I & M Bank Careers: SCRUM Master

Position: SCRUM MASTER

Organisation: I & M Bank Kenya

Reference: REF: SM/1/2021

Application Deadline: 28th January 2021

JOB PURPOSE

At iCube, we are building solutions that will position I&M Bank as a market leader in banking. While lots of companies talk about “digital revolutions” or “delightful experiences,” we’re focusing on building the stuff that matters, delivering value in a fast, iterative manner that allows us to optimize and meet customer needs.

Scrum has the power to transform project management across every industry, every business, and even across life in general. It’s a solid and successful Agile framework that’s been applied to a variety of projects and teams.

Scrum values commitment, courage, focus, openness, and respect among its members, and therefore a Scrum Master is responsible for implementing these principles into every aspect and action of the team. The Scrum Master is an Agile champion and ambassador who works with teams across the organization to understand the value of delivering work more efficiently using Agile framework(s).

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Sprint planning, scheduling, forecasting and reporting (including burn down and risk escalation)
  • Coach the team on Agile values and principles and understanding their role within the team but work collaboratively with shared goals at the heart of all work
  • Support the team so that a safe to fail environment is created and collectively be responsible for outcomes
  • Identify blockers and work with the Digital Manager to remove them and optimize team performance
  • Ensure continuous improvement and reflective learning is built into the DNA of the team through your leadership and via ceremonies like retrospectives
  • Collect, analyze and present data to communicate activity and progress externally, and encourage the maturity and abilities of the team internally
  • Coach the team on the purpose and importance of Agile ceremonies AND outcomes to be completed by the team
  • Challenge the team to always strive for improvement
  • Coach the team to build a shared understanding of success factors and Definition of Done
  • Ability to be pragmatic in your approach and challenge in an appropriate way to drive outcomes
  • Identify and coach others to be future scrum masters across the organization

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience in leading projects in a SCRUM environment 
  • Understanding of agile behavior’s, principles, tools and techniques: e.g. collaboration, team information management, continuous integration and deployment, agile delivery frameworks such as Scrum and Kanban
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of work experience as a Scrum Master
  • Continual investment in developing your own skills through community events and supporting other Scrum Masters 
  • Tertiary qualifications in IT and or Business 
  • Certified in relevant Agile courses

COMPETENCIES

  • Excellent skills in leading a team including coaching and providing feedback 
  • High level of flexibility with the ability to influence and adapt to change
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and relationship skills 
  • Strong facilitation skills to support agile ceremonies 
  • Strong problem solving skills 
  • Business value mindset
  • Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills; strong interpersonal skills
  • Continuous improvement and innovation mindset that results in creativity, acting with agility and thinking outside current boundaries
  • Strong ability to partner across multiple disciplines and navigate a matrix organization

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of Agile values, principles and practices
  • Knowledge of various Agile frameworks
  • Knowledge of upcoming Scrum enhancements within the Agile environment        
  • Knowledge of services in client’s industry

How to Apply

If you believe you meet the above requirements click the button below to Apply

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

or forward your application to recruit@imbank.co.ke. Your application should reach us as soon as possible but not later than 28th January 2021.

Note to Applicants

Please quote the reference number followed by the position applied for in the application.



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