SC Ventures ("SCV") was established in March of 2018 with the purpose of "Rewiring the DNA in Banking" by bringing three distinct areas together:
The eXellerator labs, enabling innovation at large in the Bank by supporting:
Entrepreneurially-minded colleagues as "Intrapreneurs", developing ideas to products, services or new business models.
Collaboration with fintech companies, supported by the SC Ventures FintechBridge, Proof of Concept ("POC") framework and POC funding.
Client engagement on co-creation activities.
The Innovation Investment Fund ("Fund"), USD100m allocated to acquire minority stakes in fintech companies ("fintechs") whose technology has been successfully validated in the Group and is progressing to production (i.e., continuing use), subject to commercial due diligence.
Venture building, exploring new business models ("ventures"), with the objective of providing 'optionality' for the Group in the way it engages existing and new customers and markets. These adopt a start-up model, operating independently of the Group's existing businesses, funded in a venture capital fashion, and under a different governance and risk management framework.
There are c.65 team members (excluding individual ventures), including dedicated colleagues from the Group's support functions, based in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Nairobi, London and San Francisco.
This role will sit with Autumn Life venture which is a subsidiary of the bank.
Key Roles and Responsibilities We are seeking talented and motivated individuals for the role of Scrum Master. The scrum master is responsible for leading and coaching multiple platform and application development teams, coordinating and scheduling team ceremonies, measuring progress and monitoring team performance (scope, schedule, quality) and coordination with other scrum masters and subject matter experts to resolve impediments and understand key inter-team dependencies.
The ideal candidate possesses a strong understanding of the scrum framework and is able to articulate scrum concepts and their value based on prior experience.
Leading and coaching the organization in its Agile adoption and promoting delivery of business value
Teach and Coach Agile practices and values within the organization
Influencing change that increases team performance at a sustainable pace
Building and promoting an open, trusting and respectful team environment; facilitating discussion, collaborative decision making and conflict resolution
Collaborating with the Product Owner to ensure backlogs are groomed and maintained
Providing support to the team(s) using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example
Organizing and facilitating daily stand-ups, requirement estimation, sprint & release planning, demos, retrospectives and other related team meetings.
Tracking and reporting of all relevant team performance metrics to ensure organizational transparency, including but not limited to team velocity, sprint & release status
Knowledge and Skills
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Economics or Business
A proven track record of successfully implementing software or web development projects, or operational excellence with a minimum 2 years of experience serving in a scrum master role leading cross-functional teams in a fast-paced services environment
Experience leading multiple (2+) teams concurrently, with direct responsibility for tracking & reporting on key metrics.
Demonstrated ability to apply best practices re: backlog management, capturing burndown & velocity metrics and tasklevel definition/estimation.
Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
Must be self-motivated, proactive and able to work well under pressure to manage competing demands
Strong judgment, with the ability to make quick, yet sound decisions and follow through.
Creative approach to problem-solving, with a strong customer focus and commitment to deliver
Team-player attitude, with strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish high-trust professional relationships quickly
Combined 8+ years experience in the capacity of Project manager, delivery manager, technical lead or developer
Experience in financial services including Retail Banking, Insurance, Asset Manager is an advantage
Relevant Agile training and Certified Scrum Master or similar certification is a plus
Apply now to join the Bank for those with big career ambitions. To view information on our benefits including our flexible working please visit our career pages. We welcome conversations on flexible working.