On behalf of Dennis Publishing Ciklum is looking for a Senior Scrum Master to join Kyiv team on a full-time basis.
You will work closely with Product leads, Engineers, Business Analysts, Technical Leads, Developers. Data Analysts and key stakeholders from across Dennis Publishing to manage development cycles across teams, to bring new functionality and improvements to market-leading websites, within agreed timescales.
Working with Product leads and department heads, you will maintain product backlogs and communicate key information to scrum teams to enable their understanding of business goals.
You will facilitate the day-to-day process of software development and delivery, organizing daily stand up, backlog grooming, planning, demonstrations, presentations and retrospective meetings, ensuring effective self-organizing, cross-functional and disciplined scrum teams.
You will proactively support the engineering teams, removing impediments so the teams can focus on the work at hand and follow agile practices. Improving the team’s engineering practices and tools as needed, to deliver business goals.
You will also be expected to promote best practices and educate teams across all areas of the business via workshops and presentations, as necessary.
Ensuring productivity from scrum and Kanban development teams
Delivery of new features and functionality
Enforcing agreed processes and practices, and enabling improvements to processes
Monitoring, optimizing and reporting on team efficiency and velocity
Removing impediments and blockers to the team
Facilitating scrum / Kanban teams ability to self organize
Communicating business goals and ensuring engineering teams deliver value
Running retrospectives to ensure a process of continual improvement
Organizing demonstrations to showcase the work from the engineering teams
Must have knowledge:
Scrum Master certified
Knowledge of other Agile/Lean frameworks: XP, Kanban etc.
Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques, such as User Stories, BDD, TDD, CI/CD, Pairing, Automated Testing and more
Excellent communication and mentoring skills
Experience of working with distributed teams
You will be a self-starter with a positive, ʻcan-doʼ attitude, proactively contributing to the company’s goals
You will be level headed, dependable and calm under pressure
You will be capable of winning the respect and trust of the teams around you, influencing through knowledge, confidence and belief in what you do
You can guide a team through change, participatory decision-making and conflict resolution
You are driven by perfection but also understand the need to be pragmatic and the importance of MVP in a fast-paced digital environment
You will use your experience and initiative to know when to make decisions and when to defer to stakeholders
You will be a natural problem solver, showing clear analytical thinking
You will have strong communication skills, from developers to business stakeholders
You will be supremely organized and able to work across multiple projects at once
You will be constantly looking for ways to evolve processes by analyzing problems at their root causes
You will work quickly and accurately in an environment of changing priorities
What's in it for you
Unique working environment where you communicate and work directly with client
A challenging function, with a lot of responsibility in a unique dynamic environment
Work with new technologies using best development practices
Work with skilled and professional team
State of the art, cool, centrally located offices with warm atmosphere which creates really good working
About Ciklum International
Ciklum is a top-five global Digital Solutions Company for Fortune 500 and fast-growing organisations alike around the world.
Our 3,000+ Developers located in the Delivery Centres across the globe, provide our clients with a range of services including outsourcing software development, Enterprise App Development, Quality Assurance, Security, R&D, Big Data & Analytics.
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Job posted on
10 June 2021