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Internship - Agile Operations & Transformation - Oyster Lab by Alpiq

Date:  07-Sep-2019
Job ID:  898
Company:  Alpiq Digital AG

Zürich_Brand, CH

Contract Type:  Fixed-term
Job Type:  Temporary
Job Level:  Apprentices / trainees
LinkedIn:  #LI-SFCH

Oyster Lab is the cleantech incubator and company builder of Alpiq, one of the leading energy companies in Europe. We are an international team of engineers, designers, data scientists, researchers and energy experts based in the heart of Zurich, Switzerland. Together, we solve consumer problems and hope to make the world a greener place.


We are looking for a trainee who shares our entrepreneurial spirit, and supports our agile practices and human-centered innovation mindset. You will contribute to turning Oyster Lab into one of the fastest and most innovative company builders in the energy and e-commerce sector.

This internship is no longer than 5 months, on a 50% workload.

Your mission

  • Support our teams to self-organize, make decisions and keep the energy high
  • Prepare and moderate our dailys, sprint plannings and demos
  • Support monthly and quarterly team steering, e.g. setting release goals and defining test hypothesis
  • Help us fostering team health (preparing and moderating team retros, team health checks & team building workshops)
  • Support the facilitation of discovery workshops (e.g. prepare and conduct user research, ideation...)

Your profile

  • Interest and first experience with customer-centricity, Lean Startup, agile methodologies (e.g. as scrum master) and OKRs
  • Enthusiastic, positive can-do attitude
  • Generalist who is able to quickly learn and apply new knowledge
  • Natural moderator personality
  • English language fluency, German a big plus


Your other skills

  • Strong facilitation skills (recognizing team dynamics, remaining neutral yet involved, active listening, time boxing, visual facilitation...)
  • Business, Design, Engineering or Psychology background


Your opportunity

  • Follow a steep learning curve which gives you the perfect start into working life
  • Learn about everything a start-up does and needs in various lifecycle stages
  • Gain expertise in applying methods in real business life
  • Get mentoring & supervision by experienced Design Thinking, Lean Startup & Agile Coach
  • Design your traineeship at Oyster Lab so that it fits your personal development goals


Oyster Lab uses qualitative research methods to solve real needs of customers, and build products that combine great design and outstanding user experience. With our deep understanding of the energy sector and digital economies, we build business models that are lean, connected and scalable.


Join our international team of people who are strategic, transparent, supportive and encouraging. We maintain a start-up spirit with low hierarchies, yet enjoy the amenities of a grown-up enterprise. You will learn more than you ever thought possible about a variety of topics related to the nuts and bolts of agile practices, human-centered design and product innovation.

We offer a remunerative salary, flexible working hours, discounts from external partners, relocation assistance for internationals, amazing team events and game nights (e.g. table soccer, Mario Kart, board game nights), and much more. English is our default language, and our Swiss colleagues will happily provide you with snackable Swiss-German lessons. Our office space lies within easy walking distance of central Zurich, Europe’s wealthiest and most sustainable city.

Your opportunity
We offer you modern terms of employment and an interesting and multifaceted area of responsibility in an exciting, dynamic environment. Have we sparked your interest? Then please apply using our job application portal. Alpiq stands for equal employment opportunities. Designations of persons and functions apply to all sexes. Applicants from recruitment agencies can only be considered upon prior arrangement by telephone.

About Alpiq
Alpiq Holding Ltd is a Swiss energy company operating throughout Europe. Its activities include the generation and supply of electricity, energy trading and energy management. Alpiq Digital AG is a subsidiary of Alpiq Holding Ltd. and develops digital solutions and new service models in the energy industry.



Andreas Annen
Tel.:  +41 62 286 72 50



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