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“Passionate about all things agile, super-high work ethic, with a flair for coaching who has that extra quirk and is keen to transform companies…Sound like you? Then read on dude/dudette!”

< Overview />

We’re an exuberant & quirky agile technology solutions biz based in JHB. We think agile is super cool – we live and breathe it, and would eat it too if we could! We’re a fascinating, brilliant and fun-loving bunch who regularly breaks away from the norm in order to keep things interesting. Not only do we think agile is cool, we might possibly think you’re cool too!

Operating on the self-managed team philosophy, our Infowarians (otherwise known as employees) are go getters who take the lead and run with it. We get personal – with our clients as well as our employees. So if you’re highly motivated, good at what you do, passionate about agile, have oodles of leadership potential, are self-managed, with a touch of quirk and are ready to jump right in; we’re looking for you!

< What will you be doing? />

The Scrum Master will operate within a consulting role as a Scrum Master to Infoware Studios’ clients on agile implementations. The main responsibilities will be to:

  • Coach teams that is totally new to agile on Scrum and Kanban processes
  • Get the basics of Scrum and Kanban embedded in client teams
  • Implementing agile best practices within a team
  • Help the team to develop a culture of collaboration
  • Maintaining a high level of morale within the team
  • Support the team to be self-organising and function as an accountable, high performance team
  • Work directly with client stakeholders, exco members, senior management and development team members
  • Attend all Sprint boundary meetings to guide team through the process
  • Facilitate the stand-up meetings
  • Identifying and removing impediments for the team
  • Work with teams to streamline agile process and assist them to improve continuously
  • Coach Scrum Masters to take over the SM role once the engagement comes to an end
  • Coach product owners new to the role to assist them to develop into the role
  • Take on some project management responsibilities over and above the Scrum Master role e.g. managing client expectations, regular communications with client
  • Work and communicate directly with client stakeholders, exco members, senior management and development team members
  • Assist the product owner in prioritisation and scheduling of work, to meet agreed delivery time frames
  • Make sure that all the team members understand their roles and fullfil them to the best of their ability
  • Assist team with managing agile via agile tooling (Jira)
  • Configure Jira for client development teams

<Your Background />

  • 3-5 years experience as a Scrum Master
  • Software development life cycle experience
  • Technical background: come from a business analysis, testing or development background

<About You! />

We’re looking for someone out-of-the-ordinary, who walks to the beat of their own drum, who is ambitious and willing to try new things. How many of these boxes do you tick?

  • Quirky
  • Creative
  • Exuberant
  • Brilliant
  • Intelligent
  • Have a flair for people
  • The opposite of egocentric
  • A born leader
  • Self-managed
  • Professional
  • Extremely high work-ethic (non-negotiable!)
  • Service orientated
  • Quality of work is important to you

<The deets />

 <Remuneration> 30 000 – 35 000 bucks (depending on your awesome skills)
<Province> Gauteng
<Education> PhD in Agile – just kidding! BCom degree or related and Certified Scrum Master (Scrum Alliance)
<Job level> Intermediate
<Own Transport> Yes please
<Type> Permanent
<Contact> hireme@infowarestudios.co.za