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Scrum Master/ Agile Coach - Southend On Sea - 6 Month Contract

  • Salary: £525 - £575 per annum
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Southend-On-Sea, Essex
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 11/04/2017
  • Job reference: J364667A

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Southend - On - Sea

6 Month Contract


  • Delivering software development projects using the appropriate Agile methodology
  • Organising and facilitating project planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning and demos
  • Ensuring Agile processes are followed and that the team(s) are practising the core principles of collaboration, prioritisation, team accountability and visibility
  • Updating Agile tracking systems to provide transparency on Product & Sprint Backlogs
  • Recommending improvements and assisting in changes to best practice
  • Supporting development managers and project leads as necessary
  • Assisting with internal and external communication to improve transparency and share information
  • Assisting the team(s) with making appropriate commitments through story selection, task definition
  • Identifying and removing impediments and preventing distractions that interfere with the ability of the team(s) to deliver sprint goals
  • Facilitating discussion and conflict resolution
  • Empowering the team(s) to self-organise
  • Improving the productivity of the team(s)
  • Adapting project plans, schedules and resource assignments as required to respond to emerging requirements and risks
  • Working closely with the Product Manager to define the roadmap for a service
  • Collaborating with colleagues to refine our approach to Agile project management and service development and providing coaching, mentoring knowledge transfer to colleagues and team members


The successful candidate will need to demonstrate practical experience in the following key disciplines:

  • The Role of Scrum Master
  • Agile methodologies (TDD, SCRUM, Kanban, etc) and developing product roadmaps, backlogs and measurable success criteria, and of writing user stories, i.e. can establish a path to delivery for breaking down stories
  • Working within an agile, multi-disciplinary team environment, and delivering iterative design components (including user journeys) to a development team
  • Very strong technical background, either as a Business Analyst, Software Developer, Quality Analyst or Project Manager
  • All aspects of software delivery and lifecycle, from inception to delivery
  • Outstanding communication skills: Tailoring communication to both business and technical audiences and to various roles and levels in the organization. Delivering visual and written communication as well as verbal and white-board skill
  • Collaboration tools ideally Confluence and Jira and Service Oriented Architecture.

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