Scrum Master
Folkestone, United Kingdom
2h ago

Job Introduction

Remote / home working allowed

Our people are everything to us. The way they deliver exceptional experiences every day for our customers, for their colleagues.

The way they own what they do. Their 'Why's it like that?' curiosity. How they always think of others and work together to get things done.

For us, for you, make do will never do. Good enough? Not even close. Come and do the best work of your life alongside lovely colleagues. Come to Saga.

And right now, we are looking for a Scrum Master to work in our Technology part of the business at an exciting time in Saga’s history.

As a Group, Saga is taking to the seas in our brand new, luxury cruise ships, leading the market with innovative insurance and financial products.

You will be responsible for ensuring that the scrum runs smoothly, and work is completed within the allotted time / sprint to the required quality parameters, providing requisite reporting to VMO and Programme management as well as be responsible for monitoring progress within the Scrum Team and executing the backlog as determined with the Product Owner, ensuring conflicts and dependencies are resolved quickly and with minimal impact with the support of their line manager, as necessary.

And in return, you can look forward to all the responsibility and involvement of an integral role, providing you with a rewarding and fast-paced career with an excellent benefits package.

If this is of interest to you then we would be keen to hear from you!

Role Responsibility

Your top 5 responsibilities are :

Support the provision of leadership, management, direction and enthusiasm in own scrum team and the wider scrum community as well as alongside other areas of the business.

Ensure resources allocated to the scrum team are utilised optimally, contribute meaningfully and that any skills or capacity issues are resolved either within the scrum team or across the broader change delivery unit.

Facilitating daily scrum, sprint planning, sprint demo and retrospective meetings.

Ensure any blockers / issues for the scrum team are highlighted and support their resolution through working with the wider scrum community and in liaison with VMO, Programme Management and Scrum Masters.

Assist Product Owner with managing and maintaining the product backlog, ensuring all information is obtained ready for the next sprint.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Flexible approach to work, confident and approachable.
  • Self-Motivated and organised.

    Effective communicator at all levels, ability to be assertive where required.

    Able to cope under pressure.

    An eye for detail.

    Conscientious with high quality standards.

    Fast resilient learner.

    Good educational background to at least A Level preferred.

    Project Management Knowledge (including Agile methodologies / approaches).

    Proven Stakeholder Management, Negotiation and Communication skills.

    Competent in use of Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, Project, Visio.

    Experience applying Scrum principles and practices (example : Burndown techniques, Planning, Retrospective formats, Backlog tracking and management, velocity, and task definition).

    Understand fundamentals of iterative development.

  • Must be able to facilitate workshops and discussion to identify alternative approaches to resolve conflicts.
  • Experience in use of Agile tools e.g., Rally, JIRA, Version1 etc.
  • Our values are :

  • Precision Pace - Always owning and making things happen
  • Empathy Always aware of others
  • Curiosity Always asking why
  • Collaboration Always one team, the Saga team!
  • Package Description

    The standard benefits when you join Saga include :

    Remote working available where possible

    The choice to buy a further 5 days annual leave per year

    Free private medical insurance after 1 years' service

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    A range of reductions and offers from leading retailers, travel groups and entertainment companies

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