Agile Master – DVP | IT Recruitment

Minimum years of experience:

  • 8-10 years’ experience in more than one Agile Team
  • At least 5 years’ experience in the IT / Software DevOps industry is essential.
  • Solid working experience as a JAVA developer

 

Level of experience required:

  • Chief Expert (0740)

 

Minimum qualification required:

  • IT / Business Degree
  • Certification as Scrum Master
  • Professional membership to international Agile Body
  • Certification as Scrum Master
  • At least two of the following:
  • Professional Scrum Master III™
  • Certified Scrum Professional – Scrum Master® (scrumailliance.org)
  • Certified SAFe® Program Consultant (scaledagile.com)
  • Certified SAFe® Agilisit (scaledagile.com)
  • Scale Professional Scrum™ (scrum.org)
  • Certified SAFe Release Train engineer (scaledagile.com)

 

Role tasks:

  • Provides active and regular mentorship to other Agile Masters
  • Supports multiple Feature Teams in complex Products / Sub-products up to Domain level
  • Provides key insights into the evolution of Agile KPIs in complex Agile Teams to improve efficiencies at an organizational level
  • Take the Role as Test Manager in Testing phases
  • Contributes significant value in relevant CoPs through active leadership
  • Asist line manager with shift rosters regarding operations and office time cycles
  • Guides the team and organization on the use and application of Agile/Scrum methodologies and practices
  • Aligns within bigger teams to ensure good collaboration and value adding outcomes
  • Collaborates with Product Owners and colleagues across multiple sites/locations
  • This includes facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution
  • Assesses the agile maturity of the team and organization and coaches the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team/projects
  • Assists with internal and external communication and improving transparency. Demonstrates the status / performance of the team as key element
  • Supports the Product Owner with grooming processes and product backlog management
  • Assists with project- and team coordination tasks when required
  • Gives structure to workshops and meetings to lead and facilitate the team’s Agile way of working. Gives structure to workshops and meetings to lead and facilitate the team’s Agile way of working. This includes facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution
  • Assesses the agile maturity of the team and organization and coaches the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team/projects
  • Assists with internal and external communication and improving transparency. Demonstrates the status / performance of the team as key element
  • Supports the Product Owner with grooming processes and product backlog management
  • Assists with project- and team coordination tasks when required

 

Generic Technical / Functional skills:

  • Previous exposure to a Supply Chain function (either being in a Supply chain function or Agile Master for a team that services a Supply Chain Function)
  • Ability to manage a technical team using agile methodologies
  • Leadership skills and knowledge of facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
  • Knowledge of numerous well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (e.g., numerous Burndown techniques, Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.)

 

Specific Technical / Functional skills:

  • Excellent knowledge and experience in applying Agile scaled models (e.g., SAFe, Nexus, LeSS)
  • Knowledge of the company (Advantageous)
  • Excellent proficiency in the Agile Tool Chain (JIRA, Confluence, X-Ray, BitBucket)
  • Solid experience of working with JAVA related technologies

 

Soft skills:

  • Problem solving capabilities
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work interdependently as well as independently and to submit deliverables on time and with excellent quality
  • Results driven and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills with the ability to communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing) with both technical and non-technical colleagues / users
  • Strong ability to understand and interpret business needs and requirements with an aptitude to move concepts through to proposal and successful implementation
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Above-board work ethics
  • Flexibility to take up different tasks in the project
  • Ability and willingness to coach and give training to fellow colleagues and users when required
  • German language proficiency advantageous
  • Willing to work on ZA public holidays and on weekends where required
  • Willing and able to travel internationally
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