Scrum Master

Scrum Master

Location: Somerset West, Cape Town
Salary: Negotiable / Market Related

About the Role:
Opportunity available for a Scrum Master with 3 – 4 years relevant experience for a client based in Somerset West, Cape Town.

Bachelor’s degree advantageous / Relevant Tertiary Qualification
3 - 4 years of product or project development experience in an Agile Team or similar
Scrum Master or relevant certification
Demonstrated experience facilitating meetings at multiple levels of an organization
Microsoft Office but not limited to Outlook, Word, and Excel
Exemplifies and promotes Agile values and principles.
Outstanding communication, facilitation, negotiation, and coaching skills
Knowledge of an agile framework or method (i.e. Scrum, Kanban)
Understanding of software development life cycle models as well as in-depth knowledge of traditional project management principles and practices
Adept at refinement, story splitting, estimation, velocity, retrospection, and other Scrum techniques
Planning and problem solving with product management and delivery teams.

Guides and coaches the Scrum Team on how to use Agile practices and principles to deliver high quality products and services to our customers.
Gets team to a high performing level by recognizing areas of strength and improvement and employing appropriate coaching and development techniques.
Responsible for ensuring Scrum is understood and the team adheres to Scrum theory, practice, and guidelines.
Coaches the Scrum team in self-organization, cross-functional skillset, domain knowledge and communicates effectively, both internally and externally working within the Scrum team.
Works with Scrum Team, as well as internal and external stakeholders, to influence and drive decision making and support organizational project or product teams.
Resolves team impediments to increase the effectiveness of the application of Scrum in the organization.
Contributes to the advancement and improvement of Agile practices within the organization.
Facilitates and supports all scrum events: Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective.
Acts as a leader who coaches and supports Agile teams assigned to mainly Business as Usual (BAU) work and to a lesser degree, important department initiatives and applicable portions of corporate projects and initiatives.