Scrum Master

Senior Appointments

Berkshire Contract / 6 Months £500.00 - £700.00 per day

Scrum Master – Contract- Berkshire

Our client is looking for an experienced senior hands-on Scrum Master / Agile Coach to coordinate and coach their three global software development teams. The three teams have local development leads who manage multiple development teams. Key responsibilities will be to help teams size work, allocate resources, manage backlogs, work with product teams on prioritisation, and act as a champion the evolution of Jira and operational processes for technology to become increasingly more agile and effective.

Put simply, you’ll be our go-to person for applying scrum to produce high-quality work and developing a visible and effective operational rhythm globally, and to champion create self-organizing teams that are flexible and fully productive during sprints and have an opportunity to review and redesign their ways of working and Jira to enable the evolution of their technology teams.

Scrum Master experience and skills

You should have excellent knowledge of the scrum framework, with all its artefacts and techniques and implementing agile frameworks. You’ll also need the ability to coordinate people and projects (occasionally facilitating changes) with your mind set on deliverables. If you’re a strong communicator, a capable leader and you’re invested in Agile frameworks, we’d like to meet you.

Responsibilities

  • Manage each project’s scope and timeline
  • Coordinate sprints, retrospective meetings and daily stand-ups in three global teams.
  • Coach team members in Agile frameworks and optimising use of Jira
  • Facilitate internal communication and effective collaboration
  • Support the Central PMO in creating project visibility to internal stakeholders
  • Work with product owners to prioritise and shape backlogs and new requests
  • Resolve conflicts and remove obstacles that occur
  • Help teams implement changes effectively
  • Ensure deliverables are up to quality standards at the end of each sprint
  • Guide development teams to higher scrum maturity
  • Be a leader and help build a productive environment where team members ‘own’ the delivery of a quality product and enjoy working on it

Requirements

  • Experience in a scrum master role working with multiple teams
  • Familiarity with software development (any FinTech, FX, Payments, Banking experience a plus)
  • Excellent knowledge of Scrum techniques and artefacts (such as Definition of Done, user stories, automated testing, backlog refinement) and experience with implementing and running these
  • Good knowledge of other Agile frameworks (Kanban, SAFe, XP etc.)
  • Excellent communication, coaching and leadership skills
  • Problem-solving and conflict-resolution ability
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Degree in Computer Science, Business or similar field
  • Scrum master certification

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Job Information

Job Reference: JO-1908-152456
Salary: £500.00 - £700.00 per day
Salary per: day
Job Duration: 6 Months
Job Start Date: ASAP
Job Industries: Senior Appointments
Job Locations: Berkshire
Job Types: Contract
Job Skills: Agile, Agile Coach, FIN-TECH, Jira, Kanban, payments, Scrum Master, XP

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