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Scrum Master

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  • Location

    Christchurch, Dorset

  • Sector:

    IT and Digital

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £46.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jonathan Tranter

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

  • Expiry date:


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  • Client:


Scrum Master

Location: Christchurch, Dorset

Duration: 12 Months

Rate: £46.00 per hour

Our Christchurch, Dorset based client have an opportunity for a Scrum Master to join the team on an initial 12 month contract basis.

The team are looking to significantly increase the maturity of Agile and DevOps ways of working and this would be a key role to not only support the delivery of our work, but to help influence and guide the teams and business in the adoption and understanding of Agile.

The role sits within the Engineering team and will have the opportunity to provide input into the wider engineering community.

Job Purpose:

  • Management of Sprints in accordance with Scrum Framework
  • Support of backlog creation and grooming
  • Running of daily Stand-Ups
  • Hold Sprint Planning Meetings, Sprint Demonstration and Sprint Retrospectives.
  • Obtaining buy-in and commitment from Sprint Team against the Sprint Plan
  • Planning of Sprints with the Sprint Team prior to the start of the Sprint in order to declare achievable Sprint goals
  • Drive success by understanding the priorities from the Product Owner and senior stakeholders
  • Maintaining and reporting of Sprint Burn downs and timely reporting of deviations from plan, providing suggestions for any re-planning required based upon the priorities within the Sprint Backlog
  • Reporting Sprint progress and status
  • Support the team in improving estimation techniques and breaking down of work
  • Communication of estimates for planned work to the Engineering Manager

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Enable the team to achieve the Sprint goal by removing blockers and facilitating best practice to support the team
  • Take an active role in maturing the teams approach to Agile and DevOps practices
  • Support wider Communities of Practice for Scrum Masters and Agile ways of working
  • Sharing knowledge across multiple Scrum Teams
  • Help define metrics to highlight success
  • Willing to define, document and iterate our agile processes by enhancing our technical practices

Essential Skills for the role:

  • Experience of running Scrum for software/infrastructure teams
  • Comfortable using Atlassian suite of products - JIRA and Confluence
  • Fosters teamwork and collaboration
  • Be a good facilitator to obtain buy in and shield the team
  • Technical systems engineering background, ideally hands on with modern software delivery toolchains and understanding of continuous integration, continuous delivery and cloud native technologies
  • Agile experience and willingness to coach and champion agile ways of working
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Planning and organisation
  • Self-motivated and organised individual

Your skills, experience and qualifications:

  • Previous experience performing a similar role for a min of 3 years
  • Scrum Master certification (desirable)
  • Agile certification
  • JIRA & Confluence experience
  • Understanding of DevOps
  • SC Cleared or willing to obtain

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