Senior Scrum Master Cape Town

Information Technology
Cape Town

SENIOR SCRUM MASTER- CAPE TOWN- MARKET RELATED SALARY
 
The Senior Scrum Master·s will adopt, promote and coach Lean-Agile principles, core values and practices.
Enable teams to self-organise, self-manage and deliver.
Support and reinforce Scrum team rules.
Foster an environment of collaboration, learning and innovation.
Focus on ever-improving team dynamics and performance, helping the team manage interpersonal conflicts, challenges and
opportunities for growth.
Facilitate and lead meetings, including planning, progress, review, retrospectives and problem solving workshops.
 Establish and communicate the calendars for iterations.
Assist in determining milestones and roadmaps, and the plans that enable them.
Assist in determining sprint objectives and acceptance criteria.
Protect teams from distractions and unrelated unnecessary work.
Track and report on the implementation of features and capabilities.
Escalate, track and eliminate impediments.
Manage risks and dependencies.
Assist in ensuring that a clear ´Definition of Doneµis defined and adhered to.
Help to improve the flow (velocity) of value through value streams by promoting continuous delivery and DevOps.
Help to motivate team members with a focus on continuous improvement.
Collate and publish quantitative measures of progress.
Coordinate inter-team cooperation. Prototyping and software development of the telescope operational software (all stages of the full software development life-cycle may be encountered).
Collaborate with departmental stakeholders to support engineering, commissioning, operations and science activities.
Assist in maturing of software development and quality assurance processes towards greater standardization and improved long
term maintainability and robustness.
Facilitate coding standard compliance and code reviews, which include mentoring junior engineers.
 
Qualification:
* ND (Comp Sci) with 11+ years; OR
* B.Tech/ B.Sc (Comp Sci) with 10+ years; OR
* B.Eng / B.Sc Hons (Comp Sci) with 9+ years; OR
* M.Eng / M.Sc (Comp Sci) with 7+ years; OR
* PhD / D.Eng with 5+ years
* AND
* Scrum Master Certified
 
Experience:
Experience in software engineering and acting as a Scrum
Master in an Agile environment for at least 3 of these years
Refer above for years·relevant experience
Awareness and experience with Agile techniques:
User Stories,
Test Driven Development,
Continuous Delivery,
Pair Programming,
Automated Testing Techniques
Knowledge:
* Servant leadership,
* Facilitation,
* Situational awareness,
* Continual improvement,
* Empowerment, and
* Increasing transparency
Additional Notes:
Ability to:
work independently and be a good team player
participate and thrive in a collaborative environment
handle conflict and take leadership
Strong negotiation skills
Good time management skills
Self-motivated and an ability and willingness to self-train and up-skill independently
Keen attention to detail
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Desirable additional education, work exp. & personal qualities:
Ability both to work independently and be a good team player
Ability to participate and thrive in a collaborative environment
Ability to handle conflict and take leadership
Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
Awareness and experience with Agile techniques: User Stories, Test Driven Development, Continuous Delivery, Pair Programming,
Automated Testing Techniques
Understanding and experience in the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
JIRA (Atlassian) knowledge