Scrum Master

Recruiter
Nichols Digital Limited
Location
Kings Hill, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
14 Jul 2019
Closes
26 Jul 2019
Ref
1192948927
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Scrum Master, IT Infrastructure, App Development, Business Change, Prince2, Project Managent, Agile.

A financial services firm are looking for an experienced Scrum Master with at least 4 year's experience.

Daily duties will include working closely with the agile development team and the IT Solutions Manager to ensure that all development is aligned to IT Solutions process.

Key Responsibilities:

- Work closely with all stakeholders to understand the business requirements, developing effective working relationships and on-going management processes for the delivery of the Product Backlog's.

- Working with the Product Owner/IT Solutions Management, to help estimate and plan delivery of agreed PBI's within a given release, with built in contingencies, aligning to agreed release plans

- Mentor internal team members and ensure external contractors working on releases understand delivery life cycle and QA requirements.

- Identify success and ensure effective communication upwards/outwards of the Releases to key stakeholders across the business

- Assess product backlog and determine where PBI's may need to be delivered via the project model

- Set-up and administer Azure DevOps throughout the development lifecycle, ensuring;

o User stories are groomed to a definition of ready with tasks elicited and assigned to team members

o Capacity of team is understood, with stories assigned a score that enables planning and achievement reporting

o Cross functional team workload is tracked and managed epic, features, stories and tasks

o Issues, defects and planned/un-planned work tracked

o Backlog health and delivery reporting

o Administer and facilitate

o Discovery and design sessions

o Product backlog, grooming and sizing

o Sprint and feature roadmap planning

o Stand-ups, retros, reporting

- Assess Scrum Maturity of the team and coach to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization

Technical Requirements:
  • Experience across IT infrastructure, application development and business change deliveries
  • Strong understanding of Project Management methods e.g. PRINCE2/APM
  • Strong estimating/planning skills to deliver via Agile and Project methods
  • Product and/or service design management experience in a fast paced business from which a product family/category was designed, developed and successfully launched
  • Marketing or customer service experience for a customer centric brand within a fast-paced B2C environment, ideally within the Financial services or retail/ecommerce sector
  • First level Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM I)
  • Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least 3 years for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing
  • Strong working knowledge of BPMn, UML and other process notations

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