Scrum Master – Fully Remote

Scrum Master – Fully Remote

Glasgow | £50,000 - £65,000 | Permanent

Published: 14.09.22 Ref: BBBH39675_1663147505

Scrum Master required for an expanding software company in Glasgow (can be fully remote).

The company:

Started around 30 years ago, they are at about 140 headcount in total and are growing at a phenomenal rate (40% year on year growth). They have one main SaaS product that they sell to market and have a global reach. They are beginning to add in new products to their services and have begun their journey on creating a huge platform where all the products are contained. Currently they operate across an Agile environment, and are really looking to embed this further into the business.

They are a software company and they focus on a very specific area of safety, developing a few different futuristic tools. Over the last few years, they have really started to gain momentum with sales and they operate globally, working alongside a number of very recognisable brands. They are based just outside of Glasgow, however this role can be fully remote across anywhere in the UK. They have a PI planning week once every three months and hope you could make it to Glasgow for this, but this isn't absolutely necessary. Another interesting aspect about the company is the unlimited holiday scheme they run, as well as other strong benefits.

The role:

You will be an experienced Scrum Master and will be joining an already Agile and collaborative team. You will be joining a team who are focused on building the cloud-based software and due to the nature of the business, the process needs to be fast and able to respond to changes in the market.

You will be the Scrum Master across 5 product teams, so will have your hands full. The teams consist of 10 people in each (Team Lead, Front End Devs, Backend Devs, Testers, Product Owner). Currently, the Product Owners handle a lot of the Scrum ceremonies, however this is where you will come in and take over the majority of this.

You will be assisting the teams in their Agile ceremonies and generally facilitating them in an Agile manner. As they are an Agile software and product company, they would love someone from a similar background. As the product develops, the software will need to grow and scale reliably and in turn this means they need the processes to be stream lined, whilst continuing their collaborative and continuous improvement mindset.

Role requirements and background:

** Previous Scrum Master or Iteration Manager across an Agile software environment

** Facilitate Scrum Ceremonies

** Can ensure that the Agile ceremonies are booked, organised, happen, and are facilitated well. (Daily Standup, Feature/Story Kickoffs, Retrospectives, Progress Demonstrations etc)

** Use experimentation and empirical evidence to remove waste, increase velocity and focus on quality

** Can work to remove impediments blocking the development teams' progress (or escalate to the Head of Development and Product Team where appropriate).

** Report progress, issues, blockages, scope shifts and delays to the Head of Development and the Project Team

** Work with other business leaders across the company to promote Agile thinking and behaviour

If this would be of interest to you, please apply or call Hamish at Cathcart Associates for an informal chat.

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