Scrum Master at Euromonitor International

  • Information Technology Jobs in South Africa
  • Full time
  • 5 months ago
  • South Africa
  • Salary Rand 0-1000 / Monthly
  • Shift Full Time
  • Job Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree
  • Number of vacancies 5 openings
  • Job experience 2 years
  • Job level Officer

Job Description

Euromonitor International invite suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the position of Scrum Master to join our dynamic team.

Duties & Responsibilities

The successful applicant will be responsible for but not limited to the following job functions:

What you’ll do

  • Maintain a working knowledge of different Euromonitor products and related integration points and, is able to understand business and technical changes in order to anticipate cross-system or cross-process impacts.
  • Facilitate different Scrum ceremonies like daily stand-ups, sprint planning, backlog refinement, sprint reviews & retrospectives. Mentor on process and development practices and advocate with team for continuous improvement.
  • Facilitate and coordinate with the wider stakeholders (PMBA, Dev, DB and QA team, respective leads and managers etc.) to do sprint planning for product delivery.
  • Assist the team(s) towards achieving the day-to-day progress of sprint goals and release goals with regard to time, budget, scope and quality. By regularly monitoring and managing the metrics to meet release goals (Ex: Sprint, bugs and release burndown, team velocity…etc.)
  • Work with Product Owner and business team to ensure product backlog is healthy and transparent and prioritize the list to generate higher business value. Co-ordinate with Product Owner for Product backlog management, concept grooming and continuous delivery of features.
  • Facilitate the management of technical backlog (technical debts, refactoring tasks and POCs/prototypes needed etc.) and track progress of work against those backlogs. Work with architect, Dev. leads and scrum teams in distributed locations to drive technical refining, planning, issue resolution and development on those product specific technical debts.
  • Facilitate the management of Bug/defect backlog by working with product management to prioritize and defer defects. Coordinate with other teams to identify risks and to clear roadblocks.
  • Protect scrum team from outside distractions (like unnecessary communication, dependencies etc.), proactively identify and remove impediments raised by team to deliver the product goals, any team conflicts and maintain focus on product backlog and delivery timelines which could require cross-team collaboration and or escalation, possible up to senior management stakeholders.
  • Interface with project teams (particularly project managers, product managers & BA’s) to make sure that stories and other project deliverables to the scrum team are of sufficient quality and provided in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate with release management and other stakeholders (like Dev., QA and DB leads, managers, and product owners to do release planning for the product delivery. Ensure a smooth release process is maintained.
  • Provide sprint wise reporting on scrum team delivery progress and team activity against release goals, product roadmap and strategical vision of technology department.
  • Partner with the Dev. and QE leads and managers to provide leadership and mentorship to the team members.
  • Ensure that sprint deliverables are adhering to the defined quality and best practice guidelines.
  • Be responsible for defining standardized reports, liaison to establish report requirements/automation around scrum team delivery.
  • Identify and control project risks by means of prevention, mitigation and contingencies.
  • Maintaining relevant metrics that help the team understand how they are performing.
  • Influence the Scrum team to increase productivity over a period of time by measuring and highlighting the opportunities areas.
  • Be accountable to promote better vertical visibility of scrum teams in their agile delivery by different means.
  • Build a community of agile champions, practitioners and enthusiasts that promotes learning by sharing.
  • Be a very active member of Agile Workgroup and educate wider scrum teams and the wider business by conducting workshops and other means. Engage them in continuous learning in the application of agile and lean principles.
  • Evangelize and preach agile principles and practices (like Scrum) across other departments in organization and help in building the bigger agile community by spreading it across verticals in enterprise.
  • Build team cohesion and foster good communication between various scrum team members. Facilitate and enable transparent communication within and outside the team and with the key stakeholders.
  • Encourage and support an open, learning, and progressive environment to allow the team to innovate and explore new creative solutions.
  • Coach Key roles such as other scrum masters, product owners and development managers to become more effective problem-solvers.

Required Knowledge and Experience

We pride ourselves with having the best people, which are our most important assets. Our company has been recognized for having the highest ethics and strives for excellence through distinctly higher standards than the norm.



We therefore urge only candidates with these unique requirements and experience to apply for this stimulating position.

Technical skills/experience:

  • Experience with Agile methodologies.
  • A Scrum Master certification and/or presently practicing SCRUM.
  • Strong experience in Agile Software Development Processes.
  • Conceptual knowledge of the agile technical practices, such as TDD / BDD, Refactoring, CI, DevOps, and hands-on experience in few of them.
  • Understands some of the popular industry tools (e.g. Azure DevOps, JIRA, etc.).
  • Actively learning and regularly upgrading self-knowledge on the agile principles, Scrum and product management.
  • Understand the value of commitments to delivery made by a development team.
  • Understand incremental delivery and the value of metrics.
  • Able to support both the Delivery Manager / Product Manager in scaling the product and planning resources.



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