Senior Scrum Master/Agile Lead
Flutterwave was founded on the principle that every African must be able to participate and thrive in the global economy. To achieve this objective, we have built a trusted payment infrastructure that allows consumers and businesses (African and International) make and receive payments in a convenient borderless manner.
The Role: Flutterwave is seeking a seasoned Senior Scrum Master to lead and drive Agile practices within our dynamic team. As a Senior Scrum Master, you will play a pivotal role in mentoring and guiding multiple Scrum teams, fostering a culture of continuous improvement, and ensuring the successful delivery of our cutting-edge financial technology solutions. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of Agile methodologies, extensive Scrum Master experience, and a proven track record of driving excellence in complex Fintech projects.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Agile Leadership and Coaching: The SSM should be able to Lead and mentor multiple Scrum teams, ensuring consistent adoption of Agile principles and practices. Coach Scrum Masters and team members on advanced Agile concepts and techniques. Serve as a role model for Agile values and behaviors.
- Cross-Team Collaboration: Foster collaboration and alignment across multiple Scrum teams and stakeholders. The ideal SSM should be able Identify and address dependencies, ensuring effective communication and coordination between teams.
- Agile Transformation: Drive the continuous improvement of Agile practices within the organization, advocating for process enhancements and adaptations. The ideal candidate should be able to effectively collaborate with leadership to refine and evolve Agile strategies in alignment with business goals.
- Scrum Team Facilitation: Guide Scrum teams through complex challenges and help them make informed decisions. Facilitate Scrum events and ceremonies, ensuring they are productive, engaging, and outcome-oriented.
- Strategic Planning: Contribute to long-term planning and roadmap discussions, aligning the Scrum teams' efforts with the overall organizational strategy. Provide insights and recommendations based on Agile expertise.
- Metrics and Performance Tracking: Analyze and interpret Agile metrics to provide visibility into team performance, identifying areas for improvement and taking proactive actions.
- Stakeholder Engagement: Collaborate closely with Product Owners and other stakeholders to manage expectations, gather requirements, and communicate project status. Proactively address stakeholder feedback and ensure alignment on project priorities.
- Continuous Learning and Sharing: Stay abreast of industry trends, best practices, and emerging Agile methodologies. Contribute to the Scrum Master community by sharing insights and experiences, promoting learning across the organization.
Required competency and skillset to be a waver
- Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or related field.
- Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or advanced Scrum Master certification (e.g., CSP-SM, SAFe SSM).
- Minimum of 5+ years of experience as an Agile Lead, with a significant portion of that experience in the Fintech or financial services sector.
- Overall 8-10+yrs of experience in project management, agile, delivery management
- Proven track record of leading successful Agile transformations and driving continuous improvement.
- Expert-level understanding of Agile principles, frameworks, and methodologies.
- Exceptional coaching, facilitation, and leadership skills.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a focus on data-driven decision-making.
- Experience with large-scale Agile initiatives and multi-team environments.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate with stakeholders at all levels.
- Previous experience in financial technology or related domains is highly desirable.
If you are a seasoned Scrum Master with a strong background in leading Agile initiatives in the Fintech industry, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Join us as a Senior Scrum Master and contribute to the advancement of our cutting-edge financial technology solutions while mentoring and guiding teams toward Agile excellence.