Scrum Master/Agile Facilitator

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Would you like to work somewhere that is right at the start of a significant technological and agile transformation? Somewhere that pushes boundaries and will massively improve your skills as a Scrum Master... read on!

You will be joining a new team of Headforwards engineers working with a health technology client in Worthing. Our client is investing in a significant improvement in their development processes and Headforwards are helping them achieve this. We are building a team of full-stack web developers, test engineers and agile facilitators to augment the existing client team. This team will be responsible for delivering a fundamental shift in application architecture and working practices.

We are looking at a complete overhaul of the current code base and the ways of working over the next few years. The development teams are growing significantly, increasing from 1 team to 4 teams over the next 6 months. This will need a lot of support from agile leaders like you. You will be working alongside an existing client Scrum Master to support the 4 delivery teams and shape the agile practices they use. Working in conjunction with the other teams, you will have a lot of latitude in how the teams work. We're fans of TDD, BDD and Continuous Delivery so you will be encouraged to support these, but we will not be dictating how the teams work. Ultimately our goal is to develop high performing and self organising teams that can autonomously deliver the clients business needs through their software and you will be an instrumental role in this.

Why work for Headforwards?

We are a software development company with just over 100 people from 18 different countries and we like to have fun at work. We are agile with a very laid back feel, a relatively flat structure and small self-organising teams of 2-7 people. There's no pressure to work extra hours to churn out more and more code. At Headforwards, our culture and environment is dedicated to making people happy at work. We have lots of social activities and monthly learning sessions, talks and cross company communities of practice for various languages, tools and frameworks. This is a place where you can make a difference, work in a small team start-up feel but benefit from the support of a larger community of developers and like-minded people. We work in teams dedicated to various clients and we work on global projects with cutting edge technologies, tools and techniques. Most of us live in beautiful Cornwall and our offices are less than 5 miles from the beach. While we love Cornwall and can't imagine not living here, we know a lot of people are happy elsewhere. We expect everyone to come to our office occasionally, maybe once or twice a quarter, and there are some client visits necessary but apart from that we are happy for our team to be based anywhere in the UK. If you are lucky enough to be based in Cornwall, our new offices are set-up for you to work here if you would prefer though.


Essential experience

  • Experience working with a Agile development team
  • Ability to facilitate team learning and continuous improvement in the team
  • A deep knowledge of Agile behaviours and approaches to support the team to be the best they can be
  • Excellent interpersonal, listening and communication skills
  • The ability to build trust and openness in interactions within and outside the team
  • Well-developed leadership and problem-solving skills, including the ability to support the team in handling failures and setbacks to the teams effective performance
  • Ability to encourage the team to think for themselves and make decisions

Desirable experience

  • Experience helping teams focus on the MVP
  • Experience working in an automated testing and continuous delivery environment

Due to our timescales you must be eligible to work in the UK, or in the UK with a visa which we can takeover if necessary.

The closing date for this role is Friday 26th November 2021. We recruit on a rolling basis and fill our vacancies as soon as we find people who fit our culture and meet the skills requirements. This means that whilst we have a closing date on all of our roles, we may offer the role to someone before the end date, so we recommend that you apply as soon as possible.

No recruitment agencies please.

Job attributes


salary-from: 50000

salary-to: 60000

location: Remote/Hybrid

term: Permanent

close-date: 26/11/2021

Job tags: Full-stack Scrum
Job region(s): Worldwide/Anywhere
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