Techsavanna Company Ltd Scrum Master Jobs in Kenya

Techsavanna Company Ltd Scrum Master Jobs in Kenya

Role Purpose:

  • Responsible for working closely with the Product Owner and support in prioritisation and backlog management.

  • Responsible for working closely with the Product Owner to help track sprint goals, needs and insights from stakeholders and other initiatives, regularly communicating status, changes in direction, and relevant metrics to avoid misalignment and roadblocks.

  • Servant Leader who enables scrum teams to self-organize, self-manage and deliver via lean agile practices. Serves the Product Owner, Development Team and the rest of the organization.

  • Protects the squad from outside interference and helps the squad identify and remove impediments.

    Key accountabilities and decision ownership:

  • Support Product Owner in backlog management by coaching on relevant principles and approaches.

  • Coach the scrum team members on agile methods and agile practices e.g. CI/CD, TDD

  • Facilitate scrum ceremonies i.e. Sprint Planning, Daily Stand Up; Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective. Facilitates the predictability and consistency of the squads’ cadence and enables scrum ceremonies.

  • Inspect and adapt scrum ceremonies thus promote continuous improvement and team learning.

  • Enable squads to coordinate with other squads, stakeholders and partners to manage interdependencies, risks and learn from other’s impediments.

  • Motivates the team to meet the business outcome

  • Prepares information radiators to promote visibility and transparency of agile.

    Key performance indicators:

  • Team Velocity- measures how many user stories were completed by the scrum team and therefore how much value the scrum team is generating

  • Sprint Burn down

  • Ensure sprint burn down chart is slope to communicate positive team progress towards the goal.

  • Bi-weekly reporting of Sprint increment to tribe lead and other key stakeholders.

  • Daily Scrum and Sprint Retrospective – Qualitative measurement of team progress and process health.

  • Team capacity

  • Inspire, coach, and motivate squad members to be creative and have an entrepreneurial drive to achieve the desired business outcome.

  • Ensures full availability of all squad members and work capacity.

  • Ensures minimal capacity interruptions due to sick offs, leave, re-deployment etc.

  • Growth in agile competencies within a squad.

    Core competencies, knowledge and experience:

  • Communicates simply to excite and engage people.

  • Pro-actively adapts own style and approach to
    build rapport, and work with others more effectively.

  • Builds and maintains strong relationships and networks.

  • Focuses on helping squads achieve business outcomes and drive continuous improvement.

  • Finds creative ways to encourage squad members to solve problems in emergent business areas.

  • Guide product owners to use data and research to make decisions that derive business value incrementally.

  • Manages the product with agility. Understands and applies the Scrum Framework in product delivery

  • Servant leadership with the approach to developing people and teams through coaching and mentoring

    Functional Competencies:

  • Uses Design Thinking to coach squad members to match our products and services to our Customers’ needs.

  • Must have technical / professional qualifications:

  • 2+ years’ experience in the IT industry and a good understanding of the full software life cycle.

  • Deep understanding of Agile values and principles.

  • Working knowledge and experience with several Agile methodologies: SCRUM, Kanban, and Lean.

  • Working knowledge of best practices in user-centered design like user research, hypothesis-driven development, prototyping, usability testing.

  • Strong working knowledge of technical engineering best practices including test driven development, continuous integration, XP, DevOps.

  • Possess certifications in agile practices e.g. Professional Scrum Master, Scrum Master Certified.

  • Good experience with at least one requirements tracking tool like Jira, Confluence and collaborative tools.

  • Experience in writing and working with product requirements, features, and user stories preferred.

    How to Apply

  • If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience, please send your resume with your cell phone contact indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role, clearly quoting the job title and job reference to the address below.


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