Agile Scrum Master

Sanderson Government & Defence
16 Jan 2019
15 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Agile Scrum Master

  • Location: 6 months
  • Duration: Southend
  • Bill rate: £450.00

Our client are seeking an experienced Scrum Master with a proven track record of delivering complex requirements utilising an overall agile methodology.


  • Deliver software development projects using Agile development methodology
  • Organise and facilitate project planning, regular stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning and demos
  • Update agile tracking systems to provide transparency on Product & Sprint Backlogs.
  • Recommend improvements and assist in changes to best practice
  • Support the Product Development Managers and project leads as necessary
  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information
  • Assist team with making appropriate commitments through story selection, task definition
  • Identify and remove impediments, prevent distractions that interfere with the ability of the team to deliver the sprint goal
  • Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution
  • Empower the teams to self-organize
  • Improve the productivity of the teams in any way possible
  • Adapt work package plans, schedules, and resource assignments as required throughout pilot projects to respond to emerging requirements and risks
  • Support the Product Owner and Delivery Team in completing the Sprint goals by working to remove impediments and policing Scrum principles
  • Help facilitate the Scrum Ceremonies and ensure Jira is kept up to date
  • Provide daily updates to scrum of scrum
  • Guide and Coach Scrum Team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices
  • Motivate and guide the Scrum team to achieve self-organization
  • Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be easily raised with an emphasis on continuous improvement and problem solving
  • Facilitate getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work
  • Assess the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable, efficient and comfortable for the team and organization
  • Support the education of the Product Owner, especially with respect to refining and managing the product backlog including writing user stories and test driven development.
  • Support C&IT cultural change and transformation


  • ETL (PDI / Business Objects)
  • MySQL
  • AWS
  • Cloudera
  • Jira/Confluence

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