Scrum Master

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 7 days ago

Reference 1367166

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Scrum Master based in Belfast

Title: Scrum Master – Northern Ireland

Ref:  10/12/SM

Think Technology- Think Allstate

We build solutions that touch 16 million customers on a daily basis.

You will work alongside people as passionate as you, focused on delivering the best possible user experiences.

You will work in a highly collaborative environment primed to adapt to an ever-changing landscape and which places technology solutions at its core.

You will thrive, you will think differently, you will challenge convention and have the freedom to act with integrity, intention and speed; you will be at the forefront of developing capabilities in support of Allstate’s global business model; you will deliver results and you will leave things better than you found them.



Job Description

As a Scrum Master within the Project Management Office, you will work closely with the Product Owner, developers, testers and all relevant stakeholders ensuring adherence to Allstate agile principles and engineering practices while contextualizing and optimizing delivery using agile/Scrum methods.

In the role of Scrum Master, you will collaborate team(s) to ensure they are fully aware of the strategic context of their work (driven by the Product Owner), have clarity on the relevant strategic goals and broader program plans, and developing an innovative, creative environment to give the team space to focus on delivering.

You will be part of a multi-disciplined team of developers, business analysts, product owners, synchronizing and collaborating with other scrum-masters and project managers across global locations.

Responsibilities include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Promoting Scrum/Agile Practices
  • Promote Scrum and Agile values, principles and practices
  • Coach and mentor multiple teams to achieve higher level of maturity on Agile/Scrum as required
  • Continuous benchmarking with industry best practice
  • Organisation/Planning
  • Support multiple teams to ensure they can deliver what is requested – remove impediments which may hinder the success of the team (servant leadership)
  • Facilitate team meetings (retrospectives, reviews, refinement & Sprint planning) and attend integration meetings (Scrum of Scrum and where applicable Program Increment planning)
  • Ensure Stories and Sprints adhere to standards and quality measures
  • Identify warning signs and act with a sense of urgency to resolve
  • Provide decisive responses to challenges and issues
  • Provide transparent planning, control and reporting through most suitable tooling (JIRA, Scrum boards, burndowns, information radiators)
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Build and maintain strong relationship with product owners & product manager(s)
  • Develop a safe and open environment to instill confidence and trust within the team
  • Encourage involvement and commitment from all to help build an effective dynamic team
  • Provide guidance and support to resolve conflict

Essential Criteria

  • 3 Years Commercial experience performing in a Scrum Master capacity
  • Significant project/programme management experience within a software development environment; and
  • Ability to instinctively adapt communication, persuasion and negotiation skills depending on your audience, which will include senior leadership level; and
  • Experience and passion for coaching, mentoring and improvement of teams in agile/Scrum methodologies; and
  • Understand the goal of self-organisation and collective ownership within agile teams and how to get there; and
  • Seek to both promote business practice, and take an active role in reviewing and changing it for the better; and
  • Be a natural facilitator, engaging with your team and beyond.
  • Must be an EU citizen or possess a current UK Tier 1 Visa or Tier 2 visa and eligible to take up full time, permanent employment

Desirable Criteria

  • Certified Scrum Master / Professional Scrum Master certification
  • Certified Scrum Professional
  • Experience of agile delivery / project management tools, preferably Jira, Confluence, MS Project,
  • IT Degree qualification
  • Experience of delivering projects in an agile environment (Scrum, Kanban, XP, etc.)
  • Experience of delivering projects in a multi-method eco-system
  • PMP certification or equivalent certification
  • SAFe Scaled Agile certifications eg, SA, SP, SPC

Hours of Work:

Standard hours Mon – Fri;

Flexibility to meet business needs as required ensure

To apply please click on the APPLY NOW button below to be directed to the company website

Closing Date:  Friday 19th October 2018

Statement on Fair Employment and Equal Opportunities:

Allstate NI wishes to ensure equal opportunity is given to all job applicants.  This company will not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender (including gender reassignment status), sexual orientation, religious belief, political opinion, marital status, age or disability.

Applicants should note Allstate NI complete AccessNI background checks on all candidates offered a position.