Scrum Master

  • by Northreach
  • Location Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK
  • Salary £50,000 - £60,000 / year
  • 102 days ago
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Job Description:

An International Financial Management Organisation Based in Manchester is seeking an experienced Scrum Master / Technical Delivery Manager to join their API Engineering Group on a full time basis. 

The role requirements include 

  • To lead multiple teams in delivery of hardware and software releases for various API Products across end-to-end development life-cycles through internal and 3rd party resources 

  • Build and maintain excellent relationships with clients and project managers the ensure the delivery of projects within timescales and on budget

Your responsibilities

Relationship Building 

  • Engage and manage effective relationships across the business 
  • Liaise with project / product managers, keeping them up to date on release targets, milestones, risks and issues 
  • Develop relations with technical teams to ensure they have the right tools and support to deliver within timescales without compromising on quality 
  • Promote your position within the organisation as the point of contact for all API releases and act as a role model for delivery 

Release Management 

  • Plan, coordinate and mentor all activies related to design, development, testing and deployment for an agile development team 
  • Responsible for scoping, planning, budgeting and forecasting releases 
  • Ensure Project and Product Managers have the right resources needed to deliver their products effectively 
  • Ensure all Governanace, Risk, Procedures and Compliance policies are adhered to 
  • Work closely with lead engineers to deliver technical strategies for applications 

Delivery and Supply Management 

  • Manage all resources - Designers, Developers, Testers e.t.c: Utilise all resources available to the organisation including 3rd Party Suppliers 
  • Ensure the suppliers have the ability to deliver to the high standards in place. Ability to recommend appropriate solutions to stakeholders based on outcome and impact assessments 
  • Assist in contract specifications, ensure all works undertaken are to a high quality and technical standards 
  • Review supplier deliverables, ensure they are to spec and within the contracted agreements 

Transition into Run / Production 

  • Work with application support teams to ensure the transition into BAU environments is going smoothly 
  • Manage the successful delivery of applications / product releases into the product environment 

Team Leadership and Management 

  • Lead Application and Product Development Teams, assigning tasks, identifying ways to improve processes 
  • Conduct Performance Development tasks with staff, setting objectives and reviewing with individuals 
  • Identify development needs of staff
  • Contribute to operational objectives within the organisation 
  • Identify own development needs and proactively drive development of your own capability 

What we are looking for 

  • Background within Project Management and methodologies that may include: RUP, CMMi, Prince2, PMI 
  • Software Development Methodologies, e.g. Waterfall, Agile 
  • Acknowledgement of leading edge technology and services within IT 
  • Maintain and understand up to date technical applications and techniques 
  • Experience managing the whole life-cycle 
  • Working with 3rd Party Suppliers and technology Stakeholders 
  • Experience in managing a team of people, ideally across multiple locations 
  • Delivered projects ranging from £500k - £3Mil
  • Backgrund within Financial Services (Ideally) 


Formal Qualification in a Project Management e.g. Prince2, PMI etc. 

  • Job Type Permanent, Full Time
  • Additional Salary Info + Package and Bonus
  • Work Authorisation United Kingdom
  • Industry Sector Banking
  • Years Experience 5+ years
  • Career Level Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)
  • Educational level Bachelor's Degree