Technical Scrum Master
Minimum 5 years of experience in leading large Scrum teams playing the Scrum Master role diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory
At least 3 years of hands-on technical experience on large scale Java J2ee based projects
Deep understanding of the fundamentals of iterative/incremental development and DevOps culture
Strong experience of leading teams on projects using Continuous Integration and Automation Testing frameworks
Solid experience working with Architecture teams to assess and size story/epics
Strong understanding of SDLC and Agile procedures to predict the development teams’ needs
Passionate commitment to delivering products on time
Deep understanding of agile metrics (tasks, backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, user stories etc.) to analyse and improve sprint planning
Strong communication and mentoring skills with the ability to clearly articulate technical challenges and dependencies to the management team
Scrum Master certification
To qualify for this role, you must have:
Hands on Agile delivery experience i.e. as a Delivery Manager or Scrum Master, working on digital or technology projects either at a leading consultancy, agency or Government organisation
Experience in working on digital projects which have included cross functional teams such as Designers, Researchers, UX, Product Owners & Developers
Scrum Master certification, or be willing to attain the certification
Experience in coordinating ceremonies associated with Agile delivery, such as planning sessions, reviews and retrospectives
Experience in running workshops, in particular getting to the root cause of the problem
Displays Innovative leadership behaviours - coaching the team, self-organising, transparent, respectful to people's working styles, motivating
A self-starter, comfortable working in both process driven and ambiguous environments
Experience and a passion for working within Central Government and other sectors.
Experience in dealing with the commercial side of project delivery such as Statements of Work (SOWs), balance scorecard, supplier contracts and reports.
Proven capability of working successfully with senior client stakeholders and end-users, quickly building successful relationships and establishing credibility
A passion for digital and technology, with the drive and determination to continually learn new things and develop yourself and others
Strong written, presentation and verbal communication skills, with a high degree of attention to detail
Strong organisational skills, with the ability to work independently in a highly collaborative, team-based environment
The right to live and work in the UK, be a British national (ideally not dual nationality), and have lived in the UK to get SC clearance.
Nice to have:
Experience of working on large scale integration projects preferably in the UK Public sector
Experience of working on Cloud based projects such as AWS.
Good understanding of other Agile principles and techniques like SAFE and Kanban
Good understanding of ITIL based Support processes.
Active Security Clearance.
Facilitate daily stand-up, sprint planning, sprint review and retrospective
Guide teams in estimating practices and facilitate team estimates
Support and educate the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog
Drive execution of sprints, communicate to management and other stakeholders, protect team from unplanned injection of work.
Ensure project releases are sufficiently supported through their life cycle to achieve success.
Manage resource, requirement and operational conflicts to keep the teams running at high performance.
Able to retrospect and analyse the root causes to help teams continuously improve their practices to ensure maximum productivity
Maintain team data in project management software (i.e. JIRA, Confluence) to support estimates and execution.
Present sprint performance and deliverables for the management
Supports product owner(s) with intra-team dynamics with respect to priorities and scope
Building trust and creating safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving
Facilitate discussions, decision making, and conflict resolution with the teams.
Drive continuous improvement and lead the team by example