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Senior Scrum Master
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Recruiter: MI5
Listed on: 20th November
Location: London or Manchester
Salary/Rate: £57,297 - £64,670
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 1960
Contact Name: MI5

Release Train Engineer / Senior Scrum Master
Central London -£60,283 - £64,670
Manchester - £57,297 - £61,480  

Interest free season ticket loan
Cycle to work scheme
Financial support for learning and development
Subsidised Gym

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.

The role

As a Release Train Engineer at MI5, you will have the opportunity to work on an array of truly unique projects, all of which work towards our mission of protecting the UK. You'll work alongside a variety of professionals from across MI5, including product managers, business analyst, architects, developers and scrum masters. Our Release Train Engineers play a leading role in adapting the continuous improvement for the benefit of the Agile Release Train (ART). 

Our teams play a key part in driving forward the new digital age here at MI5, heading up teams of likeminded people all delivering cutting edge technology and essential applications to aid the work of investigators, helping them to identify emerging threats.

You need the confidence to persuade others and create a culture of openness, transparency and collaboration. Adapting your communication style to suit the customer, as this will be critical in building strong relationships across all levels of MI5. You will be a trusted servant leader, guiding people in problem identification and decision-making. Bringing development teams together, encouraging them to share knowledge and ideas to promote continuous improvement across MI5.

Who you are

We are seeking a highly motivated individual who understands agile ways of working. You will be expected to lead teams of people from all different backgrounds.

We're interested in people who:

  • Come from a background of Program/project management, Software Engineering, Scrum Master, Lean-Agile Coaches, SAFe Agelist, SAFe Practioner Consultant or similar.
  • SAFe qualified, or a qualified Release Train Engineer (Desirable but not essential)
  • Enjoy working collaboratively, sharing your knowledge and ideas to develop yourself and the team
  • Are confident in leading others
  • Experience of planning Program increments (PI)
  • Have been part of, or have ran retrospectives to gain feedback
  • Have strong organisational skills
  • Be proactive in your approach to issues, thinking strategically in mitigating risk to dependencies.

What you'll do

You'll share our collective responsibility to keep 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:

  • Manage and optimise the flow of value through the ART as well as Escalating and tracking ART impediments
  • Foster collaboration between teams and system level stakeholder
  • Facilitate PI Planning readiness and the event itself
  • Track and communicate key ART execution metrics
  • Facilitate relentless improvement for the ART
  • Help manage risk and dependencies
  • Encourage and work collaboratively within your team and wider teams
  • Share knowledge and proactively seek development to build your knowledge of SAFe agile and other ways of working
  • Build strong relationships with Stakeholders and be able to influence decisions
  • Attend daily stand ups and build strong relationships with your partner and customers.

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 click 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.

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