Job Openings Scrum Master

About the job Scrum Master

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: 

  • 6 months contract with possibility to start in April 

 

LOCATION: 

  • Cape Town 

 

JOB OVERVIEW: 

What will you do: 

  • Facilitate daily stand-up, iteration planning, sprint review, and the iteration retrospective  

  • Manage the engineering development projects and facilitates sprint releases  

  • Create or analyze business requirements documents and project timelines  

  • Guides team in time estimating practices and facilitates team estimates  

  • Drive team iteration execution, communicates with management and stakeholders, protects the team from uncontrolled injection of work (changes are evaluated/intentional)  

  • Manage project conflicts, challenges and dynamic business requirements to keep operations running at a high performance  

  • Work with the team leads to resolve people problems and project roadblocks  

  • Able to do post mortem and root cause analysis to help teams continuously improve their practices to ensure maximum productivity  

  • Leads team effort in relentless improvement, define and implement improvement stories to increase the velocity and quality of the program Implement and support principles, rules and processes  

  • Proactively identify and eliminate impediments and facilitate flow  

  • Maintain team data in project management software (i.e. JIRA, Manuscript, etc.) to support estimates and execution Presents high level project readouts for senior management  

  • Supports product owner(s) with intra-team dynamics with respect to priorities and scope Manage other special projects as assigned  

  • Other duties as needed 

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: 

  • Demonstrable expertise of agile methodology and frameworks like Scrum, Kanban, etc.  

  • Thrives in a highly collaborative, fast paced environment  

  • Expert coach on implementation of agile scrum  

  • Deep understanding of the fundamentals of iterative and incremental development  

  • Strong knowledge of Scrum theory, rules and practices Strong understanding of SDLC and Agile procedures to predict the development teams’ needs  

  • Solid experience working with Architecture teams to assess and size story/epics  

  • Passionate commitment to delivering products on time  

  • Comfortable with presenting project readouts to Executive level audience  

  • Deep understanding of agile metrics (tasks, backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, user stories etc.) to analyze and improve sprint planning  

  • Ability to understand and represent both the business and technology  

  • Excellent communicator in person, over the phone and through email  

  • Self-motivated, organized 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: 

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent work experience  

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 

  • Minimum 5 years of project management/scrum experience  

  • years' experience leading sprints  

 

 

 

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