SBI Scrum Master (PG10)

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Date: 08-Apr-2021

Location: Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

Company: Sanlam Group

Who are we?

The Sanlam Retail Affluent business (SRA) is dedicated to empower South Africans in the middle- and upper-income segments to be financially confident, secure and prosperous. With deep client understanding and a focus on excellence in technology, client and intermediary experiences, SRA delivers financial solutions including comprehensive financial planning, life- and disability insurance, credit solutions, savings and investments, retirement and fiduciary services that can be accessed through various platforms.

Position Description


The purpose of the Scrum master is to be the Project/Delivery manager for SBI delivery teams. The Scrum Master will be considered a subject-matter expert, have excellent logic and problem-solving skills and a drive to make a difference. They will be responsible for enforcing the rules of Scrum, removing impediments from their team while promoting self-management and constantly improving our standards of work.

What will you do?


Output/Core Tasks:

  • Establishes and manages team cadence throughout delivery lifecycle, facilitation of all scrum ceremonies
  • Ensure the development teams are practicing the core agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility.
  • Stakeholder management and playback, including product owners, executive sponsors and other external teams
  • Work closely with leadership to define product and establish product backlog. Owns delivery roadmap.
  • Support execution team with resolution of roadblocks and interdependencies, managing risks and issues.

What will make you successful in this role?






  • Relevant qualification BSc IT, preferable.
  • Scrum Master certified.


Knowledge, Experience and Skills:

  • 4+ years of Scrum Master experience.
  • Thorough understanding of agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures. 
  • Excellent attention to detail • Managing delivery on BI Platforms (preferably Saphana, Cloudera, Business Objects, Warehouses)
  • Experience in a Data Ops environment and leading the development automation Hands-on experience with software delivery life cycle and Agile/Scrum delivery management
  • Experience in delivering BI products preferable

Personal Attributes

Interpersonal savvy - Contributing independently
Manages complexity - Contributing independently
Plans and aligns - Contributing independently
Optimises work processes - Contributing independently

Build a successful career with us

We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future – your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping  our employees to realise their worth. Through its four business clusters – Sanlam Life and Savings, Sanlam Investment the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

Core Competencies

Cultivates innovation - Contributing independently
Customer focus - Contributing independently
Drives results - Contributing independently
Collaborates - Contributing independently
Being resilient - Contributing independently

Turnaround time

The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached. The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers. 


Closing Date: 22 April 2021

Our commitment to transformation

The Sanlam Group is committed to achieving transformation and embraces diversity.  This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace as we believe that these are key components to ensuring a thriving and sustainable business in South Africa.  The Group's Employment Equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the selection process.