2x Scrum Masters

London, Rickmansworth
Salary : Competitive
Contact Name : Peter Ockwell Contact Email : cvreadpockwell@itrpartners.co.uk Sector : Senior Appointment

2x Scrum Masters – Rickmansworth – £60,000 – £70,000 per annum + benefits

Purpose of the role:

  • To lead and manage the successful delivery of software changes to high performance, scalable, mission critical payments services using Java, Web and Oracle technologies.
  • To be the primary interface between project managers and the development function for this.
  • Ensure the implementations are in line with enterprise architecture, principals and agreed design, and a quality service is delivered into test and production environments successfully.
  • Systems are required to process in excess of 1000 million items per year at rates of over 1000+ items per second.
  • This role may involve line management responsibilities where agreed.


  • Support the day to day running of the agile teams
  • Coach and mentor the teams to instil an agile approach and culture
  • Ensure blockers are removed so that the teams can continue working with minimal delay
  • Manage multiple agile teams
  • Work with the relevant stakeholders to prioritise the backlog and create the roadmap
  • Monitor the velocity of the agile teams and help them adjust to stabalise and improve their velocity
  • Act as an advocate for agile to help drive culture change

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Strong experience of working in engineering teams, as a Scrum Master, Agile Coach or Development Manager
  • Demonstrable experience of leading transformation to agile practices or continuous improvements in newly established agile teams
  • Experience of using Jira tools for backlog tracking, burn-up/burn-down metrics, velocity etc.
  • Solid experience of working with Agile teams that develop large, high transaction services
  • Good understanding of software development practices and agile software testing techniques (such as TDD, BDD, CI)
  • Demonstrable experience of raising issues and driving change
  • Proactive and passionate about learning new things and improving existing challenges
  • Ability to encourage efficient communication and continuous improvement
  • Certified Scrum Master or similar qualification


  • Ideally you will have worked distributed teams
  • Seen the transition from traditional waterfall to Agile working- understand both cultures
  • Experience of working with a high transaction volumes and Back End Servers
  • Experience in Jira Agile tools
  • Active involvement in Agile communities
  • Knowledge of lean and XP techniques in relation to software development
  • Knowledge of Java and Oracle development