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Scrum Master

Western Cape Market Related
Sector: IT / Computers / Software
Posted: Friday, 15 July 2022

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A specialised software house focusing on ERP solutions for through clients is looking for a Scrum Master.

This role is ideally suited to a dynamic and experienced certified scrum master looking to transfer their knowledge and skill about Scrum to a team new to the Agile methodology. You will motivate and guide two development teams that works from multiple product backlogs. You will be the glue in the development teams ensuring the teams are working on the right tasks at the right time, and that the team is fully deployed and not idle. You will also work closely with the product owners to ensure epics, stories, and other items on the sprint backlog translates into actionable tasks for the development teams.

Together with the Product Manager and Development Team, you will also review the product backlog and sprint backlog and monitor the process to keep the scrum moving, and continuously report on developments and progress. You will be responsible to understand and resolve roadblocks to produce and ship awesome solutions to customers.


  • Challenge and improve the operation of the team as an agile workstream, driving their performance and capability to succeed
  • Coaches the Scrum team in self-organization, cross-functional skillset, domain knowledge
  • Guides and coaches the Scrum Team on how to use Agile practices and principles to deliver high quality products and services to our customers
  • Responsible for ensuring Scrum is understood and the team adheres to Scrum theory, practice, and guidelines.
  • Ensure the path is clear for the team, helping to remove blockers, facilitating discussions, enabling seamless communications and working with the team to clarify the product backlog
  • Remove impediments in the team to enable team effectiveness and products of high quality
  • Ensure that the refined backlog (user story estimated effort) is up to date 100% of the time and ready for the team to take into next sprint
  • Collaborate with product managers, product owners, designers and architects to collectively define the team's work and plan delivery roadmaps
  • Plan, coordinate, organize and track client specific projects through the sprints to implementation.
  • Coordinate planning, backlog grooming, sprint review, retrospective, and daily stand-ups
  • Track the velocity of each sprint team over time and provide input on how velocity could be improved.
  • Provide input to ensure more accurate sprint estimation over time to accelerate delivery of proposed sprint contents.


  • Tertiary qualification in Computer Science, Business Analysis or similar field would be advantageous
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) credentials or Agile Certification essential
  • At least 2 years formal experience in a scrum master role
  • Technical background
  • Familiarity with software development life cycle
  • Good knowledge of Azure devops
  • Ability to structure and lead multidisciplinary and multi-level stakeholder meetings.
  • Ability to synthesize and communicate in a non-technical language.
  • Very good communication, facilitation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Servant leadership approach
  • Outstanding organizational skills