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Steen Madsen - Head of Sportsbook

Scrum Master

Location
Buckinghamshire
Salary
£55,000
Description

An opportunity is available to join a very successful and trusted partner to the global betting industry, for over 30 years. The chosen candidate will become part of a hugely talented software development team at the heart of driving innovation within the company and who have developed a number of market leading solutions to help customers drive profitable sales.

Job Purpose - Work with the team to enable continuous delivery of working and valuable software into production.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Review current adoption of Scrum practices within a development team (12-18 Engineers).
  • Benchmark current state by producing empirical and qualitative evidence. Come up with recommendations/timescales for improvement and work with the team to continuously implement those improvements.
  • Coach Development team and Product Owners on effective user story writing, utilising a range of techniques such as impact mapping, story mapping, etc.
  • Coach Product Owners to help them define and share product vision with the development team, thus ensuring that everybody is aligned and works towards a common goal.
  • Create a transparent, open and honest environment that encourages knowledge sharing and collaboration through the use of physical Agile artifacts (Post-it notes, visible release plans, SCRUM boards, etc.)
  • Facilitate SCRUM ceremonies with a focus on collaboration and empowering people, as opposed to just doing administrative tasks around the ceremonies and JIRA.
  • Foster culture of continuous improvement with an emphasis on psychological safety and continuous learning through experimentation. Create a fun and creative environment, whilst maintaining the output and focus on the delivery.
  • Shield the team from distractions. Remove impediments. Follow through with retrospective actions. Continuously review progress against the benchmarks (agile health reports).
  • Remove any barriers within the teams, thus enabling a close cooperation across all roles and functions that surround the team.

Required Skills:

  • Certified Scrum Master
  • Effective stakeholder management. Ability to influence others to achieve a common goal.
  • Experience of working in the enterprise environment with dozens of interdependent software systems.
  • Evidence of pro-active contribution to the Agile movement (blogs, articles, presentations, etc.)
  • Experience of implementing Agile on a large scale (Safe, Less).
  • Clear understanding of LEAN startup methodology and feedback loops.
  • Advanced JIRA user (workflows, schemes, fields, etc)
  • Clear understanding of continuous software delivery lifecycle.

 

 

We regret that due to current volumes, we are unable to acknowledge every application.  All successful candidates will be contacted as soon as possible.  If you are contacted, please note that, as part of the registration process, you will be required to provide us with proof of identity and proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

Betting Appointments, part of the St George’s Recruitment Group, is acting as an employment agency in regard to this vacancy.  We specialise in finding great jobs for great people; our consultants handle a wide range of roles within the betting and gaming industry. If you’re looking for a fresh approach to betting and gaming recruitment, please contact us now!

Reference
HS18949

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