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Senior Scrum Master

  • Salary: £550 - £580 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: West London, London
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 12/06/2017
  • Job reference: J366365A

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Senior Scrum Master - Technical, Front End, JavaScript, Agile

Location: Osterley, West London

Duration: 6 Months

Sky is Europe's leading entertainment company and serves over 22 million customers across five countries. Our business in the UK and Ireland has come a long way since starting out as a satellite broadcaster in 1989 and we're not stopping there. We're home to award-winning teams for everything from Customer Service to Marketing, from Technology to Finance, meaning there's plenty of opportunity for you, no matter what your career goals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for the output of the team, by removing impediments, accurately measuring velocity and validating product roadmaps with the business.
  • Ensure that the team is empowered, yet has solid processes and good discipline
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with key programme and business stakeholders
  • Take a pro-active role with production issues and release management
  • Continuously challenge the ways of working within both the team and the programme as a whole, and be able to effectively address both process and people issues within your team and the programme as a whole where they are affecting your team's delivery
  • Provide Line Management for the feature team, including career/personal development, recruitment, disciplinary issue
  • Ensure effective sprint and high level planning for your feature team, as well as ensuring the team have the right skills to deliver each feature on its backlog
  • Provide support and coaching to more junior Scrum Masters, and ensure agreed standard process is being followed in all the feature teams
  • Effectively deal with team and programme planning or delivery issues
  • Represent all the feature teams in programme prioritisation and planning sessions when the Delivery Manager is unavailable
  • Report effectively on the progress of development or estimation, and escalate any issues in a considered and timely manner

Requirements/ Skills

  • Excellent people skills - can work with a diverse range of personalities
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills, with ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Exceptional planning skills - being able to plan for multiple features, across multiple components, with multiple skillsets, as well as being able to plan for increases or decreases in team capacity
  • Proven track record of successfully delivering projects in an agile environment
  • Proven track record of process improvement and governance
  • Experience of working with teams that produce high capacity, high traffic, high availability systems would be beneficial
  • Experience managing Senior Stakeholder relations, expectations and issues
  • Experience building new Scrum Teams
  • Experience supporting Production systems with 24 hour availability
  • Brings energy and passion to the role
  • Bachelors' degree or equivalent industry experience

Behaviours sought

  • A track record of getting the job done
  • An enthusiasm and aptitude for learning new skills and practices
  • Takes pride and ownership in their work
  • Great at communicating
  • Proven history in working well with creative teams and can guide a team to produce a pixel perfect result

If you're ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today

It's our people that make Sky Europe's leading entertainment company. That's why we work hard to be an inclusive employer, so everyone at Sky can be their best.

If you are successful in your application for this role, your appointment will be subject to receiving a positive outcome from your Criminal Record Check.

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