Senior Scrum Master

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    Southend-On-Sea, Essex

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    Up to £0.00 per day + market rates

  • Contact:

    Rachel Eccles

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Role: Senior Scrum Master
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 6 months
Location: Southend
IR35 status: In scope

Would you like to join a global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation?

Our client is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms.

You will be based on site working with one of the UK's most digital organisations and leading the technology revolution across the public sector. With over 50 million customers at the heart of everything they do the scope and impact of your work is limitless. As a team, they're not afraid to try new technologies and new ways of working.

Role Description

The Scrum Master serves the agile delivery team in several ways including:

  • Coaching the team in self-organisation and cross-functionality
  • Teaching and Leading the Team to create high-value products
  • Ensure agile processes are followed and work with the teams to help them adopt the process that works best for the team
  • Ensure work package teams are practising the core principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility
  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information and assist team with making appropriate commitments through story selection, task definition
  • Recommend improvements and assist in changes to best practice
  • Support the Product Development Managers and project leads as necessary
  • Update agile tracking systems to provide transparency on Product & Sprint Backlogs
  • Identify and remove impediments, prevent distractions that interfere with the ability of the team to deliver the sprint goal

Technical Skills

  • Experience of a scaling Agile (e.g. using Scaled Agile Framework, SAFe)
  • Experience of managing the on-boarding of new staff and addressing the risks when the dynamics of a Scrum team changes
  • Knowledge and experience of delivery within a Service Oriented Architecture
  • Knowledge of Business Process Management tools, their use and delivery
  • Knowledge of the book:
  • Understanding of Test-driven development (TDD), Business Driven Development (BDD)

Business Skills

  • Understanding of DevOps
  • Experience of scaling Agile within a delivery programme implementation of JIRA
  • JIRA Agile and Confluence
  • Very strong technical background either as a Business Analyst, Software Developer, Quality Analyst or Project Manager
  • Involved with all aspects of software delivery and life cycle, from inception phase to UAT and delivery
  • Lead teams who delivered successful enterprise software development projects successfully applied Agile/XP/Scrum/Kanban practices and introduced Agile techniques and have coached teams to apply them effectively
  • Proficient in managing scope in an Agile project and facilitating the user story lifecycle in close collaboration with the customer/Product Owner
  • Ideally experience of running distributed teams and distributed agile
  • Exceptional listening, written and verbal communication skills including exceptional client facing/consulting skills
  • Will have own opinions about how to build great software and be prepared to defend them
  • Experience and understanding of the value of source control systems (Git, Subversion)
  • Experience of iterative development of a prototype through to a live MVP delivery
  • Experience and appreciation of the value of Agile delivery (Scrum, Kanban)
  • Experience of TDD, BDD and the ability to coach team members

Please submit CVs today!