Viking have an exciting opportunity for a Scrum Master to join our team where you will be based in either Milton Keynes or Leicester (2 days working from home). You will join us on a full-time, permanent basis (40 hours per week) and in return, you will receive an excellent salary and benefits package.
Looking to work within a vibrant company, combining 25 years of industry expertise with ongoing investment in cutting-edge technology to drive future success? Seeking a role where proactivity is welcomed, with scope to develop and grow?
We are Viking. We provide business supplies and services to help our customers work better – whatever their workplace. We are a single source for everything customers need to be more productive, including the latest technology, core office supplies, print and document services, business services, facilities products, furniture, and school essentials.
Benefits we offer:
Generous pension (matched contribution up to 6%, of your monthly salary)
PMI via AXA for your partner and dependents living in the same house up to 24 years of age
Life assurance, including: Free global travel insurance & discounted gym membership
25 days holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 27 days after 5 years' service)
8 hours paid appointment time per annum
£10 pcm contribution towards running costs when you work from home 2 days a week?
Employee Assistance Programme
Free on-site parking
Subsidised canteen in Leicester
About the Scrum Master role:
As our Scrum Master, you will promote the successful implementation of Agile frameworks, including Scrum and Kanban to ensure the constant delivery of high-quality software. You will coach the business and delivery teams on the relevant techniques used in each framework, and assist the delivery teams with resolving impediments, and regularly facilitate sessions to help the teams identify areas for improvement.
Your responsibilities as our Scrum Master will include:
Be an Agile expert and champion Agile best practices
Assist the Product Owner with backlog prioritization techniques
Ensure the relevant ceremonies / meetings / events take place
Teach Scrum and Kanban practices and principles to any parties requiring this
Protect the team from outside distractions to ensure value delivery
Facilitate clear communication between the team, Product Owner and stakeholders
Remove any impediments that prevent the team from delivering value
Ensure the team’s progress is clearly visible to all stakeholders
Be respectful of all disciplines and promote a unified team atmosphere
What we’re looking for in our Scrum Master:
Professional Scrum Master (PSM 1) or Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Kanban Systems Improvement (KSI) and Kanban System Design (KSD) are desirable
Strong understanding of the software development life cycle
Proven track record as a Scrum Master for multiple teams with exposure to Kanban and traditional projects
Proven track record as a Scrum Master for local, remote and part-remote agile teams.
An understanding of processes used to manage risk
Excellent communication and facilitation skills. Professional Scrum Facilitation Skills (PSFS) desirable
Excellent coaching and mentoring skills on agile methodologies and continuous improvement
The ability to switch gears seamlessly between methodologies
Experience with agile metrics and collaboration tools such as Jira, Mural, or similar
Can foster a culture of transparency, collaboration, and continuous improvement
A passion for nurturing high-performing teams and promoting an agile mindset across organisations
The ability to continuously improve our agile processes, resolve impediments and drive efficiency and effectiveness
Have fluent knowledge of spoken and written English
Want to join our team? If you feel you have the skills and experience required for the Scrum Master role, please click ‘Apply’ today and take your next step towards a career with Viking