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Scrum Master

Date: 22-Jun-2022

Location: SLOUGH, GB

Company: Telefonica S.A.

Why VMO2?

 

At Virgin Media O2, our power-coupling gives has given us a unique opportunity to shake things up, rebelling against the status quo for the better. In the B2B IT team, we’re at the very starting blocks of a major evolution – picking apart everything we do today, and conceptualising what ‘rocket-to-the-stars’ stuff we’ll deliver tomorrow.

We’re ready to provide a new type of digital partner to our commercial customers. Whether it’s network resilience, security or customer service, we’re challenging ourselves to do things differently and help them to do business in a simpler way. This is no place for comfort zones. We’re well-funded, sponsored from the top, and have everything we need to make a success of this. Except you. So, join us and be part of the story.

 

 

Locations: Slough / Leeds / Preston Brook / Flexible - Remote Working

Closing Date: 05/07/2022

**Multiple roles availble**

 

About the team

 

"B2B is an exciting place to be, a real growth engine for VMO2. Whether you're working within the Market Development & Wholesale team bringing new 5G and Smart/IOT technologies and market propositions to life or supporting the development of our more established products in the Product & Partnerships team, you will be contributing hands on to the growth and opportunity VMO2 has in the Enterprise, Public Sector and SMB space. And with the flexibility to work across the different categories, you'll always have opportunities for professional growth and development."

 

About the role

 

A Scrum Master in the Transformation Team is responsible for driving agile delivery with our cross-functional teams. The ideal candidate will be experienced and capable of driving Agile practices including Sprint Planning, Daily Stand-Ups, Sprint Reviews and Sprint Retrospectives using SAFe framework in a hybrid methodology environment. They will be working in a large, complex, and strategically important programme with multiple delivery teams which are often interlinked and impact on the wider business goals. The Scrum Master should be a good coach and mentor to the teams as they adopt agile methods of working while also being a coach to drive interdependencies working in multiple methodologies and governance frameworks. Strong ability to drive 3rd parties to deliver success as a partner.

 

Key Responsibilities

 

  • Coaching team members and external partners on SAFe Agile frameworks and processes
  • Empowering the team to self-organize and grow cross-functionality
  • Manage cross-functional scrum teams from initiation to completion that deliver business change and subsequent benefits working closely with Technology Product Owners, Chief Product Owners, and Project Managers
  • Work with chief product owners to handle backlogs and new requests
  • Coordinate sprint planning, daily stand-up, sprint demo, and retrospective
  • Monitor and control allocated project resources, maintaining progress reporting and forecasting in order to ensure projects are delivered according to scope, timeline, and budget
  • Implement tracking mechanisms to be able to provide timely and concise updates on progress to senior management and key stakeholders highlighting areas of risk and capturing key decisions
  • Remove the obstacles or blockers for the team to succeed
  • Facilitate internal communication and effective collaboration. Be the point of contact for all external communications outside of the team
  • Guide the team members to achieve optimum productivity through process improvement
  • Participate and drive dependency management with co-program scrum teams
  • Drive mindset change to Technology ‘Native’ organisation in its delivery and continuous improvement delivery

 

The must-haves

 

  • Experience as a Scrum Master within a Release train in a multi-train complex programmes
  • Experience working in a software development environment
  • Excellent knowledge of Scrum techniques and artifacts (such as definition of done, user stories, automated testing, backlog refinement)
  • Good knowledge of AGILE frameworks (ideally SAFe)
  • Solid knowledge of project management fundamentals and project management practices working in a hybrid methodology environment
  • A solid track record of problem-solving and conflict-resolution 
  • Experience with tooling, ideally JIRA and wider project management tooling such as Project Online, Clarity

 

We'd also love you to bring;

  • Knowledge of industry trends, research, and developments relating to Agile methodologies and Scrum Master profession; particularly within Telecoms

 

 

 

We’ll be sending you emails about the status of your application. To make sure you receive these, please add @O2.com and @telefonica.com to your Safe Senders list.

We’re looking to pay a great compensation package (depending on experience) for this position. We also offer plenty of extras to sweeten the deal, which could include things like bonuses, life assurance cover, health care and lots of flexible benefits.  

Also, every employee has their personal development supported with a LinkedIn learning account; plus other role specific learning available through our award-winning digital learning platform - O2 Campus. 

We also believe a great work-life balance is important, so we’re open to considering flexible working arrangements. Like to know more, feel free to raise it.  

Join us and we’ll encourage you to be bold every day. So take a deep breath, your career is about to go to exciting new places. 

If you have any questions around the role then please email ResourceTUK@o2.com who will be happy to help.