Scrum Master - Software Integrations

Job Reference
Date Posted
Friday 3 May 2024
Application Closing Date
Sunday 19 May 2024
Preston Campus
£33,966 to £39,347 per annum
Full Time
Contract Type
Job Category / Type
Professional Services
School / Service
IT Solutions
36.25 hours per week
Interview Date
To be confirmed

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Job details

We are looking for a Scrum Master to join us in a key role to ensure the successful delivery of software products to both staff and students. This is a great opportunity to help shape positive change and support Agile adoption.

The purpose of the Scrum Master is to:

  • Manage the successful delivery of high-quality products and services to meet user needs. 
  • Identify impediments, help the team to overcome them and encourage continuous improvement of the delivery teams. 
  • Act as a liaison between the business and technical aspects of delivery and clearly communicate progress with senior stakeholders.

The main responsibilities will include:

  • Leading cross-functional Agile delivery teams, bringing a pragmatic approach to all stages of delivery, ensuring teams are working effectively and collaboratively whilst continually delivering business critical projects..
  • Co-ordinate agile ceremonies (stand-ups, planning, retrospectives and reviews) and coach the team(s) to continually improve their agile practices.
  • Plan and lead multiple squads at any one time, measuring and reporting on delivered outcomes, progress, and risks.
  • Act as an advocate for continual improvement, review ways of working and help teams to adopt improvements where identified.
  • Manage internal and external dependencies, escalate blockers or impediments that affect plans and manage risks.
  • Work closely with Product Owners and SME’s to prioritise the product backlog and make key project/product decisions.

Experience required:

  • Successful delivery of software products within agile environments and ensuring products deliver on their outcomes and objectives. 
  • Leading agile, cross functional teams and of coaching teams to continually improve.
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating meetings at multiple levels of an organisation and a deep understanding of facilitation techniques.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing “upward” among senior leadership and the ability to sell the project and/or product.
  • Degree or equivalent relevant work experience.

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