Job Openings Scrum Master

About the job Scrum Master

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: 

Permanent

COMPANY:

A large financial services company

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
    • 2 years' experience leading sprints

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