Summary and Background Information

The GovHack technology team is in charge of developing and maintaining the essential technical systems that ensures the competition weekend goes off without a hitch. Prior to the event and after the event there are a number of key activities that need to take place within the system to make this happen.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

We are looking to recruit a Scrum Master to support the technology team in managing GovHack systems (Hackerspace, Website). The Scrum Master will carry out the following tasks: 

  • Manage the technology tools – GitHub, Figma
  • Manage the project timelines
  • Backlog management
  • Assist the team with creating and achieving milestones
  • Providing assistance with meeting summaries and action items


  • Experience as a Scrum Master, or interest in becoming a Scrum Master with strong experience working within agile teams
  • Experience with any code repository (e.g. GitHub, GitLab, BitBucket, Azure Repos)
  • Proven personal communication skills
  • Proven time management skills


  • Knowledge of GovHack or a similar large scale Hackathon
  • Familiarity with Slack API, Mailchimp API or other similar APIs
  • Experience with project management and change management processes

Support and Supervision

The role will be guided and managed by the Competition Lead and will sit within the International Operations Team of GovHack.

Time Commitment

The time commitment may different depending on the phase of the project but as you will be working on the same initiatives year round, it is expected a minimum of  2 – 4 hours a week is required.

In preparation for GovHack events (Jul – Sep) your workload will be the heaviest in the May – August months. Workload during the second phase (Sep – Dec) will lighten up as you prepare for the next year and make any changes as required.

Volunteer Benefits

  • Network and build new tools and systems with motivated and inspiring people
  • Deepen your technology skills and learn new tools
  • Acknowledgement that you helped deliver the largest hackathon in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Deepen your connection with the innovation and Hackathon community in Australia
  • Opportunity to gain a reference from skilled professionals in your field