We are looking for a Scrum Master that has experience and proven track in managing projects within an Agile Custom Development and Integration environment. The successful Scrum Master will be responsible for owning the delivery of numerous Agile projects on an end-to-end basis in demanding customer environments.

This is a 12 month contract position, which is hybrid based in Sandton.

What you’ll do:

  • Work closely with the development teams, product owners and delivery team managers to pinpoint existing process flaws and identify a prioritized agile improvement roadmap to support consistent predictable delivery.
  • High velocity communicator – making sure that all information regarding changes in scope, delays other issues are communicated to key stakeholders.
  • Runs daily, weekly and monthly agile ceremonies efficiently and strictly.
  • Participate in daily stand-ups, ensuring agile processes are followed, provide feedback to delivery teams and focus the teams on agreed sprint goals.
  • Drives improvements that are generated by agile retrospectives
  • Research and educate the teams regarding utilization of appropriate features of our agile management tools
  • Provide update reports on Agile process for the wider organization
  • Facilitate the communication across different delivery teams to resolve dependencies and impediments.
  • Work with the Product Owner to protect the current sprint commitments and continually refine and prioritize the backlog
  • Enforces the definition of ready for work coming into the development team
  • Enforces and educates external parties about the process for submission of development work requests.
  • Continuously learning and educating the development team and fellow Scrum Masters on Agile methodologies and practices
  • Coach and mentor the delivery teams to increase agile maturity across the company
  • Actively contributes to the Scrum Master Community of Practice
  • Taking responsibility for some Business Analysis aspects such as:
  • Studying business needs and eliciting requirements
  • Documenting requirements into a product backlog with clear and unambiguous acceptance criteria and business rules
  • Ensuring that the requirements are delivered in the implemented solution, on time and of a top quality
  • Preparing Release Notes
  • Post Go-Live Reporting
  • Developing and maintaining User Guides

Your expertise:

  • A Certified Scrum Master (PSM or CSM) preferred
  • Must have solid experience and understanding of the Scrum principles
  • Proven experience within a Product Driven and Custom Development environment.
  • At least 5 years’ experience as an Agile Project Manager or Scrum Master within an Agile environment.
  • Ability to understand technical issues at a high level
  • Ability to coach multiple teams to reach their highest potential and deadlines
  • Proven ability to work independently without supervision whilst driving decision in a collaborative fashion
  • High attention to detail and sense of ownership and responsibility
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills – able to interact with a wide range of individuals from Developers, Testers and Product Owners to senior management and executives.
  • Knowledge of and exposure to other software development methodologies and project management frameworks and concepts.

Personal Attributes:

  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment.
  • Confidence to express ideas as part of a creative team.
  • Excellent communication (written, oral) and interpersonal skills.
  • A Self-Starter capable of working under pressure.
  • Curious and engaged in Continuous Learning and Professional Development.

Why work for us?

Want to work for an organization that solves complex real-world problems with innovative software solutions? At iOCO, we believe anything is possible with modern technology, software, and development expertise. We are continuously pushing the boundaries of innovative solutions across multiple industries using an array of technologies.?

You will be part of a consultancy, working with some of the most knowledgeable minds in the industry on interesting solutions across different business domains.?

Our culture of continuous learning will ensure that you will have all the opportunities, tools, and support to hone and grow your craft.?

By joining IOCO you will have an open invitation to forums. A place where you will be able to connect and learn from and with your peers by sharing ideas, experiences, practices, and solutions.?

Desired Skills:

  • Adaptability
  • Authenticity
  • Partnership
  • Ingenuity
  • Mastery

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