Scrum Master
Exeter, UK
1d ago


Arcadis is looking for a Scrum Master who embodies the values of Agile and embraces Servant Leadership. This role will support distributed cross-functional teams focused on improving quality of life for our customers across the globe.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to :

  • Guide Agile teams to establish predictable performance and optimize their velocity.
  • Facilitate Agile ceremonies for cross functional team(s) in a dynamic development environment.
  • Radiate information on team performance and progress utilizing key Agile metrics.
  • Guide teams through formation and support the formation of a team that practices Arcadis values and technology norms.
  • Work with the Product Owner to align team with the product vision and sprint goals and participate in product backlog preparation activities.
  • Create an environment of collaboration within the team that allows for open dialogue and productive solutions for resolving conflicts.
  • Mitigate risks and communicate to leaders using best practices in Agile.
  • Clear impediments for the team and escalate organizational impediments to leadership as appropriate.
  • Instill continuous improvement activities to reduce waste and increase productivity; coach teams to conduct continuous improvement events.
  • Embrace and demonstrate the concept of continuous learning; instilling the same in your team(s)
  • Engage in establishing and championing Agile best practices and creating communities of practice across the organization.
  • Leverage skills from coaching, facilitation, conflict resolution, and more to guide teams to embrace an Agile mindset.
  • Perform training sessions, targeted workshops, and coach teams on established agile processes.
  • Key Skills :

  • In depth understanding of Agile methodologies such as Scrum and Kanban and adherence to core Agile values and principles gained through working on an Agile team / and as a Scrum Master.
  • Experience with Agile Lifecycle Management tools such as Azure DevOps, Jira, Version One, etc.
  • Familiar with System Development Life Cycle, CI / CD, and DevOps concepts
  • Exposure to modern engineering practices like Unit Test-Driven Development, Acceptance Test-Driven Development, and CICD
  • Sound understanding of Scaling frameworks and scaling principles gained through hands on experience.
  • Key Attributes :

  • You are able to coach the team to resolve conflict and able to quickly work through blockers.
  • You have a demonstrated ability to coach and mentor team members.
  • You collaborate with and influence people at various levels.
  • You have extensive experience creating high performing globally distributed teams.
  • You possess strong interpersonal, organizational, & time management skills
  • You demonstrate excellent team building and coaching skills.
  • You have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • You can pull on practical experience and examples to illustrate how the agile values and principles can be applied to real world situations.
  • You are passionate about continuous improvement and improving ways of working.
  • You enjoy bringing teams through the Tuckman stages and helping them transition to high-performing teams.
  • You model a learning and growth mindset.
  • You enjoy the creative challenge of working in a virtual environment.
  • You thrive in a fast-paced dynamic environment.
  • You enjoy the role of a servant-leader.
  • Required Qualifications :

  • Experience working with Agile teams that implement SaaS highly available, scalable, secure, and multi-tenant applications.
  • 10+ years of experience working in an IT role.
  • 6+ years’ experience in an Agile environment
  • 5+ years’ experience in a Scrum Master role
  • BS in Computer Science or related engineering degree from a four-year accredited college / university or equivalent
  • CSM, PSM Certification preferred
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