Scrum Master

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    24 June 2022

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Karissa Julia Subido

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We are Cambridge University Press & Assessment, a world-leading academic publisher and assessment organisation, and a proud part of the University of Cambridge.

We are recruiting for a Scrum Mastewho will be part of our Manila Academic Platform Delivery team.  This team is responsible for guiding and coaching the different Academic software development teams in having the proper Agile mindset and in doing Scrum and Kanban effectively.

Why should you join Cambridge?

Our mission is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Which is why every year, we give vital support to millions of people in more than 170 countries around the world. From teachers and learners to researchers and academics, we help to build confidence, unlock potential, and enable success. We give people the opportunity to show what they've learnt, we spread knowledge, spark enquiry, and aid understanding.

We achieve this by embracing change, and continuously focusing on our customers' needs. And by collaborating, and carefully listening to our customers and to each other, we keep moving forward, keep innovating, and keep finding newer and better ways of doing things.

When you join Cambridge, you get the best possible combination of a supportive, caring environment, balanced with work that brings out the best in you. You will have access to learning and development opportunities, and business tools essential for your role so that you can perform at your peak.

What can we offer you?

The key to our work is our colleagues, whose shared commitment enables us to have an ever-greater impact. We are a united, vibrant, and respectful global community of people, and we ensure that every individual is recognised, listened to, and cared for. And because our impact is amplified when our people are empowered, we give everyone the opportunity to develop in their own way. Whether you want a career that's linear, or want to follow your own path, we'll support you, and help give you the resources and training you'll need to be bold and take ownership of what you do.

This role will provide you with meaningful challenges on effectively coaching and supporting agile software development team(s). You will be an active Scrum Master providing support to assigned Scrum development team(s), with a focus on facilitating delivery, building team togetherness and the ability to self-manage. This role will require you coordinate with other teams across the Academic Technology group to address dependencies and clear impediments. You are expected be able to communicate effectively with people from all levels of the organization.

On top of these, working with Cambridge will also give you stability. We show our care for our people by allowing them to grow not just professionally but also personally. We promote work-life balance through flexible work schedules, hybrid work arrangements, and generous paid leaves. In addition, you will be entitled to our health care benefits, group life insurance, and robust wellbeing programs right on the first day of joining us.

What will you do in this role?

The Scrum Master will:

  • Support Scrum Team(s) using a servant leadership style, facilitating team discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution. You will guide and coach the Scrum Team(s) on how to get the most out of self-management and how to properly apply the Agile values and Scrum/Kanban practices in our mission to delight customers.
  • Actively monitor and tackle impediments and blockers to the Scrum Team(s).
  • Support and educate the Product Owner(s), especially with respect to product goal definition, ticket refinement and managing the product backlog.
  • Be an Agile evangelist, leading by example and actively sharing knowledge of effective development practices to the Scrum Team(s), relevant members of staff and the wider organization.
  • Work closely with the Product Owner to communicate regular updates to management, project team(s) and stakeholders, articulating current progress and plans for the next cycles, highlighting successes and raising high priority concerns that need immediate management support.

What makes you the ideal candidate for this position?

We are looking for someone with a strong understanding of Agile, Scrum and Kanban, backed up with actual Scrum Master experience:

  • At least 3 years of actual Scrum Master experience
  • Highly proficient in JIRA, Confluence, Slack, MS Office, MS Teams or similar tools.
  • Experience of software application development and delivery (web application development preferred).
  • Collaborative, goal-oriented, solution-focused, thrives under pressure.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills in both English and Tagalog.
  • Agile certification preferred (PSM or other).
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent desirable.


Cambridge University Press & Assessment is committed to being a place where anyone can enjoy a successful career, where it's safe to speak up, and where we learn continuously to improve together. We welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of demographic characteristics (age, disability, educational attainment, ethnicity, gender, marital status, neurodiversity, religion, sex, and sexual identity), cultural, or social class/background.

We believe that diversity of thought, background, and approach create better outcomes. More importantly, fostering an inclusive culture is the right thing to do, and it's part of how we achieve our purpose: to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Ensuring that anyone, no matter who they are, feels they belong here is an essential part of who we are and the contribution we make to society, and to our planet.

To enable an environment which our people can thrive in, our customers benefit from, and where work complements life, we empower everyone to manage their time and capacity, and to prioritise their wellbeing. That's why from day one everyone at Cambridge University Press & Assessment can discuss flexible working options to find the best solution for them and their role.


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