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Scrum Master

BAE Systems
Christchurch, UK
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5 Dec 2020

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Scrum Master

Would you like to make a significant impact on the adoption, development and maturity of agile practices within an Engineering team in one of the UK's Largest Defence companies? We currently have a vacancy for a Scrum Master at our site in Christchurch.

As a Scrum Master, you will be working in an Engineering team that is looking to significantly increase the maturity of Agile and DevOps ways of working, so not only will you be supporting the delivery of our work, you will be helping to influence and guide the teams and business in the adoption and understanding of Agile and DevOps practices.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to build agile and scrum practices from the ground up influencing the adoption, growth and maturity of the agile systems put in place within this engineering team. There will be significant opportunities for you in this new created role to make a real impact on the way this engineering team functions day to day. This role will give you exposure to a number of BAE Systems Stakeholders and the potential for progression within the wider BAE Systems Business.

Your main responsibilities as a Scrum Master will involve:

Enable the team to achieve the Sprint goals by removing blockers and facilitating best practice to support the team

Day to day management of Sprints, stand up meetings, sprint demonstrations and sprint retrospectives (in accordance with Scrum framework)

Support of backlog creation, grooming and sprint planning/re-planning based on backlog priority

Take an active role in maturing the teams approach to Agile and DevOps practices

Support wider Communities of Practice for Scrum Masters and Agile ways of working

Sharing knowledge across multiple Scrum Teams

Help define metrics to highlight success

Reporting of sprint progress status, planned work estimations and success metrics to the Engineering Manager

Willing to define, document and iterate our agile processes by enhancing our technical practices

Your skills and qualifications:


Experience of running Scrum for software/infrastructure teams

Comfortable using Atlassian suite of products - JIRA and Confluence

Ability to foster teamwork and collaboration and facilitate buy in and shield the team

Agile experience and willingness to coach and champion agile ways of working

Understanding of DevOps


Technical systems engineering background, ideally hands on with modern software delivery toolchains and understanding of continuous integration, continuous delivery and cloud native technologies

Scrum Master certification

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a self-motivated, organised individual who has a high attention to detail. You will also have strong written and verbal communication to facilitate and foster a strong team environment.

Location: Christchurch, Dorset, UK

Salary: £44,850 + dependent on expreicne

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

BAE Systems Air

If you'd like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent - at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of our Air team, you could be working at the edge of what is technologically possible, shaping the future to ensure our customers are ready to face challenges we cannot even imagine today. You could be developing and evolving the technologies that will defend the UK for generations to come and supporting our customers around the globe.

Join us and you'll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems
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