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Job Title Scrum Master - Digital Client Solutions
Location Glasgow

About Ashurst

Ashurst is a leading progressive global law firm with a rich history spanning more than 200 years. We are proud of our history and are future-focused, having expanded into new technologies through our NewLaw division, Ashurst Advance, and our consulting arm. Our in-depth understanding of our clients and commitment to providing excellent standards of service have seen us become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments in all areas of commercial law. To find out more please visit www.ashurst.com.

Department/Role overview

Ashurst is seeking an experienced Scrum Master to join our Digital Client Solutions IT Product team. The successful candidate will work closely with our digital products and services team, the Office of the Chief Digital Officer, and the digital strategy team (both led by the firm's Chief Digital Officer) to support the development of new client platforms and solutions and, ultimately, the delivery of digital transformation within the firm.

This role will suit someone who sees themselves as a proven agile coach and leader with a passion for delivering quality and value, setting the tone for their team through proactive behaviour, while ensuring that best practices and processes are applied.

Main responsibilities

  • Within an Agile delivery team collaborate with members of IT, the Office of the CDO and the wider business to drive delivery of innovative client-facing products and experiences.
  • Coordinate and facilitate team meetings including, sprint planning, sprint reviews, retrospectives, daily stand ups and release planning activities.
  • Own the delivery of sprint goals, ensuring that the team keeps focused and committed to the goal throughout the sprint.
  • In partnership with the Product Owner, create and maintain product backlogs, brokering discussions between the Product Owner and scrum team as needed.
  • Assist the team with making appropriate delivery commitments by means of story selection, task definition, refinement processes, and removing blockers.
  • Empower the team to self-organise and facilitate a collaborative working environment with emphasis on individual responsibility.
  • Mentor team members to adopt an agile mind-set, including ownership, self-management and empowerment.
  • Define relevant KPIs and use these to measure the performance of the development process, reporting on the performance of the scrum team.
  • Guide the team members to achieve optimum productivity through continuous process improvement.

Essential skills and experience

  • Professional experience as a Scrum Master, Agile Delivery Manager or Agile Project Manager using the Scrum Methodology.
  • Experience of working in a software development environment.
  • Solid knowledge of product delivery fundamentals and project management practices within an Agile framework.
  • Experience with best-practice Agile techniques: User Stories, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment.
  • Experience managing interdependencies between agile teams and of delivering products both with internal development teams and suppliers.
  • Excellent communication skills and a track record of people and project leadership.
  • Experience with Azure Devops and Jira / Atlassian; administration of sprints, delivery of dashboards, reporting, wikis.
  • Excellent knowledge of Scrum techniques and artifacts (definition of done, user stories, backlog refinement).
  • Knowledge of frameworks that support delivering agile practices at enterprise scale (AgilePM, SAFE etc).
  • Ensure deliverables meet quality standards at the end of each sprint.
  • Experience of guiding development teams to a higher level of scrum maturity.
  • A recognized scrum master qualification is preferable.

Background checks

In order to comply with regulatory and client requirements, Ashurst will undertake appropriate vetting of staff. When applicants accept a job offer, Ashurst, alongside a specialist provider, will undertake professional verification and background checks. These checks are only undertaken with consent, and in accordance with our legal and regulatory obligations.


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