SCRUM Master - Coventry

 

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Overall purpose of job

To fully manage all aspects of Agile software development projects through the full project lifecycle to deliver new and enhanced versions of the Company’s products in line with the business vision for both internal and external customer delivery. To manage, lead, motivate and develop development team(s), which compromise of cross functional specialists. To contribute to the strategic development of the department through the Software Development management team.

 

Key responsibilities

  • Manage, lead, motivate and develop development team(s), which comprise of cross functional teams including developers, QA, business analysts and technical architects
  • Plan development and all related deliverables using a combination of agile/Scrum methodology and traditional project management techniques, where necessary. This will include;
    • Daily SCRUM meetings
    • Facilitating Sprint Planning and Review meetings
    • Facilitating Sprint Retrospective meetings
    • Managing the Product\Release and the Sprint backlog
  • Tracking and communicating team velocity through the use of burn down charts and sprint/release progress updates
  • Manage all aspects of project delivery including project scope, development of project plans, resource plans, project governance, day to day management of the development team and control of releases to ensure delivery of projects on time, to budget and to customer expectation and satisfaction
  • Identify and remove impediments for the team and ensure they are focused on delivery
  • Establishing and managing expectations, both internally and externally
  • Work closely with the product management team to ensure that customer projects are aligned where possible with the Company’s product development roadmap
  • Where appropriate work with internal teams during the handover and support phases of the project, and ensure all necessary maintenance is completed in an appropriate timeframe
  • Establish a creative and productive environment through effective team coaching and line management.
  • Report on project status to internal stakeholders
  • Undertake any projects assigned to you from time to time by your manager

This is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder may be requested to undertake additional duties as required.

 

Reporting relationships

You will report directly to the Software Development Operations Manager.

 

Relating to people externally

These are, but not limited to:

  • Customers
  • PCMS Partners
  • Other 3rd Party Contractors & Suppliers

 

Relating to people internally

  • Development Teams
  • Other PCMS departments as required

 

Skills, knowledge and experience

Essential:

  • Demonstrable experience of leading and shaping software development projects via Scrum or a similar Agile process.
  • Working knowledge of Agile software development approaches
  • Experience of leading teams through the full software development lifecycle from inception through construction and transition into to transition business as usual
  • Experience of delivering software products and/or applications, with strong stakeholder management skills and clear ability to manage upwards
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with proven ability to communicate enthusiastically, clearly and concisely to groups and individuals
  • Must be highly motivated and able to work on own initiative
  • Knowledge of continuous integration, TDD and automated testing processes

Desirable:

  • Experience of line management
  • Working knowledge of JIRA or electronic agile management products
  • Kanban Practitioner
  • Hands-on technical background in software development, or similar
  • Knowledge of retail business or supply chain understanding
  • Experience of object oriented development methods and object oriented languages, preferably Java
  • Certified Scrum Master

 

Competencies required

  • Teamwork
  • Sensitivity
  • Customer Focus
  • Energy
  • Accountability
  • Integrity
  • Managing Oneself
  • Achieving Results
  • Managing The Team
  • Interacting with Others
  • Communicating Information
  • Taking Strategic Perspectives and Decisions
  • Analysing, Understanding and Using Information

 

Useful information

  • Hours of work – 37.5 hours a week, full time
  • Working pattern – core business hours 09:00 – 17:30
  • Location – Coventry

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PCMS Group Ltd
Torwood Close
Westwood Business Park
Coventry, CV4 8HX
+44 (0)24 7669 4455
 

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