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Scrum Master ( 12-month contract )

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Date Added 3 Dec 2021
Expiry Date 31 Dec 2021
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ABSA Group


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Bring your possibility to life! Define your career with us

With over 100 years of rich history and strongly positioned as a local bank with regional and international expertise, a career with our family offers the opportunity to be part of this exciting growth journey, to reset our future and shape our destiny as a proudly African group.

Job Summary

The Scrum master will be the facilitator for a product development team that uses scrum/agile as the development methodology. The scrum master will lead a team that ensures self-organisation and the ability to make changes quickly. The role will ensure that agile principles and concept are adhered to ensure effective preparation of the product backlog, sprint backlog and burn down charts.
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Job Description


• Ensuring SCRUM artefacts are maintained and updated
• Ensuring that sprints are running smoothly and corrective actions taken wherever appropriate
• Effectively communicate to project manager/delivery manager about the progress as well as blockages in the on-going sprints
• Ensuring all change governance and standards are adhered to
• Ensuring code quality is maintained
• Developing plans to ensure delivery of teams’ work

Transition to Agile
• Understand current development/delivery model and guide teams to adapt agile strategy
• Apply best practices to implement and/or resolve adoption issues
• Satisfactory resolution of issues raised during transition
• Support Project/Delivery Manager in planning and transition of releases
• Providing expert guidance and assistance to colleagues for successful transition

Leading Others And Business Skills
• Responsibility for supervising, co-ordinating, participating in, and accountable for sprints of teams located at different geographic locations
• Making effective use of resources during the sprint to ensure that business objectives are met and deliverables achieved to agreed time, cost and quality
• Familiar with the details of at least one business area and has experience of liasing with peers in that area
• Is respected and consulted by business area peers and seen as a point of contact within the team
• Is able to teach and coach team members to deeper understanding of Agile

Delivery Capability
• Ability to maintain a dialogue in difficult situations
• Ability to coach team members and product owners in the adoption of Agile
• Experience in maintaining and supporting multiple sprints
• Knowledge of major functions and features of workflow analysis tools
• Resolves major problems and fluently applies escalation and notification procedures for incidents

Application Management
• Understands how service support applies to own technical function:
• Has experience of incident & problem management disciplines
• Has experience of maintaining configuration items, raising changes and planning releases
• Has good operational knowledge of the service desk and incident systems
• Has experience in developing and maintaining technical reference documents
• Familiar with technical documentation standards, guidelines and best practices
• Working knowledge of scripting/utility tool component, features and facilities

Stakeholder Management
• Can effectively manage and develop relationships with key decision makers and stakeholders to achieve successful outcomes
• Uses stakeholder management strategy effectively and knows how to navigate the organisation
• The ability to facilitate and negotiate with multiple parties to bring about agreement and resolution, even when position is not initially shared by others
• Clearly and effectively communicates difficult or complex ideas clearly to stakeholders, peers and subordinates
• Adapts style to contribute and enhance teams performance by working effectively with people across a wide range of disciplines and levels, both internal and external

Education And Experience Required

• Must have 5 years of experience as Scrum Master
• Knowledge or experience of other methodologies like RUP, Kanban etc.
• Excellent communication skills in English in written and spoken form
• At least 5 years’ experience working in an agile environment