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Scrum Master

In this role you will work day-to-day with cross-functional, co-located development teams and their Product Owners (POs). You will bring your experience, fresh ideas and creative thinking to support and foster the positive evolution of their practices. You will focus on guiding them towards improving the way they work to achieve team goals and you will facilitate the teams’ key events. You will support the Programme Manager in the job of driving delivery within the teams and communicating the Product Roadmap to the rest of the Business.

If you want to:

    • Do everything possible to ensure that our clients and other stakeholders are delighted
    • Facilitate the Agile ceremonies for several teams and encouraging discussion, decision making and conflict resolution
    • Provide regular feedback on delivery, impediments and team health to the Programme Manager.
    • Guide the team on how to interpret and apply Lean-Agile and Scrum practices and values
    • Guide the team on how to get the most out of self-organisation
    • Assess the maturity of the team and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and appropriate for that team
    • Remove impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments
    • Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised with an emphasis on problem solving and resolution
    • Facilitate getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work
    • Cultivate discussion, appropriate decision-making, and amicable conflict resolution
    • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency and radiating information
    • Support the Product Owners, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog
    • Provide support to the team using a servant leadership style and leading by example
    • Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame or retribution, with an emphasis of problem solving
    • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency and the flow of information
    • Reporting on team and delivery stats on a regular basis

And you have:

    • 3-5 years’ experience driving delivery in a software development environment
    • 3 years’ experience as scrum master
    • Good skills and knowledge of facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution and continuous improvement
    • Experience in Financial Software environment
    • Completed Degree/National Diploma (NQF Level 6) in Information Systems or Informatics
    • Applicable certification in Agile, SAFe® or Scrum
    • A solid understanding of the processes required to build software / systems
    • Intermediate to advanced capabilities using Jira and / or Pivotal for monitoring development operations
    • Microsoft Office Suite
    • Experience using CaseWare software would be an advantage

And these essential skills:

    • Understand Agile/Scrum/SAFe ® processes and methodologies and can speak intelligently about them and leverage other techniques to provide value to a team/enterprise
    • Understand and drive the value of commitment to delivery made by a development team
    • Familiarity with software product and services orientated environments
    • Ability to interpret information and present it in an understandable format

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