Job Details


IT Consultancy


Belfast, Northern Ireland


Scrum Master / Agile Lead

  • At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all. 

    Our clients are faced with external pressures on an unprecedented scale. The ability to translate strategy into reality is key to their enhanced business performance. As a Consulting professional, you will be focused on helping them achieve this goal.  

    At EY, we are expanding our Consulting practice and specifically building our Technology Consulting (TC) team. Due to this expansion we are seeking to recruit high achieving Scrum Master Agile Lead to be part of our growing business and to support us in our NextWave Strategy.

    The opportunity

    By joining the Technology Consulting team, you will be helping companies solve a whole range of tasks from the requirement to respond to the ever-changing demands of the market, to applying comprehensive cost reductions and implementing of ERP systems. As part of this growing team, you will also get to help shape the innovative culture that makes EY such a great place to work.

    If you have a keen interest in technology as well as intellectual curiosity and energy, then Technology Consulting could be exactly the right place for you.

    Your key responsibilities

    • Leads and coaches agile teams
    • Creates a high performance self-managed dynamic team minimising impediments to development progress
    • Drives team by applying the agile process to achieve an optimised work-flow through continuous improvement
    • Supports team goals and coordinates activities with other teams
    • Help teams improve and take responsibility for their actions to deploy agile values, principles and practices
    • Support Product Owner in the backlog management
    • Apply team-building techniques to improve performances
    • Promote continuous learning and professional development of team members
    • Ensure continuous improvement of software quality
    • Support team self-defined processes and rules
    • Facilitate regular team meetings, including daily stand-up, Iteration planning, team demo, and retrospective iteration
    • Create and manage a test plan
    • Manage and evaluate the test process
    • Design tests of ; Prepare and conduct tests
    • Report and document tests and results
    • Explain and communicate the design / development to the customer
    • Perform and evaluate test results against product specifications
    • Apply appropriate software and / or hardware architectures
    • Identify potential win-win opportunities for customer and own organisation
    • Establish realistic expectations to support development of mutual trust
    • Monitor ongoing commitments to ensure fulfilment

    Skills and attributes for success

    • Extensive knowledge of project management standards, processes, procedures and guidelines
    • Minimum of 5 years of solid practical experience in managing complex projects
    • Knowledge of the industry project management best practices, (PMBOK, SAFe, etc.)
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Well-developed leadership and problem-solving skills, including the ability to help the team in handling failures and setbacks to the teams effective performance

    To qualify for the role you must have

    • The ability to understand and to relate effectively to the business, technical and organisational context in which the team is operating
    • Excellent facilitation skills
    • Ability to facilitate team learning and continuous improvement in operating Scrum and in implementing and improving relevant practices
    • Relevant Agile certification or recognized Scrum Master certification

    What we look for

    Highly motivated individuals with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritise shifting workloads in a rapidly changing industry. An effective communicator and a confident leader equipped with strong people management skills and a genuine passion for technology and making things happen in a dynamic organisation. If you’re ready to take on a wide range of responsibilities and are committed to seeking out new ways to make a difference, this role is for you.

    What working at EY offers

    We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

    • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
    • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
    • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

    About EY

    As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

    If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

    Join us in building a better working world. 

    Apply now.

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