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Scrum Master (DevOps) - (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)


Scrum Master (DevOps) - (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)

Location: Fareham/Swindon


The opportunity: 


Zurich Insurance UK is expanding its DevOps team to meet the increasing demand for application development, DevOps practices and innovation.  The DevOps team is helping the business transform by improving efficiency and by putting the customer at the heart of everything we do via our digital transformation work.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the DevOps team as a Scrum Master.  You will work in an Agile way alongside our business teams, solution architects, technical specialists, and Mendix and Salesforce Developers, to manage the delivery of multiple projects including large-scale enterprise solutions, all while learning and growing your skillset.

If you want to work in a dynamic and challenging environment, for a company that recognizes and rewards your creativity, initiative and contribution, click "Apply online".

This role is available part-time, job-share or full time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time.


Job description:


As a DevOps Scrum Master you will contribute to the business by leading multiple DevOps scrum teams throughout digital product development, from discovery, through governance processes, to production deployment, improving agile practices, promoting collaborative behaviours, promoting agile values and leading continuous improvement.


You will own the DevOps Agile delivery processes and practices, coaching the DevOps scrum teams to work more effectively in the delivery of digital products; and when needed coach the business and wider IT function to create a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement.  You will combine leading the DevOps scrum teams (through leadership rather than line management), with helping to improve the delivery processes, driving continuous improvements and working practices that foster an Agile and DevOps way of working.


We are looking for enthusiastic, proactive, confident self-starters who thrive in a fast-paced environment to join our highly successful DevOps team.  You will be a natural and passionate motivator and influencer who helps people to get the best out of themselves, with a focus on building trust and interactions.


Skills range:


What’s in it for you?


  • Full-time role – a member of a new, exciting and expanding team.
  • You’ll be part of an expanding and dynamic team changing how Zurich works.
  • Varied portfolio of projects and programmes across multiple lines of business.
  • Scope to shape Agile delivery.
  • Ongoing support and mentoring.
  • Opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology such as Mendix and Salesforce.


Personal specification


You will:


•           Be an experienced project manager – preferably having worked in an Agile framework.

•           Have excellent interpersonal, oral and written communications skills.

•           Be able to run training workshops including those to support Agile adoption.

•           Enjoy problem-solving and be logical.

•           Be able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.

•           Be able to serve and support Product Owners and development teams in their delivery.

•           Be confident and able to challenge business stakeholders.

•           Possess powers of persuasion and influencing skills.

•           Ability to engage with management-level stakeholders and work collaboratively.

•           Ability to project manage multiple workstreams concurrently.

•           Be able to lead by example.  You will personify Scrum and Agile.

•           Scrum Master certification would be beneficial.




•           Scrum Master certified.

•           Experience in using JIRA and Confluence.

•           Knowledge of the insurance industry.


The reward:


As well as a competitive salary we also offer an excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes –


  • 12% pension
  • 25 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering days
  • Annual company bonuses
  • Contribution to medical cover
  • Discounted technology offers
  • Virtual GP appointments
  • Discounted gym membership,
  • Free flu jab
  • Discounted gadget insurance 


At Zurich, we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring.  Many of our employees work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of working from home or compressed hours.  Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.


Who we are:


With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees. If you're interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises and rewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions - then Zurich could be just the place for you. The success of our business is built on the contributions of our highly talented employees - people who work every day to position us at the forefront of the insurance industry. We therefore look to hire great people and we encourage those people to give their best.


You’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future.


Further information:


At Zurich, we are proud of our culture. We are passionate about Diversity and Inclusion. We want you to bring your whole self to work we have a diverse mix of customers and we want our employee base to reflect that.

Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are creating an environment where everyone feels welcome regardless of protected characteristics.

With the above in mind we accept applications from everyone regardless of your background, beliefs or culture however we especially welcome applications from women, people from ethnic minorities, people with a disability and people who are LGBT+ as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.

We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust.

We have won numerous awards for our work on Diversity and Inclusion. We are also proud to be nominated for the 2020 Insurance Times award for Diversity and Inclusion. You can read about our awards on our website.


So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us.


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