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Scrum Master

Job Description

The Scrum Master will be working within a strategic technology led change programme (consisting of multiple workstreams) to deliver three key objectives for the organisation. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for creating, planning, managing, and delivering solutions using agile methodology values, principles, and practices.

  • Create appropriate Sprint boards and tickets that align to the Programme Plan

  • Maintain the product backlog, (refining where necessary), undertake sprint planning meetings including Retrospectives

  • Plan and facilitate scrums, sprints, retrospective meetings, and daily stand-ups

  • Works closely with the Project Manager to ensure prioritisation and delivery of JIRA tickets / backlogs align to the project deliverables and successful benefit realisation

  • Work closely with the Project Manager and 3rd party supplier to ensure successful delivery of milestones and capabilities as outlined in the project plan.

  • Ensuring resources are directed, managed, and motivated, (and performance managed) ensuring Work closely with the Project Manager to plan and manage deployment of physical and financial resources to meet project milestones

  • Coach team members in Agile frameworks and guide to higher scrum maturity

  • Work in partnership with the 3rd party supplier to ensure delivery to time, cost and quality parameters and escalating where appropriate.

  • Ensure that key handover points into, and out of the 3rd party supplier meet the entry and exit criteria required to achieve a quality throughput

  • Ensure that appropriate governance controls are adhered to in terms of decision making and change control

  • Ensure timely escalation to Programme Manager, Planning Delivery Manager, and Risk Manager of any risks to delivery

Skills and Experience:

  • Demonstrable success as an outstanding scrum master with excellent interpersonal, project management, and problem-solving skills.

  • Certified scrum master, with 5+ years of experience as a scrum master.

  • Proven record of delivery within time, cost, and quality

  • Demonstrable success and experience of being able to work at pace, whilst managing competing and conflicting demands

  • Excellent knowledge of Scrum techniques and artifacts (such as definition of done, user stories, backlog refinement, retrospectives, etc)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, JIRA, Confluence, and project management software tools

  • Experience of working with, and supervising technical SMEs

  • Demonstrable experience of ability to translate technical content into business language for various stakeholders

  • Experience of strong risk management and mitigation controls

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving individual who is a critical thinker who can challenge and proactively identify solutions