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Scrum Master

Location: Johannesburg/ Cape Town, Country

Are you ready to be part of a transformational journey that will reshape the digital landscape of Africa? Accenture has partnered with a leading Pan-African telecommunications company and has launched a groundbreaking Software Engineering Centre of Excellence (COE); dedicated to building future-focused digital products designed to empower and revolutionize the continent. This is your opportunity to join an innovative team and grow your career at the forefront of technological advancement, as we accelerate towards a brighter, more connected future for Africa
 

SCRUM MASTER 

A leading Pan-African telecommunications company is launching a groundbreaking Software Engineering Centre of Excellence (COE); dedicated to building future-focused digital products designed to empower and revolutionize the continent. This is your opportunity to join an innovative team and grow your career at the forefront of technological advancement, as we accelerate towards a brighter, more connected future for Africa. 

Role Summary 

Guides and coaches the team on the agile framework, methodology and ceremonies. Helps to manage and optimise a continuous flow of work across the team 

 

Responsibilities 

  • Develop and coach an agile team on agile values & practices   

  • Facilitate team ceremonies   

  • Identify and remove impediments, prevent distractions; help the team continuously improve 

  • Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution 

  • Empower teams to self-organize 

  • Where required, set up and mobilise new teams and work with the client and other Accenture leads to set up lean-agile governance processes   

  • Where required, coach a struggling agile team; tailoring methods in a complex context as necessary 

  • Collaborate with other Agile Practitioners to improve the agile maturity of all agile teams   

  • Foster a growth mindset within the practise, contributing to learning materials, personal and team development 

Why join us?  

  • We are a top employer in South Africa with certified excellence in employee conditions
  • We offer a transparent, fast paced approach career progression, with a focus on your strengths and continuous coaching from senior colleagues 
  • You will benefit from working alongside Accenture experts who are solving some of the biggest industry challenges with innovative thinking and pioneering tools 
  • Flexible work arrangements and a range of benefits including competitive rewards 
  • You will have access to state-of-the-art technology that will give you the opportunity to deepen your existing skills even as you help create the latest business trends 
  • You will also have opportunities to make a difference to the communities in which we work and live 

About Accenture  

Accenture is a leading global professional services company that helps the world’s leading businesses, governments and other organizations build their digital core, optimize their operations, accelerate revenue growth and enhance public services—creating tangible value at speed and scale. We are a talent and innovation led company with 738,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Technology is at the core of change today, and we are one of the world’s leaders in helping drive that change, with strong ecosystem relationships. We combine our strength in technology with unmatched industry experience, functional expertise and global delivery capability.
We are uniquely able to deliver tangible outcomes through our broad range of services, solutions and assets across Strategy & Consulting, Technology, Operations, Industry X and Accenture Song. These capabilities, together with our culture of shared success and commitment to creating 360° value, enable us to help our clients succeed and build trusted, lasting relationships. We measure our success by the 360° value we create for our clients, each other, our shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at www.accenture.com

Next Steps 

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Qualifications

Qualification & Experience 

 

  • Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field preferred   

  • At least 4-7 years of experience working in software development teams  

  • Relevant Agile and Scrum Master Certifications 

 

Preferred Skills 

 

  • Coaching/mentoring   

  • Talent for driving change   

  • Organizational development   

  • Negotiation   

  • Conflict Resolution   

  • Process/continuous improvement   

  • Facilitation   

  • Proven ability to work independently and as a team member   

  • Good communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills   

  • Good organizational, multi-tasking, and time-management skills   

 

The team will be based in Johannesburg, Gauteng-South Africa; following a hybrid working model. 

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Cape Town, Midrand

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