Scrum Master job vacancy

Harvey Nash Plc

Overview: Scrum Master job vacancy in Yorkshire recruiting now

Ref: JS-379698/001
Employer: Harvey Nash Plc
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Employment Type: Permanent

Job Details:

Scrum Master

Wakefield and District has a captivating history and is most famous for its rich mining, textile and agricultural heritage. Home to the internationally acclaimed Hepworth Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield is a thriving, historical and cultural city located in the heart of the North of England. The council is on a mission to deliver an outstanding experience for the c340,000 residents and 8,000 employees. The latest technology has been procured and plans to deliver a number of key projects which will improve customer experience, workforce management and deployment, Business Intelligence and collaboration with partners have been put in place. We are seeking motivated, values led individuals interested in working with an organisation with a strong social purpose. If you would like to be a part of this ambitious transformation which aims to improve and secure the best possible outcomes for all people across the district, then please read on.

Overall Purpose of the Post:
The recruitment of a talented Scrum Master forms an integral part of the plot in Wakefield Council’s journey in to the Digital Age. As the organisation strives to become more Agile, few will play a more important role than that of the Scrum Master. You will be tasked with leading, organising and motivating Agile project delivery work on complex software development projects. There are critical systems currently in situ that will need to be upgraded with bespoke systems. These will be built in-house and expanded in to other Council areas, providing teams across the organisation with sustainable, robust systems that are fit for purpose, improving internal ways of working and improving the services on offer to the residents of Wakefield. As the Scrum Master, you will be given full ownership of your role and be deeply involved within the process of scoping and prioritising the key software development projects to be delivered throughout this period of transformation. You will coach Product Owners and the Development Team on Agile and work with them to ensure the delivery of exciting products that will offer real business value and be impactful to the people of Wakefield.

Lead multi-functional Agile teams on a range of complex IT Projects. Coach and Mentor team members to accelerate their Agile development. Lead Agile ceremonies eg Sprint Planning, Stands Ups, Sprint Reviews, Backlog Refinement. Collaborate with Product Owners, Business Analysts and the Development Team on INVEST User Stories, to size sprints and develop roadmaps. Create a constructive working environment in which delivery teams can thrive. Build a culture of continuous reflection and improvement We are looking to speak to strong influencers with demonstratable experience as a Scrum Master or Agile Lead. You will have experience of leading technical teams to successfully deliver complex IT systems. You will also be an excellent communicator, with the ability to coach technical teams and the wider organisation in Agile.

Essential Experience.

Leading and coaching multi-disciplinary Agile teams to successfully deliver software development projects. Comprehensive understanding of Agile ceremonies and how to lead them. Working with Product Owners on backlogs, prioritisation and planning. Strong understanding of Agile project management, lean tools and techniques. Managing stakeholders at all levels, facilitating discussions about delivery plans, risks and constraints. Good knowledge of Agile or Development management tools eg Azure DevOps Technology Programme Priorities. Build Once, use many times. Smarter and sustainable. Resilient and innovation ready

What’s on offer?
This is a chance to join an organisation that is commercially minded with a social purpose. If you have an energetic mind-set, attention to detail and would like to be a part of an organisation delivering significant benefits to the people of Wakefield, then this could be the place to build your career. In return Wakefield Council can offer a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package and the chance to be a part of this exciting journey. Wakefield has excellent travel links, sitting on the intersection of the M1 and M62 and with rail links on the East Coast mainline for London, North East and Scotland plus Transpennine services via Leeds.

If the above sounds like you, please apply for consideration.



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