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Scrum Master

Ref R-82029 Location Crewe, England

Join Assurant, one of the leading providers in Lifestyle & Automotive protection in Europe, as a Scrum Master

We’re looking for a Scrum Master to join our European Application Delivery team. You’ll be working within our Application Delivery Department & will provide effective collaboration, facilitation, leadership and coaching skills to the agile development process and delivery of applications, as well as enforcing the agile tenants, removing impediments and promoting empowerment

Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to;

·         Understand the difference between Agile and Scrum and be able to articulate it

·         Provide team with resources, information, communication, and practical advice to enable the team to regularly deliver working software

·         Facilitates: Daily scrum (stand-up), release and sprint planning sessions, Sprint review (demo) and Sprint retrospective.  Ensure all participants understand the ceremony's purpose and keep to the time-box.

·         Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/release progress

·         Foster and encourage conversations and collaboration - both inside and outside of team – allowing them to self-organize

·         Identify and remove impediments, prevent distractions that interfere with the ability of the team to deliver the sprint goal

The ideal person to join us will have the skills, knowledge & experience in the following areas;

·         Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or Professional Scrum Master (PSM)  Industry certification Required

·         Extensive experience as a Scrum Master for software development teams

·         Agile experience within a multi-team organization

·         Experience working with distributed, virtual teams

·         Excellent communication, facilitation, and coaching skills

·         Advanced understanding and a tool box of Agile practices such as: retrospectives, daily standups, sprint planning, burn down techniques

·         Experience with agile team tools such as Jira, VersionOne or TFS

·         Ability to collaborate and exercise influence without authority

To view a full list of responsibilities & experience, please refer to the detailed job description on our European Careers Site

Joining our award-winning team gives you the opportunity to progress and be rewarded, as well as enjoying a fantastic benefits package.

At Assurant, we’re passionate about our people. After all, it’s our dynamic and successful team that allows us to provide lifestyle insurance solutions that bring our customers peace of mind, protecting what’s important to them. We’re proud to say we keep life running smoothly for over 300 million consumers; we’re also the UK’s largest provider of mobile device protection. Partnering with 9 of the top 20 best global brands, we are market leaders with decades of experience in the industries we serve.

Our “Three Triangles” underpin our story; it’s how we deliver for our customers and our people.

Our Unwavering Purpose is what we do: we protect what matters most.

Our Uncompromising Values are who we are: we use common sense and use common decency, while using uncommon thinking to deliver uncommon results.

Our Unbeatable Advantages: Our deep expertise gives us an unmatched insight into creating products with flexible capabilities.

Our people are problem solvers and pioneers. If you’re ready for a challenge and to become part of delivering our outstanding services and values, apply today.

Assurant have been awarded the Silver standard by Investors In People, and have received recognition by Business In The Community for Workplace Gender Equality.

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