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Scrum Master

  • Salary: £400 - £500 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Livingston, West Lothian
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 03/08/2018
  • Job reference: J391238A

Role: Scrum Master
Start Date: ASAP
Location: Livingston
Duration: 3 months

The Scrum Master will be responsible for leading a small number of agile teams within the CBS Applications and Services Department. They will be highly motivated, able to drive prioritisation across multiple stakeholders and analysis streams, and adept at balancing quality with the need to deliver.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Engage effectively with stakeholders to understand their objectives, and provide regular progress updates.
  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information.
  • Organizing and facilitating sprint planning, daily stand-up meetings, retrospectives, showcases and other Scrum-related activities.
  • Tracking and communicating team velocity and sprint/release progress.
  • Ensuring that the delivery teams are practicing the core agile principles of collaboration, prioritisation, team accountability, and visibility.
  • Identifying and removing impediments and preventing distractions that interfere with the ability of the team to deliver the sprint goal.
  • Facilitating discussion and resolving conflict.
  • Improving the productivity of the teams in any way possible.
  • Ensuring that the team strives to make each increment of functionality potentially deployable.
  • Working with the analysis and design teams to ensure that stories are at the right level and deliverable.
  • Support the Development Manager by:
  • Participating in the organisation and planning of the development schedule.
  • Managing the agreed schedule, ensuring successful completion within scope, budget, time, and quality parameters.
  • Adapting schedules and people assignments as required to respond to emerging requirements and risks.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Certified Scrum Master with relevant experience.
  • Excellent team player and team builder.
  • Multiple years' experience working with agile methodologies in fast-moving enterprises.
  • Prior experience of delivering SOA applications via Agile methodology would be an advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse personality types.
  • Ability to understand technical issues at a high level.
  • Thorough understanding of agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures.
  • Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle.
  • Proven ability to work independently with limited supervision and with other department personnel in a very dynamic and timeline sensitive work environment.
  • Must have exceptional communication, organisation, and time management skills.
  • Ability to coach the team to reach their highest potential.
  • Must be self-motivated as well as creative and efficient in proposing solutions to complex, time-critical problems.
  • Must be collaborative in driving decisions.
  • Ability to deal with multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a high attention to detail.
  • Ability to set clear performance standards, resolve performance issues, keep team engaged and on task.

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