Scrum Master - Leeds - Tech & Services Firm with a Global Reach - REF 570 test

Location Leeds, United Kingdom
Date Posted September 28, 2017
Category Business Analyst
Job Type Full-Time
Salary 40,000 - £50,000 + Bens

Description

Role: To manage multiple technology projects and work streams within technology to drive delivery of key project milestones utilising both PRINCE2 and SCRUM/Agile Methodologies.



• Managing end-to-end delivery of complex agile projects, establishing, and controlling project constraints and scope.


• Act as Scrum Master for one or more development teams, servicing the company’s main products/tech projects.


• Responsible for all aspects of project management to ensure a quality and on time delivery of technology projects.


• Drive governance aligned to industry standard frameworks (PRINCE2 and Agile)


• Develop and maintain project plans and documentation such as highlight reports, risk logs, action plans and key dependencies.


• Track and report on project budgets, timelines and key Agile project performance metrics.


• Forecast the numbers of deliverables possible in an iteration, which is based on evidence and reliable source.


• Understand and apply correct escalation paths for department-specific or cross-departmental issues that place the projects at any kind of risk.


• Challenge, support and make others accountable within the technology department who need to deliver against projects.


• Guide the team on how to develop and test high quality Products.


• Proactively contribute towards the success of the development and test team(s) on a daily basis.


• Facilitate Scrum ceremonies (Burn down techniques, Stand-ups, Planning Sessions, Retrospectives Refinement Sessions and Product Backlog management with Product Owners).


• Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and growing business trust in development.


• Arrange demos and decision-making processes in order to ensure quick inspection and business acceptance.




Essential



• Previous Technology (Infrastructure and Software Development) Project/SCRUM experience running multiple teams/projects simultaneously


• Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least one year for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum/Agile principles, practices, and theory.

 

• Knowledge about tasks, backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, user stories etc.


• Appreciation of the SDLC for a product


• Good communicator, who bridges the gap between development team members and different departments within the company.


• Time management/prioritisation skills


• Negotiation skills


• Problem solving


• Experience of a fast paced, environment, working to tight deadlines


• Budget Management



Desirable:



• Scrum Master certification

 

• PRINCE 2


• Knowledge and use of software like Target Process / JIRA