Scrum Master - #336662

A1L Digital


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Johannesburg, Gauteng
Contract type: Full time
Reference: JHB000526-KM-1

Our client in the telecom sector is looking for a Scrum Master. 6 months contract role

Role Overview:
  • This includes driving the software development execution delivery as part of an Agile Scrum Team, relating to the:
  • Requirements specifications
  • Technical Feasibility
  • Design specifications.
  • Software development and/or configuration
  • Development effort
  • Product and service testing
  • Software Implementation and release
Key Requirements:
  • Facilitating meetings for the team. This includes:
    • Stand-ups
    • Sprint Planning
    • PI Planning input
    • Backlog Grooming
    • Holding retrospectives.
  • Coaching Scrum Team members
  • Mediating through conflicts.
  • Helping the team to make decisions.
  • Fostering the developer team’s self-organisation.
  • Mediating the general conflict of goals between development team (high technical quality) and product owner (more features).
  • Consulting team members regarding everything Agile.
  • Helping the team to create Scrum Boards
  • Giving feedback to the team on what went well and what can be improved on.
  • Encouraging the use of Agile Practices within the development team
  • Challenge team with to improve Agile way of working.
  • Exchanging constantly with other Scrum masters in the organisation.
  • Helping define Features.
  • Helping to write or break down User stories.
  • Helping to order Product backlog items.
  • Helping with the Release planning.
  • Bringing people together who should talk to each other.
  • Keeping in touch with every stakeholder regularly.
  • Helping the team to report to management.
  • Helping to further the Agile community within the organisation.
  • Sharing insights throughout the company.
  • Helping the team to get rid of impediments.
  • Suggesting new metrics for the team as catalysts for change and improvement
  • Reflecting Agile and Scrum values to the team.
  • Helping the team to continuously improve their process.
  • Reflecting issues to the team through observation from outside of the team.
  • Asking open questions to foster trust and improvements.
  • Helping the team to keep focus by acting as a buffer between external distractions and the team.
  • Helping the team to maintain their Scrum tools (Story board, Action board, charts and backlogs).
Basic Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree or National Diploma in the field of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field                                                  
  • At least 5 years’ experience delivering large, complex, OSS or IT transformational projects at a tactical and strategy level,
  • At least 3 years’ experience as a Scrum Master managing Agile teams.
  • Proven practical experience in implementing SAFe Agile, Scrum and / or Kanban.


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