Data Scrum Master

February 2, 2024

Data Scrum Master

ReferenceIT/000040

  • Standard / Permanent
  • GB-ENG-Solihull
  • COMMUNICATION
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Job Title: Data Scrum Master

Location: Solihull-Hybrid

Hours:  Full time, Permanent

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A bit about us:

At BNP Paribas Personal Finance, we’re part of a global bank and are proud to be a Top Employer UK, providing a great place to work in an open and inclusive environment.  

We’re here to provide simple and straightforward consumer finance solutions and we work with many well-known retailers and brands to help their customers finance their purchases in a responsible way. 

We care about making a positive impact for our colleagues, customers, partners and the wider community. That’s why we live by our values of we’re positive, we’re brave, and we own it. 

The Role:

As Data Scrum Master, you will be responsible for creating the best conditions for the Product Owner and Squad to work together. You will oversee the application of the Agile framework, principles, tools & techniques (e.g. LEAN, Scrum of Scrums, etc.), governance and support the Squad in appropriating Agile practices within the chosen framework (Scrum, Kanban, Agile@Scale, etc.); to maximise the chances of success and benefits for the Product.

You will facilitate relations within data-focused squads and environments, and be a servant leader, providing support and coaching to the Product Owner, Squad and Stakeholders.

As Data Scrum Master, you will facilitate collaboration with the stakeholders all the way to the customer. As an agent of change, you are committed to disseminating, supporting and advising Agile Ways of Working and best practices throughout the company

You will complete, facilitate and support in PMO and organisational governance as required.

As an ideal candidate, you will possess an understanding of data-related change, ensuring effective collaboration, communication, and delivery of valuable insights.

As Data Scrum Master, you will play a key role in optimising data processes and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.

Key Responsibilities: 

·       Facilitate Scrum Events: Sprint planning, Daily standup, Sprint reviews etc.

·       Identifying and removing obstacles and impediments

·       Supports and coaches the Squad and Product Owner in implementing the Agile framework

·       Facilitating collaboration, Stakeholder Engagement

·       Project involvement, ensuring alignment and priorities

·       Embodying agile values and principles

Skills & Attributes: 

·       Understanding of Agile in a Scrum Master / Scrum Coach role, ideally with Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or similar Agile certifications

·       Experience of working in data-related change

·       Understanding / knowledge of data analytics, data engineering, data governance, data quality, data security and data science processes and best practices

·       Proven experience as a Scrum Master in data-related projects, ideally with accreditation in a relevant field (e.g., Data Science, Computer Science, Business Analytics)

·       Ability to adapt Agile and Scrum practices to the unique challenges of data change, in line with business and delivery needs

·       Awareness of Lean, Agile Scrum, Agile Kanban, DevSecOps, and Design Thinking

·       Understanding of the project mind-set

·       Understanding of Tribe and Guild approach and ability to create/support a new Squad, Tribe, etc. for new products

·       Experience with Agile management tools (e.g., Jira, Confluence)

·       Effective governance and stakeholder management (IT and Business)

·       Ability to lead & motivate Agile and cross-functional teams 

·       Awareness and appreciation of IT and Business Risk & Cybersecurity

Could this be you? 

BNP Paribas Personal Finance believe it’s a positive attitude and passion to make things happen that matters most. 

Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But we’ll let you in on a secret: there’s no such thing as a ‘perfect’ candidate. If you feel you meet 75% of the requirements for this role, we would love to hear from you. Also, if you are considering a career move or a sector-jump, please get in touch, we welcome applications from people with transferable skills.

What’s in it for you? 

As well as working for a Top Employer UK 2023 and being part of a team that changes customer’s lives, there are some excellent benefits too. We offer a competitive salary, a contributory pension scheme, and our Health Cash plan scheme. You also receive access to our multi-award-winning flexible benefits platform designed to provide you with the best range of benefits available to suit your lifestyle including life insurance and private medical insurance. There are also perks which give you fantastic discounts off eating out, cinema tickets, days out and much more.  Learn more about what it means to be part of the BNP Paribas Personal Finance team here: www.https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQUzrPfMI6WNvADKdIPqN9PpY9vjjswdQ or follow this link to learn more about careers at BNP Paribas Personal Finance: https://www.bnpparibas-pf.co.uk/careers/.

Equal Opportunities Disclaimer

BNP Paribas Personal Finance promotes equality of opportunity and is committed to ensure that no individual is discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

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