Posted on July 5, 2016 · Posted in BANKING

Scrum Master required for a 12-month contract with our leading Banking client in Singapore;


  • Leading a distributed Scrum team, located in different locations (Hong Kong and Singapore).
  • Organizing, facilitating and participating in Scrum Ceremonies (Daily Scrum’s, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective etc.).
  • Working and cooperating with the Project Manager, Product Owners, Management and other involved stakeholders (located in different locations).
  • Acting as a Scrum process keeper.
  • Providing necessary updates about progress (velocity) and status.
  • Helping those outside the Scrum Team(s) in the organisation (business functions and departments) to understand which of their interactions are helpful to maximize the value as created by the team(s).
  • Continuously seeking and implementing improvements in the agile/Scrum process.
  • Maintaining and updating JIRA (collaboration tool) on a daily basis to track progress (velocity).
  • Organizing and conducting Scrum related training sessions (e.g. about the Scrum framework, Product Owner role, how to work with JIRA) for involved stakeholders.


We are looking for a Scrum Master with a positive, open and “can-do” mentality who is self-motivated and pro-active. The Scrum Master is flexible to respond and react to changes quickly and efficiently. The Scrum Master has an attitude of empowerment and transparency. The Scrum Master has an entrepreneurial mind-set and takes initiative.

Skills and competences:

  • Understand basic fundamentals of iterative (agile) development and incremental delivery.
  • Able to share knowledge/experiences with others in the organisation about the Scrum framework by organizing and conducting knowledge sharing and training sessions.
  • Able to leverage on a variety of useful techniques to provide value to the team(s).
  • Understand basic fundamentals of software development processes and procedures.
  • Understand the value of commitments to delivery made by a Development Team.
  • Understand user story creation, Product Backlog tracking, and task definition.
  • Has outstanding communication, presentation and documentation skills.
  • Able to work with speed and accuracy towards deadlines.
  • Fluent in (Business) English.

Experience in an international IT department at a bank in Asia is a big plus.

Academic Qualifications:

  • Degree holder in Business Administration/IT with banking experience is a must.
  • Professional Scrum Master Certification.
  • Systems knowledge (e.g. Triple’A-Avaloq) is an advantage.

Key Technical Skills/ Knowledge:

  • Scrum Master skillset.
  • Project Management skillset.
  • Result oriented with good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Team player
  • Able to work with deadlines.

Well versed in reporting and presentation skills.

Please send a copy of your CV along with expectations and availability.

Minimum required language knowledge (speaking+writing):

  • English

Job Location:                 Singapore
Job Reference:               113800
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