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Junior/Intermediate Scrum Master to coach teams on Agile practices and methodologies (Scrum, Kanban) for a Major Insurance Client -9272

Job Type: Contract
Positions to fill: 1
Start Date: May 24, 2022
Job End Date: Dec 30, 2022
Pay Rate: Hourly: Negotiable
Job ID: 119088
Location: Toronto
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Junior/Intermediate Scrum Master to coach teams on Agile practices and methodologies (Scrum, Kanban) for a Major Insurance Client -9272
Location: Hybrid (Remote/Downtown Toronto)
Duration: 05/24/2022 to 12/30/2022
Hours: 37.5

Responsibilities
  • Agile Scrum Master will be responsible for planning and managing tactical projects that are typically of medium to high level complexity, impact multiple business segments
  • Identify process gaps or areas for improvement; recommend and implement solutions
  • Manage project lifecycle, where required, including initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and closing
  • Scrum Master is responsible for organizing and facilitating scrum events: daily standup, sprint planning, backlog refinement, sprint demo, and retrospective meetings
  • Facilitates forecasting the number of deliverables possible in an iteration, which is based on evidence and reliable sources
  • Understand Agile practices and coach the team how to apply them to current work
  • Help team or individual to clarify goals and the actions to achieve them
  • Shield team from outside distractions and interferences
  • Identify, track, and help remove the team's impediments; escalate through appropriate channels as necessary
  • Help the product owner refining the product backlog and ensure user stories meet the definition of ready for the next sprint
  • Ensure dependencies and risks to the team's plan are clearly communicated to all stakeholders and team members
  • Encourage a continuous improvement mindset and actively recommend adjustments for team to find more efficient ways of working
  • Operate in a fast-paced environment and communicate the current status of the team's features to various stakeholders
  • Assist the scrum team to become a self-organized, cross-functional, and highly efficient team that delivers high-quality products
  • Facilitate documenting and executing the team's continuous improvement plan, based on retrospectives

Must Haves:
  • 3+ years of experience as Scrum Master on multiple projects and programs
  • Knowledge of agile methodology and frameworks like Scrum, Kanban, XP, etc
  • Seasoned in waterfall, agile and hybrid PM methodologies
  • Experience with Jira, Confluence, MS Project
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and Configuration as Code (CaC)
  • Familiar with Automation and Orchestration

Nice to Have:
Relevant certifications such as PMP, PSM, CSM are preferred.

Education/Certifications:
Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent work experience.