Scrum Master

  • DOE
  • Chatham, Kent
  • Vanquis Bank

Scrum Master

Location: Chatham

Here at Vanquis we do, and it is what we believe has contributed most to our success

Our business has grown so much since we started in 2002 and we've achieved this growth by encouraging our employees to put ideas forward, make decisions and constantly improve the service we provide for our customers

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our Commercial Engineering team as a Scrum Master where you will be responsible for making sure the Scrum Team(s) abide by the values and practices of Scrum

You will help the team excel by removing any impediments to progress, facilitating meetings and working closely with the Product Owner to ensure the product backlog is delivered effectively

Key Skills:

• Excellent communication and presentation skills – comfortable working with and presenting to senior management and ExCo

• Strong skills in negotiation and stakeholder management

• Ability to confidently articulate the implications of technical debt and techniques for its removal

• First level Scrum Master certified

• Proven track record in playing the Scrum Master role for a software team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices and theory

• Working within Jira/VSTS for Product backlog management

• Good knowledge of Agile techniques: XP, Kanban and Scrum

• Good knowledge and experience of using agile techniques such as User Stories, ATDD, BDD and TDD

• Excellent understanding of DevOps principles such as Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery/Deployment

• Experienced in generating team dashboards based on metrics such as Burndown and Velocity Responsibilities Include: Guiding the team to be self-organising while promoting an open, honest and respectful environment

• Guiding the team on Agile methodologies and their associated practices

• Responsible for the removal of impediments that hinder the team’s productivity

• Responsible for facilitating the agile ceremonies, such as daily stand ups, sprint planning, sprint demos and retrospectives

• Ensuring the SDLC is adhered to while contributing to its continued improvement

• Embraces and drives a continuous learning culture where the development of new skills and knowledge is paramount to the success of their role and career

Please note: Once the closing date has been reached, we will review all CVs

Should we wish to progress your application we will contact you within four weeks of the closing date

If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessful

On occasion, we identify alternative roles that may be suitable for applicants and therefore we may retain your CV for up to 6 months for this purpose

If you do not wish us to contact, you or hold your CV on file for 6 months please contact us

We welcome applications from every area of the community, regardless of age, gender, race, nationality, colour, ethnic origin, disability, sexuality, religion or beliefs, and believe that everyone should be treated fairly and consistently

We are TCF (Treating Customers Fairly) ambassadors and believe that everything we do as a company should benefit our customers

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