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Digital Scrum Master

Job Title: Digital Scrum Master
Contract Type: Contract
Location: South East England, England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 6 Months
REF: AO/DigiScrMaster2017_1500458289
Contact Name: Alanna O'Connor
Contact Email:
Job Published: 11 months ago

Job Description

Digital Scrum Master


Contract - Maidenhead

Project People are currently recruiting for a Digital Scrum Master based in Maidenhead to start as soon as possible on a 6 month Contract

Working within the Digital Planning & Delivery team, you will perform the scrum master role for one of 10 cross-functional, self-managing teams. Each team has a dedicated resource to deliver its business outcomes as set by the Product Owner, who has a contribution to make to the overall digital channel target

The successful candidate will carry out the following:-

  • Responsible for driving business outcomes through multiple iterative deliveries
  • Work with the scrum team to deliver the business outcomes as agreed with the Product Owner and taking an iterative/MVP approach
  • Ensure delivery of work packages into the business, coordinating with end-to-end technical delivery teams and fostering collaborative ways of working
  • Teach, implement and adhere to scrum practices and values
  • Remove internal impediments and escalate impediments outside of the team's control via the Scrum of Scrums (SOS) forum and other regular meetings
  • Facilitate the correct resourcing and skill profiles for the team and escalate as required
  • Be responsible for the organisation, facilitation and ongoing improvement of all scrum events and maintaining sprint integrity
  • Provide expertise in working with the Product Owner to create user stories that can be completed in an iteration, and broken down into small tasks by the team
  • Work with the Product Owner to ensure the product backlog is "DEEP" - visible, refined and current
  • Work with the Product Owner to produce and maintain a visible, rolling long term plan / road map to provide confidence of your scrum team's capability of hitting its business outcomes
  • Track and communicate team velocity and progress towards a release
  • Proactively liaise with the Digital Operations team and Delivery Manager for end to end implementation including all deployment activity and required hard dates
  • Proactively liaise with Business Project Managers, Technical Delivery Managers and Deployment managers where required for end to end implementation including all test and deployment activities. Help the teams to articulate and manage risks, issues and dependencies across all of the scrum teams
  • Facilitate the quarterly team health checks
  • Support the scrum team to become fully collaborative and to develop their skills to become t-shaped
  • Create an environment where empowered, motivated and protected teams can thrive
  • Help the team to delight its stakeholders by delivering high value, early and often

Knowledge and Experience

The successful candidate will need to have the following knowledge and experience:-

  • Experience in Digital or Mobile app
  • Applying different delivery methodologies, such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean and Waterfall
  • Proven delivery experience within a complex IT environment with significant volume of change
  • Thorough understanding of iterative development, incremental delivery and software development processes and lifecycle
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects/deliveries simultaneously
  • Proven ability to lead and coach
  • Highly customer-focused approach
  • Demonstrable focus on delivering customer experiences
  • Digital savviness and past experience operating in a digital organisation
  • Ability to demonstrate an active interest in agile, the agile community and your ongoing learning

If you're a scrum master with a passion for digital then we want to hear from you

For more information on the role or if you would like to apply, please send a copy of your up to date CV in Word version to or contact on 01189 285 550

Project People is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.