REQ ID: 111862 JOB TITLE: Snr Learning Specialist, Scrum Master SALARY: £38,600 - £50,400 POSTING END DATE: 13/12/2022 LOCATION: Gaydon Beyond Property, Purchasing, HR and IT, more than being part of our Finance or Marketing teams, beyond even Sales and Service, every role in every business area offers unique opportunities to make an impact on the future of mobility and the automotive industry.
WHAT TO EXPECT
This role sits in the Learning Academy and operates in an Agile methodology and mindset to build new learning systems, process and solutions for technical capability growth of the business. The role is split fairly evenly between duties as “Scrum Master” and “Senior Learning Developer”.
As “Scrum Master” you will help mobilise agile “squads” using recognised Agile “Ceremonies”. Creating a drumbeat typically based around sprints of a fortnight duration. You will review and refine the Product and Sprint backlog. Resolve obstacles and align with other squads where necessary. Maintaining an eye on “Value Assessment” during solution creation, and facilitate retrospectives with the squad to identify opportunities for performance improvement.
Our teams have adopted Agile principles to the development of solutions over the last 12 months and we have now built multiple squads supporting a range of disciplines from across the business. We are now scaling this approach to match the increasing requirements from across the organisation, particularly in respect of our REFOCUS Transformation programme.
REFOCUS is an organisation-wide transformation strategy which will see Jaguar Land Rover right-size, repurpose and reorganise into a more agile operation. The intent of the programme is to empower employees to create and deliver at speed and with clear purpose. Capability of our people is a foundation for effective agile operations, and Growth is a primary element of our new Company Purpose.
As “Senior Learning Developer” you will use your previous experience of learning and development activities or specific technical expertise to enable the solution development of a range of exciting and varied learning projects from across the business. This may range from processes and practices to support capability growth through to specific learning intervention sourcing or design. You will use a diverse range of formats tailoring solutions to provide an outstanding employee experience which is engaging and effective.
This team will enable technical capability growth – building and sourcing engaging learning resources, to address all levels of development from foundation through to expert as an essential part of our career long learning approach. The continued integration of technology into all aspects of our operations requires continued investment in our people capability to deliver the best for our customers, equipping our employees with the understanding and practice they need to solve complex challenges.
The role holder will need a good awareness of learning and development approaches, coupled with a good working knowledge of the tools, technologies and services which are available. They will need to have a good working knowledge of Agile and be able to demonstrate the core elements to be an effective Scrum Master. The successful candidate will have access to JLR Scrum Master training.
Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities
Delivery of learning solutions using appropriate agile methodologies, learning & iterating frequently Focusses on the value to be created. Supporting and coaching squad and wider teams to success in delivering their work identifying and removing blockages. Support robust scope definition and prioritisation of work packages working with the “Transformation Pillar Liaison team” and the capability ‘Squads’ / (Scrum Teams), to support effective task deployment across the squads Checks, challenges and delivers against task elements and definition of done requirements - Facilitates story refinement and assesses risk. Encourages self-organisation, testing of new ideas, and reflection to support continuous improvement. Tracks progress and supports planning and delivery of key milestones / deliverables. Encourages collaboration with relevant stakeholders and wider learning academy team members. Supports time / effort estimation and understands squad velocity. Support wider team in building and maintaining product roadmaps and backlogs. Work with other stakeholders to gather relevant data and help schedule Subject Matter Expertise support to capability ‘Squads’ sprint activities to truly leverage existing knowledge, case studies and business application through close partnership and collaboration Support the effective piloting of major technical skills solutions to ensure readiness for volume delivery and that delivery teams have all the necessary information to execute consistently and effectively. Maintain awareness of external trends and practices which influence future needs and demands on the technical learning teams. Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested from time to time.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
Experience of working in an Agile team, and operation of Agile Ceremonies. Operational experience of delivering complex projects – able to construct an effective breakdown of work, writing concise requirements, assess risks and deliver results. Ability to manage and assess priorities. Embraces the contribution of each squad member. Strong, engaging and inclusive oral and written communication. Ability to communicate with individuals from both technical and non-technical backgrounds, and present content in a meaningful, clear, and concise manner. Able to quickly build effective working relationships with others – eg Technical Specialist supporting specific sprint activities. Demonstrates a professional outlook and complementary behaviours. Confident using and manipulating data in order to assess and make improvements.
SO WHY US?
Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan and performance related bonus scheme. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.
This role may offer the opportunity for hybrid working where you can split your time between working from home and in the office. At Jaguar Land Rover, hybrid working is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement providing employees with more choice and flexibility around how, when and where they work, if suitable for their role. Further details can be discussed with the Hiring Manager at interview stage.
Please be aware that we may close this vacancy for applications before the stated deadline if we receive a high volume of interest. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.
Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.