Sr. Manager, Scrum Master, Open to flexibility

Location
London
Salary
£Competitive
Posted
09 Apr 2018
Closes
23 Apr 2018
Ref
WD162577
Role
IT
Contract Type
Permanent

Sr. Manager, Scrum Master, Open to flexibility

In an Agile leadership role, you will play the role of a Release Train Engineer role, a Program Delivery Lead, or master/mentor in the agile Scrum and Kanban delivery space. In this role, you will leverage industry proven frameworks and drive the appropriate Agile methodology (Scrum/Kanban/etc) focused on predictable, quality delivery and driving continuous improvement of the organization.

General Responsibilities:

Cross team delivery:

  • Mastery of complex facilitation and dependency management techniques (cross team, cross department)
  • Drive cross team, ART and departmental impediments, planning, collaboration, and coordination
  • Drive delivery and continuous improvement by utilizing feedback and metrics (quality, delivery rate, etc) to identify areas of opportunity
  • Work across stakeholders and teams to continuously improve
  • Understand domain architecture and upstream/downstream dependencies
  • Stay current on domain architecture targets to support the program in risk management
  • Provide regular and open communication across the program and stakeholders for transparency and awareness of progress and impediments
  • Help establish governance structure where decision-making is weighted toward empowered teams
  • Coaching focused:
  • Teach, mentor, and coach teams, Scrum Masters, ARTs and Product on emerging agile, lean, and XP methods
  • Acts as a coach to any Agile role or stakeholder
  • Actively seeks and participates in a variety of learning opportunities and leads in a variety of learning opportunities such as Communities of Practice, conferences, classroom training and independent study to further develop self and community

Basic qualifications:

  • At least 7 years of industry experience in Technology Delivery (software or infrastructure)
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • At least 3 Years of Agile experience
  • At least 1 year of agile coaching experience
  • At least 2 years of people management experience

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master's Degree
  • Scrum Alliance CSM or CSP certification or PMI's Agile Certified Professional (ACP)
  • Agile or Professional Coaching certification
  • PMP, Lean, Agile or Six Sigma certification
  • SAFe certified or other scaled agile frameworks

Why GSK?:

At GSK, our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. Our three world-leading businesses research and deliver innovative medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. We need a talented and motivated workforce to deliver against our strategy. To achieve this, we strive to attract the best people and to create an environment that empowers and inspires.

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