mis-alignment can be raised and resolved effectively. You will also coordinate with other coaches at Speechmatics to instigate and drive continuous Agile improvements across the entire business.
Language processing research and development is a fundamental part of our business, previous experience of operating in a research environment or enabling fail-fast research projects is desirable.
We have a salary band in mind for each role, however we are candidate-led, so we want to ensure we attract the very best talent and remain flexible. We also offer comprehensive benefits and perks, such as a choice of apple or windows laptop, a bonus (commission for commercial roles), private healthcare, life insurance, holiday purchase/sell-back/roll over, contractual sick pay, long service awards and various exciting perks, such as massages, cycle to work scheme, patent and recruitment referral bonuses, give as you earn scheme, day off for charitable activity, bike doctor and yoga.
Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace is our priority. We are committed to providing an environment of acceptance where you are free to bring your full self to work. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, national origin, veteran status or pregnancy and maternity status.
Job Type: Contract
Work Location: Multiple Locations