Scrum Master
Auckland, New Zealand
3d ago

The Role

As a Scrum Master your role is to establish an environment where the Agile team can maximise their effectiveness.

You will facilitate and lead Scrum events, coach the teams you work within to become self-organised and cross functional as well facilitate impediment clearing and protecting the team from outside distractions.

You will be continually facilitating the Agile team to reflect on their dynamics and delivery, and find ways to continually improve.

Many of our clients who have adopted Scrum and Agile ways of working have organisation-wide coaching circles or communities of practice.

You will need to be open to participating in these, guiding the organisations along their journey. As many of our clients are at varying stages of their Agile transformation, you will need to be able to adapt.

When supporting our clients along their journey, we are often provided with a unique opportunity to help them move into the right direction.

You may need to create and maintain a budget, the Risks and Issues Register, create delivery roadmaps and send out status reports.

Many of our clients do need the support of a project manager while they are on their transformation journey, and you may need to accommodate this to be successful in this role.

Experience working in a Scaled Agile environment will also be beneficial.

The Person

If you come from a software development, development team lead or business analysis background then this role could be your next career move.

You will have some project management already under your belt, and be able to run projects end to end in using Agile methodology

You’ll be adept at delivering complex digital projects, breaking down barriers for your team, consistently planning at a higher level and getting into the detail to make things happen when needed.

You will need qualification showing your understanding of the Scrum framework and how it is implemented, as well as a minimum of 3-4 years software Agile project management / business analysis or Scrum Mastering experience.

The role of the Scrum Master includes :

  • Guiding and coaching the Scrum Team on how to use Agile practices and principles to deliver high quality products and services to our customers
  • Coaching the Scrum team to a high performing level by recognizing areas of strength and improvement and employing appropriate coaching and development techniques
  • Ensuring Scrum methodology is understood and the team adheres to Scrum theory, practice, and guidelines
  • Coaching the Scrum team in self-organization and utilising a cross-functional skillset
  • Effectively communicating, both internally within the Scrum team and Datacom, as well as externally with Customer stakeholders.
  • Working with the Scrum Team, as well as internal and external stakeholders, to influence and drive decision-making and to support the organizational project or product teams
  • Resolving team impediments with other Scrum Masters to increase the effectiveness Scrum delivery within the organization
  • Working with Agile coaches and other Scrum Masters to grow within the role
  • Contributing to the advancement and improvement of Agile practices within the organization
  • Facilitating and supporting all Scrum events : Sprint Planning, Daily Standup, Sprint Review, Refinement and Sprint Retrospective
  • About Datacom

    We have over 6,200 people across our global offices, and generate an annual revenue of over $1.2 billion, this makes us one of Australasia’s largest professional IT services companies.

    We have extensive expertise in operating data centres, providing IT services, software engineering and application management, as well as payroll and customer service design and operations.

    With this comes a long list of significant clients across all industries. Datacom is committed to hiring, developing and promoting the best talent from a diverse range of backgrounds.

    We are local at heart, yet world-class in capability.

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