Ref: SP420-663

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Role purpose:

To support the agile transformation and delivery of medium to large projects, it's required to have a highly capable, independent & experienced Agile Practitioner that can be responsible for coaching team members (including other Scrum Master, Product owners, developer... etc) and stakeholders in different agile methodologies that can best suit the project type maintaining best quality. Your objective is to ensure that the project you're handling is delivered effectively in a customer centric approach and as promised to our customers. Your eagerness to extend to your knowledge and experience to other teams & being passionate to people management will be a plus.

Key accountabilities and decision ownership
- Take E2E (End to End) ownership and accountability of establishing agile values, methods, principles & practices for the delivery of the project he/she handles.
- Take the role of agile Scrum Master and facilitate discussions and conflict resolution and enable the exploration of alternatives or different approaches & ensure no impact on the delivery of projects.
- Organize and facilitate daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos, and other Scrum-related meetings.
- Coach and mentor, their project members on agile standards and best practices; ensure consistent best practices are applied across the work streams.
- Ensure the correct setup & usage of tools for projects & ensure project documentations are up to date for every sprint.
- Manage stakeholders and vendor interfaces as required for technical delivery and report on project progress & activities.
- On spot risk raising for management, asking for support if any.
Core competencies, knowledge, and experience [max 5]:
- At least 8 years of experience in software development with at least 3 years of dedicated full-time Scrum Master/ Agile project manager experience in software development domain.
- Experience working in large-scale products and/or programs, multiple Agile teams and with different Agile frameworks
- Experience in Agile / Scrum development methodologies & tools (Jira) and techniques, having Knowledge about tasks, backlog tracking, burn-down metrics, velocity, user stories etc.
- Strong understanding of software development life cycle and DevOps practices.
- Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continuous improvement, and Excellent communication and mentoring/Teaching skills

Requirements:

Must have technical / professional qualifications:
- Proven hands-on experience in managing projects in agile environments, especially, in a facilitator role.
- Technical background and ability to understand architecture & technical issues to drive effective agile delivery.
- Exceptional communication, organization, and team building skills; articulate and able to steer a meeting with presence.
- Ability to maintain calm attitude during difficult situations and handle pressuring situations.
- Creative and efficient in proposing solutions to complex, time-critical problems.
- Experience in maintaining and reporting against relevant metrics (i.e. burn down and velocity, risks, timelines, etc.). In timely manner.
- Strong team player with an ability to identify and remove impediments or conflicts that interfere with the ability of the team to deliver the sprint & project goals.
- Self-starter & self-motivated with a drive to identify opportunities for improvement across the agile delivery processes.
- Highly independent, takes ownership, does not need to be told what to do and seeks feedback and execute actions. Willing and able to extend his expertise to other teams.

About the Company

At Vodafone, we are known for our technology, but the truth is, it is humanity that drives our business forward. With the global pandemic raising so many questions for tech brands, it has highlighted the leading role that we need to play.

We believe that, when working together, humanity and technology can find the answers and create a better future for all.

Working at Vodafone is all about helping people feel ready to benefit from new technology. We bring the future to even the most remote places, using technology to help families in disaster zones, showing young people that a phone is not just for fun and thinking about technology that doesn’t even exist yet.

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