Scrum Master - Software Development

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Slough (and remote)
Full Time
Fixed Term Contract

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Salary £40,000 - £50,000
1 year FTC.

Are you a Scrum Master with experience within a technology software development team, looking for a role where you can put your heart, soul and skills into making a difference?

As a Scrum Master you’ll know all about sprints, epics and stories and the role agile methodology has in helping teams establish an environment where they can be effective... so let me tell you a little bit about NFER and the programme you’ll be joining.

NFER is a leading educational research charity and as part of a Transformation Programme we are enhancing our e-assessment capability to enable us to increase our impact on education systems around the world, helping to improve outcomes for children and young people.

Our teams are friendly, supportive and committed. In this role you will be joining the ENOT programme made up of Developers, Testers, Product Managers, Assessment experts and Technical Project Manager all committed to furthering the technical innovation of our products, transforming NFERs approach to assessment, increasing our capability to support governments and schools globally to better understand, and respond to, children’s learning needs.

This is a new role to improve the software delivery processes. You will manage the flow, scheduling and delivery of development tasks for a team of 8 software developers and testers. We are all currently working from home and the role is open to longer-term flexible working arrangements with occasional team gathering in the office.

To be a successful Scrum Master is likely to have the following skills and experience.

• Experience as a Scrum Master in software development teams
• Excellent knowledge of Scrum techniques and artefacts
• Exemplifies and promotes Agile values and principles
• Adept at velocity, retrospection, and other Scrum techniques
• Excellent communication and leadership skills
• Planning and problem solving with product management and delivery teams
• Ability to analyse and think quickly
• Outstanding organisational skills
• Ability to work with a team.
• Ability to adapt to a changing environment
• Self-motivation and ability to stay focused in the middle of distraction

You might be a developer newly qualified as a Scrum Master used to working in this environment or a Scrum Master looking to further developer yourself. You do not need to be a software expert but are likely to have come from a software background able to show your understanding of the principles.


- Competitive salary with generous pension scheme
- 42 days holiday per year comprising 30 days’ holiday, four additional discretionary days, in addition to bank holidays
- Positive working culture that promotes a good work/life balance and support
- Friendly, supportive and coaching environment to develop your skills and learning
- Our offices are based on 5 acres of green land on the outskirt of Slough, our teams are working from home and we are open to flexible/remote working

NFER is a not-for-profit organisation and an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

We are currently reviewing applications and interviews so apply today.

So, if you are looking for a fresh, new challenge as Software Scrum Master, please apply via the button shown.


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