• Location:

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Business Change & Transformation

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £550 - £551 per day

  • Contact:

    Jack McLane

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:

    JML CM_1657088598

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


  • Consultant:


My client, a Finanical services organisation, are looking for a Scrum Master for an initial 6 month engagement.

The contract is OUTSIDE of IR35 and Fully REMOTE.

The day rate on the role is £550 P/D

Skills / Suitability:

  • Scrum Master with Design / Architecture / MttC experience
  • Agile trained - SAFe preferable
  • Some Agile tool experience - preferably JIRA
  • Excellent experience delivering to tight timescales with shared (non-dedicated) resources
  • Disciplined, rigorous, eye for detail
  • Strong leader upwards (reporting, comms) and downwards (leadership, problem solving)


  1. Effective Scrum Management for successful delivery
    1. Appropriate sizing / membership of scrum teams
    2. Lead scrums - brief but effective mtgs with clarity over done/to do/ blockers
    3. Able to spot the key issues that need offline leadership resolution
    4. Successfully pushing, appropriately, for results
    5. Comms / cascade to ensure all are capable, included
  2. SAFe disciplines
    1. Hold all key ceremonies (Retrospectives / Programme Increment Planning / Sprint planning etc)
    2. Develop / publish key artefacts for reporting out
    3. Leadership in the principles of the discipline
  3. Project Management
    1. Drive a bottom-up plan which is understood and represents a shared vision
    2. Communicate key critical path activities to owners
    3. Measure and report progress
    4. Publish the plan and executive views of the plan
    5. High exceptions / changes, and be disciplined in holding the baselined plan until formally changed / re-published
  4. Tool Usage
    1. Ensure tooling is used effectively, limiting use of offline tracking
    2. Validate data ('User Stories') entered by the team - ensure accuracy
    3. Seek to use tooling for all ceremonies
    4. Deliver as much reporting from tooling as possible

Beneficial Subject Matter Experience:

  1. Infrastructure / Cloud / Software Development / Architecture
  2. Experience of Design process beneficial - particularly for Cloud Migrations

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