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About The Role
Hybrid role - 2 days a week in the office, 3 days a week at home.
Overall Job Purpose
As an experienced Scrum Master, you will oversee and guide one or more scrum teams, ensuring that development teams follow scrum framework values and agile practices. You will act as a mentor, motivating the teams to improve processes, facilitating scrum events and decision-making processes, and eliminating team impediments.
You will work closely with the Product team to assure backlogs are well organised, and take personal responsibility for work readiness through DOR, and work completion through DOD. You will provide regular reporting to Software Engineering Managers and other stakeholders in relation to sprint progress, risks and issues, and release readiness.
You will collaborate in Scrum of Scrums assuring integrated solution schedules are tightly coupled and tracked to completion. You will act as the voice of the team, both in sharing their concerns, eliminating worries and offering protection from upstream changes preventing collateral impact.
Guides and coaches the Scrum Team on how to use Agile practices and principals to deliver high quality products and services to our customers
Gets the team to a high performing level by recognising areas of strength and improvement and employing appropriate coaching and development techniques.
Responsible for ensuring Scrum is understood and the team adheres to Scrum theory, practice, and guidelines
Coaches the Scrum team in self organisation, cross functional skillset, domain knowledge and communicates effectively.
Resolves team impediments with other Scrum Masters to increase the effectiveness of the application of Scrum within the organisation
Facilitates and supports all scrum events: Sprint Planning, Refinement, Daily Scrum, Sprint review, Retrospective
Contributes to the advancement and improvement of Agile practices
Lead the collaborative, dynamic planning process – scheduling the work that needs to be done against the capacity and capability of the team
Providing regular reporting on sprint status, burn up, quality metrics and KPI’s
Ensure all products are built to an appropriate level of completeness for the stage and definition of done (e.g. alpha, beta, production release)
Help those outside the Scrum Team understand which of their interactions with the Scrum Team are helpful and which aren’t.
Support the Product and Portolfio team and the Scrum Team in several ways, including:
Ensuring that goals, scope, and product domain are understood and communicated effectively to the team
in understanding and practicing agility
to help understand and shape the Backlog
The following outlines the skills and experience required:
CSP (or equivalent) Certified.
Work independently and collaborate effectively across the organization.
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly-changing environment.
Self-motivated, goal-oriented individual with the ability to take ownership of the task assigned.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Strong customer relationship skills.
Excellent time management skill
Familiarity with JIRA and Confluence
Understanding of the digital landscape
Deep understanding of Agile working practices
Experience coaching and mentoring
About The Company
Vitality is an award-winning, dynamic and vibrant financial services provider, with a ground-breaking vision for the future, where individuals are enabled to succeed and are rewarded and recognised for their contribution to our business. We’re the UK insurer and investment provider that rewards people for positive lifestyle choices – a key element of our Shared-value model. With 1.4m UK members and more than 25m globally, we’re out to make the world a healthier, happier place. This applies as much to our people as it does to our members.
Working for Vitality, you'll experience an exciting mix of creativity and innovation, within a framework of challenging objectives and a passion for delivering the best. We think work should be fun and sociable, and we want our people to get the most out of every day. Our people are chosen for their skills, knowledge, enthusiasm and attitude but above all, their belief that anything can be achieved. Wherever possible, we will consider a variety of working options to suit your lifestyle, whether that be hybrid home/office working, flexible working and part or full time employment. It’s what we call offering shared values, because a healthy happy team is good for us, good for our members and good for you.
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