Scrum Master

This role can be based out of our London or Haywards Heath office - with flexibility for remote working arrangements.

What you’ll be doing

  • Guiding the team and organisation on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to delight customers.
  • Guiding the team on how to get the most out of self-organisation.
  • Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organisation and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organisation.
  • Removing, or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.
  • Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on healing and problem-solving.
  • Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.
  • Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.
  • Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information.
  • Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially on grooming and maintaining the product backlog.
  • Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible and leading by example.

The ideal candidate

  • Certified Scrum Master
  • Commercial experience in playing the Scrum Master role for a software development team within a Fintech or small, rapidly growing organisation.
  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.
  • Ability to foster good relationships across and SCRUM team.
  • Knowledge of all Agile approaches.
  • Awareness and experience with successful Agile techniques e.g. User Stories, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Automated Testing, Agile Games.
  • Excellent communication and mentoring skills.
  • Experience of performing as a Scrum Master across more than one team.
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Benefits

We’re proud that we are able to offer a package of benefits that is above the UK fintech average, designed to look after our people at every stage of their journey with SPG. But don’t think we are resting on our laurels, we are constantly reviewing our offering, and listening to feedback, to make sure we are able to help and support our team…

  • Share options

    We are pleased to issue each new employee a package of share options which ensures that they really can be part of the Group's success.

  • Private medical insurance

    We offer cover for our employees with no financial excess, and coverage of pre-existing conditions, from what we believe is the industry leader in physical AND mental health cover.

  • Life assurance

    Our employees can rest assured that their loved ones will be supported should the worst happen.

  • Pension

    We have a matched workplace pension scheme via Nest

  • Interest-free season ticket loan

    It may not have had a big take-up in 2020 – but it’s there if our people need it.

  • Unlimited annual leave

    We did away with the old-school cap on annual leave allowances to ensure our employees are able to step away from the office and keep a healthy work/life balance. (and we underpinned this with a minimum amount to make sure that it is taken!)

  • Mental well-being days

    Our employees can take a day a month away from work without booking or need to seek approval – for those days when your head is just not in the right space.

  • Enhanced allowances

    From maternity leave to eyecare, we don’t just offer the basic – we make sure that we are able to go the extra mile and offer well above the average for our employees.

  • Mental well-being support

    We have a calendar of events throughout the year for our employees – as well as the offer of membership to download the Calm app for each employee.

  • Flexible working

    We were always flexible in our approach even before the pandemic – and we are pleased to treat our employees like real adults and judge them on the work they do – and not the hours that they have sat at their desk.

Workplace & culture

Our team is filled with ambitious, curious and entrepreneurial people. We hire and nurture inquisitive, creative minds looking to flourish in a supportive and collaborative environment, recognised by being placed within the top 50 startups to work for in 2021 by Tempo. 

We don’t like old fashioned corporate hierarchy. Instead we like to empower our people to make a change and be autonomous in their role with all the support you need with the other teams around you.

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