Scrum Master

Job Title: Scrum Master
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, London
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + bonus healthcare pension
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 66360-ITENG-KIE
Contact Name: Kim Eager
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 24, 2016 10:32

Job Description

Scrum Master - North West London
Scrum, Agile, Kanban, Software Development

A Scrum Master is required to join a leading financial organisation to lead and manage the successful delivery of software changes to high performance, scalable, mission critical payments services using Java, Web and Oracle technologies.
To be the primary interface between project managers and the development function for this.
Ensure the implementations are in line with enterprise architecture, principals and agreed design, and a quality service is delivered into test and production environments successfully.

The role
Support the day to day running of the agile teams
Coach and mentor the teams to instil an agile approach and culture
Ensure blockers are removed so that the teams can continue working with minimal delay
Manage multiple agile teams
Work with the relevant stakeholders to prioritise the backlog and create the roadmap
Monitor the velocity of the agile teams and help them adjust to stabalise and improve their velocity
Act as an advocate for agile to help drive culture change

Strong experience of working in engineering teams, as a Scrum Master, Agile Coach or Development Manager
Demonstrable experience of leading transformation to agile practices or continuous improvements in newly established agile teams
Experience of using Jira tools for backlog tracking, burn-up/burn-down metrics, velocity etc.
Solid experience of working with Agile teams that develop large, high transaction services
Good understanding of software development practices and agile software testing techniques (such as TDD, BDD, CI)
Demonstrable experience of raising issues and driving change
Proactive and passionate about learning new things and improving existing challenges
Ability to encourage efficient communication and continuous improvement
Certified Scrum Master or similar qualification

Highly desirable
Ideally you will have worked distributed teams
Seen the transition from traditional waterfall to Agile working- understand both cultures
Experience of working with a high transaction volumes and Back End Servers
Experience in Jira Agile tools
Active involvement in Agile communities
Knowledge of lean and XP techniques in relation to software development
Knowledge of Java and Oracle development