Scrum Master (Permanent/Contract)

  • Competitve
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • FireDrake Consulting Limited
  • 16 Jan 17

This is an exciting opportunity to develop a digital product for one of the largest digital corporate banking platforms in the world and work with senior leaders in the financial services industry. The innovations you deliver will have the potential to change to way Banks deliver digital services.

FireDrake Consulting

FireDrake is a strategic change management firm. Based in London, we focus on looking at the challenges in performance and profitability that financial services organisations face today. We pride ourselves on delivering beyond our clients’ expectations. We combine strategic intelligence with insight, creativity and pragmatism to get to the root cause of problems. FireDrake’s employees are all from a financial services background so we understand the increasingly complex internal and regulatory challenges facing our clients.

Role Overview

FireDrake Consulting is looking for a hands-on Scrum Master to join an experienced and fast growing team Your new role will involve you working within a large scale IT division focused on the development, maintenance and testing of applications within the business. You will be running Scrum meetings and guiding the team and organisation in utilising Scrum practices most effectively. You will be liaising both with senior internal and external stakeholders on a regular basis and educating staff in the business on Agile/Scrum methodologies. You will additionally be working closely with the Tech Engineers, Product Managers and Management.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop a digital product for one of the largest digital corporate banking platforms in the world and work with senior leaders in the financial services industry. The innovations you deliver will have the potential to change to way Banks deliver digital services.

You will spend a significant amount of time onsite at client offices. Initially this will be either a Tier 1 or 2 global corporate and investment bank.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Key point of contact for the pod members to resolve blockers
  • Provide transparency to product managers and senior management on product backlog burn down
  • Organise and coordinate Agile ceremonies e.g. sprint planning, sprint demo, sprint retrospective
  • Maintain a good record of stories in Jira
  • Generate management information and work with the pod to create tasks
  • Have a hands on attitude understanding technology challenges
  • Liaise with teams across large organisations to address dependencies and resolve blockers

Required skills and experience:

  • Experience working in complex, matrix organisations as an Agile Scrum Master
  • Ability to manage large stakeholder group across all levels of an organisation
  • Strong working experience of Agile methodology
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills including presenting complex ideas to all audiences
  • Experience working across many functions including IT, Legal, Compliance and Business

Desired skills and experience:

  • Corporate and Institutional banking experience preferred but experience in Retail, Wealth or Asset Management will also be advantageous
  • Experience working in a global team
  • Knowledge of business analysis and project management methodology is an advantage