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Scrum Master

  • Salary: £400 - £450 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Telford, Shropshire
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 28/03/2018
  • Job reference: J384049A

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Role: Scrum Master

Location: Telford

Duration: 6 months

Summary of the role:

Our client's team are looking to appoint a Scrum Master to work with a cross-functional development team of up to 8 to 10 people, enabling them to focus on continuous delivery. You will be required to work collaboratively with Product Owners, Development Teams and Architects across the business area. As a member of the Delivery Group's Scrum Master Community, the Scrum Master will help guide the teams and organisation on how to use Agile / Scrum practices and values.

Responsibilities include:

  • Organising and facilitating all Scrum Ceremonies.
  • Facilitating 'getting the work done' without assigning or dictating tasks to be undertaken.
  • Supporting the Product owner by:
  • Assisting in the creation of the product backlog
  • Coaching effective product backlog management
  • Coaching the Product Owner in agile techniques and Scrum
  • Driving continuous improvements within the team and contributing to wider initiatives within the Delivery Group.
  • Monitor and communicate team progress, velocity and readiness against sprint commitments and goals.
  • Reporting and monitoring of team progress to stakeholders, improving transparency of information
  • Support the team in being as productive as possible by removing impediments and protecting the team from external distractions
  • Working with other Scrum Masters within the delivery group to increase the effectiveness of the application of Scrum
  • Support the delivery group by contributing to and championing Agile initiatives within the delivery group

Essential Knowledge, Criteria and Skills:

  • Evidence of performing a Scrum Master role for at least 2 years in a Software Development environment.
  • In depth understanding of the Scrum framework (as set out by
  • Experience in organising and facilitating all Scrum Ceremonies.
  • Knowledge of wider Agile approaches and techniques: User Stories, Kanban, TDD, Continuous Integration, Pair Programming, Automated Testing etc.
  • Experience of using Jira and Confluence
  • Experience of working in a collaborative environment in accomplishing tasks and achieving goals.
  • Experience of operating and championing a trusting environment, to facilitate the raising of issues in an open arena for wider discussion.
  • Experience in planning and time management
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Evidence of mentoring and performing line management responsibilities
  • Desirable Knowledge, Criteria and Skills
  • PSM1 Scrum Master Certification (
  • Knowledge of Scrum at Scale Frameworks (SAFe).
  • Evidence of continued education in Scrum, such as training, self-study, user groups, etc.
  • Experience of dealing with multiple stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment under pressure to deliver quality products to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to create, seek and act upon opportunities to obtain and share knowledge.
  • Full software development lifecycle experience an advantage
  • Previous experience of working with Pega applications
  • Knowledge and understanding of DevOps practices
  • Project planning and leading teams