Scrum Master

Scrum Master

Job Title: Scrum Master
Location: Western Cape
Salary: 720000.00
Reference: JN -082017-9376
Job Published: October 12, 2017 14:17

Job Description


  • Ensure the organization has the right skills, capacity, and processes to deliver on its development commitments.
  • Manage the priorities and delivery of the different development streams to realize business value.
  • Work closely with the development teams, product owners, and project team to pinpoint existing process flaws and identify a prioritized agile improvement roadmap to support consistent predictable delivery.
  • High-velocity communicator - making sure that all information regarding changes in scope, delays & other issues are communicated to key stakeholders.
  • Run weekly and monthly agile ceremonies efficiently and strictly.
  • Participate in daily stand-ups, ensuring agile processes are followed, provide feedback to delivery teams and focus the teams on agreed sprint goals.
  • Drives improvements that are generated by agile retrospectives
  • Research and educate the teams regarding utilization of appropriate features of our agile management tools
  • Provide update reports on Agile process for the wider company
  • Facilitate the communication across different delivery teams to resolve dependencies and impediments.
  • Work with the Product Owner and Project Team to protect the current sprint commitments and continually refine and prioritize the backlog
  • Enforces the definition of ready for work coming into the development team
  • Enforces and educates external parties about the process for submission of development work requests.
  • Continuously educating the development team on scrum methodologies and best practices
  • Coach and mentor the delivery teams to increase agile maturity across the company
  • Actively contributes to the Scrum Master Community of Practice


Key Requirements

  • Experience in the management of multiple information system development projects or teams.
  • A Certified Scrum Master (PSM or CSM) preferred
  • Tertiary Degree in Commerce, IT or Engineering preferred
  • More than 2 years as Scrum Master in Agile Environment
  • Ability to understand technical issues at a high level
  • Ability to coach multiple teams to reach their highest potential and deadlines
  • Proven ability to work independently without supervision whilst driving decision in a collaborative fashion
  • Excellent understanding of Agile methodologies and best practice, including experience as an Agile Coach and Scrum Master in a number of software development teams and industries.
  • Ability to recognize areas for improvement and implement or work worth others to make the necessary process changes.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills - able to interact with a wide range of individuals from Developers, Testers and Product Owners to senior management and executives.
  • Knowledge of and exposure to other software development methodologies and project management frameworks and concepts.