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Scrum Master

LONDON, 09 August 2018

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Algomi is looking for a Scrum Master to work within the Technology Development Team to ensure that the demands of the business and clients are delivered. The role is the ‘Guardian’ of the Scrum team and working with the Product and Delivery functions.

  • Demonstrable experience of Scrum Management / Agile experience / Planning experience /JIRA/Confluence experience / Stakeholder Management, Negotiation & Communication Skills / Ideally finance (Fixed Income) experience but not essential
  • 2-5yrs Scrum Master experience

Core capabilities:

  • Scrum master is responsible to facilitating daily scrum, sprint planning, sprint demo and retrospective meetings.
  • Possesses conflict resolution, does conversation by focusing on scrum values of openness, honesty and respect.
  • Should be a friendly communicative person, because when team is moving fast in Agile, communication is the effective force which holds the team together.
  • Needs to forecast the numbers of deliverables possible in an iteration, which is based on evidence and reliable source.
  • Needs to be expert in estimation and planning. Knows how to create useful, reliable and practical plans for software development projects.
  • Should be a good coach in Agile practices. Can coach individuals and interactions over processes and tools.
  • Help team or individual to clarify goals and actions to achieve them.
  • Ability to shield the scrum team from outside distractions and interferences.
  • Ability to ensure the correct use of scrum process.
  • Ability to track and remove impediments.
  • Scrum master is a servant first, who serves the scrum team members before considering about themselves

Duties:

  • Facilitate the team for better creativity and tries to improve the efficiency of the development team.
  • Responsible for managing the scrum process with the coordination of scrum team in Agile methodology.
  • Responsible to remove the impediments for the scrum team.
  • Arranged daily stand-up meetings, facilitate meetings, schedule meetings, demo and decision-making processes in order to ensure quick inspection and proper use of adaptation process.
  • Helps product owner to make the product backlogs in good shape and make them ready for the next sprint.
  • Responsible to conduct retrospective meetings.
  • Organizes and facilitates the sprint planning meeting.
  • Acts as safeguard for the scrum team

Technical Skills:

  • Knowledge of agile methodology and frameworks like Scrum, Kanban, XP, etc.
  • Good skills to coach team how to follow agile scrum, which really works.
  • Understand the basic fundamentals of iterative and incremental development.
  • Strong knowledge of Scrum theory, rules and practices.
  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches, like: Kanban, Crystal, FDD, XP, etc.
  • Knowledge about other methodologies other than Agile-Scrum, so that they can explain other methodologies to motivate the scrum team.
  • Basic knowledge of software development processes and procedures to understand the scrum team needs.
  • Should have knowledge about Agile techniques like: User Stories, Continuous Integration, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games.
  • Ability to take and understand his commitment to deliver the product on time.
  • Know about the value of metrics and incremental delivery.
  • Knowledge about tasks, backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, user stories etc.
  • Familiar with common development practices, Service oriented environments, and Agile practices.

How To Apply:

Please send your application directly to 

sharif.elborgi@algomi.com