Scrum Master


Posted 2 months 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 – remote
Industry: Financial
Job ID number: C1415


Brief Description on Duties:

Requirements: This work will require Reliability status
Description of Service

  • EDC is seeking a Scrum Master Service Provider to support EDC by creating the conditions for the team to frequently deliver high-user value / high-quality products, allow the team to self-organize, remove impediments, shield the team from outside distractions, and continuously promote and support the team’s use of Agile and Scrum.
  • The Scrum Master Service Provider is to focus on developing a new and innovative solution for aggregating and displaying company information will be a facilitator who supports team members in applying Agile practices, processes, and behaviors for executing effectively and with quality; raises the performance of delivery teams through impediment management, continuous improvement, and ceremony facilitation.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance and continuous improvement of Agile events and project/program management practices.
  • Support the Product Owner to ensure teams actions are aligned with the Product goals, vision, and roadmap.
  • Identify and action impediments that interfere with team progress and achievement of the team’s goals (for example, using burndown charts at stand-ups, reviewing OKRs (Objective and Key Results) on an ongoing basis, identifying risks etc.).
  • Clear obstacles in the team’s path (for example, dependencies on other teams), maintain a list of risks, impediments, and improvements.
  • Ability to navigate, communicate and decipher trends using team metrics (for example, velocity), DevOps, IT metrics along with barometer scores and progress against OKRs).
  • Facilitate team events (planning sessions, retrospectives, mid-cycle reviews, and demos).
  • Organize the processes of decomposition and story/task estimation. Co-ordinate cross-team technology dependencies.
  • Coordinate interaction with other teams and any other relevant product level synchronizations.
  • Support identification of trade-offs between short-term and long-term benefits to drive shared vision between the team and Product Owner.
  • Identify ways to strengthen teams’ understanding and adoption of Agile concepts and principles.
  • Foster a continuous learning environment, helping teams to inspect and adapt. Role model and coach Agile behaviors as needed.
  • Create and maintain an atmosphere of trust through facilitation of retrospectives and feedback exchange among team members.
  • Bring transparency to Business and IT organizations about team and Product development.
  • Bring an element of project management skills to the team to assist in planning larger initiatives that require an organized timeline.

Specific Project/Platform Requirements

  • Completed an undergraduate Degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, or related field.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in project management, program management or business analysis.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a dedicated Scrum Master.

Top Skills Required:
Servant Leadership:

  • Capable of building strong relationships with squads and individuals, building a reputation as a trusted advisor, coach, and friend.
  • Contributor to fostering a healthy work environment and builds self-sufficiency within the squad by ensuring the talent and tools for success are available, and squads are empowered to leverage them.
  • Effective navigator of communications within and beyond the squad to align stakeholders.

Coaching and facilitation:

  • Capable of delivering effective coaching to squad members to help achieve the full potential of the individual and the squad.
  • Strong supporter of squad members by helping them develop necessary skills and Agile expertise.
  • Effective collaborator with the Product Owner and squad to drive towards achieving Product Vision and OKRs.
  • Ability to lead proactive resolution of intra-or-inter squad conflicts.

Agile knowledge and expertise:

  • Familiar with Agile and leverages relevant frameworks (e.g., Scrum or Kanban) to optimize squad outcomes.
  • Grasps the details of squad members’ technical approaches and proactively drives initiatives to improve engineering practices.
  • Fluent in customer centricity and effectively encourages the squad to uphold those principles. Effective at re-orienting the squads thinking around continuous iteration based on customer feedback when necessary.

Mindset and behaviors:

  • Naturally and consistently brings enthusiasm and passion about the Enterprise Agile process to effectively encourage the squad to contribute to that environment.
  • Adopts a growth mindset and promotes and open-feedback culture within the squad.

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