Agile Scrum Master

  • All locations, Dublin City Centre
  • Negotiable
  • Full Time


My Client, a leading financial services firm in Dublin is actively looking for a Senior Agile Scrum Master for a permanent role with Hybrid working options available.

Excellent Salary and benefits package on offer for the right candidate. 

Role Description

The Agile Scrum Master is responsible for leading a number of Application Delivery projects for the clients line of Business. He or she works closely with various IT and business leaders, project team members and external parties, to ensure projects are correctly chartered, planned and executed.  He or she is accountable to the Head of IT and Portfolio Delivery Leaders in the management of project scope, budget, schedule and in meeting the expectations of the Sponsor and IT leaders.


The Agile Scrum Master will also work closely with Portfolio and System Architects, Analysts, Technology Specialists, Quality Assurance and Software Developers. He or she will conform to approved methodologies and standards in delivering project management that is compliant with the clients best practice and standards.


The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • The ability to deliver large enterprise IS projects in a fully agile environment
  • The ability to lead an Agile Scrum Team in the delivery or regular releases to business stakeholders
  • An excellent understanding of continuous integration build, release and change management techniques, incident management and production support processes
  • The ability to influence & effectively support Senior IS and Business leaders
  • Excellent collaboration skills both within your own team and with your peers across the IS organisation
  • A clear line of sight from project to business outcome with a focus on rapid continuous delivery of business value

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead a Scrum Team in the delivery of complex change initiatives using a variety of Project Delivery Frameworks
  • Ensure solutions adhere to present and future business objectives
  • Manage key stakeholder relationships
  • Manage system development priorities and delivery schedule

Specific Duties:

  • Understand and lead all aspects of the scrum team deliverables
  • Facilitate Scrum ceremonies during the initiation, planning, execution, and closure of projects, ensuring compliance with company standards and Agile practices
  • Take responsibility for ensuring that the Agile team(s) apply best of breed software engineering practices including but not limited to – Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment practices, unit and regression test automation, delivery of NFR, adherence to standards
  • Represent the team through all areas of communication with key stakeholders including verbal, written reports, presentations, steering committees etc Deliver projects on time, on budget to the expected quality
  • Work with business partners and team to translate the business strategy or roadmap into product backlog item
  • Agree priorities with key Business leaders
  • Lead delivery focusing on the highest priority business deliverables first
  • Manage the project RACI log and the project budget
  • Conduct project ‘Lessons Learned’ and create recommendations that will improve future project delivery

Key Strengths required:

  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to build consensus and deliver under pressure
  • Ability to set and work to strict deadlines
  • Great problem solver – ability to get to the root cause of a problem and craft effective solutions
  • A solution driven, self-starter with commitment and follow through
  • Comfortable working with ambiguity and negotiating win-win outcomes
  • The ability to balance the needs and requirements of multiple stakeholders
  • A commitment to maintaining highest standards of compliance and regulatory adherence
  • Excellent team player, collaborative, and supportive
  • Strong work ethic and outstanding interpersonal skills

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Minimum of 8 years I.T. industry experience with at least 3 years operating as a Scrum Master on high profile and innovative technical enterprise solutions
  • Experience of managing multiple parties, including Senior I.S. staff, and 3rd party Vendors
  • Experience in communicating and influencing at all levels within an organisation
  • Experience in planning and organising resources and tasks
  • Experience developing and communicating Milestones plans to key Stakeholders
  • Good knowledge of System Architectures, Software Engineering, and DevOps / Agile practices
  • Strong competence in Strategic Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, Problem Solving, Working on own initiative
  • Excellent knowledge of formal project management methodologies and processes
  • Practical experience of the application development life cycle (Waterfall & Agile)
  • Proficient user of MS Office tools, in particular MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project, MS Powerpoint, Sharepoint
  • Proficient user of Atlassian tools including Confluence and Jira
  • Excellent professional written and verbal communicator

Necessary Qualifications/Skills:

  • 3rd level qualification (honours) in Business, Finance or Technology related discipline
  • Fluent in English – written and verbal

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • A good working knowledge of the German language and the German market would be an advantage
  • Agile / Scrum Master / SAFe certification is an advantage
  • Previous experience in the Financial Services Industry
  • Experience working in geographically distributed teams

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Technical Expertise
  • Leadership
  • Drive for Results
  • Planning and Organising
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Communicating and Influencing

If you feel you are a good fit for this role and wish to apply then please send your up to date C.V and contact details through the portal provided.

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    • CODAgilePM001
    • All locations, Dublin City Centre
    • Negotiable
    • Full Time
    • 1st of February
    • IT
    Colm O'Doherty

    Colm O'Doherty