20th November 2019
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MI5 is responsible for protecting the UK from threats to our National Security. It's our job to ensure the safety and prosperity of our country, countering threats from terrorism and espionage. Whatever your role, you will contribute to our mission in keeping the country safe.
As a Scrum Master at MI5 your work will be far from average. You will work on some truly unique projects for customers in our investigative and analysis teams, and throughout your career you will have insight into the important work that goes into protecting our country.
Our people thrive under pressure - attending to urgent business needs. Therefore, it is crucial our Scrum Masters are able to think on their feet when responding to issues that occur within our live operational IT systems. We also need someone with strong organisational skills that can come in and hit the ground running, bringing innovative ideas in how we implement agile methodologies into MI5.
Who you are
As a Scrum Master you will be a servant leader that listens and supports their team. Encouraging them, and supporting their development as well as your own.
We are looking for people who:
Understand and empathise with others
Certified Scrum Master (preferred but not essential, training will be provided)
Strong planning skills - organising your own time and that of others.
Use influence over authority
Think beyond day-to-day activities - strategic in their approach to issues.
Help without diminishing the commitment of others
What you'll do
You'll share our collective responsibility in keeping the country safe and strive to develop your team. Our teams work closely with each other and with mission customers, so it's important that you're able to communicate and share your knowledge.
You'll be expected to:
Focus on applying the Scrum process and helping the team to communicate, coordinate, and cooperate to deliver stories and by removing impediments
Coach the team, facilitate team and program events
Remove impediments to the team's progress
Assist the team in implementing SAFe
Foster adoption of Agile technical practices
Assist the PO in preparing and refining the backlog for PI and Iteration Planning
Coach the team on the best ways to refine their backlog and create Stories
Learning and Development is central to our ethos and we invest heavily in our people. As part of your MI5 career we will support you in broadening and deepening your technical and non-technical skills. We have access to a wide variety of classroom and online learning, as well as our own development programmes and schemes.
MI5 are an Equal Opportunities employer, committed to reflecting the society we protect. Our recruitment process is fair, transparent and based on merit. We particularly welcome applications from diverse and under-represented groups.
To find out more and apply, please visit our website by clicking the APPLY button.
To be eligible to apply, you must meet our residency criteria. You must be a born or a naturalised British Citizen and one of your parents must be a British Citizen or have substantial ties to the UK. Candidates must normally have been resident in the UK for nine out of the last ten years. This is particularly important if you were born outside of the UK. You will nonetheless be considered if you have, for example, served overseas with HM Forces or in some other official capacity as a representative of Her Majesty's Government, studied abroad, or lived overseas with your parents. You can apply at the age of 17 years and 6 months, if successful you will not be offered a start date prior to your 18th birthday. Discretion is vital. You should not discuss your application, other than with your partner or a close family member. Please note, you should only launch your application from within the UK. If you are based overseas, you should wait until you visit the UK to launch an application. Applying from outside the UK will impact on our ability to progress your application. Further information on our eligibility criteria can be found on the How to Apply section.