Scrum Master

Recruiter
Aviva
Location
Thorpe St Andrew
Posted
14 Apr 2018
Closes
18 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Salary: Up to 59,050 + 10% annual bonusLocation: York / NorwichWe are currently recruiting for talented Scrum Masters to join the AvivaAgile Transformation & Services Team. The candidate should be anexperienced Scrum Master who: Has a passion for Agile ways of working. Demonstrates a servant leader approach to the team, a facilitator of scrum events and introduces tools and techniques to support the team in a progressive fun environment. Has the ability to remove impediments from the development team's progress whilst supporting the continuous improvement of the team to maximise value. Builds strong relationships in and out of the team and uses the appropriate communication style for the specific audience. Works collaboratively with others and increases the effectiveness of the application of Agile in Aviva.You'll be responsible for: Act as Scrum Master for Scrum/Kanban teams, with a focus on continuously improving the team/s they support. The potential to coach, mentor and line manage a team of Scrum Masters. Organize and facilitate planning, story development sessions, backlog review sessions, estimation sessions, daily stand-ups, reviews, retrospectives. Use your passion, knowledge and experience of Agile (Scrum/Kanban) to help motivate and steer the team in the direction of success. Identify, track and manage impediments whilst protecting the team from external pressures. Provide internal and external communications that are clear, transparent, improving transparency, and radiating information. Improve the productivity of the teams within Agile values and principles. Empower the teams to self-organize. Contribute to the overall education of Agile practices both within the team and wider stakeholders. Be involved in Agile communities of practice and mentoring of other Scrum Masters.About you: Have a thorough understanding of Scrum/Kanban. Have the ability to facilitate discussion and conflict resolution. Garner respect and trust from the team, by being an active member as well as creating a collaborative, self-organising team environment. Demonstrate strong customer/stakeholder expectation management. Have experience in workshop facilitation. Proven Scrum Master experience. Ability to understand technical issues at a high level. Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to work with diverse personality types and be able to demonstrate high emotional intelligence. Ability to work with minimal supervision in a dynamic and timeline sensitive work environment. Proven ability to approach problems in a structured and analytical manner with a high attention to detail. Excellent team player and team builder.Additional Information: All displaced candidates will be given primacy which means that we willstill accept applications from employees who are under notice ofredundancy (or have had an outcome from a redundancy selection processwhich has resulted in a maximum of 6 months' work) after the initialclosing date until the position has been offered.For non displaced internal candidates once the initial closing date haspassed, we may still be able to accept applications on a case by case basis.One of Aviva's core values is Care More, and this is brought to lifethrough the flexible ways we like to work. This may include working fromhome some of the time, or flexible work schedules to accommodate parentand carer responsibilities, further studies and hobbies. - provided by Dice AGILE, KANBAN, SCRUM

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