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Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2024-09-30 23:00:00


Scrum Master

  • Scrum Master

     As part of our Google Cloud Transformation, we have started to adopt a product operating model to bring the business and technology closer together, enabling us to work in a more agile and collaborative way.  At a high level, we are forming cross-functional product teams that bring together individuals with complementary skill sets to own all aspects of these products from vision, roadmaps, design, development, testing and operation, helping to drive greater alignment and shared ownership in the process.  While only a handful of these product teams exist today, that number will grow over time as we extend this structure to more and more areas of our business.  So, we need to make sure the organization is prepared to meet that demand, both for today and for the future.

    The Scrum Master is a Pod (Product oriented design) member responsible for guiding the team in Agile best practices, helping to remove impediments, and fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement, continuous flow of value, and consistent quality. Duties include: implementing product management/best practices, introducing agile engineering practices, coaching team members, hosting scrum and PI ceremonies/events, assisting product owners with backlog and roadmap management, removing roadblocks, creating transparency, supporting governance and reporting, resolving conflicts, promoting a lean-agile mindset and exhibiting leadership behavior by safeguarding adoption of Scrum practices and principles

    Principal Accountabilities:

    • Collaborates with the Product Owner to coordinate product delivery and ensures the sprint goals are clear and accepted by the delivery team
    • Facilitates Scrum/PI ceremonies focusing on impediment removal; facilitates feedback on solution and backlog improvement
    • Assists Product Owner with review of team backlog and prepares for upcoming sprints
    • Monitors progress, issues and risks; tracks and socializes delivery metrics
    • Helps align the team on PI plan and objectives and identifies risks and issues

    Skills and Qualifications:

    • Ability to remove barriers and keep the team on track, share experiences and encourage collaboration
    • Knowledge of engineering best practices
    • Good communication/listening skills
    • Ability to coach for team development
    • Flexibility and persistence
    • Conflict resolution and team building skills
    • Strong organization skills with empathy
    • Ability to work with and lead a team
    • Self-motivated with an ability to stay focused in the midst of distraction
    • Ideally 3 + years related experience as a Scrum Master or at least 3 years related experience as a project team member and a minimum of 2 years experience in Agile software development including coaching on agile methodologies.
    • Experience with successful Agile techniques
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related discipline


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