• High, commensurate with experience + equity
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Excelsior Search
  • 2019-06-15

Scrum Master – Exciting Financial Markets Fintech

  • Full time
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • 15 Jun 19

Exciting career opportunity for exceptionally talented Scrum Master, with an exciting high growth disruptive fintech firm for the financial markets scaling for massive growth. Key guiding role as their resident Scrum Master to help ensure the right environment and practices for an efficient software engineering team, whilst also using your creative business analysis skills for product builds.

This exciting fintech company specialises in high performance trading systems for the financial markets, and they’re currently developing their next generation of artificial intelligence applications for traders to use.  Very innovative and dynamic international fintech firm, expanding their software engineering team in the City of London to build out their trading solutions over the next few years. 

This person will be a key member of a newly formed product development team and be comfortable wearing many hats, including part Scrum Master (70%), part Business Analyst (30%).  With your passion, creativity and resourcefulness to improve process and tackle complex software development challenges for new product builds, you’ll guide the company on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values, and on how to get the most out of self-organisation in order to fill in the intentional gaps left in Agile frameworks. You’ll also assess the Scrum Maturity of the team and organisation, coach the team to higher levels of maturity, whilst removing impediments and guiding the team to remove impediments and building a trusting and safe product engineering environment facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution.  The priority of the role is certainly the Scrum Master part, but the part Business Analyst in you, will as you’d expect be responsible for facilitating requirements-gathering workshops, gathering, analysing and documenting detailed business and function requirements, translating the requirements to ensure they are understood by software engineering stakeholders, and tracing requirements throughout the project lifecycle.  A great role with impact and a company with which your career will grow.


Appropriate applicants will have the following skills and experience:

  • Experience in playing the Scrum Master role for at least 2 years for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.  Ideally you'll have experience doing this as part of a globally diverse development team.
  • Proven experience working in highly technical, user focused, fast-paced environments
  • Proven skills in business requirements gathering
  • Experience with Kanban
  • Awareness and experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing etc.
  • It is certainly not a pre-requisite but any financial markets experience (i.e. trading / trading lifecycle / MiFID II compliance etc), but any would be beneficial.
  • Proactive and wanting to contribute to a growing fintech operation.


This really is a first class opportunity for a Scrum Master to develop a career in the exciting and high value fintech sector working with smart like-minded people, building next generation high performance trading applications for the financial markets.


Keywords: Scrum Master, Business Analyst, Kanban, software engineering, software development, product development, trading, financial markets, traders, artificial intelligence, city of London, fintech, investment bank, exchange, equities, derivatives.

Excelsior Search

Since 1999 Excelsior Search has been partnering with financial technology (FinTech), data and research providers to the global capital markets and investment industry. Whilst supporting immense technological change the past two decades, using our deep niche industry and specialist talent acquisition expertise we play a key role in helping our clients build high performing teams across the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific.

Creating win-win situations
We work passionately in close partnership with fintech companies to secure for them the very best talent available globally, delivering win-win solutions all round: ✓ The companies we partner with hire proven top performers whom can make a dramatic difference to their business i.e. by providing strong C level leadership, build great products and realise true sales potential. ✓ By only partnering with the best companies in the sector, we add significant value to the careers of the industry professionals placed and hiring executives, enabling top performers to shine and meet their own career goals and earning potential.

Companies we partner with
We recruit for providers of financial technology, market data, investment research and consultancy services. This also includes partnering with private equity & venture capital companies, fintech innovation labs & hubs playing an important role developing the fintech ecosystem.

Roles we fill
C level down and across all company functions; executive management, sales & business development, marketing & communications, client servicing & relationship / account management, systems implementation & consulting, product management, sales engineering, finance, legal & compliance.

Global coverage
Track record of hiring and extensive industry networks in: New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal, Sao Paulo, London, Paris, Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Vienna, Zurich, Dubai, Cape Town, Sydney, Singapore & Hong Kong.