Junior Scrum Master

Description

Depop is the social shopping app where the world’s creatives come together to discover, buy and sell inspiring and unique items. We’re redefining the way that fashion works, allowing everyone to find their own style, and connect with their community.

We’re looking for a Junior Scrum Master to support our product managers and development teams in our scrum implementation, facilitate coordination and develop our agile processes.

You’ll be a key member of the tech team, reporting directly to the Software Development Manager. You’ll be supporting teams working on exciting projects with innovative technologies.

Responsibilities

The main elements of this role are:

Supporting our development teams:

  • Facilitating scrum events for one or more scrum teams as a servant-leader
  • Helping teams to break work down into epics and stories to enable iterative delivery
  • Coaching our product managers and development teams in scrum, agile and lean methods and techniques
  • Helping teams identify and remove impediments, especially risks and dependencies, in the short and long term
  • Helping teams to track key metrics for continuous improvement (velocity, cycle time, throughput)
  • Fostering a creative and supportive environment, ensuring that our processes enable our teams and individuals

Coordinating across teams

  • Identifying cross-team dependencies and impediments and taking actions to resolve them
  • Facilitating communication across teams and functions
  • Attending and contributing to cross-team roadmapping sessions

Evolving our agile processes

  • Constantly identifying opportunities for continuous improvement within and across teams
  • Coaching others in agile principles and techniques
  • Driving the adoption of agile engineering practices

Requirements

  • A passion for agile and lean software development and continuous improvement. You’ll be able to prove a broad knowledge of agile methods and techniques as well as a constant desire to improve your own understanding. You’ll need a solid foundation in agile and lean principles.
  • Experience working within or across scrum teams. You’ll have previous experience working in the scrum framework and applying agile principles and techniques, although you may not have been a full time scrum master.
  • Experience in supporting a team to deliver increments of working software in a regular sprint cycle.
  • Experience in identifying and effectively implementing continuous improvements
  • Excellent skills in facilitation, coaching and mediation. You’ll have a natural talent for working with others and acting as a servant-leader.

Nice to have:

  • Experience as a software developer or a good foundational knowledge of systems interactions (APIs, microservices, layered architecture…)
  • Experience working with Machine Learning or service teams
  • Experience working on in a mobile first environment or a start-up environment
  • Experience as a full time scrum master
  • A scrum certification

Benefits

Now we're talking. We have stylish offices near Old Street (we were founded in Italy after all) and a relaxed atmosphere where you'll get to work with a well-funded, passionate and friendly team. There are perks of course, to name a few we have 25 days holiday, options to buy/sell more, the regular snacks and drinks, parties and team nights out, yoga, meditation, UK pension scheme, beer and wine in the fridge (or sparkling water and celery if that's more your thing), special stuff on birthdays and life events and more. But the biggest perk of all is the opportunity to work with such a vibrant group of people building a product we all deeply care about.

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