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Scrum Master

Date: 03-Jul-2019

Location: 01-Dubai, AE

Company: Majid Al Futtaim



Title: Scrum Master


Division/Department: Omni-Channel


Role Purpose


The Scrum Master is responsible for ensuring that teams deliver projects in line with service level agreements (SLAs) and process compliance guidelines. The role holder is also responsible for coaching the team, product owners on effective agile practices in order to facilitate Scrum processes.


Role Summary


Scrum Education and Engagement


  • Guide the team and organization on how to use scrum & other agile practices and methodologies in order to facilitate efficient delivery of projects
  • Oversee scrum process and coaches the team; facilitates transparency, inspection and adaptation
  • Lead daily scrum, sprint review, and planning meetings in a way that ensures full team engagement


Product Delivery Support


  • Support Product Owners and teams in backlog grooming and release planning
  • Ensures that the development processes and deliverables fulfil the requirements in-line with products’ vision
  • Remove and escalate impediments and shields the team from external distractions
  • Promote and foster effective communication between stakeholders in order to enhance productivity
  • Foster close cooperation across all team members, encourage cross-training and supporting each other
  • Highlight and escalate any project risks in a timely manner to ensure resolution



Definition of Success:


  • Definition of an effective product roadmap
  • Implement of the assigned product as per the required standards
  • Building an effective squad backlog



Minimum Qualifications/education


  • Bachelor’s Degree in IT, Engineering or related field
  • Background that comprises both solid business understanding as well as high-level understanding of high-quality digital product delivery


Minimum experience


  • 7+ years of strong experience in related field
  • Experience in Agile Development, with specific Scrum Master (or similar) experience preferred




  • Strong Experience in full lifecycle implementation using Agile methodologies
  • Hands on in facilitating the Scrum Ceremonies (Daily Stand-up, Backlog Grooming, Sprint Planning, Retrospectives, and Sprint Demos) for multiple scrum teams
  • Experience in mentoring and grooming Scrum Masters
  • Strong knowledge of CI, CD, TDD and effective pairing Experience as a Coach and/or Consultant to technology organizations
  • Expert knowledge in planning monthly reviews and planning sessions with multiple scrum teams and respective product stakeholders
  • Working experience in Managing project scope, risks, issues, constraints and dependencies
  • English (Full professional proficiency - Required)
  • Arabic is an advantage


About Majid Al Futtaim


Founded in 1992, Majid Al Futtaim is the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

A remarkable business success story, Majid Al Futtaim started from one man’s vision to transform the face of shopping, entertainment and leisure to ‘create great moments for everyone, every day’. It has since grown into one of the United Arab Emirates’ most respected and successful businesses spanning 15 international markets, employing more than 43,000 people, and obtaining the highest credit rating (BBB) among privately-held corporates in the region.

Majid Al Futtaim owns and operates 25 shopping malls, 13 hotels and four mixed-use communities, with further developments underway in the region. The shopping malls portfolio includes Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, City Centre malls, My City Centre neighbourhood centres, and four community malls which are in joint venture with the Government of Sharjah. The Company is the exclusive franchisee for Carrefour in 37 markets across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and operates a portfolio of more than 270 outlets in 15 countries.

Majid Al Futtaim operates more than 400 VOX Cinemas screens and 36 Magic Planet family entertainment centres across the region. In addition to iconic leisure and entertainment facilities such as Ski Dubai, Orbi Dubai and Ski Egypt, among others. The Company is parent to the consumer finance company 'Najm', and a Fashion and Home retail business representing international brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, AllSaints, lululemon athletica, Crate & Barrel and Maisons du Monde. In addition, Majid Al Futtaim operates Enova, a facility and energy management company, through a joint venture operation with Veolia, a global leader in optimised environment resource management. The Company also owns the rights to The LEGO Store and American Girl in the Middle East and operates in the food and beverage industry through a partnership with Gourmet Gulf.