Stellenbosch, South Africa

Scrum Master

Entersekt is looking for an experienced Scrum Master with a track record of working with software teams; someone who is able to help our engineers to become self-motivated and high performing advocates of our company.  Entersekt is a globally known FinTech business headquartered in Stellenbosch, growing fast and changing the way digital payments are enabled.

The role

You will work with teams of software and quality engineers who are responsible for designing, building, and releasing software product components across three product sets in a rapidly growing company that faces the type of challenges that come with being an industry leader. Your main responsibility will be to coach the teams, Product Owners, and the wider company in Agile and Scrum principles and facilitate collaboration so that the teams are able to deliver high quality, potentially shippable features every sprint. You are responsible for making Scrum work for your teams.

Responsibilities

  • Coach the development teams towards self-organization and continuous improvement
  • Work to remove team impediments
  • Assist the Product Owners to work effectively with the teams, including supporting the Product Owners with grooming and maintaining the product backlog
  • Schedule and facilitate Scrum events
  • Find ways to make work visible and improve the cycle time of our product features
  • Create business level visibility on the current and future backlog items
  • Measure and publish relevant metrics to share progress inside and outside the teams
  • Continuously improve ways of working within and across teams

Skills & Experience

Successful candidates for the Scrum Master role will generally possess the following skills and experience:

  • At least 2-3 years’ experience in a Scrum Master role for a software development team that diligently applied Scrum principles, practices, and theory
  • A formal Scrum qualification or learning path
  • Experience working with software teams building commercial product or SaaS platforms
  • Natural ability to create structure
  • A healthy self-esteem that does not mind being challenged by bright people
  • Knowledge of numerous patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum framework
  • Experience with JIRA in a Scrum and Agile context
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills; able to interact with a wide range of individuals, from developers and quality assurance to management and executives
  • Able to positively influence and assist teams
  • Able to make decisions and resolve conflict
  • Basic understanding of Project Management (beneficial)

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Entersekt is an international software development company based just outside of Cape Town, South Africa.

We are leaders in authentication, app security, and payments enablement technology, offering a highly scalable solution set with a track record of success across multiple continents.