Scrum Master / Data Scientist

April 17, 2024
£38000 - £38000

Job Description

Job Description

Scrum Master/ Data Scientist


Location: Glasgow

Salary: within Implement A: £39,000 to £45,000

Smart Working


Silver Shell Consultancy is a leading change transformation and IT consultancy, distinguished for our expertise in driving transformative change across diverse industries. We are currently seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to join our team as a Scrum Master and Data Scientist, playing a pivotal role in fostering agility, collaboration, and data-driven insights within our projects.

Key Responsibilities:

Scrum Master Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a facilitator for the Scrum team, ensuring adherence to Scrum principles and practices.

  • Collaborate with product owners, stakeholders, and team members to prioritise and deliver high-value features.

  • Organise and lead Scrum ceremonies, including sprint planning, daily stand-ups, sprint reviews, and retrospectives.

  • Remove impediments and obstacles to the team’s progress, fostering a culture of continuous improvement.

  • Coach and mentor team members on Agile and Scrum practices, promoting a high-performance mindset.

  • Foster a collaborative and transparent environment, ensuring effective communication within the team and with stakeholders.

  • Work closely with product owners to refine and prioritise the product backlog.

Data Scientist Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to understand data requirements and objectives.

  • Design and implement data models, databases, and reporting systems to support project needs.

  • Analyse and interpret complex datasets to provide actionable insights and recommendations.

  • Develop and maintain data visualizations and dashboards to facilitate decision-making.

  • Ensure data accuracy, consistency, and integrity through proper data governance practices.

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of data-driven strategies within projects.

  • Stay informed about industry best practices and emerging trends in data analytics.


Scrum Master Qualifications:

  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) or equivalent certification.

  • Proven experience as a Scrum Master in IT or consultancy projects.

  • Strong understanding of Agile principles and methodologies.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to adapt and thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

Data Scientist Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree / MSc in Data Science, Statistics, Computer Science, or a related field.

  • Proven experience in data analysis, reporting, and visualization.

  • Proficiency in data analysis tools, database management, and statistical analysis.

  • Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.

  • Effective communication of complex data insights to non-technical stakeholders.

Need to Know to Be Successful in This Role:

  • Adaptability: Demonstrate the ability to adapt to evolving project requirements and changing dynamics within the organization.

  • Dual Expertise: Successfully manage the dual responsibilities of a Scrum Master and Data Analyst, balancing Agile principles with data-driven insights.

  • Facilitation Skills: Strong facilitation skills are crucial for leading effective Scrum ceremonies and ensuring productive collaboration within the team.

  • Continuous Improvement Mindset: Commitment to fostering a culture of continuous improvement is essential for identifying and addressing impediments to the team’s progress.

  • Stakeholder Engagement: Possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to engage effectively with stakeholders, product owners, and team members.

  • Agile Expertise: In-depth knowledge of Agile principles and methodologies is critical for guiding the team in achieving project goals and delivering high-value features.

  • Data-Driven Decision Making: Leverage data analytics skills to provide insights that drive informed decision-making within the projects.


  • Understanding the current project and organizational landscape is essential. The successful candidate should analyse existing processes, identify areas for improvement, and collaborate with stakeholders to align Scrum practices and data analytics with broader business objectives. Awareness of industry trends and emerging technologies will contribute to strategic decision-making, ensuring our teams remain innovative and competitive within the consultancy landscape.

Empowering Clients. Elevating Careers:

  • At Silver Shell Consultancy, we are dedicated to empowering our clients with cutting-edge solutions and elevating the careers of our team members. As a Scrum Master and Data Analyst, you will play a pivotal role in shaping both the Agile process and leveraging data-driven insights to make impactful changes in the industry.