Scrum Master

  • Location

    Isleworth, London

  • Sector:

    IT

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £0.00 - £70000 per annum + Additional Benefits

  • Contact:

    Gemma Bent

  • Contact email:

    gemma.bent@experis.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    BBBH117289_1583505011

  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-04-05

Scrum Master

Osterley

We are actively looking to secure a Scrum Master to join Experis as one of our expert consultants, delivering services to our clients.

The Role

As a Scrum Master you will be an experienced leader and a role model for agility demonstrating agile values and principles in your thinking processes and actions. Applying a highly collaborative approach and leadership techniques you will facilitate the delivery of high-quality software product regularly, repeatedly and predictably through relentless focus on the customer, business value and technical excellence.

Responsibilities:

Leadership

  • Lead by example.
  • Be a constant source of information for the team.
  • Work with the team to identify and mitigate issues and risks. Clearly identify and manage external dependencies.
  • Impart confidence in the team in their capability to achieve success.

Team

  • Grow an effective self-organising, cross-functional and disciplined team where individuals recognise that team success is more important than individual success.
  • Help the team establish and abide by a set of 'norms' that help them govern their behaviours and interactions.
  • Ensure the team has everything it needs to do its job and remove any obstacles.
  • Facilitate discussions to create consensus agreement and binding decisions. Encourage public commitments and accountability through adherence to commitments made by the team and individuals.
  • Promote learning, experimentation and knowledge sharing and encourage creativity. Help the team to continuously improve their process and behaviour through regular reflection and adaptation.

Process

  • Facilitate the day-to-day process of software product development and delivery and ensure the agreed process is adhered to.
  • Coordinate and facilitate daily stand-up meetings, planning games, showcases, and retrospectives.
  • Maintain visibility of the right up-to-date information. Track agreed metrics on a regular basis.

Product

  • Grow and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with the Product Owner and Product Sponsor to maintain a strategic product roadmap that identifies deliverables and milestones.
  • Collaborate with peripheral team members such as Architects, Delivery Managers & Programme / Project Managers.
  • Collaborate with the Product Owner to write user stories and establish and maintain a prioritised backlog.
  • Help the Product Owner with prioritisation and planning to the ensure return on investment is maximised and that regular releases achieve strategic goals that fulfil parts of the product vision.
  • Help the Product Owner and the team to identify and articulate acceptance criteria that capture the details of user stories.

Individuals

  • Ideal candidates from a Media Broadcasting background
  • Ensure people participate with the right level of respect and professional behaviour.
  • Provide counselling through regular one-to-one meetings to help behaviour and skills development within the team.
  • Conduct formal performance and salary reviews and be prepared to take any disciplinary action.

Required behaviours / Skills:

The right candidate will have a proven track record in:

  • Achieving successful software product delivery.
  • Growing and facilitating highly motivated and capable teams to deliver innovative software products.
  • Establishing credibility with people very quickly.
  • Facilitation, participatory decision-making and conflict resolution.
  • Light-touch leadership that employs a highly collaborative approach to guide people without controlling them but employing authority when the situation requires.
  • Effective organisation that reduces the amount of noise, distractions and interruptions.
  • Mentoring skills that demonstrate the agile values and principles in every thought and action.
  • Helping teams and individuals become agile through care, consideration and collaboration.

The right candidate will exhibit the following behaviours:

  • Someone that demonstrates active and conscious awareness of their environment, sensing and anticipating situations and being able to ask the right questions at the right time.
  • Someone that demonstrably puts people first.
  • An open and honest communicator with chairperson qualities.
  • A confident and effective decision-maker who actively works to maintain options by deferring decisions to the last responsible moment.
  • A persistent energising and motivating influence.
  • Someone that is comfortable with change, able to fail fast, learn quickly, and be able to adapt to new challenges. Passionate about quality and success.

Beneficial Skills

  • Certified Scrum Master or a consulting background in agile methods.
  • Experience in Extreme Programming, TDD principles, Kanban
  • Previous technical experience.
  • Experience in Product Management.
  • Experience of working with teams developing high capacity, high traffic, high availability systems

Interested candidates should submit their CV in the first instance. For more information, please contact Gemma Bent via