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UK Health Security Agency

Scrum Master

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Scrum Master - Grade 7Reference number: 224793Salary: £48,859 - £62,286Grade 7Contract type: PermanentLocation: Home Working, NationalAbout the jobWe pride ourselves as being an employer of choice, where everyone matters promoting equality of opportunity to actively encourage applications from everyone, including groups currently underrepresented in our workforce.UKHSA ethos is to be an inclusive organisation for all our staff and stakeholders. To create, nurture and sustain an inclusive culture, where differences drive innovative solutions to meet the needs of our workforce and wider communities. We do this through celebrating and protecting differences by removing barriers and promoting equity and equality of opportunity for all.Data OperationsThe UKHSA Data Operations Directorate provides strategic leadership and oversight for developing and managing a common and bespoke suite of performant, modern, secure, data and analytical tools, services, platforms and applications, ensuring access to high quality data and analytics services, internally and externally.Job descriptionYou will work in the Data Engineering and Enablement Division that reports into the Data Operations Directorate and you will report into the Head of Data Engineering. It’s an exciting time to join as we seek to create leading Health Protection data capabilities that enable data scientists and data analysts to develop insights that inform public health decisions with resilience platforms and curated data assets.The core activities of Engineering and Enablement include the ingestion of data sources, building data pipelines, curated data views and data capabilities fused from data, models and software that enable the exploitation of data by analysts, data scientists and MI teams.The role requires the facilitation of multi-disciplinary teams to develop a wide range of data assets, building acquisition, orchestration, data pipelines and curated data marts and data egresses. We are seeking to mature our advanced capabilities with standardised practices, machine learning and agility needed to pro-active detect and respond to new public health issues.You will be responsible for the enablement and empowerment of squads to self-organise, self-manage and deliver in an agile way of working. You will ensure that the teams you work with are functioning smoothly and deals with any blockers and issues that come up. Takes responsibility for making sure the team’s work is well run and well documented. Responsible for the execution of a team’s roadmap, highlighting any risks to delivery.You will be involved in the delivery lifecycle facilitating teams to business partner with stakeholders on new initiatives, to analyse use cases, develop optimal designs that where possible re-use and extend capabilities, and implement and operate the design. Our teams work collaboratively in an agile multi-disciplinary team mode and we are looking for a Scrum Master to optimize team/squad delivery performance and support the development of our engineering community of practice to share knowledge, enhance our standards and processes to provide a strong foundation to develop individuals, teams and innovation.

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