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Title: Scrum Master Location: Sheffield, UK Full time, permanent Salary: £55,000 – £65,000 Role overview: Provide Scrum Master facilitation and leadership to agile teams. Deliver working software according to Product Owner requirements and in line with the technical and business strategy of the company. Key role responsibilities: • Work within a project team with product and business owners to ensure that new products or services are delivered to the appropriate levels of quality within the agreed sprint cycles • Organise and manage onshore and offshore Agile development teams • Ensure that the appropriate Agile metrics and artefacts are produced and communicated to enable the team and product owner to make informed decisions • Communicate effectively with all project stakeholders, ensuring the right information is recorded, reported and distributed in the correct format, to the right people and in good time • Collate and present product, productivity and quality feedback to the team and other stakeholders • Understand the abilities and priorities within the Scrum team, and encourage and facilitate objectives and improvement around these • Create a high performing team; resolve internal and external conflicts and establish an atmosphere of improvement • Identify the root causes of any delivery issues and work with the team to introduce corrective actions; remove all project delivery obstructions; Mercilessly blast through project obstructions — with a smile • Assist with gathering and clarifying product and project requirements as required Education & Experience requirements: Experience • Certified Scrum Master accreditation via a recognised industry source with demonstrable industry experience (3 years min). • Have a passion for software development and a good understanding of iterative and incremental software development. Understand the value of commitments to delivery made by a development team. • Proven track record in the continued optimisation of the project release schedule to support the frequent delivery of high quality releases. • Any experience with LAMP technologies would be beneficial as would exposure to Atlassian tools Skills / Knowledge • Understand the value of agile artefacts and metrics (backlog tracking, burn-down metrics, velocity, and task definition) • First class facilitation and motivational skills to enable the team to effectively plan each sprint and achieve constructive retrospectives that lead to improved team performance • Able to relate to both business and technology people Competencies • Takes ownership and responsibility; Works well within a team • Good written and verbal skills, able to translate concepts into easily understood diagrams and visuals for both technical and non-technical people alike; must have presentation skills • Eye for detail and quality, able to demonstrate empathy, common sense and pragmatism. Be innovative • Flexible. Self-starter. Must be able to manage own time successfully. Ability to work well under pressure Additional Information • Must be eligible to live and work in the UK; Able to travel, UK and abroad What do you get in return? • 25 days annual leave rising to 30 • 5% pension after probation • State of the art city centre offices • Access to a range of benefits via My Benefits World • Discounted city centre parking • Free Westfield Health cover • Life Assurance • Cycle to Work Scheme • Referral Scheme • Season Ticket Loan • EAP (Employee assistance programme) • Access to an extensive Learning and Development menu Who Are Tes? Tes Global is a global digital education company that has been supporting educators for over 100 years. We power schools and enable great teaching worldwide, by creating intelligent online products and services to make the greatest difference in education. With more than 13.7m education professionals and enthusiasts in our online community using over 900k classroom resources and working relationships with 25,000 schools in over 100 countries, we have the scale to make a difference. Our innovative products and services are delivered through a range of partners across the globe. We help schools find the teachers they need; we bring new teachers into the profession through initial teacher training; we provide teachers with continuous professional development and help educators with safeguarding training and compliance. We provide innovative tools to help teachers succeed in the classroom as well as bring educators together online, so they can share expertise and provide them with vital news and information about education. We are leaders in using digital technology to make life easier for schools and teachers. The services offered through Tes.com play a critical role in helping teachers and school leaders deal with the challenges of providing high quality education to millions of children across the globe. We are proud of our people centric culture where everyone is driven to achieve the same goal, to support and connect teachers and schools worldwide, helping them to improve children's lives through education. Tes Global will ensure all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or on the basis of disability. We invite applicants to contact us directly to identify any additional support required.

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