ENVIRONMENT:Ensure Scrum framework values are upheld, and Agile practices followed by Product & Software Dev teams as your strong leadership and expertise is sought to be the next Scrum Master of a cutting-edge Software Specialist based in Stellenbosch. You will also be expected to work to increase team efficiency and motivate and drive process improvement. The successful incumbent will require a suitable 3-year tertiary/NQF-aligned qualification, be a Certified Scrum Master (CSM or similar), have 5+ years industry experience & within an Agile Development environment and 3+ years in a similar role. You must also have demonstrable competency using JIRA, TDD, Refactoring, User Stories, BDD, Visual Management, Pairing, Collaborative Design, Estimation, Story Mapping & Documentation and knowledgeable in techniques to fill gaps in the [URL Removed]

  • Facilitate the daily development stand-ups and enforce the use the Scrum task board.
  • Manage Agile ceremonies such as Sprint Planning, Grooming sessions and effective retrospectives.
  • Enact the Agile Framework by facilitating:
    • Ensuring and managing Team Flow.
    • Communicating the framework visually.
    • Project Management.
    • Technical Agile Practices.

Team Flow

  • Responsible for the process success assist the BA/PO and the team to enact the Scrum process to ensure productivity and delivery.
  • Help the team collaborate effectively and manage their work successfully so that they can make realistic commitments and create product increments reliably.
  • Monitor team throughput and delivery closely.

Project Management

  • Support the BA/PO in making product decisions and tackle Product Owner empowerment issues.
  • Assist the BA/PO in eliciting and documenting additional requirements from stakeholders by using a variety of techniques such as interviews, document analysis, use cases, and workflow analysis, in the scenario where the development team requires detailed information to effectively satisfy the request.
  • Manage and maintain process and product related documentation using Atlassian Confluence.
  • Effectively provide feedback to internal stakeholders.
  • Responsible for assisting the BA/PO with backlog management.
  • Proactively address problems and suggest possible solutions throughout the full software development lifecycle.
  • Assist with software testing and User Acceptance Testing.


  • Relevant 3-year tertiary or NQF aligned qualification.
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM or similar).


  • At least 3+ years experience in a Scrum Master role.
  • At least 5+ years industry experience essential.
  • Experience within an Agile development environment.
  • Knowledge and demonstrable competency using JIRA.
  • Experience with successful Agile techniques.
  • Promote Continuous Integration.
  • TDD.
  • Refactoring.
  • User Stories.
  • BDD.
  • Visual Management.
  • Pairing.
  • Collaborative Design.
  • Estimation.
  • User Persona Sessions.
  • Story Mapping & Documentation.
  • Knowledgeable in techniques to fill in gaps in the Scrum.


  • Ability to analyse and think quickly and to resolve conflict.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and mentoring skills.

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