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Location: Remote Tyne and Wear Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8BX
Salary: £45000 - £60000
Sector: Scrum  
Type: Permanent
Posted: 07/15/2022
Scrum Master Ronald James Group 2022-10-15

We are looking for a Scrum Master to join a company within the gaming sector. You will be a leader, ensuring projects are effectively developed, integrated and deployed with high quality and on time. As well as, coach and mentor teams to deliver critical, customer-facing, enterprise-class software development projects while continuously growing and improving!

Key Skills:
●  Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Master/Product Owner (CSM,CSPO, SAFe) or equivalent professional qualification
●  Excellent communication skills, with experience in influencing, listening actively and negotiating within a team environment
●  Broad experience of working in a variety of Agile environments of different maturities.
●  Exposure to large scale Agile delivery across multiple teams and geographies and the recognition that this is sometime achieved best with flexible working
●  Positive leadership skills, with experience in mentoring and inspiring a team and conflict resolution
●  Experience in the use of at least one tool for managing agile delivery (training and support with use of JIRA and Confluence available)
●  Positive attitude, friendly to others, encouraging of co-operation, honesty and respectfulness in the workplace
●  Understanding of Software development processes and procedures
●  Collaborative mindset, with an ability to empathise with colleagues and establish relationships
●  Understanding of change management and release processes
●  Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with a high degree of competency using Scrum practices.

Main Responsibilities:
●  Fulfil the role of the Scrum Master within a dedicated team using Agile practices
●  Supervise and facilitate teams in all Agile ceremonies including sprint planning, sprint demos, retrospectives, and daily stand-ups
●  Responsible for creatively removing impediments from the Scrum team so they can continue to perform at their best
●  Create, maintain and deliver on project and workstream plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing understanding and needs
●  Identify and manage the risks associated with projects to achieve project success
●  Ensure that the Definition of Done is being followed by the tea
●  Support and educate the Product Owner on refining the product backlog and make them ready for upcoming sprints, enabling longer-term work visibility for reporting to delivery and management teams
●  Demonstrate ability to influence Product Development and Management teams to improve product features and supportability of a product offering by identifying problems and suggesting and/or driving the implementation of fixes or features.
●  Work together with the team during project estimation sessions and share an understanding of projected durations and release plans with leadership team
●  Facilitate the teams desire for creativity, continual improvement of efficiency and capability
●  Measure team sprint success by using standard sprint metrics and drive team efficiency and productivity improvement through data points
●  Assisting with internal and external communication, maintaining transparency.
●  Influence others including those more senior on best practices in Agile
●  Assessing the Scrum maturity of the team and coaching them to higher levels of maturity.

Benefits:
●  Remote/Flexible Working
●  Quarterly team events
●  Birthday Holiday
●  Generous Holiday Allowance
●  Tech Loan Scheme
●  Performance bonus & profit share scheme
●  Cycle to Work scheme
●  Travel Loan scheme
●  Supplies of fresh fruits, cereals, biscuits, nibbles, etc. in the offices
●  Friday-evening beers
●  Relevant training and training budget

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