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Scrum Master

The purpose of the Scrum Master for the CaseWare Africa Division is to achieve client success through the execution of the product roadmap and ownership of team effectiveness. The Scrum Master collaborates with cross-functional, co-located development teams and their Product Owners (POs), to support and foster the positive evolution of current internal practices.

The Scrum Master is also responsible for facilitating key events and guiding internal teams to achieve team goals. You will support the Programme Manager in the job of driving delivery within the teams through the necessary Agile and SAFe practices and in communicating the Product Roadmap to the rest of the Business.

If you want to:

  • Lead the team in interpreting and applying Lean-Agile and Scrum practices and values;
  • Act as a coach to enable team to achieve higher levels of maturity;
  • Drive delivery and manage team performance; and
  • Establish an environment where the team can be effective.
  • Facilitating the Agile ceremonies for several teams
  • Build a trusting and safe environment where challenges/issues can be raised without fear of blame or retribution, with an emphasis of problem solving; and
  • Facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.
  • Guiding the team on how to get the most out of self-organisation
  • Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments
  • Develop and maintain a good relationship between the team and product owner
  • Coaching and guidance of all product stakeholders (Scrum team and business stakeholders) on Agile/Scrum/SAFe practices and concepts.

And you have:

  • Degree level (in Accounting, Information Systems, or Informatics)
  • Agile and Scrum Certification.
  • 2 years’ experience in a Scrum Master role
  • Experience of software product and services orientated environments.
  • JIRA- AHA- Trello- Salesforce – CRM experience (an advantage)
  • Release management experience
  • SAFe certification will be advantageous.
  • SAFE Framework.
  • Agile Practices.

And these essential skills:

  • Conflict resolution skills.
  • Project Management.
  • Microsoft Office 360.
  • Change Management.
  • Meeting Management.
  • The ability to encourage and enable others;
    Strong leadership ability with personal credibility capable of effectively interacting with all stakeholders;
  • Sound influencing skills in dealing with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Focused and results oriented, driven by excellence;
  • Effective communicator at all levels;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high pressured and collaborative environment;
  • Ability to effectively manage time, prioritize tasks and work within deadlines with little supervision; and
  • Mature individual with elevated level of emotional intelligence.
  • Ability to identify and remove impediments;
  • Knowledge of products, markets, and development processes; and
  • Sharing, seeking out knowledge, best practice, and resources across teams

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