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Scrum Master

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Job Description

Working with a leading organisation in Birmingham in their search for a permanent Scrum Master to join their growing team. Starting salary up to £54,395 + 40 days annual leave + 15% pension.

Main duties

1. Act as a coach, mentor, teacher and leader to Agile teams. This will include the mentoring/coaching of the team members on Agile practices with the goal of increasing productivity.
2. Oversee Agile processes and coach team members on how to effectively apply Agile practices and methodologies. This role is responsible for helping the team understand their current capabilities while applying a continuous improvement approach to making the team more efficient over time.
3. Monitor Agile process and meetings to increase team efficiency, advocate for self-organisation, and encourage problem solving.
4. Influence and collaborate with others to drive continuous improvement.
5. Communicate effectively within the Agile team and to business stakeholders to improve transparency.
6. Ensuring that the daily standup, planning sessions, reviews, and retrospectives are running effectively with a focus on full team engagement.
7. Manage interdependencies between teams.
8. Partner with the Product Owner to support short and long-term feature planning while keeping the backlog healthy and prepared for execution.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications, Experience

– Evidence of literacy and numeracy, with the ability to write clearly for a variety of audiences, and to produce and analyse source material, information and data.
– Authoritative knowledge of the work practices, processes and procedures relevant to the role, including broader sector/commercial awareness.
– Relevant experience within an Agile Delivery Manager or Scrum Master role / Up-to-date Certified Scrum Master certification (CSM) or the intention to study towards this;
– Good working experience in an Agile environment, preferably in Scrum and/or Kanban
– Knowledge and in-depth advanced use of JIRA or similar tooling

Job Summary

Birmingham Location
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