Scrum Master | Nottingham | Content | up to £50,000 per annum


Scrum Master 

About the role

Our client is looking for a talented, inspirational Scrum Master to join a development squad who can lead and support their product and engineering teams to deliver world-class software solutions across the business. You will have a passion for building customer products, combined with a deep understanding of Agile practices to help teams deliver quality solutions to support business KPIs.

  • You will own the product release plan, review and update with the relevant departments, ensuring stakeholder sign off for amendments
  • Present the release plan to all stakeholders, Account Managers, Product, IT & Development teams on a weekly basis
  • Liaise between all departments to ensure any alterations are communicated and updated in line with releases
  • Work with IT Operations to manage the end-to-end release process on behalf of the scrum team, reviewing the release readiness on a daily basis with the scrum team prior to a release
  • Be available during the release window to provide communications to business and product stakeholders on timescales, downtime and the success or failure of the release
  • Facilitate and run: Daily stand ups, sprint planning, sprint retrospectives, sprint reviews once per sprint, refinement sessions twice per sprint
  • Coordinate Agile games during sprint retrospectives to analyse the success of a sprint; document steps for improvement in the next sprint and circulate to the scrum team
  • Ensure the Definition of Done exists in a central location, accessible to the whole team and is reviewed by the team periodically
  • Use the refinement and sprint planning sessions to ensure that all tickets to be brought into the sprint are clearly articulated to increase future efficiencies within the team
  • Organise and facilitate quarterly PI Planning events
  • Work with the scrum teams to ensure they deliver an overall delivery timeline for product increments and a sprint-by-sprint plan documenting capacity and work to be completed
  • Keep a log of key risks and issues to be communicated to business stakeholders

About you

  • Certified Scrum Master for at least two years in a Scrum Master role for a software development team that diligently applied Scrum principles, practices and theory
  • Qualified SAFe practitioner, with working knowledge of Lean UX, Scrum, Kanban and other Agile practices
  • Awareness and experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games
  • Experience of coaching and facilitating technical teams and senior business stakeholders, helping the business to adopt Agile practices, processes and ceremonies
  • Knowledge of various well-documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (e.g. Burndownand Burnup processes, Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.)
  • Proven ability to assess the maturity and true agility of teams, helping them to transition from ‘doing’ agile to ‘being’ agile
  • A track record of successful release planning and delivery, with recent examples of smooth and frequent releases of product increments into a business
  • Experience in facilitating discussions and workshops to help drive decision-making and ownership

Required Technical Qualifications:

  • Experience working with JIRA, Confluence and widely successful Agile techniques such as User Stories, TDD, Continuous Integration, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games
  • Sound understanding of the web development process for modern user interface production (HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript)
  • Ability to analyse and present relevant team data and metrics in order to track progress against business goals

About the company:

This is a chance to join the UK’s leading producer of high quality, curated content and data for the digital media and print industry who has adopted the Agile approach to technology development and delivery. You would be joining a company who provide content for a variety of household names and their products range from video and blogs to social media curation. It is an exciting company to join as they continually evolve within the digital world, ensuring they will always be the best!





Scrum Master | Nottingham | Content | up to £50,000 per annum