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Job Ref:  204547900
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Job Type:  Contract
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Edinburgh
Post Code:  EH3
10/10/2016 16:52
Scrum Master on contract to be based in Edinburgh for an initial 6 months paying £market rates.

The Opportunity: ISR are partnered with a leading digital transformation practice currently delivering on a number of GDS Programmes, there is a current need for a Certified Scrum Master (CSM). We are looking for candidates that have demonstrable experience as a Scrum Master on Digital Projects for Central and/or Local Government delivered within a GDS Agile environment (Government Digital Services).

Skills and Experience:
Please note that we can only consider candidates who have extensive experience working as a Scrum Master with an in-depth knowledge of GDS and Government Design Services Manual.
• Certified Scrum Master/Scrum Practitioner with experience in the GDS Agile approach
• Deep knowledge and experience of iterative development, testing and testing activities in an agile environment at an enterprise scale
• Experience with test management activities and progress reporting, working closely with Project Managers
• Experience with common agile practices, service-oriented environments and leading development practices
• Good understanding and knowledge of backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity and task definition and the practical application of BDD
• Knowledge and experience of complementary techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Pair Programming etc.
• Prior experience and knowledge of working on innovative Digital Transformation Programmes at an enterprise scale
• Knowledge of GIS data and techniques
• Knowledge of Software Development lifecycle
• Awareness of PRINCE2 and MSP methods

Role and Responsibilities:
• Act as scrum master for the scrum teams with a focus on guiding teams and constantly improving the way they work
• Facilitate sprint planning, review, retrospective and show and tells
• Analyse current Agile processes, prioritise areas of improvement, and work alongside key stakeholders to implement the improvements
• Facilitate/participate in key Agile rituals across Scrum teams
• Coach team members as needed, including resolving conflict
• Communicate project risks
• Monitor and report on key Agile performance metrics to leadership team
• Assist in training team members and other employees on Agile and Design thinking concepts

Applications: To learn more about this exciting opportunity working as a Scrum Master on a number of leading projects working with central and local government clients around a series of Government Digital Service initiatives located out of Edinburgh in Scotland; please call and speak with Emma Lloyd here in our Manchester offices on (Apply online only) or please email me a copy of your latest CV and profile for an immediate call back
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