• Office Location: Dragon Court, 27-29 Macklin Street, London WC2B 5LX
  • Office Name: Reed.co.uk
  • Salary: £60000 - £65000
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Role Type: Full-time
  • Job Ref: 458864

Scrum Master

Reed.co.uk are looking for a Scrum Master to join their established team, based in Holborn, Central London (work from home approx. 3 days a week).

Overview

Working with delivery teams in facilitating and being jointly accountable for the delivery of highly valuable and quality digital products with 4 key focuses:

  • Team dynamics & environment – optimize multi-disciplinary teams & skilled individuals to deliver best quality software that furthers company goals
  • Agile tools & techniques – making sure teams are getting the best out of being agile. Learning new tools, knowing when to use them and know about current trends 
  • Servant leadership – coaching, diplomacy, leadership, communication and facilitation
  • Protection from external disruption – ensure teams are protected from internal encroachment on their time 

Key responsibilities: 

  • Facilitating discussion, decision making, conflict resolution, team meetings and coordinating ways of working
  • Facilitate internal communication and effective collaboration
  • Be the point of contact for external communications (e.g. from customers or stakeholders), improving transparency and radiating information
  • Supporting and coaching the Product Managers on backlog related topics
  • Resolve conflicts and remove obstacles that occur
  • Help teams develop a continuous improvement mindset and effectively navigate change
  • Help build a productive environment where team members ‘own’ the product and optimise product development processes with a focus on delivering value consistently and frequently
  • Continuously identifying areas of improvement using data-driven insights and developing tactics to effect change in said areas
  • Assessing the maturity of the team’s agile practices and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the teams
  • Building and mentoring leadership in the teams
  • Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution or being judged
  • Providing support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example
  • Coaching the team on capacity planning, predictability, adaptability, accountability and quality standards
  • Ensuring Risks, Assumptions, Issues, Dependencies & Decisions (RAIDD) are constantly identified & reviewed by the team, including effective visualisation of RAIDD items 

Skills and Experience: 

  • Experience in a Scrum Master role
  • Familiarity with software development lifecycle
  • Excellent knowledge of Scrum techniques and artifacts (such as definition of done, user stories, automated testing, backlog refinement)
  • Good knowledge of other Agile frameworks (Kanban, Lean, XP etc.)
  • Excellent communication and servant leadership skills
  • Problem-solving and conflict-resolution ability
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games
  • Experience applying a wide variety of well documented patterns and techniques for optimising efficiency (example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, story mapping, impact mapping, etc)

Benefits

  • Flexible working as standard (including remote working options and flexible working hours)
  • 10% weekly personal development time
  • Regular hack days with rewards for prize winners
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Flexible holiday scheme (buy, sell and carry over your holiday) 
  • Paid time off to move home 
  • Contributory pension scheme 
  • Enhanced family leave benefits
  • Insurance benefits including life assurance
  • Love Mondays events 
  • Discount scheme including gyms and popular retailers 
  • Range of wellbeing and mental health support avenues
  • Newly refurbished office in an amazing location, with countless bars, restaurants and theatres right on the doorstep
  • These are just some of the great benefits we offer everyone working at Reed.co.uk!

 

Join Reed and help us achieve our purpose of improving lives through work.

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  • #1 Recruitment Agency – Glassdoor Best Places To Work 2020
  • Glassdoor Top CEOs 2019
  • The JobCrowd Top Companies for Graduates to Work For 2021
  • The JobCrowd Top Companies for Apprentices to Work For 2021

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All job offers are subject to satisfactory references and compliance with vetting requirements applicable to the job role. Reed is an equal opportunities employer.  We aim to ensure that no candidate or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity.  We are a MINDFUL EMPLOYER and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria.

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