Scrum Master

  • Job Ref: 4530
  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Type: Permanent


We are looking for a knowledgeable and enthusiastic person to join our team who has deep experience of working within a pure SCRUM environment. We are looking for someone who understands the reasons why we work in an agile way rather than just an implementer of the theory. 
• Facilitate the agile process for development teams, enforce and promote SCRUM disciplines 
• Promote and facilitate continuous improvement across scrum teams 
• Coach the Scrum Teams to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the teams and organization 
• Coach Scrum Teams to collaborate effectively and organise their work successfully to ensure they make realistic commitments and create reliable product increments 
• Craft and facilitate workshops for team training and collaboration 
• Use of transparent metrics to highlight areas for improvement 
• Collaborate with the Product Owner to analyse the health of product backlog and ensure it is detailed, emergent, estimated and prioritised. 
• Coach and facilitate teams on backlog refinement 
• Communicate project status and release progress to stakeholders, including identifying risks, dependencies, impediments and improvements 
• Engage multiple roles and stakeholders to facilitate technical discussions, decision making, and conflict resolution 
• Removing impediments and guiding the team on how to remove impediments 
• Building a trusting and safe environment where raising problems and issues are encouraged. Act as a safeguard for the teams 
• Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and distributing information 
• Organize and facilitate the various meetings within the scrum framework, from Refinement to Retrospective 
• At least 2 years Scrum Master experience in a Software development environment 
• Excellent communication skills, on an individual and group basis 
• Excellent skills and knowledge in the areas of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continuous improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency 
• Motivational skills to help teams increase efficiency in creative ways 
• Knowledge of numerous patterns and techniques for tracking progress, conducting Retrospectives, handling bugs 
• Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD 
• Knowledge and/or experience with teams employing User Stories, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games 
• Understanding of the software development process and procedures so as to understand the team’s needs. 

Cathay Duffy, IT Recruitment Consultant - Your e-Frontiers consultant for this job

Cathal is a member of the Software & Business Technology Team, mainly specialising in hiring Business Analysts, Project Managers and Product Managers for small to medium sized Irish companies to global leaders in the technology sector. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons), from the National University of Ireland, Galway specialising in Human Resources (HR).

Specialises in: Business Analysts, Project Managers, Agile