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Scrum Master

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    £50000 - £63000 per annum + plus car allowance & benefits

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    Lyle Ritchie

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    about 1 month ago

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I am looking for an experienced Scrum Master to join a financial services company in Glasgow. This is a great time to join the team as they undergo an agile transformation as they embed Agile project delivery practices across their teams.

This is a critical role in embedding Agile practices within the organisation, driving performance and delivery, and being accountable for creating motivated and high performing squads. If you are passionate about agile delivery and want to make a difference, then this role has it all.

Key responsibilities include

*Using your in-depth knowledge of Scaled Agile environment and practical application of Agile methodologies to guide the squads and organisation on how to use Scrum and Agile practices to continuously improve their delivery.
*Working both within and out with the squad to remove impediments and ensuring the squads are empowered to deliver tangible customer outcomes at the end of each sprint cycle
*Ensuring all events are in place, and the value and outputs of these ceremonies are recognised and adhered to.
*Coaching and supporting the Product Owners and squad on current Agile best practice across all disciplines including, TDD, BDD, and backlog refinement and continuous improvement.
*Supporting the PO's (Product Owners) and Ba's (Business Analysts) in breaking down work, story mapping and release planning.
*Working with squads and relevant stakeholders to continuously inspect and adapt the development pipeline.
*Motivating and engaging the team to take ownership of delivery of the product; giving them the tools and knowledge to commit to delivering planned work within each sprint. - Facilitation skills and must have the ability to add value to the team.
*Fostering an environment of physiological safety for the squads; including team health checks and facilitation of retrospectives on a frequent basis to identify areas of continuous improvement. Including retrospection on why any sprint delivery may have been affected.
*Ensuring all real time metrics (eg burn up chart, sprint plan) are visible and feeding these into overall delivery plan.
*Coaching and mentoring Other Scrum Masters and stakeholders across the organisation.

In order to be successful in the role, you will bring

*SME knowledge in Agile frameworks and their underlying values and principles.
*A champion of agile best practices and help foster a culture of continuous improvement
*A seasoned scrum master with deep insight into newest approaches and trends and passion to learn and introduce market leading digital, agile practices
*Strong motivational skills to enable the team to commit to and follow through on agreed delivery
*Great leadership abilities, with superb communication skills as well as the ability and soft skills to mentor and coach newly formed teams
*Demonstrable and numerous examples of learning by experience and doing over learning by certification
*In depth experience gained in a large software development organisation- ideally in financial services - working with cross functional delivery teams, including co-located and distributed teams.
*Practical experience of agile transformation including other agile approaches, introduction of Scrum, Kanban and Lean agile delivery within a complex, regulated environment.

If you would like to apply then please do with an updated CV at your earliest convenience

Please note this role can we worked remotely with occasional trips to the office