Scrum Master - Development

Job Title Scrum Master - Development
Location Based at our HQ in Thiruvananthapuram, fully remote, or a mixture of the two. You see, we're totally flexible and don't let geography hinder our search for the best talent!
Type of Contract Permanent
Hours 40 hours, Monday - Friday

Do you have a proven track record of ensuring a team lives agile values and principles? Can you demonstrate that you have successfully influenced the team in subtle and indirect ways, to empower and motivate the team in achieving values, and purpose in delivering software products within the last 3 years? Does the thought of working in an agile and innovative environment excite you?

This role is brand new, so if you enjoy a challenge and are looking for the opportunity to coach and mentor an agile team of highly motivated peers, ensuring that the agreed processes and practices are followed, this could be the role you've been waiting for!

Alamy is a global ecommerce business that sells stock images, footage and live news imagery to customers around the world. It’s a truly exciting time at Alamy, our business is growing, and we are continually working towards expanding our reach.

We are always on the lookout for brilliant, passionate people who think differently and want to help us as we continue to build a global business we can be proud of. With hugely talented teams in India, the UK, US and Australia, our values shape who we are as an organisation and help set us apart from our competitors. 

At heart, Alamy is a group of people who care deeply about what we do and doing it really well. We don’t just talk agile, we live it, so that we can stay ahead of our competition and provide our customers and contributors with excellent service, a unique product and a great experience. We encourage teams to come together, be accountable, feel empowered to take decisions and experiment. Growth, both as a global company and as individuals, is critical to our success and that’s why we aim to be a continuous improvement organisation.

As a company we respect the work-life balance and reward for delivery. As a team, we're ethical (ten per cent of our profits go to charity) and we're nice - but not in a boring way!

Our values:

  • Put the customer first
  • Succeed (and fail) as a team
  • Strive for Better
  • Be Bold Be Brave
  • Do the right thing

Here's some more detail about this exciting opportunity!

  • You’ll be coaching and mentoring your team, the Product Owner and business stakeholders in effective use of agile methodologies and tools
  • Specifying, sizing, developing, deploying and maintaining software in accordance with industry good practice standards
  • Leading the planning and execution of development and delivery of each release
  • Developing and maintaining a skill profile for each team member, ensuring that the team is always capable of executing all relevant tasks to deliver the agreed solutions
  • Managing your team members, creating an environment that encourages personal and professional growth
  • Responsibility for facilitating daily rituals to include Daily Stand Ups, Sprint Planning and Retrospectives
  • Continually look to keep ahead of industry developments and technologies, recommending change and applying best practices to ensure we are continually improving
  • Ensuring the team has continuous contact with Product Owner and stakeholders throughout sprints and releases
  • Support recruitment and selection of new team members
  • Collaborating with other Team Leads within the organisation to improve product delivery and ways of working
  • Develop a deep understanding of domains, customers, products and technologies
  • Assisting the Product Owner with Backlog maintenance, ensuring that technical debt is kept to a minimum

We're looking for someone with:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Master’s in Computer Application and a recognised Scrum Master certification
  • An advanced knowledge and experience of Kanban/Lean approach
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; able to motivate, influence and persuade
  • A highly organised approach, able to work on own initiative and as part of a wider global team
  • Motivation to continually work on improving all agile processes
  • An ability to plan and run consecutive sprints, able to remove blocking issues and resolve conflict
  • The ability to successfully plan the scrum implementations, helping employees and stakeholders understand and enact Scrum methodology
  • Proven experience in working with agile teams using agile methodology and frameworks like Scrum, Kanban, XP, etc.
  • The ability to demonstrate knowledge about Agile techniques like: User Stories, Continuous Integration, ATDD/TDD, Continuous Testing, Pairing and Automated Testing
  • An expertise in understanding the fundamentals of iterative and incremental development
  • Strong skills in people leadership, mentoring and coaching

Excited about joining a team that’s building the world’s best stock photography company? Let us know by applying today!

Please upload your CV here by Monday 2nd September 2019, however, due to an anticipated great response we reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier than the specified date.