Scrum Master

SafeBoda
Your City Ride

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Intro

SafeBoda is a rapidly growing consumer platform that is revolutionizing transportation, payments and on-demand services in Africa. SafeBoda has built a large motorcycle-taxi  (commonly known as the boda boda in East Africa) community that is bringing safety, trust and professionalization to an informal industry that is vital to the livelihoods of millions of drivers and passengers across the rapidly growing cities of East and West Africa. 

Based in Kampala, Nairobi, Lagos and Barcelona, we are a company that is already having huge impact for millions in East Africa. In November 2018, SafeBoda was announced among the 2018 AppsAfrica award winners at an event held in Cape Town and we beat four startups from Nigeria and South Africa to become the Best African App

What you will do

  • Guide the creation of scope and detailed requirements for projects, including facilitating requirements gathering sessions with key stakeholders, ensuring requirements are documented, and managing the requirements through the life of the project.
  • Serve as a dedicated team member with the primary responsibility to support the team and successfully achieve daily iteration, release goals, and delivery objectives.
  • Implement and enforce Scrum principles and practices, facilitate continuous improvement (CI), and identify and remove team impediments.
  • Facilitate the team for better creativity and improve the efficiency of the development team.
  • Continuously facilitate a team dynamic intended to maximize performance and continuously improve agile practices.
  • Responsible to remove the impediments for the scrum team.
  • Support the Product Owner with documentation of User Stories and Acceptance criteria and making the product backlogs in good shape and ready for the next sprint.
  • Arranged daily stand-up meetings, facilitate meetings, schedule meetings, demo and decision-making processes in order to ensure quick inspection and proper use of adaptation process.
  • Responsible to Conduct retrospective meetings.
  • Acts as safeguard for the team.
  • Actively participate in driving continuous improvement of the organization's project management processes and standards.

Every person on our team:

  • Has fun and is passionate about their work
  • Plays a critical role in the company's success
  • Is willing to pitch in and do whatever is needed
  • Cares about their co-workers and our customers - drivers & passengers 

Work philosophy

      • Get stuff done - flexible work hours
        Sometimes and in some roles you’ll need to be in the office, however, it’s about getting the work done. We’re pretty flexible when it comes to managing workload and time. It’s about delivery!
      • Mental hydration
        The only way to stay sharp in the office is to make sure you leave it from time to time. Go for a stroll, pump some iron, play some Fifa. No-one will judge you or look over your shoulder.
      • Vacation - up to you!
        Creativity feeds on outside stimulation, not staring at the same four walls day in, day out. That’s why we offer a generous holiday allowance. You can freely pick when to do your vacation.
      • Grow yourself - we can help this
        At SafeBoda, learning is a habit. It happens every day on the job, from our successes and our failures. 
        We empower people and we want you to grow with us. Tell us the areas you wish to improve and if it makes sense for the business, we’ll do what we can to help you do just that.
      • Casual dress code

Main requirements

  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM / PSM)
  • 2+ Years of Agile experience (User Stories, Continuous Integration, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games)
  • Experience facilitating, preparing, and leading agile process events including agile planning, demo / sprint review, and collaborative design sessions; experience prioritizing tasks and mitigating road blocks.
  • Experience with JIRA and Confluence project management software
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail, fast learner
  • Enthusiastic and self-confident
  • Ability to keep up in a fast-moving environment
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Strong problem solving and influencing skills
  • Strong coaching skills 

Nice to have

  • Experience working with remote teamsg
  • Knowledge of other Agile approaches, like: Kanban, Crystal, FDD, XP, etc 

Perks

    • Flexible work hours - We’re pretty flexible when it comes to managing workload and time. It’s about delivery! You can start from 8h to 9.30h and on Friday leave at 15h!
    • Discovery days - Every 3 Fridays we spend the whole day to hack, read, talk to customers, try a new experience... explore and create what you want to!
    • Vacation - up to you! - You can freely pick when to do your 24 days of vacation
    • Grow yourself  - At SafeBoda, learning is a habit. We empower people and we want you to grow with us. Tell us the areas you wish to improve in and if it makes sense for the business, we’ll do what we can to help you do just that
    • Free water and coffee
    • Be part of a passionate team that is changing the mobility landscape in Africa
    • Opportunity to travel to East Africa and interact with the product and our multi-cultural team

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