Scrum Master

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

Overview

WHAT WE WANT: 
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. 
 
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF YOU: 
• 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 
 
WHAT YOU NEED: 
• 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 
 
Desirable: 
• 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