Scrum Master

Category:
IT
Job Type:
Location:
Leeds, United Kingdom

We created the world’s largest publicly-listed gaming company in 2018 and now we’re on a mission to create the ultimate online betting experience for millions of customers around the world.

Come and join a new team to deliver exciting new products featuring rock-solid stability, high velocity code-shipping and ground-breaking innovation. We’re lean, we’re agile, and you’re in good company: you’ll be standing on the shoulders of the giants who created the most popular apps and products of their kind.

Why we need you?

  • You’ll work on the most critical, strategic projects at the heart of the world’s largest public online gaming business, with funding and opportunities to match our huge ambition
  • You will be given opportunity to work on greenfield development projects with the best product and technology professionals to ensure the successful delivery of products used by millions around the world.
  • You’ll be part of the award-winning Sky Betting & Gaming and Stars Group tech family, learning new skills and developing yourself in new ways

 

Who we are looking for?

You will work with a number of in- house squads to facilitate the delivery of high- quality customer focused services using Lean and Agile methods. You will be a conduit for internal and external (cross-tribe) communication, bringing people and teams together to best solve current issues as well as having responsibility for the co-ordination, management and delivery of projects assigned to you.

The role will allow you to build a partnership with each squad by promoting a collaborative approach based on Agile values and principles. You will be a process mentor to the squad’s use of the suitable delivery methodology and will support them in the removal of impediments and blockers. You will build relationships with key stakeholders in the business and work with the Product Managers to help facilitate the prioritization of work from a technical and product roadmap perspective You will be an exceptional leader and role model within your team, demonstrating a strong delivery ethic using Agile values and principles through your thinking, processes and actions. You will facilitate the delivery of high-quality software regularly, repeatedly and predictably using a metric driven approach to continuous improvement.

You should have an insatiable appetite for learning new things and improving existing ones. If you’re the right one for us, you pay attention to details and take great pride in your work.

 

Key skills

Previous epUnderstand and apply agile and waterfall delivery techniques and software delivery lifecycle

  • Recognise when something does not work and encourage a mindset of experimentation.
  • Adapt and reflect when measuring and evaluating outcomes

Communication

You will be able to

  • Manage stakeholders’ expectations, be flexible and proactively communicate
  • Clearly present and convey business problems and make recommendations
  • Facilitate difficult discussions within the team or with diverse, senior stakeholders.

Maintain Delivery Momentum

You will be able to

  • Facilitate the delivery flow of a team, managing the pace and tempo.
  • Actively address internal and external risks, issues and dependencies including where ownership exists outside the team.
  • Produce and interpret delivery metrics

Making the frameworks and processes work

You will be able to

  • Identify and challenge organisational processes
  • Add value and coach the organisation to inspect and adapt processes.
  • Guide teams through the implementation of a new process.

Planning

You will be able to

  • Use data to inform planning and to provide delivery confidence.
  • Remove blockers and impediments that affect the plan.
  • Ensure teams plan appropriately for their own capacity.

Team Dynamics and Collaboration

You will have

  • Awareness of the importance of team dynamics, collaboration and empowering delivery teams.
  • Understanding of the importance of feedback.

What’s in it for you?

The salary for this job is based on experience, so whilst we are not able to go into detail at this stage, we can say that we offer great salary packages and a discretionary annual performance bonus. We can also provide advice and dedicated assistance to those moving to Leeds.

We offer health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address). You can make the most of our personal interest allowance in order to learn something new or pursue a hobby. If you have a baby whilst you work for us, we will give you 1000 GBP as congratulations.

In addition to that, we provide the opportunity for a discounted gym membership.

Our in-house training and development team deliver fantastic support in terms of developing your skills and helping you progress your career.

What happens next?

We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. If you meet the criteria, then we’ll invite you to a phone interview and if that goes well, we’ll meet you for a face-to-face interview.

The Group

The Stars Group is the ultimate owner of industry leading gaming brands such as PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, and the PokerStars Live brands, and through its ownership of Sky Betting & Gaming, a mobile-led leading online gaming operator, licenses the Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo and Sky Poker online gaming brands. Collectively, these and other brands of The Stars Group have millions of registered customers globally, forming one of the world’s largest publicly listed online gaming companies.  This role is in the Group’s Leeds service office in the GSTP department.