Scrum Master


Category: Financial Services, IT
Job Type: Full Time

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We are Planet

 

Planet is a large international cross-border digital fin-tech payments company, operating in over 60 markets across the world and providing a range of services to over 400,000 luxury merchants and 100 acquiring banks. We have grown rapidly over the last seven years and increased seven times in value over this period based on a combination of both organic and acquisition-led growth. The travel and tourism market that we operate in continues to show consistent growth, underpinned by megatrends such as the expansion of middle classes across the world and the desire for Asian shoppers in particular to purchase authentic luxury goods outside their home countries.

This growth is set to continue, with ambitious plans to double the business in three years delivering market share expansion in a growing market. Now, with over 1,500 employees spread across five continents, we are an international payment services provider.

 

 

 

About the Role

 

As a Scrum Master you will be a servant leader and coach for an Agile Team. You will help educate the team in Scrum, and SAFe, ensuring that the agreed Agile process is being followed. The SM will help remove impediments and foster an environment for high-performing team dynamics, continuous flow, and relentless improvement.
What you will do

 

Supports the Product Owner – helps the Product Owner in their efforts to manage the backlog and guide the team while facilitating a healthy team dynamic with respect to priorities and scope.
Eliminates impediments – The Scrum Master actively addresses these issues so that the team can remain focused on achieving the objectives of the Sprint.
Promotes quality practices – assist the teams in constantly improving the quality of their deliverables and meeting the Definition of Done (DoD).
Builds a high-performing team – Focuses on ever-improving team dynamics and performance. Helps the team manage interpersonal conflicts, challenges, and opportunities for growth. Escalates people problems to management where necessary, but only after internal team processes have failed to resolve the issue; helps individuals and teams through personnel changes.
Protects and communicates – Communicates with management and outside stakeholders; helps protect the team from uncontrolled expansion of work.
Coordinates with other teams – Represent the team in the Scrum of Scrums (SoS) meeting, and pass information from that meeting back to the team.
Facilitates preparation and readiness for PDP & Scrum events – Assists the team in preparation for PDP Planning, System Demos, and the Retrospectives.
Supports estimating – Guides the team in establishing normalized estimates and helps the team understand how to estimate Features and Capabilities.
Track and report on sprint performance – including team velocity and time to deliver key user stories.
Participate in planning, definition, and high-level design of the solution and explore solution alternatives
Enable the Continuous Delivery Pipeline through appropriate design guidelines and investment advocacy
Actively participate in the Continuous Exploration process as part of the Continuous Delivery Pipeline, especially with enabler Epics
Define subsystems and their interfaces, allocate responsibilities to subsystems, understand solution deployment, and communicate requirements for interactions with solution context
Work with customers, stakeholders, and suppliers to establish high-level Solution Intent, and the solution intent information models and documentation requirements
Establish critical NFRs at the solution level, participate in the definition of others
Operate within the Economic Framework to validate the economic impact of design decisions
Work with portfolio stakeholders, notably the Enterprise Architect, to develop, analyze, split, and realize the implementation of enabler epics
Participate in PDP Planning and Pre- and Post-PDP Planning, System and Solution Demos, and Retrospective events
Define, explore, and support the implementation of PDP and Solution Train Enablers to evolve solution intent, working directly with Agile teams to implement them Plan and develop the Architectural Runway in support of new business Features and Capabilities Work with Product and Solution Management to determine the capacity allocation for enablement work Support technology aspects of Product & Solution Roadmaps
Provide oversight and foster Built-In Quality and Team and Technical Agility
Facilitates meetings – Facilitates all team meetings, including (where applicable) the Daily Stand-up, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective.
Who you are

 

Ideally certified in Agile methodologies.
Proficient in spoken and written English
With knowledge of Jira & Confluence an advantage
What you will need to bring to Planet

 

Leadership skills; Must show ability to lead an international team in a global IT environment.
Interpersonal Skills: Must display integrity, reliability and strong interpersonal skills.
Passion for detail: Must have proven ability to architect and drive through change in a fast growing company.
Solid team Player: To be able to work with diverse teams in many locations.
Outstanding Communication & presentation skills; Must be able to communicate with non IT specialists
Time Management; Must have proven time management skills and the ability to deliver to tight deadlines
Decision maker: Willing to take responsibility and able to make sound decisions in a fast growing global company
Travel: Must be available to travel throughout the European offices

 

Your skills and our Values

We search for better

You are creative, curious and look for new ways of doing things
Creative intelligence is your key competency
We celebrate differences

You are appreciative of people, and recognise the strength in others
You inspire through appreciation
We go beyond expectations

You are bold, open with your ideas, and are at your best every day
You drive for results
We grow together

You are collaborative, you care and you are humble
You build the best teams, bringing people together
Find out more here: www.planetpayment.com

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