Scrum Master

CONTRACT
Canada
Posted 1 month ago

We are looking for a Scrum Master! Reach out if you are interested and feel free to refer friends/colleagues!

 

Type of Employment: Contract
Title: Scrum Master
Term: Contract – 6 months with extension
Location: Toronto – Hybrid
Industry: Banking
Job ID number: C1395

 

Brief Description on Duties:
Story Behind the Need:

 

Position Purpose:

Generally embeds and evolves scrum practices within a disciplined, agile delivery framework. The role will motivate, challenge and keep development teams motivated and focused while facilitating the collaborative delivery of working software. This role involves working across multiple development teams to lead the continuous transformation of customers’ delivery models and establish consistent agile practices.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Update agile tracking systems to provide transparency on Product & Sprint Backlogs
  • Recommend improvements and assist in changes to recommended practices
  • Assist with internal and external communication for transparency of information
  • Organize and facilitate project planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, and other Scrum-related meetings
  • Assist team with making appropriate commitments through story selection and task definition – Ensuring disciplined software development approach: continuous integration, refactoring practices, peer reviews, continuous QA, and sustainable pace as standard
  • Participate in the organization and planning of the development schedule based on methodology to create a cohesive plan with identifiable critical path, task dependencies, and major milestones, and manages the agreed project plans and schedules, ensuring successful completion within scope, budget, time, and quality parameters
  • Adapt project plans, schedules, and resource assignments as required to respond to emerging requirements and risks
  • Fully track project progress, remove impediments, identify risks and provide resolutions for project issues
  • Facilitate low complexity Agile initiatives from initiation through release, providing oversight to ensure alignment with internal Agile/Scrum practices, including but not limited to, project kick-off, sprint, release and deployment planning
  • Accountable alongside the scrum team for the achievement of release objectives and results that meet LOB stakeholders’ needs and expectations
  • Manage risks to delivery
  • Track and report financials for the team
  • Accountable for creating and maintaining the appropriate vehicles for open communication within the scrum team (e.g. tracker boards) to create a trusting and safe team environment
  • Communicate cross functionally, ensuring transparency of progress and outcomes
  • Report team progress and accomplishment up and across
  • Facilitates status updates, product demos and retrospectives

Knowledge & Experience:

  • 10+ years experience as a Scrum Master
  • Bachelor’s degree or combination of relevant education and experience
  • Industry Certified Scrum Master with project management and hands-on Scrum Master experience
  • Certified Agile Practitioner or equivalent
  • Thorough understanding of agile software development lifecycle methodologies, values, and procedures
  • Multiple years’ experience working with an agile methodology during a large scale, complex new development project for a large enterprise
  • Experience in software development and/or project management and/or business (system) analysis or other relevant professional experience
  • Exposure to Project/Program delivery in Agile and/or Waterfall environment
  • Practical experience with any of the key disciplines required in agile delivery – such as software development or business (system) analysis
  • Ability to apply RBC Agile Management Framework and well documented Agile techniques (User Stories, Burndown techniques, Acceptance Test Driven Development, Continuous testing, etc.)
  • SAFe experience is an asset

Skills & Competencies:

  • Agile Leadership: Assuming a leadership role in enabling an agile work environment
  • Business Communication: Professionally conveying and receiving information, thoughts and emotions using a variety of mediums (e.g. written, verbal, electronic)

Technical Capabilities:

  • Agile Framework and Practice: Working within and implementing the principles of agile methodology
  • Business Analysis: Investigating and analyzing business situations, evaluating options for business improvements, elaborating and defining requirements and ensuring effective implementation in line with the business needs
  • Application Development, Support and Maintenance: Knowledge and ability to design, define, construct, enhance, support and maintain application software on one or more platforms including web

Attributes:

  • Impact and Influence: Influencing and gaining others’ support
  • Teamwork (Collaboration): Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals
  • Managing and Measuring Work: Organizing time, work and resources (e.g., people) to accomplish work objectives effectively and efficiently; tracking progress toward accomplishing the work objectives
  • People Development: Fostering employee development by providing a supportive environment for lifelong learning Scrum Master for GenAI

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