Job Description

The Immigration Platform Technologies (IPT) programme is building functionality to transform the way the Home Office (HO) manages immigration into the United Kingdom (UK). The IPT programme is a complex IT and Business Change programme which commenced in early 2014 and so far has delivered significant capabilities to the business such as Online Visa Application Service, Biometric Residency Permit (BRP) Fulfillment, Bio-metric Travel Document (BTD) Fulfillment, and Immigration Identity Assurance System which enabled Home Office to decommission three of its major legacy systems.

You will manage a scrum team of about 7-10 people, use Java based and open source. Project focus is around development of systems used by Case working teams.


First level Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM I)

- Experience playing the Scrum Master role for number of years for software development teams that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.

- Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency

- Knowledge of numerous well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc)

Experience of working on large programmes having number of cross-functional teams.

Ability to articulate clearly technical challenges and dependencies to the management team.

Good understanding of SAFE principles and techniques.

Preferred Skills/Experience (Any of these is a plus)

- Any past experience of developing software would be a big plus

- Previous experience as a team lead

- Second level Scrum Master certification (CSP, PSM II)

- Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc

- Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games

- Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team

- Experience applying a wide variety of well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach(example: numerous Burndown techniques, numerous Retrospective formats, handling bugs,etc)

- - Excellent communication and mentoring skills

Key Responsibilities:

- Strongly serving the Product Owner and Development Team in their quest to do everything possible to delight customers

- Scrum master for central core-engineering team

- Guiding the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to delight customers

- Guiding the team on how to get the most of out self organization

- Guiding the team on self organizing to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks

- Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization

- Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment.

- Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis of healing and problem solving.

- Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work.

- Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution

- Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information

- Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog.

- Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example

Tech Stack:

• Linux experience CENT OS /RHEL

• Linux scripting (python/shell)

• Maven

• Zabbix

• Postgres

• OpenLDAP

• ActiveMQ

• HBase

• Hadoop

• Tomcat

• Jenkins


• Nexus

• Sonar

• Fuse ESB

• Red Hat JBoss Fuse 6.1

• Basics of Apache Camel 2.12.x or higher

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