Agile, Agile Transformation, Agile Coaching

Scrum Master Position

Agilocity_ZA AGILOCITY (PTY) LTD.

Transforming the Way we Work

Scrum Master job description

 

Essential Duties:

  • Guiding the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to delight customers.
  • Guiding the team on how to get the most of out self organization.
  • Guiding the team on self organizing to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks.
  • Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization.
  • Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.
  • Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving.
  • Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.
  • Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.
  • Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information.
  • Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog.
  • Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example.

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least two years for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles and practices.
  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.
  • Knowledge of numerous well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach(example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc).

Preferred Skills/Experience (Any of these is a plus):

  • Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least two years for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory. (Adjust based on your necessity)
  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games.
  • Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team.
  • Experience applying a wide variety of well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach(example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs,etc).
  • Previous experience as a team lead.
  • Excellent communication and mentoring skills.
  • Experience with starting teams on Agile, transformations etc.

Specific Qualifications

  • B Degree (IT, Management etc.)
  • PMI-ACP
  • PSM I & II
  • Certified Product Owner advantageous
  • CSM

Please place Scrum Master Talent in the subject line, and attach a cover letter that includes:

  • You selling your own brand
  • You telling us about three impressive changes you affected to Transform the Way of Work
  • Why you are the candidate that we should hire

To apply for this job email your details to talent@agilocity.co.za

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