Scrum Master

Scrum Master

Job Title: Scrum Master
Contract Type: Contract
Location: West London, London
Salary: Neg
Start Date: Mid August 2018
Reference: BBBH7694
Contact Name: Nick Fraser
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 14, 2018 11:33

Job Description

My Client is a large Broadcast Media company looking for a Scrum Master to head a new Agile team working on a new greenfield project.
The project is surrounding media content delivery, taking content from suppliers and preparing it for delivery across various platforms.

Key Duties:
  • Facilitate the completion by one or more product development team's deliverables according to commitments made in sprint planning, proactively manage any blockers and escalate issues as needed.
  • Champion agile practices and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Coach mentor and motivate team members to adopt and live agile principles of development.
  • Promoting and facilitating Agile development principles in every suitable interaction.
  • Management of impediments - Proactively identifying, analyzing and resolving issues with the potential to impact successful delivery of the project. Devising and driving contingency plans, where required, to minimize risks and avoid crises.
  • Assure the timely transition of development work into production by fully engaging with stakeholders functions as part of a planned delivery
  • Effective demand and resource planning, to assist availability of skilled resources according to project needs.
  • Cost planning and performance monitoring - provision of high quality financial reporting to delivery manager. Tracking and adjusting forecast to identify commercial issues to be highlighted to the delivery manager.
  • Collaborate with the Product lead and cross-programme teams to maintain a strategic product road map that identifies deliverables and milestones.
  • Help the Product lead with prioritization and planning to the ensure return on investment is maximized and that regular releases achieve strategic goals that fulfill parts of the product vision.
  • Collaborate with the Product lead to assist in the writing of user stories and establish and maintain a prioritized backlog.

Essential Requirments:
  • Experience of previous role as a SCRUM master.
  • In depth understanding of Agile values and practices.
  • Understand other processes and methodologies and can speak intelligently about them and leverage other techniques to provide value to a team/enterprise
  • Solid understanding of software development processes and procedures, solid understanding of iterative development, incremental delivery and the value of metrics.
  • Clear understanding of the value of commitments to delivery made by a development team
  • Previous technical experience in a development, test or analysis role.
  • Understand backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the atlasian tool set including confluence and Jira.
  • Experience of Media or Broadcast Industry is essential.
  • Experience of enterprise-scale java development projects.
  • Experience of managing teams producing API services.
  • Active participation in relevant technology communities (EG Meet-ups) * Recognised agile qualification, could include CSM or equivalent.

Candidates must be available in 4 weeks, interviews to take place over the next couple of weeks. Get in touch now to avoid disappointment.

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