Senior Scrum Master

Recruiter
IHS Markit
Location
Manchester, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Posted
06 Oct 2022
Closes
20 Oct 2022
Ref
17202256
Job Function
Other
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Position Summary :
S&P Global is looking for an experienced Scrum Master to work with software development teams on major funded projects (EDM, Private Markets) and initiatives across multiple product areas.
This full-time Scrum Master role is to be based out of the Manchester office in the UK (we also have an office in London). The teams are distributed in the UK, USA, India, and Eastern Europe.
We have a great office location in central Manchester and in London it's in Moorgate. Home working has become the 'norm' during the last few years, but the drive is to have an increase in 'anchor days' in the office. Hours are normal UK office hours with some flexibility.
The role is a great opportunity to make an impact on delivery practices in a fast-paced financial service software organization driven by innovation and an agile mindset.

Duties and Accountabilities :
  • Full-time scrum master role working with multiple teams operating across multiple time-zones
  • Facilitates standard timeboxed scrum 'events' and ensures that meetings achieve their objectives
  • Develop, maintain, and adapt strategies that measurably enhance delivery efficiencies, consistency, and drive delivery milestones
  • Use industry standard tools to support communication, delivery, and improvements (MS Teams, Azure DevOps / JIRA, Confluence)
  • Reduce noise and confusion: ensure that every stakeholder has the information they require to make decisions and do their job
  • Ensure senior management and key stakeholders have a concise and detailed reporting structure that will provide transparency for projects and streams, and clearly highlight progress against milestones
  • Develop performance analytics to support a data driven improvement process.
  • As a member of the Delivery Guild, help to drive improvements, training, and best practices across 'Software Solutions'
Business Competencies :
Education and Experience (E - Essential / D - Desirable)
  • 5+ years' experience in Scrum Master role (E)
  • Experience in monitoring and tracking multiple projects (E)
  • Good understanding of the Scrum Guide, Agile principles, and practices, along with the ability to communicate these to stakeholders and teams (E)
  • Working in a Technology/Software environment; understanding SDLC/SaaS (E)
  • Experience with multiple agile methods, Scrum, Kanban, Scalable Agile, etc. (D)
  • Understanding of the release process and associated document governance (D)
  • Use of Azure DevOps/Jira/Confluence (D)
  • Working in a Global market (multiple time zones) (D)
  • Scrum Master certification (D)
Commercial Awareness :
Preferably has experience in financial software development.
Personal Impact :
  • Technical background and ability to grasp technical concepts; not necessarily a history of programming / testing but this would be an asset
  • Pragmatic, flexible and solutions driven
  • Drive to 'get things done' and 'make things happen'
  • Ability to ask 'Why? And challenge in a constructive manner
  • Ability to get the best from people whilst having high expectations
  • Analytical and can work with the business stakeholders daily
  • Open minded, flexible, and willing to adapt to changing situations
  • Comfortable and flexible in working with global teams operating across different time zones
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
About S&P Global Market Intelligence :
At S&P Global Market Intelligence, we know that not all information is important-some of it is vital. Accurate, deep and insightful. We integrate financial and industry data, research and news into tools that help track performance, generate alpha, identify investment ideas, understand competitive and industry dynamics, perform valuation and assess credit risk. Investment professionals, government agencies, corporations and universities globally can gain the intelligence essential to making business and financial decisions with conviction.
S&P Global Market Intelligence is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit, S&P Global Market Intelligence
S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer committed to making all employment decisions on the basis of merit, capability and equality of opportunity, and without regard to race/ethnicity, gender, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status (including domestic partnerships and civil unions), sexual orientation, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law, or any other characteristic that has no bearing on a person's ability to perform his or her job.
Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment. If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: EEO.Compliance@spglobal.com and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

Equal Opportunity Employer :
S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.
If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: EEO.Compliance@spglobal.com and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

US Candidates Only:
The EEO is the Law Poster http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf describes discrimination protections under federal law.
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Equal Opportunity Employer:

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: EEO.Compliance@spglobal.com and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

US Candidates Only:
The EEO is the Law Poster http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf describes discrimination protections under federal law.
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