D-Technical Operation Manager/Scrum Master
At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe.We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.
We are looking for an Technical Operation Manager/Agile Scrum Master. Candidates must have a background in IT and a basic understanding of the terms and processes in an IT environment. They should also have an understanding of metrics for an Agile environment. Candidate needed with excellent soft skills and can handle all situations politically and with ease.
Accountable for the successful delivery of assigned projects to meet scope, time and budget commitments driving business satisfaction.
As a Scrum master, ensure that sprint planning, review and retrospective are complete with adequate rigor and quality.
Establish and manage activities inclusive of daily Stand-up meetings and Sprint planning sessions
Remove impediments that hinder productivity or block the team’s progress
Work with team in the management of product back-log and work effort estimations
Facilitate project activities; be a voice of reason and authority, while enabling the delivery team to self-organize and innovate.
Communicate clearly, professionally, and regularly with management
Manage cross team dependencies.
Apply lean/agile values and principles at all phases of project activity
Position yourself as a trusted adviser to engineering team for project delivery.
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, business or equivalent work experience
6 years of project management in an Agile Scrum environment working directly with development teams.
Certified Scrum Master is preferred
Experience is operating Project Manager/Scrum Master hybrid roles is a plus
High level understanding of development and IT technology terms
Excellent business communication, writing and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated critical thinking skills
Primary Location: LK-1-Colombo
Work Locations: LK-Colombo-Orion City Sascon Bldg Orion City Sascon Building No. 752/5 Dr Danister De Silver Mawatha Colombo
Job: Project/Programme Management
Organization: Technology & Operations
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Nov 1, 2016