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Agile Coach / Scrum Master (BDD, Jira)

Job Title: Agile Coach / Scrum Master (BDD, Jira)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol Avon
Industry:
Salary: £37,000 to £43,000 Plus Excellent Benefits
Start Date: Flexible - will wait notice
Reference: JD/P/17607
Contact Name: Jackie Dean
Contact Email: jackie.dean@gsatechsource.com
Job Published: April 18, 2018 11:01

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Agile Coach / Scrum master to help our client create their next generation of cutting-edge applications. You will work closely with other stakeholders, developers, domain experts and customers in a creative environment to ensure agile teams work as effectively and productively as possible.

They are a Scrum team, leveraging industry standard Agile approaches to software development such as Stories and Story points, sprints, retrospectives, agile estimating techniques and a focus on test-driven quality disciplines and software craftsmanship. We develop software applications using leading-edge Java & JavaScript technologies and tools.

CORE SKILLS
Demonstrating strong knowledge of and background with Agile concepts
Possessing prior experience coaching teams in Agile adoption or as a Scrum Master
Experience of running distributed agile teams
Have previous technical software development experience
Exposure to Java and Javascript programming languages
Having some background or coursework in Computer Science

ADVANCED SKILLS
Scrum Coach certification
Scrum Master certification
Behaviour Driven Development and supporting tools (Cucumber, JBehave etc)
Experience coaching at large organizations with non-co-located development teams
Scrum sprint management using Jira

PERSON SPECIFICATION
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to follow and suggest improvements to procedures
Ability to communicate both technical and non-technical information, depending upon the audience
Excellent client facing and presentation skills

Our client can offer:
• A large modern open plan working environment
• Excellent transport links to wider community
• Flexible benefits package which allows tailored benefits dependent upon circumstances
• Structured training and on-going personal development

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop software applications using leading-edge technologies and tools.

The initial starting salary is £37,000 to £43,000 and also comes with on-site parking, 25 days holiday, excellent pension, and a great flexible benefits package that can be tailored to your needs including healthcare, life assurance, childcare vouchers etc.

The role will be based north of Bristol, near Bradley Stoke and Patchway. It is close to the M4 and M5 motorways and the Almondsbury Interchange. Parking is provided.

Please call our offices for an informal discussion or forward your CV for an immediate response.

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