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Junior Scrum Master

Financial services provider

A Junior Scrum Master to work for a financial services company based in Leeds.

The client

The client is a leading bank within the UK. They’re looking for a Junior Scrum Master to join one of their product teams. This is an amazing chance to join their modelling lab, dedicated to risks and changing data to models that enable regulatory risk reporting.

The role

As the Scrum Master, you’ll be working with a product team of 10. This team is working in a waterfall manner so the Scrum Master has to come in, develop a more Agile environment and get the vision of value across to the team, showing the importance of more dynamic ways of working,

You’ll be reporting to a Product Owner and have other Scrum Masters working in the same lab on the 4 other product areas. You’ll be acting as a servant-leader for your team and making sure they become self-organised and focused on delivery.

You’ll also be supporting the Product Owner with the prioritisation of the backlog and be able to demonstrate your approach to the facilitation, training and ways of leadership to increase the value created by the team.

The candidate

  • Demonstrable skills and proven capability of Agile application and Scrum techniques (familiar with the Scrum guide)
  • Experience of transforming from waterfall to more adaptable and dynamic working
  • Experience influencing behaviour cross-team and cross-discipline without having a formal organisational hierarchy
  • A great teammate, comfortable being hands-on
  • Passionate about Agile principles and excited to embed them across the organisation
  • Loves coaching and supporting people to embrace changes to their way of working
  • Confident delivering formal and informal training
  • Calm, confident, patient and open-minded
  • A continuous improvement mindset and dedication to finding new ways of working
  • Listens to the team and empowers them to tackle challenges