MiX Telematics - South Africa, Cape Town

Scrum Master

Ref: 134| Posted: 26th May 2022

Scrum Master


Reports to: Head of Programme Management

Location: Stellenbosch (remote option)


About the Opportunity:

Are you passionate about SCRUM and how it can be applied in a development organisation. Have you seen how a committed, enthusiastic Scrum Master can drive optimisation, efficiency and throughput. Are you keen to make that happen in a fast paced faced Technology company? Then this is the job for you!


Job Overview:

The Scrum Master is the team role responsible for ensuring the development team lives agile values and principles and follows the agreed processes and practices. The successful individual will have a thorough understanding of Agile Software Development methodologies, values and procedures and must be able to confidently lead multi-disciplinary teams from a position of influence.

Key Responsibility Areas and Duties:

  • An in-depth understanding of agile principles
  • Conduct and organise daily standups, sprint planning, sprint reviews and retrospective meetings
  • Clearing obstacles - Address distractions, disruptions, and obstacles
  • Support Team Lead and Monitor Team productivity and success
  • Has an outstanding partnership with the Product Owners even though the Product Owner pushes the team and the scrum protects the team.
  • Ability to understand technical issues at a high level.
  • Scrum master with more than one team
  • Jira Administration


Personal attributes and characteristics:

  • Encourages ownership
  • Allows leadership to thrive
  • Leads by example
  • Understands the value of a steady sprint rhythm so that everyone knows what is expected and how to prepare
  • Resourceful, is creative in removing impediments
  • Respected, has a reputation for integrity
  • Inspiring, generates enthusiasm and energy in others
  • Nurturing, enjoys helping teams and individuals develop and grow
  • Empathic, is sensitive to those around them
  • Can influence at different levels in the organisation
  • Is a proven facilitator
  • Must be able to garner respect from his/her team and be willing to get their hands dirty to get the job done
  • Recognizes and acts on team conflict


What you need to be successful:


  • Certified Scrum Master is a “Must”
  • Bachelor Degree or relevant education and experience


  • Minimum 5 years working experience in a similar role as a Scrum Master
  • Knows about more than just scrum eg some competence with other methods, frameworks and principles and how and when to use them

Special Knowledge

In-depth understanding of Agile principles and:

  • basic fundamentals of iterative development
  • basic fundamentals of software development processes and procedures
  • value of commitments to delivery made by a development team
  • incremental delivery and the value of metrics
  • backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity and task definition

Specific skills

  • Understanding of Scrum principles
  • Strong logical and analytical skills with an attention to detail
  • Strong listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills – Excel, Word and Power Point
  • Ability to explore, analyze and utilize various software platforms from an end user perspective
  • Experience with wireframe building/prototyping tools is beneficial e.g.  Balsamiq, Omnigraffle


Who we are:

Our products and services provide enterprise and small fleets, with solutions for efficiency, safety, compliance, and security to over 766,000 global subscribers. MiX Telematics was founded in 1996 and has offices in South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, Uganda, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, and the United Arab Emirates as well as a network of more than 130 fleet partners worldwide

Sound good? Apply NOW, we look forward to hearing from you.

MiX Telematics is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to diversity on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.

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