Scrum Master

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Date: 12-May-2022

Location: Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

Company: Sanlam Group

Who are we?

Sanlam Group Technology is responsible for the provision of a digitally enabled technology service as a group COE, drive business and transformation and provide group-wide digital and data architecture. We operate the various technology platforms and shared services, ensure Cyber and Information Security resilience, and act as technology governance and risk orchestrator for technology across Sanlam.

What will you do?

The purpose of the Scrum master is to be an Agile Project/Delivery manager and Scrum Master for the BI Platform team.

The Scrum Master will be considered a subject-matter expert in delivery management, 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 make you successful in this role?

  • Structure, plan and deliver on a portfolio of BI platform initiatives.
  • Assemble delivery scrum teams as required to deliver on the portfolio of initiatives from BI platform and SGT resource pools.
  • Establish and manage team cadence throughout delivery lifecycle, facilitation of all scrum ceremonies.
  • Ensure the delivery teams and/or 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 and prioritise the platform portfolio and product backlog. Own the delivery roadmap.
  • Support execution team with resolution of roadblocks and interdependencies, managing risks and issues.
  • Support the leadership in bedding down and maturing the BI capability operating model (People and process)


  • Relevant qualification in Engineering or BSc IT preferable. 
  • Relevant IT/project management certifications is advantageous.


  • Experience in a Dev Ops environment and leading the development automation 
  • Hands-on experience with software delivery life cycle and Agile/Scrum delivery management
  • Experience in project management/Team lead roles mandatory.
  • Experience in delivering BI products preferable
  • 7+ years of Scrum Master and Technical delivery leadership experience.
  • Thorough understanding of agile software development methodologies, values, and procedures.

Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of scrum principles
Product development process knowledge
Agile methodology
Sprint methodology and project management
Reporting and Administration

Personal Attributes

Action orientated - Contributing through others
Plans and aligns - Contributing through others
Optimises work processes - Contributing through others
Decision quality - Contributing through others

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 Group, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Santam, as well as MiWay and the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

Core Competencies

Being resilient - Contributing through others
Collaborates - Contributing through others
Cultivates innovation - Contributing through others
Customer focus - Contributing through others
Drives results - Contributing through others

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: 28 March 2022.

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.