Job Details

Scrum Master
Initial 6-12 Month Contract,
Hybrid, Dublin

Candidates must have Banking or Financial Services experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Facilitate Scrum events and ensure they are effective.
  • Guide the team in Agile principles and values. Remove obstacles hindering team progress.
  • Shield the team from external distractions.
  • Coach the team in self-organization.
  • Foster a collaborative and transparent environment.
  • Collaborate with the Product Owner on backlog management.
  • Assist with work estimation and forecasting.
  • Track progress towards Sprint goals.
  • Facilitate communication between the team and stakeholders.
  • Improve team processes and practices.
  • Mentor and coach other Scrum Masters.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Strong understanding of Agile principles and Scrum framework.
  • Excellent facilitation and communication skills.
  • Ability to coach and mentor team members.
  • Strong problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Knowledge of Agile tools and techniques.
  • Ability to adapt and respond to change.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of software development processes.
  • Familiarity with servant leadership principles.
  • Continuous learning mindset to stay updated on Agile practices and methodologies.
  • Ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships within the team and with stakeholders.
  • Emotional intelligence and empathy to understand team dynamics and individual needs.
  • Ability to foster a culture of transparency, trust, and continuous improvement.

NICE TO HAVE:

  • Experience with other Agile frameworks (e.g., Kanban, XP).
  • Certification as a Scrum Master (e.g., CSM, PSM).
  • Familiarity with Lean principles.
  • Experience with Agile project management tools (e.g., Jira, Trello).
  • Knowledge of software development methodologies beyond Agile.
  • Previous experience in a technical or project management role.
  • Strong presentation and storytelling skills.
  • Familiarity with team collaboration and communication tools.
  • Experience working with remote or distributed teams.
  • Involvement in Agile communities or networks.
  • Additional certifications in Agile or related fields.
  • Experience in facilitating workshops or training sessions.
  • Knowledge of industry-specific regulations or standards.
  • Experience in coaching or mentoring other Scrum Masters

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