Agile Coach / Scrum Master

Remote, Anywhere

The Agile Coach / Scrum Master works across admiral.digital and its affiliate or groups companies (the “Company”). You will be part of a fast-growing team working on global and local accounts, reporting directly to the Chief Product Officer (Alec).

We are looking for a Scrum Master to coordinate and coach our software development teams.

You’ll be our go-to person for applying scrum to produce high-quality work. Scrum Master duties include managing timelines, resolving problems and coaching team members on Agile methodologies. Ultimately, you’ll help create self-organizing teams that are flexible and fully productive during sprints.

You should have excellent knowledge of the scrum framework, with all its artifacts and techniques. You’ll also need the ability to coordinate people and projects (occasionally facilitating changes) with your mind set on deliverables. If you’re a strong communicator, a capable leader and you’re invested in Agile frameworks, we’d like to meet you.

You have the ability to think strategically and execute brilliantly and nurture these abilities in others. You have good organizational skills and attention to detail. You will ensure that Company’s professional standards are never compromised. To this end, you will ensure that systems and procedures are maintained, and that the business operates profitably, within budget and to the highest level of quality, efficiency, client service and professionalism.

Responsibilities

Product management

  • Manage each project’s scope and timeline
  • Coordinate sprints, retrospective meetings and daily stand-ups
  • Coach team members in Agile frameworks
  • Facilitate internal communication and effective collaboration
  • Be the point of contact for external communications (e.g. from customers or stakeholders)
  • Work with product owners to handle backlogs and new requests
  • Resolve conflicts and remove obstacles that occur
  • Help teams implement changes effectively
  • Ensure deliverables are up to quality standards at the end of each sprint
  • Guide development teams to higher scrum maturity
  • Help build a productive environment where team members ‘own’ the product and enjoy working on it

Technical skills

Not relevant

Project management

  • You are committed to meet deadlines. 
  • You concentrate on multiple projects and products at the same time.

Stakeholder Relationship Management

  • You work with cross-functional teams and various stakeholders, including analytics, design/user experience, engineering, and user enablement.
  • You maintain thriving relationships.
  • You are a thought leader within the Company and help other team members better understand scrum and agile; where needed you share past experiences to energise and motivate the team as a whole.
  • You have a “can-do” attitude and proven ability to work in a team environment.

Results Management

  • You work closely with the internal product team and external development teams to maintain a balance between speed and quality of execution. 
  • You investigate, initiate, manage and direct new and better ways of working.

People Management

  • You provide professional development for team members, including training and mentoring, supported by constructive feedback and criticism.

Requirements

  • Experience in a scrum master role
  • Familiarity with software development
  • Excellent knowledge of Scrum techniques and artifacts (such as definition of done, user stories, automated testing, backlog refinement)
  • Good knowledge of different Agile frameworks
  • Excellent communication and servant leadership skills
  • Problem-solving and conflict-resolution ability
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Degree in Computer Science, Business or similar field
  • Scrum master certification is a plus

Core Values

We live by our values – they are our principles and way of doing business. We work with T.R.U.S.T to inform the way we serve our customers and drive growth for the Company. We are true to our word and always follow through with our actions.

Transparency

Descriptor: We build trust by being honest, open and consistent.
Behaviour: Customer First

  1. You maintain transparent communication with peers and management. 
  2. You actively foster respectful, productive and supportive working relationships within the Company and with our clients. 
  3. You listen to clients and the team and are responsive to requests and queries.
  4. You promote the exchange of information about successes and lessons and encourage the team to do the same. 
  5. You can tolerate a pressured environment, giving and receiving constructive feedback.

Results

Descriptor: We deliver substantial improvements in performance by solving problems.
Behaviour: Outcome Focused

  1. You are committed to excellence in everything you do. 
  2. You show initiative and anticipate issues to overcome obstacles and offer appropriate solutions. 
  3. You are results-focused with impeccable attention to detail. 
  4. You proactively pitch-in, assisting peers and the Company to deliver results. 
  5. You can see the ‘bigger picture’ and contribute to longer term objectives.

Understanding

Descriptor: We are subject matter experts committed to exceptional understanding of digital solutions.
Behaviour: Be Exceptional

  1. You are hungry in your pursuit of technical knowledge and personal self-improvement.
  2. You demonstrate enthusiasm and pride in ensuring that all your outputs meet or exceed best practice.
  3. The knowledge you possess and the quality of your outputs inspire confidence in all key stakeholders (internal and external).
  4. You are clear on your objectives and manage your own workload in a timely and professional manner.
  5. You seek guidance, support and approval from management, always ensuring legal compliance and that brand and customer standards are never compromised.

Simplicity

Descriptor: We are curious and resourceful in finding the simplest solution.


Behaviour: Keep it Simple

  1. You are creative and entrepreneurial.
  2. You regularly demonstrate initiative and innovation in your thoughts and actions.
  3. You communicate simply, clearly and to a high professional standard.
  4. You are punctual, managing your own time whilst being respectful of other people’s time.
  5. You set realistic goals and expectations, working smarter to deliver results.

Team Work

Descriptor: We help each other and always make decisions for the benefit of the team.
Behaviour: One Team 

  1. You model behaviour that inspires others to follow.
  2. You proactively train and coach peers, taking pride in their growth.
  3. You make appropriate contributions to team discussions and contribute to a positive team spirit.
  4. You recognize and maximize opportunities for the Company, our clients and the team.
  5. You act with dignity, tolerance and respect for your peers, clients and in all Company dealings.

Company Expectations

Punctuality

Be punctual and on time, keeping to the Company’s office hour.

File-Keeping

Ensure naming conventions are accurate and files are saved in the right folder / format.

Take Notes

Be clear about the brief and take notes during meetings and briefings.

Proper Planning

Identify a proper time management workflow for each task.

Align

Plan alignment sessions with the rest of the team.

Seek Clarity

Ask anyone related to the project if something is unclear.

Research

Do further research to understand the expected output in more detail.

Quality First

Take pride in outputs and do not rush work just to be done with it.

Critique

Be critical about outputs at every stage and strive for improvement.

Update

Ensure Project Managers are updated on the progress of tasks before leaving the office.

Seek Help

List out key challenges and how they can be resolved.

Quality Control (QC)

Double check all work before sharing (the devil is in the detail).

Deadlines

Know what needs to be done and manage time to ensure deadlines are met.

Approvals

Discuss and gain required approvals prior to (major) dealings with external stakeholders.

Self-Sufficient

Proactively take the lead and project-manage tasks.

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