Scrum Mater, ITS Online (12 month Contract)
O'Brien Recruitment
Cape Town
4d ago
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The Scrum Master has responsibility across the end-to-end delivery process and is ultimately responsible for the delivery of the solution to schedule.

As a client-facing position, this includes working closely with the Product Owners, demand management, and ensuring a full understanding of the business need.

This is a 12-month contract position based in Cape Town. Job description

  • Responsible for control of IT projects delivering business value through web solutions
  • Manage the delivery of projects through the complete life cycle from inception to deployment, ensuring that delivery meets business and technical requirements and is within agreed time and budget.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders within the business and in IT, ensuring regular engagement in terms of understanding the business need, building a shared understanding of the solution, and providing status updates.
  • Understand the high-level technical architecture and be able to facilitate debate and drive decisions on appropriate solutions.
  • Lead the collaborative planning process, prioritising work in alignment with the capacity of the multidisciplinary delivery team, consisting of internal and service provider resources.
  • Facilitate the elucidation, development, and documentation of business requirements working with the business or systems analyst.
  • Effectively co-ordinate and work with high-performance teams in development, operations and support in an agile environment, providing project leadership and acting as the escalation point for all development issues specific to projects.
  • Monitor and drive progress through team meetings, agile backlog grooming sessions, and stand-ups, and report status proactively to the business.
  • Identify, develop and implement techniques to improve engagement, productivity, increase efficiencies, mitigate risks, resolve issues and optimise service delivery
  • Identify, develop and implement techniques to improve engagement, productivity, increase efficiencies, mitigate risks, resolve issues and optimise service delivery Minimum requirements
  • Relevant 3 year tertiary or NQF aligned qualification
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM or similar)
  • At least 5 years’ IT industry experience essential
  • Experience within an agile development environment as a Scrum Master advantageous
  • Retail experience advantageous
  • Experience in dealing with all levels of business essential
  • Team lead / management experience
  • Retail experience advantageous
  • Knowledge and demonstrable competency using JIRA.
  • Ability to work across both waterfall and agile methodology.
  • Track record of completing quality projects on time.
  • Good understanding of web solution development and related technologies;
  • Working with multiple cross-skilled teams, including offshore teams.
  • Experience managing teams delivering IT implementations and involving cross-functional teams, in an agile environment.
  • Knowledge of application development methodologies, Agile and related techniques (e.g. Kanban) advantageous
  • Supports the development of business acumen of the team through knowledge sharing and upskilling.
  • Maintains advanced knowledge of business operations and organisational metrics and trends.
  • Maintains advanced knowledge of key industry metrics and trends.
  • Evaluates the applicability of solutions with the ability to challenge and qualify its suitability for the business.
  • Quickly identifies key issues, stakeholders, and viewpoints in a complex situation or problem
  • Anticipates the consequences of situations and proactively works to overcome potential obstacles
  • Plans and ensures implementation of activities / projects identified in business strategy
  • Allocates time and resources as required when faced with multiple demands and competing priorities
  • Understands the perspectives of others to establish mutually beneficial objectives
  • Seeks and influences new relationships outside own unit and identifies new collaborative partnerships that better position programs and services.
  • Coaches others on how to develop proposals and work plans for effective partnership arrangements.
  • Actively listens, interprets, and presents messages in different ways to enhance understanding.
  • Confidently addresses groups of people, adapting style as appropriate for different audiences.
  • Continually searches for ways to adapt and improve through change
  • Redirects own or own team’s efforts in response to changed circumstances to ensure effective problem solving
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