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Scrum Master

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Burnley, Lancashire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 24/10/2019
  • Duration: permenent
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A forward thinking SaaS comapany based in Lancashire are currently looking for a Scrum Master to join the team on a permenent basis.

The Role:
Role Responsibilities

Guide team and organisation as to how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to delight customers
Run daily, weekly and monthly agile rituals efficiently and strictly
Tracks work progress to identify blockages and developer divergence from allocated tasks
Direct to team to get the most from self-organisation
Assess Scrum Maturity of the team and organisation and coach team to higher levels
Remove impediments and/or guide team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment
Review improve and own team velocity and consistency. Identify barriers and make changes to increase velocity
Build trusting team environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on problem-solving
Facilitate getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work
Facilitate discussion, decision making and conflict resolution
Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency and knowledge transfer
Support and educate all Product Owner, especially on grooming and maintaining the product backlog
Provide all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible and leading by example
Ability to validate and prioritise requirements
Experience of collaboration with UI/UX teams
Experience working with Development and Test teams
Strong people skills with ability to influence stakeholders at all levels
Excellent written and spoken communication skills
Positive 'Can-do' Attitude
Excellent team worker
Proactive problem solver
Excellent organisational and time management skills
Writing stories in Jira from requirements gathered

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Essential requirements/ experience

Second level Scrum Master certification (CSP, PSM II) or equivalent
Project management and Project Office experience
Experience of running Scrum using Jira
Strong communicator and team facilitator
Business analysis experience and experience of agile development environment
Experience in playing the Scrum Master role or Agile Project Manager for at least two/three year for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory
Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment and increasing transparency
Knowledge of various well-documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: numerous Burndown technologies, various Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.)
Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc.
Awareness and experience

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