Scrum Master

Recruiter
Aviva
Location
Thorpe St Andrew
Posted
14 Apr 2018
Closes
18 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Integration and APIs Scrum MasterLife is full of unexpected twists and turns. But for every situation,Aviva is on hand to make things simple and keep customers protected.Joining as Scrum Master you'll have a vital role to play.We are currently recruiting for a Scrum Master to join our Integrationand APIs Team. The Scrum Master is responsible for facilitating the dayto day running of an Agile scrum team and ensuring that progress isvisible to all key stakeholders. They ensure that the team functions aseffectively and protects the team from external impacts. This is afacilitative leadership role, and the should look to encourageself-organisation within the team, and work collaboratively with teammembers to optimise its output and achieve the defined Sprint andproject goals rather than acting as an authority and coordinator.You'll help sustain a culture of continuous improvement both from aprocess and technical perspective, ensuring that: You promote self-organisation within the team, ensuring the team collectively optimises itself to achieve the defined Sprint and project goals You support & share good practice with other teams You evangelise and lead the way on creating a culture of innovation We keep re-use at the forefront of your mind Frequently deliver high value features to our customers Focus on building great features The needs of the customer are key and decisions are challenged that are not in their best interests as defined by Aviva ValuesYou'll be responsible for: Ensuring that the team follow the values and principles of Agile as far as possible and apply the Aviva Agile framework appropriately Ensuring transparency of team activities including sprints, velocity, risks, team and stakeholder happiness Delivering integrated change across multiple Development Centres Ensuring quality is driven into all aspects of the delivery lifecycle and defects are driven out as early as possible Being part of the Agile community across Aviva CIO Respecting end customers' interests in compliance with Aviva Values the principles of Treating Customers Fairly Working in partnership with Run teams to ensure long term integrity and maintainability of our software assets Management and control of resources and suppliers ensuring that supply and capability meets agreed forecasts including engagement or engineering initiatives Ensuring application roadmaps are in place and govern against them Ensuring risks are managed as they arise, escalating to Project Manager or technical roles as required Facilitation of workshops with business stakeholders and development teamsYou'll achieve this by: Being communicative and social - Must be able to communicate well with teams Having a focus on Continuous improvement - Must continually be looking to improve their own skills and encourage the team to do the same Being pro-active - the Scrum Master must actively look for issues which are hindering the team, or might hinder the team in the future, and seek timely resolution Having focus - the Scrum Master will help to keep the team highly focused on completion of the Sprint goals, while protecting the team from external 'noise' Displaying sound judgment - Use appropriate strategies to achieve objectives, considering the situation, issues and persons involved Being self-confident - Be willing to state and defend ideas and convictions while recognizing other options. Have the confidence required to stand alone when this is the best course. Being willing to adapt and change depending on circumstances Showing flexibility - Demonstrate sensitivity to the organizational environment. Tolerate ambiguity, shift priorities, change style and respond with new approaches as needed Showing initiative: Actively and enthusiastically attempt to influence Fostering team spirit and collaboration within your teamThe successful candidate will have great communication and stakeholdermanagement skills, combined with an understanding of Agile values andprinciples (the 'why; and the 'how'). Experience of working within afast paced, people focused environment is important as is a good overallknowledge of the Scrum process.Additional InformationWhat will you get for this role? Competitive salary (dependent on skills & experience) Generous defined contribution pension scheme Annual performance related bonus and pay review Minimum holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days Up to 30% discount for some Aviva products through "My Aviva Extras" plus discounts for Friends and Family Excellent range of flexible benefits to include a matching share save schemeWe're here to free people from the fear of uncertainty. Our insurance,savings and investment products help some 31 million customers enjoylife today, knowing that tomorrow is covered. And we definitely know howto look after our own people. If you love doing a great job to improvethings for customers, you'll be at home here. Help us build a future tobe proud of and get ready to fulfil your potential with Aviva. 'Bring to Aviva what makes you different and we'll support you to do thebest work of your life. We encourage applications from everyone whowants to help us achieve our purpose of helping our customers to DefyUncertainty' 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.We prefer all applications to be submitted online, however if yourequire an alternative method of applying please contact Jenny Dao inthe Resourcing team on jenny.dao@aviva.com We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, nationalorigin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status,or disability status. - provided by Dice AGILE, DAO, SCRUM, STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT, VELOCITY

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