Scrum Master

Location Reading
Salary Up to £0.00 per hour
Job type Contract
Discipline IT & Digital
Reference BBBH16488_1641373047


Scrum Master
Skills required:

* Communicative and social - Must be able to communicate well with teams, business owners and business leads
* Facilitative - Must be able to lead and demonstrate value-add principles to the team and contribute to the overall process improvement
* Assertive - Must be able to ensure that delivery is optimised, and Agile principles are being embedded within the team.
* Must be able to be a voice of reason and authority, make the tough calls when needed but also be supportive and collaborative
* Situationally Aware - Must be the first to notice differences and issues as they arise and elevate them to management
* Enthusiastic - Must have high-energy
* Conflict resolution - Must be able to facilitate discussion, define alternatives or different approaches
* Attitude of empowerment - Must be able to lead a team to self-organisation * Attitude of transparency - Must desire to bring disclosure and transparency to the business about delivery and build stakeholder trust
* Understand the fundamentals of product planning and iterative development
* Understands the value of commitments to delivery
* Understands backlog planning and tracking, capacity planning across multiple products, burndown and other reporting metrics, velocity tracking and improvements on delivering vs commitments

The Scrum Master will be responsible for
* Assisting the product team with the identifying tasks for delivery, agreeing planning, and then coordinating the release with the Product Owner / Product Management.
* Facilitating the day-to-day work of the scrum team, daily scrum, assigning tasks, unblocking impediments, updating the product owner, and ensuring the team remains as productive as possible.
* Empowering the scrum team, promoting self-organization and problem solving to deliver sprint objectives.
* Analysis and Reporting: Produce Reports, Metrics, and Dashboards that can be shared with senior management. These reports will include KPIs around the performance of the development team and impediments.
* Continuously track the delivery progress and report on value releases aligned to the product roadmap
* Working closely with Product Owner, Business Analysts, Developers, Solution Architecture, and the QA team on strategic projects by gaining a solid understanding of the IT landscape, solving problems, and removing blockers to improve the performance of the team.
* Contribute and drive improvements in the agile tooling configuration
* Facilitate workshops, meetings and stakeholder management within the wider organisation
* Work with the Product Owners to scope the requirements and translate them into a realistic release plan

Accountability
* Lead the collaborative, dynamic planning process, prioritisation of work that needs to be done against the product roadmap and capacity of the team
* Ensure the product team adheres to agile principles and actively try to identify areas of improvement and methods on how to be more efficient

The Scrum Master will have knowledge of the following:
* Applied knowledge of an Agile framework (Scrum, Kanban), and understanding of software development life cycles (SDLC)
* Enterprise software platforms and IT development teams
* Project management experience with PM tool experience (e.g. MS project)
* Experience with Azure DevOps administration (backlog, boards, analytics and reporting)
* Experience in writing user stories - using best practices.
* Managing distributed scrum teams across multiple geographical locations
* Strong investigation and analytical skills demonstrating the ability to approach complex problems.
* Experience with producing KPIs and KRIs reports

ersg are an equal opportunities employer; we are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all job applicants. We do not discriminate against applicants on the basis of age, sex, race, disability, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or religious background; all decisions are based on merit.