Scrum Master
Croydon, England, United Kingdom
19h ago


You will manage a scrum team of about 7 people, use Java based and open source. Project focus is around development of systems used by Caseworking teams.

Technology Stack :

  • Linux experience CENT OS / RHEL
  • Linux scripting (python / shell)
  • Fuse ESB
  • Red Hat JBoss Fuse 6.1
  • Basics of Apache Camel 2.12.x or higher
  • Essential :

    First level Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM I)

  • Experience playing the Scrum Master role for number of years for software development teams 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 numerous well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example : numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc)
  • Experience of working on large programmes having number of cross-functional teams.

    Ability to articulate clearly technical challenges and dependencies to the management team.

    Good understanding of SAFE principles and techniques.

    Preferred Skills / Experience (Any of these is a plus)

  • Second level Scrum Master certification (CSP, PSM II)
  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches : XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc
  • Knowledge and / or experience with widely successful Agile techniques : User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games
  • Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team
  • Experience applying a wide variety of well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach(example : numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs,etc)
  • Previous experience as a team lead
  • Excellent communication and mentoring skills
  • Key Responsibilities :

  • Strongly serving the Product Owner and Development Team in their quest to do everything possible to delight customers
  • Guiding the team and organization on how to use Agile / Scrum practices and values to delight customers
  • Guiding the team on how to get the most of out self organization
  • Guiding the team on self organizing to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile / Scrum frameworks
  • Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization
  • Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.
  • Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving.
  • Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.
  • Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution
  • Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information
  • Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog.
  • Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by exampleologylogyo
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