Scrum Master

N Brown Group
14 Apr 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
N Brown, a leading FTSE 250 internet and catalogue home shopping company with over 150 years of distance shopping experience is seeking a Scrum Master based in Manchester to join its expanding team.

Best known by our 3 power brands; Simply Be, Jacamo and of course JD Williams, we generated revenues of over £887 million in 2016/2017, with (adjusted)pre-tax profits of £80.6 million. Our vision is to become a leading digital retailer and to continue to expand our active customer base of over 4 million, becoming the universally loved experts in fashion that fits by helping our customers’ look and feel amazing through our trusted family of over 20 brands.

As the Scrum Master your duties will include:

- Guiding the team and organization on how to use Agile practices and values to deliver business benefit.
- Guiding the team on how to get the most out of self-organisation.
- Assessing the maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organisation.
- Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.
- Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on healing and problem-solving.
- Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work and facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.
- Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information.
- Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog.
- Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible and leading by example.

To be a successful Scrum Master you will have the following skills and experience:

- Experience in Scrum Master role for a software development team that was diligently applying principles, practices, and theory.
- Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.
- Experience applying a wide variety of numerous well-documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.)
- Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc.
- Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games.
- Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team.
- Previous experience as a team leader.
- Excellent communication and mentoring skills.

In return, the Master will receive a salary of up to £50,000 per annum plus benefits

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