Scrum Master

Posted on: 14/11/2019 14:42 Ending on: 31/12/2019 12:00


Our continued expansion has created an opportunity to join our successful team as a Scrum Master, to lead the continuous shaping and development of PSL’s Product, supporting our transition to a client centric, product based organisation. This is a key role which will include multiple responsibilities.


The Product development team at PSL is developing a modern Mortgage Focussed product for sale and deployment to existing and new PSL clients.

The PSL Product is underpinned by modern technology and modern ways of working and deployment.



•       Lead the development team to reach consensus for what can be achieved                during a specified period of time

•       Helping the team to reach consensus during the daily scrum

•       Lead the development team to ensure that they stay focused and follow the              agreed-upon rules for daily scrums

•       Remove obstacles that are impeding the team's progress

•       Protect the development team from outside distractions planning and                        estimating.

•       Ensure that the development team as a whole delivers against its outcomes              and commitments, to the required level of quality.

Key Duties:

•        Guiding the team and organisation on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and             values to delight customers, internal and external.

•        Guiding the team on how to get the most out of self-organisation.

•        Guiding the team on self-organising

•        Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organisation and coaching the           team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and                             comfortable for the team and organisation.

•        Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by                     finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.

•        Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised                     without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on                     healing and problem-solving.

•        Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the            work.

•        Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.

•        Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency,             and radiating information.

•        Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially on grooming and                 maintaining the product backlog.

•        Leading by example


Experience required:

•        Educated to at least degree level in a Computer Science or associated                     discipline

•        Experience in playing the Scrum Master role for at least two years for a                     software development team, delivering commercial applications, that was                 diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.)

•        Good skills and knowledge of facilitation, situational awareness, conflict                     resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing                             transparency.

•        Knowledge of various aspects of the Scrum approach.  E.g. Burndown                     technologies, Retrospectives, Bugs management etc.).

•        Strong JIRA and Confluence knowledge

•        Strong knowledge of unit and integration testing approaches

•        Knowledge of Git and SQL

•        Demonstrated desire to learn new technologies, techniques and approaches

•        Demonstrated ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, to                   achieve goals as agreed by within a self directed team

•        Excellent communication and mentoring skills




•        Familiarity with CI or CD

•        Strong Java, Spring, Hibernate, Maven

•        Excellent analytic skills and an ability to demonstrate critical thinking

•        Knowledge of a variety of Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc.

•        Awareness and experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User                 Stories,  ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing,               Automated Testing, Agile Games.


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