Scrum Master

Job Added: 17 May 2019
Applications Close: 16 June 2019
Level: Senior, Mid-Weight
Contract: Full Time
Based: London
Salary: Undisclosed
Website: ostmodern.co.uk
Twitter: @ostmodern

*Working at Ostmodern*

Ostmodern are mix of around 60 researchers, designers and technologists based in a lovely studio in Shoreditch. We’re committed to designing, building and evolving the world’s best video-based consumer products.

The company was founded as a UX and Design agency specialising in video-on-demand products for clients like Channel 4, ITV and BBC in 2006. Since then, we’ve built on our excellent reputation, expanding into the sports industry and building up our technical capabilities, allowing us to deliver products end-to-end.

Today, we’re proud to deliver flagship products for major broadcast and sports organisations, including Formula 1, BBC, Arsenal, and Channel 4. We operate at the high end of our markets, working with clients who want to innovate, and understand the importance of user insights.

We hire people who know their craft, and love working alongside colleagues with varied skill-sets, backgrounds and viewpoints. We believe strongly in the power of empathy; working as a united team, learning what forces are driving and challenging clients, and understanding their audience's’ motivations and anxieties.

We work in cross-discipline project teams, who are given full ownership of their delivery and client relationship. Teams work using Agile methodologies, and are encouraged to hone their approach, finding right blend of ceremonies and tools for them and their client. Together, they solve difficult problems and deliver innovative, intuitive products that millions of people use every day.


We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic Scrum Master to join the team in our Shoreditch office. As a company built on a reputation of quality products, with an emphasis on delivery, a motivated and highly effective Scrum Master is a key part of the Skylark team.

You’ll be reporting to our Head of Technology, and work in a delivery team that use a variety of technologies including ReactJS, AngularJS, Python, Jenkins, Selenium, Docker and Kubernetes. You’ll be responsible for embedding Agile values within the team to optimise their delivery, keeping the team focused and energised, reporting on delivery, developing team relationships, helping to convey product requirements and facilitating Agile ceremonies. You’ll also be the main point of call for unblocking the team - removing impediments that could be internal or external to the company.

You are experienced in:
- SCRUM and/or Kanban applied as the primary methodologies across different teams
- Supporting the team to deliver working software at regular intervals
- Identifying and effectively implementing continuous improvements
- Facilitation, coaching and mediation
- Tools such as Jira, Confluence etc.
- Working very closely with Product Owners

Nice to have:
- A good foundational knowledge of systems interactions and architecture
- Experience working in a startup environment
- Experience communicating directly with clients
- Agile certifications
- Experience as a business analyst/product owner
- Experience of working in the Media/broadcast industry
- Experience working with a team responsible for a backend system

You’ll work with:
- Product Owner
- Understand and support product vision to the team
- Raise any priority calls to be resolved
- Keep them informed on the team’s delivery
- Project team (User Experience Architects, UI Designers, Developers and Engineers, Quality Assurance Engineers)
- Help the team adopt Agile methodologies to improve delivery
- Support the team in remaining focused and energised
- Develop team relationships - organise social events etc.
- Facilite ceremonies to enable the team to share and collate information needed to deliver
- Project Managers
- Facilitate team estimations in order to plan projects
- Arm them with information to ensure clients can be kept up to date
- Head of Planning and Operations
- Ensure resourcing tool is kept up to date for project team
- Raise any resourcing concerns and support resolution of these
- Provide regular updates on progress and status
- Client/third parties
- Work collaboratively to remove impediments and blockers for the team

You’ll get to:
- Work with one of the nicest and most talented teams in London
- Explore, execute and deliver on large projects for TV, tablet, mobile, responsive web, and emergent technologies from Discovery through to Shipping, with the opportunity to iteratively improve and grow products over time
- Create and develop intuitive and innovative processes and tools
- Improve yourself and help shape the direction of our studio offering in the years to come alongside your peers
- Keep yourself informed on developments in the industry such as new tools, processes and shifts in technology, evolving to ensure you always remain relevant

We will provide:
- Yearly bonus based on company profits
- Own Macbook Pro to work on, which you are welcome to take home should you choose
- Time off at short notice and work from home when necessary
- Cycle to work scheme
- Pension scheme
- A monthly entertainment budget to use with your team
- After 3 years, you'll be eligible to take a sabbatical career break

How to apply

If this sounds like the perfect role for, please provide a covering note and your CV here - https://ostmodern.workable.com/jobs/1022178/candidates/new