Scrum Master

Chippenham, United Kingdom (UK), General Dynamics UK Limited [8692]

Field(s) of expertise
Software Engineering
Job type

About this job

General Dynamics Mission Systems engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of more than 13,000 top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defence and scientific arenas. In the UK, we employ more than 1,400 people and are leading the way in Armoured Fighting Vehicles, avionics and communication systems. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.


This role is for a Scrum Master to join the EvO MANAGE team responsible for leading and supporting the teams in the design and development of the EvO MANAGE Services. EvO is the first phase of the MORPHEUS program which includes the transformation of BCIP to an open and flexible technical and business architecture.

The Scrum master for the MANAGE team will focus on guiding the teams towards improving the way they work, to facilitate sprint planning, retrospective and sprint demo and to assist the product owner with keeping the backlog groomed.  The scrum master will reach out to the larger company network for impediment removal and maintain relevant metrics that help the team see how they are doing The scrum master will ensure cross-team coordination; the teams include System Engineers, Architects, Developers and Testers, fostering better communication between the disciplines The role will also include liaising between internal and external development teams, and taking responsibility for managing dependencies between the teams and third parties or between the MANAGE teams and other program scrum teams.

You will work within a multi-disciplined engineering team to deliver outputs that meet customer needs to defined quality standards within agreed timescales and budgets.


  • Leading one or more cross functional scrum teams through a software design and development project in a scaled Agile environment
  • Facilitating all scrum activities including daily scrum meetings, sprint planning and retrospective, and product demos
  • Guiding the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values.
  • Removing  road blocks for the teams and protect from internal and external distractions
  • Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.
  • Assisting with internal and external communication, ensuing  transparency across the various teams and business using metrics and reporting tools
  • Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially on grooming and maintaining the product backlog
  • Ensuring System Engineering processes are adhered to and contractual deliverables are delivered on time and to the required standard


  • Experienced in the use of one or more the following engineering tools or equivalents: IBM DOORS, Rational Quality Manager, Rational Team Concert
  • Ability to generate well-structured technical documents and manage through a review process to achieve release to committed deadlines
  • Ability to present at progress and system reviews and contribute productively in the team and with external UK MoD and other stakeholder
  • Ability to present at progress reviews and contribute productively in the team and with external UK MoD and other stakeholders.
  • Current and ongoing training in Scrum
  • Ability to manage and train others in the agile scrum process
  • Background in Software design, code, test and version control using current methodologies, processes and tools, preferably in complex systems. E.g. IBM Rational Team Concert, Git

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