Summit Africa RecruitmentSummit Africa Recruitment
Job title: Scrum Master
Employment type:Full Time
Experience:3 to 10 years
Salary:R30000 to R50000
Job published:02 December 2020
Job reference no:3439206664

Job Description

• Degree/Diploma or other relevant qualification.
• A Scrum Master certification (CSM) is preferred.
• At least 2 years' experience as part of an Agile software delivery team in the role of Scrum Master/Agile enabler.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse personality types.
• Ability to predict resources needed to reach objectives and manage resources in an effective and efficient manner.
• Relationship management skills with the ability to influence.
• Diagnostic and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to work under own initiative.
• Analytical & logical
• Ability to work in a fluid agile manner
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to adapt and prioritise
• Ability to understand technical and business requirements

• Agile principles, values and the Agile Manifesto.
• Agile software development methods: Scrum, Kanban, Lean.
• Agile techniques: User Stories, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games.
• Scrum values, roles, theory and practices, servant leadership, facilitation and presentation, mentoring, conscious communication, conflict resolution, continuous improvement, collaboration and transparency.
• Documented patterns and techniques related to the Scrum approach (i.e. Burndown techniques, Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.)
• Group facilitation approaches (i.e. conflict resolution, effective teamwork, etc.)
• Configuration tools (i.e. JIRA; Confluence)
• SQL capabilities


• Facilitation of all Scrum ceremonies (Daily stand-ups, Sprint planning, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospectives and Product Backlog Refinement).
• Shield the team from external interferences and the uncontrolled injection of work.
• Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information.
• Supporting and coaching the Product Owner, Scrum Team and other interested stakeholders on Agile/Scrum practices.
• Support the Product Owner in tracking changes to scope and communicate these changes to relevant stakeholders.
• Support the Product Owner and team in release planning and preparation.
• Support the Product Owner, Scrum team and Customer Support team in DevOps management, ensuring a timely resolution for technical issues customers are facing.
• Coaches the team on self-organisation to fill the intentional gaps left in Agile/Scrum frameworks and increase accountability in the team.
• Generate and maintain team metrics, keeping track of and communicating Sprint scope and commitments, impediments to progress and overall Sprint performance (i.e.: velocity, lead time etc.)
• Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible and leading by example.
• With the Product Owner and other key stakeholders, assist in the facilitation of the end-to-end product lifecycle, closely communicating and collaborating with supporting functions such as data and analysis, sales, marketing and customer support