Scrum Master

Nichols Digital Limited
Kings Hill, UK
14 Jul 2019
26 Jul 2019
Contract Type
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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