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Scrum Master - Newcastle Upon Tyne

Company: Accenture
Job type: full-time
Category: Information Technology and Services

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Job description

Role: Scrum Master
Location: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Travel: Possibility for travel to client sites throughout the UK

We have roles available across the following Accenture career levels depending on skills and experience:

Specialist / Team Lead: 36,725 - 42,700
Associate Manager: 42,570 - 49,850

Job Type: Permanent
Reference:

Join Accenture and help transform leading organisations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.

Accenture Technology powers our clients to achieve high performance with best in class established and emerging technologies. We are able to extend our technology and business capabilities by working closely with market leaders and innovators to provide our clients with the best specialised skills and tailored solutions.

With Accenture Technology you will deliver everything from point solutions for a single business function to large, long term outsourcing services, to complex systems integration installations spanning multiple businesses and functions.

We are focused on aligning IT with business priorities, enabling a digital Accenture and driving down the cost of IT, while working to provide all of our employees with the capabilities to run a high-performing business!

What responsibilities will you have?

Working with the client, coach and co-ordinate a team of developers to implement packages of work
Facilitate planning from the outset and during sprints and releases etc.
Facilitate scrum activities (i.e. daily stand-up meetings, sprint reviews, retrospectives, backlog refinement sessions etc.)
Communicating progress and updates to teams and stakeholders
Governance, assurance and adherence to agile principles (including best practice and standards)
Maintain essential project documentation and assist product owners in refining the product backlog
Facilitate discussions, decision making and conflict resolution

Qualifications

What skills and experience are we looking for?

Large scale Agile environment experience desirable
Scrum Master Accreditation
Experience in project planning and leading teams
Ability to work in a dynamic and fast paced environment
Highly motivated self-starter
Strong verbal and written communications skills
Experience in working in a client facing environment

All applicants should be flexible between Monday and Friday and prepared to
work at any of our client locations across the UK.

What's in it for you?

All of our Technology professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. You'll also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialisation. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialised skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with others. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.

On top of this, we have an extensive benefits package which includes 25 days' vacation per year, gym subsidies, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

What are the next steps?

If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply.

Any offer of employment is subject to satisfactory BPSS and SC security clearance which requires 5 years continuous UK address history at the point of application.

To find out more about the role, our Newcastle Delivery Centre and what it's like to be a part of our brilliant team visit our microsite at

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions-underpinned by the world's largest delivery network-Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at.

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

Closing Date for Applications 31st August 2017
Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.


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