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Agile Scrum-Master - Banking / Finance / Trading - London

Salary: £430 - £450 per day
Location: London
Job type: Contract
Sector: IT Software
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Agile Scrum-Master


Start in June 2017, Initial 6 month's assignment

£450 per day

Skills: Finance or banking sector / Agile and Waterfall / Project Management

Banking / Finance / Trading

Must have experience on a programme that has been transforming to Agile from waterfall

Skills: Agile Transformation - Scrum and Kanban; Project Management; risk and issue management, planning and tracking, resource mgmt. Exposure to and experience of IT for Financial Markets would be a plus.

Clearance: Baseline Security clearance will be required, and will be obtained for the successful candidate.


Deliver transformation of product development to Agile - encompasses the realignment of people, process and technology.

Provide management oversight and leadership of the development team.

Oversee development, build, test and post Go Live phases of work.

Identify obstacles and help the team to overcome them.

Focus the team on what is most important to the delivery of products and services.

Encourage and facilitate continuous improvement of the delivery team.

Coach and mentor both team members and others to apply the most appropriate agile and lean tools and techniques.

Working alongside a Product Owner.

Reporting to Product and Digital Delivery leader

Candidate Profile:

Has both - Agile, and Project Management (budgeting and forecasting, risk and issue management, planning and tracking, resource management) skills.

Understanding of Financial markets trading systems.

Presents themselves as a contemporary digital expert.

A passionate agilest.

Comfortable building transformation roadmaps, scorecards, developing and leading workshops and training, coaching others as well as more traditional report focused delivery.

Experience of Waterfall delivery (as this will be a step in the transformational journey).

Can demonstrate a focus on business and user value, who how to drive Technology organisations to measurable, impact driven decision making.

Experience of leading on an agile transformation of the programme, interfacing with technology and the business to help build a contemporary lean, agile development practice.

Deep level of understanding of agile development practices.

Familiarity with contemporary good practice in digital product development including Scrum, Extreme Programing, Dev-Ops, lean start-up. Understanding of contemporary computing practices.

Understanding of legacy IT systems, processes and governance, how to move away from these in a managed transition

Able to describe, in detail a comprehensive and strategic approach to the digital transformation of a software product programme including people, process and technology.

Experience implementing contemporary, light touch agile forms of programme/project management and governance that enable agile and dev-ops forms of working.

Agile Scrum-Master - Banking / Finance / Trading

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