Scrum Master

Job Title: Scrum Master

Location: Warrington, Cheshire - This is a hybrid role; working primarily between the office (Warrington) and home, with occasional travel to other offices and corporate events as required.

Salary: £45,000

Job Type: Permanent

Job Reference: LH10356

A dedicated scrum master is required for mentoring one or more agile development teams, taking ownership of the methodology and coaching and guiding the teams and the wider organisation in the application of Scrum. Acting as a servant leader, the Scrum Master provides services to three distinct functions as described below.

The role of Scrum Master will also include any other activities in support of the business which can reasonably be expected to fall within the capabilities of the employee.

Candidates will be required to complete an online Scrum/Agile knowledge check with our clients test provider CodinGame prior to interview.

The Scrum Master serves the Product Owner in several ways, including:

Assisting with techniques for effective Team Backlog management. For example: facilitating backlog refinement (grooming) sessions

Helping the Scrum Team understand the need for clear and concise Team Backlog items

Understanding product planning in an empirical environment

Assisting the Product Owner in arranging the Team Backlog to maximize value

Understanding and practicing Agile development practises

Facilitating Scrum events as requested or needed

The Scrum Master serves the Scrum Development Team in several ways, including:

Coaching the Scrum Development Team in self-organisation and cross-functionality

Removing impediments to the Scrum Development Teams progress

Facilitating Scrum events as requested or needed

Coaching the Scrum Development Team in organisational environments in which Scrum is not yet fully adopted and understood

The Scrum Master serves the organisation in several ways, including:

Planning Scrum implementations within the organisation

Helping employees and stakeholders understand and enact Scrum and empirical product development

Causing change that increases the productivity of the Scrum Team

Working with other Scrum Masters to increase the effectiveness of the application of Scrum in the organisation

Contributing to and ensuring compliance with company standards, processes and guidelines to ensure consistent execution of the SAFe/Scrum methodology

Collaborating with Product Owners to ensure technical debt and architectural runway items are included and appropriately prioritised on the Team Backlog.

Education, Experience and Skills:

Whilst it is accepted that the individual education and experience profile for Scrum Masters will vary, the following is provided as a guideline:

Degree or equivalent in a business or IT related discipline or equivalent professional experience in a software development environment

Certified Scrum Master training

A thorough understanding of the SAFe/Scrum methodology supported by the skills to guide and coach teams in the application of the methodology

Strong organisational, analytical and problem-solving skills

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage, influence, negotiate and collaborate with a variety of stakeholders

Strong decision-making skills

Experience working within a healthcare software provider or Healthcare organisation is desirable but not essential

Wilde Associates is working in the capacity of an Employment Agency for this role
Cheshire, England, UK