Michelle Hiestermann
    November 28, 2018
    Centurion, South Africa
    Job Type


    A great role has become available at one of the country’s top insurance houses. A Senior Scrum Master is required to join a dynamic team and take the business forward from a scaled agile framework perspective.


    • 4-5 years of pure Scrum experience
    • Experience following the scaled agile framework
    • Solid agile coaching experience
    • Understanding of software development project management, particularly for application development
    • Computer literate, including competency with Jira
    • Experienced working with different frameworks within Agile, particularly Scrum and Kanban
    • Solid understanding of Lean and Lean principles and the ability to propagate this into the teams and the organization
    • Familiarity with common online and e-commerce concepts, tools and technologies
    • Basic understanding of software engineering best practices, and basic architecture concepts like service orientated architecture and object orientated Analysis And Design
    • Interest in future technologies and trends

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Facilitates the team’s progress toward team goals
    • Monitor and improve performance in the areas of quality, predictability, flow, and velocity.
    • Help the team focus on daily and sprint goals in the context of Program Increment (PI) Objectives.
    • Teaches problem-solving techniques and helps the team become better problem-solvers for themselves.
    • Facilitates meetings – all team meetings, including Daily Stand-up, Sprint Planning, Review, and Retrospective.
    • Supports the Product Owner – helps the Product Owner in their efforts to creating and managing the backlog
    • Eliminates impediments
    • Help foster a culture of technical discipline and craftsmanship that is the hallmark of effective Agile teams.
    • Builds a high-performing team – Focuses on ever-improving team dynamics and performance.
    • Helps the team manage team conflict
    • Helps coordinate inter-team dependencies through coordination with other teams – The Scrum Master is typically the representative in the Scrum of Scrums (SoS) meeting.
    • Helps the team understand how to estimate Stories, Features and Capabilities.

    Reference Number for this position is MH42416 which is a permanent position based in Centurion, Gauteng offering a permanent salary of R1mill per annum based on experience and level. Contact Michelle on michelle@e-merge.co.za or call her on 011 463 3633

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