Scrum Master
Vodacom
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
11d ago

Vodacom is a Leading African Mobile communication company providing wider range of communication services including mobile voice, messaging, data and converged services to over 73.

6 million customers.From our roots in South Africa, we have grown our mobile network business to include operations in Tanzania, DRC, Mozambique and Lesotho.

The mobile networks cover a total population of approximately 200 million people.Through Vodacom Business Africa (VBA) we also offer business managed services to enterprises in over 40 countries across the continent.

Vodafone is the majority shareholder of Vodacom and has a 65% share.

We’re at our best when we lead and over the past 20 years, as the Company that pioneered mobile in South Africa, Vodacom has achieved a remarkable list of firsts.

We’re immensely proud to be a leader in our field and are 100% committed to continue trailblazing.

  • We employ individuals who are as passionate about customers as we are. We are truly Customer Obsessed which means that we are passionate about exceeding customer expectations;
  • work relentlessly to really understand the customer; look at decisions through the customer’s eyes and take personal accountability for the customer experience.

    We have the below vacancy available in our Organisation :

    The G Band Scrum Master role is based within Technology Business Unit .

    The role of the Scrum Master is responsible for identifying risks, dependencies, and impediments, leading the team and business in finding a solution, coordinating with other teams and functional partners, and actively escalating when needed to ensure resolution

    This role is responsible for keeping a pulse on needs and insights from stakeholders and other initiatives, regularly communicating status, changes in direction, and relevant metrics to avoid misalignment and roadblocks

    Your responsibilities will include :

    The Scrum Master plays a crucial part in ensuring the success of our Digital Operating Model; helping us to become a leading digital company

    The Scrum Master is a servant leader to the DevOps delivery team, coaching agile methods, and providing support and facilitation to increase velocity and team productivity

    This role is responsible for identifying risks, dependencies, and impediments, leading the team and business in finding a solution, coordinating with other teams and functional partners, and actively escalating when needed to ensure resolution

    This role is responsible for keeping a pulse on needs and insights from stakeholders and other initiatives, regularly communicating status, changes in direction, and relevant metrics to avoid misalignment and roadblocks

    Support the Product Owner in ensuring right-sized story writing, aligning priorities, and planning sprint iterations

    Coach team members on Agile methods and technical practices (e.g., CI / CD, TDD, etc.)

    Track and manage risks and issues of the delivery team

    Track and report on current status of all team members and the delivery

    Facilitating key agile ceremonies, such as daily stand-ups, demos, and retrospectives

    Monitor and optimize agile processes and practices

    Promote continuous improvement through retrospectives and team learning

    Coordinate with other delivery teams, stakeholders, and partners to manage risks, interdependencies, and impediments to the team

    Is a role model for best practices in Agile process execution, motivating other team members to do the same

    Ability to continue to monitor, learn, and implement industry best practices from the agile community

    Natural "servant" leader, with strong ability to coach and develop others, an inherent entrepreneurial spirit, and focuses on ever-

    improving team dynamics and performance

    Viewed by the wider organization as an effective and consistent collaborator, influencer, and negotiator, able to highlight internal and external dependencies and break down complex blockers

    Excellent stakeholder management and communications skills, with the ability to inspire, influence, and update delivery teams andsenior executives

    Excellent facilitation, organization, and problem-solving skills, helping the team manage conflicts, challenges, escalating only when team processes have failed

    Comfortable with ambiguity and working in fluid, fast-changing environments under pressure

    Strong grounding in traditional project management practices

    Good understanding of the business capability / user journey, wider organizational goals, and desired product business outcomes

    Understanding of both the current Telecommunications and digital services market and emerging business and technology trends

    Agile software development environment and methods such as Scrum, SAFe , Kanban, XP. LSD, and FDD

    Agile ceremonies, tools. and artefacts, e.g., retrospectives, demos, increment planning, information radiators

    User story definition and team backlog management

    Backlog item estimation

    Continuous integration and continuous delivery methodologies and tools

    DevOps culture, processes. and tools

    The ideal candidate for this role will have :

    Matric / Grade 12 essential

    3 year Degree / diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field essential

    5-8 years relevant experience of which at least one year needs to be as a Scrum Master or Product Owner with agile teams essential

    Experience in designing and delivering complex digital capabilities

    Experience leading teams using agile methodologies in large-scale teams

    Certified Agile coach, Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Professional Scrum Master (PSM), SAFe Certified Scrum Master or similar

    Experience working with agile methodologies, such as Scrum, Kanban, XP, TDD, and BDD

    Certifications in traditional Project Management practices, e.g., Prince 2, PMP preferred

    JIRA / Confluence, MS Project, or equivalent

    The base location for this role is The Towers, Cape Town

    The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

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