Scrum Master

Location BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM
Experience level Early Careers
Job details sector Information Technology

Purpose of the role :

Our Scrum Masters are highly visible leaders, building bridges across Axa to ensure projects are effectively developed, integrated, and deployed with quality and on time delivery into our production environments.

Our Scrum Masters also coach and mentor teams to deliver virtual desktop platforms & products to over 30k users.


Key Responsibilities :

The role involves extensive hands-on activities. Here are key job responsibilities that you will have as a Scrum Master :

 

  • Fulfil the role of the Scrum Master, guiding multiple virtual desktop scrum teams.

  • Supervise and facilitate teams in all Agile ceremonies including sprint planning, sprint demos, retrospectives, and daily stand ups.

  • Responsible for creatively removing impediments from the scrum team so they can continue to perform at their best.

  • Create, maintain and deliver on project and work stream plans. Revise as appropriate to meet changing understanding and needs.

  • Identify and manage the risks associated with projects to achieve project success.

  • Ensure that the definition of done is being followed by the team.

  • Support the Product Owner on refining the product backlog and make them ready for upcoming sprints, enabling longer-term work visibility for reporting to delivery and management teams.

  • Demonstrate ability to influence Product Development and Management teams to improve product features and supportability of a product offering by identifying problems and suggesting and/or driving implementation of fixes or features in collaboration with the Service Owner, product owner & customers.

  • Work together with team during project estimation sessions and share understanding of projected durations and release plans with leadership team.

  • Facilitate the teams desire for creativity, continual improvement of efficiency and capability.

  • Measure team sprint success by using standard sprint metrics and drive team efficiency and productivity improvement through data points.

  • Analyse Scrum teams capacity to align with Sprint & Quarter planning and provide sourcing recommendations in collaboration with product owners.

  • Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on problem solving.

  • Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information.

  • Supporting the team using a servant leadership style and providing an aspirational example.

  • Influence others including those more senior on best practices in Agile.

  • Assessing the Scrum maturity of the team and coaching them to higher levels of maturity.

  • Work with other Scrum Masters within the organisation to increase the effectiveness of the application of Agile/Scrum.

Education : 

  • Bachelor’s degree.

Experience :

  • About 3 years Scrum Master experience

  • About 5 years’ experience working with IT Technical teams ideally in the workplace environment.

  • Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Master/Product Owner (CSM, CSPO, SAFe) or equivalent professional qualification.

Skills : 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to coach, mentor and support other members of the engineering team, sharing technical and operational knowledge in a helpful and timely fashion.

  • Capacity to connect people together.

  • Exposure to large scale Agile delivery across multiple teams, cultures and geographies

  • Broad experience of working in a variety of Agile environments of different maturities.

  • Capacity to speak another language is a plus.

Would you like to wake up every day driven and inspired by our mission of acting for human progress by protecting what matters? Here at AXA we strive to be a responsible employer, placing employee engagement at the heart of its business strategy. Achieving this means creating a workplace built on AXA's Values that foster diversity and equal opportunities for all, promotes employee participation, encourages professional development, and supports employee well-being.

We are looking for talented individuals who come from varied backgrounds, think differently and want to be part of this exciting transformation by challenging the status quo so we can push AXA - a leading global brand and one of the most innovative companies in our industry - onto even greater things.

In a fast-evolving world and with a presence in 57 countries, our 160,000 employees anticipate change to offer services and solutions tailored to the current and future needs of our 108 million customers.


AXA is becoming a sustainable tech-led company and at AXA Group Operations we are one of the major catalysts for this transformation. 

We set the tone by triggering and empowering the evolution of our insurance business model through technology and innovation, driving its concrete implementation globally at speed, with a high quality of advisory and execution.

We are present across 17 countries with committed, highly qualified teams. We leverage technology, data, sourcing, security and investment allocation in a global way, but also achieve economies of scale and synergies when necessary.

At AXA Group Operations, we want to be recognized in three fields of action:

  • State-of-the-art Data Technology to drive customer experience
  • State-of-the-art Procurement & Sourcing to drive efficiency and better manage risks
  • High-Performing Global Team for stronger partnerships with AXA entities 

We bring together the expertise, cultural diversity and creativity of over 8,000 employees worldwide and we’re committed to equal opportunities in all aspects of employment (gender, LGBT+, disabled persons, or people of different origins) and to promoting Diversity & Inclusion by creating a work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect, and where individual differences are valued.