Scrum Master

  • WorldRemit
  • Kraków, Poland
  • Jun 05, 2019
Full time SCRUM

Job Description

About us

WorldRemit - if the media's to be believed, we're the FinTech start-up taking the world by storm - scooping-up awards and more than $140m in funding.  Ok... all that is true. But we're so much more. WorldRemit is changing the way people send money to family and friends. We're leading an online revolution and laying to rest old-fashioned money transfers.

The WorldRemit Office in Kraków is currently growing and we are looking for a Scrum Master to join our Engineering Team.

Our Scrum master will be:

  • Highly Engaged – You will work closely with teams and their stakeholders to demonstrate a deep level of commitment to the success of your team(s) and their continual improvement
  • A Guide – You must be able to ensure Agile/Scrum concepts and principles are adhered to, whilst not being an enforcer of process
  • In Service – Naturally gravitate towards a servant leader approach of service towards your team(s) and your stakeholders
  • Self-Managing – Seek goals and feedback, but be able to direct your own work and team(s) journey towards agility in a positive direction
  • Transparent – displaying openness and transparency in all you do
  • A Teacher – You will be experienced in guiding and teaching and have significant experience in doing both for a mix of team-types as well as a mix of varying levels of stakeholder
  • A Learner – Someone who loves to learn and is constantly seeking new learning experiences
  • A Systemic Thinker – You will be aware of the goals of the organization and how your team(s) are expected to contribute to those goals; whilst having an appreciation of the interconnected dependencies both up/down-stream from your team(s)
  • An Innovator – Never satisfied with how things are, you will always be looking for ways to bring innovation to working practices
  • Enthusiastic – You will display and invoke high-levels of energy whilst performing your service
  • Fun – Bring a level of playfulness to your approach and encourage others to do the same
  • A Social Engineer – Improving group dynamics within all of the groups you interface with to enhance communication and build trust
  • A Mentor – You will display a natural tendency to lift others up providing mentorship in both official and unofficial capacities

What you will know:

  • You will have a deep knowledge and experience of Scrum and the subtleties of the process and have a clear understanding of the “Why” of Scrum as well as the “What” and “How” of Scrum (and Agile practices in general)
  • You will have a deep understanding of flow and the application and inspection of the metrics which will support improvements to flow
  • You will be able to introduce good practices around backlog management, including story writing, requirements breakdown, story-splitting, story-mapping and be able to talk knowledgeably about the requirements life-cycle
  • You will have an appreciation of ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing
  • You will have an appreciation of the basic technical architecture of an enterprise organization, and a typical software development life-cycle when supporting engineering teams
  • You will have had experience of solving the problems with delivery and cultural dynamics within a number of environments and contexts (i.e. different sized organizations, co-located/distributed teams, new product development, legacy product maintenance)
  • You will be able to demonstrate the application of other practices which enhance agility but do not fall within the Scrum framework

What you will do:

  • Build an environment of openness in and around the team(s) you work with
  • Create a culture and environment where problems can be discussed in an open, transparent non-judgmental way, without fear of blame or retribution, leading towards positive outcomes
  • Be a strong facilitator of not only the various Scrum events, but have strong facilitation and mediation skills in general
  • Be able to lead those you work with towards self-organization and ownership of their process
  • Help the team(s) you work with to only make promises they can keep, and then to help them to focus and keep those promises
  • You will have a deep understanding of behavior and team dynamics to allow you to navigate, mediate and resolve conflict in and around the team