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  • Posted: Aug 31, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Vodacom Group Limited (Vodacom) is an African mobile communications company providing voice, messaging, data and converged services to over 61 million customers. From its roots in South Africa, Vodacom has grown its operations to include networks in Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, and Lesotho and provides business services to customer...
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    Scrum Master

    Role Purpose

    • The Scrum Master plays a crucial part in ensuring the success of our Digital Operating Model; helping us to become a leading digital company
    • The Scrum Master is a servant leader to the DevOps delivery team, coaching agile methods, and providing support and facilitation to increase velocity and team productivity
    • This role is responsible for identifying risks, dependencies, and impediments, leading the team and business in finding a solution, coordinating with other teams and functional partners, and actively escalating when needed to ensure resolution
    • This role is responsible for keeping a pulse on needs and insights from stakeholders and other initiatives, regularly communicating status, changes in direction, and relevant metrics to avoid misalignment and roadblocks 

    Your responsibilities will include

    • Support the Product Owner in ensuring right-sized story writing, aligning priorities, and planning sprint iterations
    • Coach team members on Agile methods and technical practices (e.g., CI/CD, TDD, etc.)
    • Track and manage risks and issues of the delivery team
    • Track and report on current status of all team members and the delivery
    • Facilitating key agile ceremonies, such as daily stand-ups, demos, and retrospectives
    • Monitor and optimize agile processes and practices
    • Promote continuous improvement through retrospectives and team learning
    • Coordinate with other delivery teams, stakeholders, and partners to manage risks, interdependencies, and impediments to the team

    The ideal candidate for this role will have

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or  other related field
    • A total of at least five to eight years relevant experience of which at least three years needs to be as a Scrum Master or Product Owner with agile teams
    • Experience in designing and delivering complex digital capabilities
    • Experience leading teams using agile methodologies in large-scale teams
    • Certified Agile coach, Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Professional Scrum Master (PSM), SAFeCertified Scrum Master or similar
    • Experience working with agile methodologies, such as Scrum, Kanban, XP, TDD, and BDD
    • Certifications in traditional Project Management practices, e.g., Prince 2, PMP preferred
    • Is a role model for best practices in Agile process execution, motivating other team members to do the same 
    • Ability to continue to monitor, learn, and implement industry best practices from the agile community 
    • Natural "servant" leader, with strong ability to coach and develop others, an inherent entrepreneurial spirit, and focuses on ever-improving team dynamics and performance 
    • Viewed by the wider organization as an effective and consistent collaborator, influencer, and negotiator, able to highlight internal and external dependencies and break down complex blockers
    • Excellent stakeholder management and communications skills, with the ability to inspire, influence, and update delivery teams and  senior executives

    Closing date for applications: 06 September 2021

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Vodacom on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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