Senior Agile Project Manager

REF. NO:
NUK - SM

SKILL SET

  • Strong knowledge of Scrum and/or Kanban theory, practices, and rules
  • Understanding of iterative development and software development process fundamentals
  • Understanding of incremental delivery and the value of metrics  
  • Knowledge of estimation techniques, backlog tracking, burn-down metrics, velocity, and task definition
  • Ability to solve problems and provide options
  • Ability to engage and create commitment
  • Focus on delivery
  • Situational Awareness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Orientation towards continual improvement and empowerment
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills
  • Software development or other related technical background
  • Experience in working with remote teams
  • Certified Scrum Master accreditation
  • Experience with Jira or similar software
  • Knowledge of Prince
  • Appreciation of development techniques such as Test-Driven Development, Behaviour Driven Development, continuous integration and development and XP

YOUR CONTRIBUTION

  • As a Scrum Master in our newly established operation in Bulgaria you will be part of The Times Newspapers Digital Team which is comprised of cross functional development teams following Agile (SCRUM) software development methodologies. The teams deliver the Times and Sunday Times product across various devices:  iOS Smartphone and iPad versions, Android Smartphone and Tablet versions, Kindle and the Website thtimes.co.uk. You will be working with Product Managers, Principal Engineers, Engineers, QA Engineers within a continuous re-platforming programme of work. You will also need to handle and facilitate high priority Business As Usual work for live service defects or new high priority changes outside of project scope.
  • In addition to hands-on delivery focus of projects, and ability to manage and mitigate issues and report against accordingly, you should be capable of adapting and evolving Agile/SCRUM processes with your peer Scrum Masters and Programme Manager, and provide mentoring and advice to others.  
  • Working closely with product and business owners and project teams to ensure appropriate levels of quality within the agreed sprint cycles
  • Maintaining an accurate project release schedule
  • Applying Agile principles to ensure constant improvement of the team
  • Assisting the product owner to maximize the ROI delivered by the team
  • Ensuring that the appropriate Agile metrics and artefacts are produced and communicated to enable informed decision taking
  • News’s overall Agile capability improvement and  Agile knowledge fostering