Job Openings Mid-level Scrum Master

About the job Mid-level Scrum Master

EMPLOYMENT TYPE:

Permanent

COMPANY:

A large retail chain based in Cape Town

LOCATION:

Cape Town (Hybrid working model)

JOB OVERVIEW:

Experienced Project Manager and Scrum Master for one or two software development teams. The person in this role will also manage software development projects where the project involves more than one scrum team in the organization. This role requires a high-energy, self-motivated, structured, analytical individual with strong people and project management skills. The successful applicant must be comfortable with working in a dynamic, diverse, fast-paced, continually evolving, and results-driven environment.

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on time, within scope and budget
  • Developing project scope and objectives
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation
  • Develop and maintain a detailed plan to track progress and provide status feedback to
    stakeholders
  • Manage key deliverables/tasks with internal team
  • Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools, and techniques
  • Perform risk management, manage risks, and escalate when needed
  • Manage operational activities within a scrum team
  • Manage several projects concurrently (multi-tasking)
  • Provide day-to-day stakeholder liaison and be responsible for relationship management, project management, and delivery
  • Manage resource allocation levels
  • Manage the delivery of change through the Agile scrum processes
  • Coach the team to effectively apply Agile methodologies
  • Escalate commercial issues, where appropriate, including potential business opportunities
  • Play an active role in the Project Chapter - collaborating with peer group
  • Financial management of project and scrum team

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • A natural tendency to take ownership and responsibility
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving, critical thinking, effective planning, and organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented with excellent communication skills
  • A can-do attitude and a passionate and positive outlook on life
  • Ability to handle pressure
  • Interest in analyzing problems and possible solutions
  • Strong team player
  • Self-driven learner, interested in technology
  • Ability to make decisions and execute
  • The ability to form relationships with clients and colleagues
  • Be motivating, inspiring, and influential
  • Be well-organized and understand the product development process
  • Proven experience running large or multiple scrum teams
  • Proven experience managing project budgets
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail, with a desire to drive continuous improvement through the project lifecycle
  • Excellent people management skills and the ability to demonstrate stakeholder management responsibilities.
  • Ability to handle several projects simultaneously
  • Ability to facilitate and manage stakeholder expectations
  • Flexibility while giving rigorous attention to detail

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • Matric
  • Relevant Tertiary Qualification
  • Certified Scrum Master
  • PMP/PRINCE II experience/certification will be advantageous

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • At least 5 years of work experience in an IT Project Manager role in a fast-paced software development environment
  • At least 3 years of proven experience as Scrum Master of software development teams
  • Experience using JIRA for Scrum and Kanban boards

**Please note: If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.