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Scrum Master

Job Title: Scrum Master
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Salary: £55000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Reference: BBBH436
Contact Name: Prospectus
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Job Published: October 01, 2015 09:29

Job Description

We are looking for a Scrum Master with at least 3 years' experience of working as a Scrum Master, or facilitator of Agile teams, within an Agile software development environment.

Our client is a market leading Financial Software Provider with offices across the globe.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate management of the team's backlog and sprint management system
  • Participate proactively in developing and maintaining standards, tools, and best practices within the team and across the organization
  • Collaborate with the Product Owner on project planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos and other Scrum-related meetings
  • Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress.
  • Understand the importance of Product Increment and the Definition of Done.
  • Capable of managing multiple priorities and tasks as well as seeking out new opportunities to make an impact
  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information
  • Identify and remove impediments, prevent distractions
  • Assist as needed with backlog maintenance
  • Collaborate with other teams to develop enterprise release plans

Required Skills & Knowledge:

  • Expert knowledge of Agile best practice, lean techniques and Scrum.
  • Understand backlog tracking, burn down metrics, velocity, and task definition
  • Ability to promote ideas and make sound technical decisions as a member of a team of technical experts.
  • Strong problem solving and leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse personality types
  • Good working knowledge of Agile tools: - Version Control / Collaboration / Issue / Task Management / Continuous Integration.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of planning and project management tools and techniques, within the Agile Lifecycle.
  • Broad Knowledge of Software Delivery (Requirements, Analysis, Design, Development, Test, Deployment).
  • Broad knowledge of software architectures.
  • Degree, or equivalent qualified in a relevant subject area is desirable (e.g. information technology).
  • Excellent skills in facilitation, participatory decision-making and conflict resolution.
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with people within the delivery team including project managers, business analysis, developers and test people
  • Proven ability to influence people at all levels across the organisation and outside, including negotiating and successfully facilitating joint decision-making.
  • Able to ensure Agile concepts and principles are adhered to, must be able to be a voice of reason and authority, make the tough calls
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a high attention to detail.
  • Desire to bring disclosure and transparency to the business about development and grow business trust

Required Experience & Expertise

  • Certified Scrum Master
  • 3+ years' experience as a Scrum Master, or facilitator of Agile teams, working within an Agile software development environment.
  • Broad software development / test analysis skills, in JAVA

Desired Skills:

  • Extensive experience in large-scale Enterprise software systems with specific experience of developing high performance processing platforms which process 1000's of transactions per second.
  • knowledge of jBC

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