Scrum Master

Posted on December 13th, 2020 | Last day left to apply | 2 views

daneAgility needs two things. One is the ability to move fast. The other is a stable foundation of things that don’t change from which to move. We are looking for an experienced Scrum Master who can meet the challenge of coaching our team towards maturity in its implementation of Scrum and Agile in our software delivery process.

Does this sound like the kind of challenge you want to tackle? If you have the following qualities, then we really hope that you do:

  • Your leadership style is ‘servant leadership’ and supports your teams to do their best work, rather than merely telling them what to do
  • You like to improve things and are always looking to optimize a process or procedure
  • You know how to build strong, trusted relationships with your team so that you can take a leadership role so that it’s easy to get the work done
  • You know how to create a safe environment where problems can be raised easily with fear of judgement or repercussion
  • You are an excellent communicator and can listen, question, explain and motivate. You also how to have difficult conversations without losing the respect and trust of your team
  • You have experience in working in a SaaS development team

Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Guide the team on how to use Agile/ Scrum to its most useful level in Skynamo
  • Facilitating standups
  • Facilitating retros
  • Facilitating discussion, decision making and conflict resolution
  • Supporting the Product Owner with grooming and maintaining the product backlog
  • Resolving conflicts and remove obstacles, or guiding the team to remove obstacles
  • Championing new processes and process changes (and documenting them)
  • Supporting internal communication within the team to ensure transparency
  • Communicating with other stakeholders to educate them on the process and performance of the development team
  • Monitoring KPIs

What else you need

  • CSM (Certified Scrum Master)
  • 3-5 years of experience working as a Scrum Master with a software development team
  • Excellent knowledge of Scrum techniques and artefacts (eg. Definition of Done, Automated testing, backlog refinement etc.)
  • Good knowledge of Agile frameworks and approaches (Kanban, XP, Crystal, FDD etc.)
  • Strong problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work with a cross-functional team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • MS/ BS degree in computer science, engineering or equivalent field a plus

What you can expect from Skynamo 

  • Competitive salary and benefits package 
  • Being part of a team that has a measurable and direct impact on Skynamo’s success across the globe 
  • A challenging and fun working environment that prioritizing learning and development as well as action 
  • A comfortable WFH policy and equally comfortable office in Stellenbosch that offers in-house barista, daily lunches, and Team Fortress gaming with colleagues
Skynamo is a B2B Field Sales / Outside Sales management and productivity platform used by manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers with sales teams in the field visiting customers on a regular basis. Key features include remote submission of orders, automation of administrative tasks, and capturing of customer interactions on mobile devices. GPS technology enables sales managers to gain an overview of sales activity in the field in real-time or via an automatically generated timeline of customer visits and order submissions. Management dashboards and survey features provide valuable customer and sales productivity insights. Field sales teams using Skynamo typically double – and in some cases triple – the number of customers they visit per week and increase revenue by up to 20% in the first year. Skynamo integrates with ERP and accounting software such as Sage, Acumatica, SAP, Xero and Quickbooks to provide field sales reps with the latest product and customer information and order history while on the road or onsite at a customer. Skynamo’s integration capability streamlines the ordering process and improves order accuracy, order fulfillment and time to invoice for field sales teams on the road.
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