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Senior Scrum Master

We are currently looking for a Senior Scrum Master experienced with business and/or technology projects.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Our client is a Canadian global company experiencing remarkable growth.

The Senior Scrum Master will report to the Software Developer Manager, you will lead the development and implementation of Software Development projects, setting sensible time frames, identifying, and managing risks, tracking, and controlling the progress of projects while coordinating with relevant team members. You will facilitate agile ceremonies (meetings, stand-ups, sprint planning, retrospectives).

As a Senior Scrum Master, you will work with the management team to enable an agile work style, facilitate multi-team projects, and troubleshoot between cross-functional teams.

You utilize your experience and skills to record, track, and monitor project timelines and the team’s performance while facilitating workshop exercises to nurture team improvements and overall group alignment.

You have the experience in managing multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.

Some of your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • facilitating daily stand-ups with the Scrum team.
  • collaborating with product owners to prioritize the Product Backlog in order of business value.
  • develop and maintain Scrum boards, with the assistance of the team, to track work in process.
  • respond to and champion challenges positively and communicate effectively with stakeholders.
  • collaborate with product owners and Scrum Team to develop and maintain the “project roadmap”.
  • regularly monitor and report on Scrum Team using metrics such as Velocity and Cycle Time.
  • aid the team by removing barriers between stakeholders and Scrum Teams through process or workflow improvement
  • help the team stay focused on the tasks that need to be done during each iteration and look for distractions and roadblocks that can impede progress
  • compile and distribute the weekly project status report according to accepted practices and timelines.
  • coach individuals and teams in understanding how to continuously improve and adopt agile practices.
  • ensure that all ceremonies deliver value to the team and to the organization.
  • Mentor and drive an energetic, collaborative, and motivated team culture focused on their goals.

ABOUT THE REQUIRED SKILLS:

You hold a bachelor’s degree/BS in computer science, software engineering, engineering, mathematics, or related discipline.

  • 5+ years of experience as a Scrum Master working with Kanban and Scrum boards
  • solid project management experience and managing technical projects.
  • CSM or PSM Certification is required and PMP is an asset.
  • Exceptional knowledge in Agile and Scrum frameworks
  • Effectively working through conflict and de-escalates tricky situations
  • Strong independent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Strong knowledge of Jira, Kanban Boards and Confluence is an asset
  • Solid experience in agile software development methodologies, values and practices, new and leading agile tools, and techniques
  • Ability to coach the team and motivate them to perform and achieve their goals
  • Ability to lead, collaborate with, and influence cross-functional teams

ABOUT THE ROLE:

This role is a six (6) month contract engagement with the probability of becoming a permanent placement. This is a Hybrid working arrangement (two days could progress to 3 days/week in office)

APPLY NOW:

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact us or submit your resume. Or, if you know someone who meets these qualifications, please forward this assignment opportunity to them.

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