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Sr. Scrum Master with application development or application modernization experience within the financial industry - 26100

Job Type: Contract
Positions to fill: 1
Start Date: Jun 13, 2022
Job End Date: Jun 12, 2023
Pay Rate: Hourly: Negotiable
Job ID: 119182
Location: Toronto
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Sr. Scrum Master with application development or application modernization experience within the financial industry - 26100
  • Location Address: Hybrid (currently 2x a month, subject to change), downtown Toronto
  • Contract Duration: 12 months + good chance of extension
Story Behind the Need
  • Business group: The Global Wealth Engineering client technology team is transforming the digital experience for its clients. The team partners and works closely with the Bank's Digital team to bring world-class digital experiences for all Wealth Management channels. The team plays a key role to help investor manage their investments and reach their financial goals.
  • Project: The successful candidate will be joining an ongoing project focused on modernizing existing Digital Online Functionality to a cloud-based environment.
  • Reason for request: Backfill - This role is required for the project's delivery and velocity. This resource will work on the platform modernization project, a key project within Global Wealth.
Typical Day in the Role
  • You will work with a team to identify roadmap/feature dependencies and impediments. Being accountable for tracking the dependencies and impediments and removing them to enable the team: surface, track, escalate
  • Regularly communicate with other scrum teams to ensure tactical story alignment and identifies/tracks dependencies between the team.
  • You will provide regular, standardized reporting for team performance: velocity, stories completed and project status.
  • Identify team conflict and partner with Development Managers and Agile Coaches to resolve, escalating to Leadership Team for support, if necessary.
  • Ensure the team has access to necessary software, hardware, testing devices and make recommendations for continuous improvement.
  • You will build and maintain solid, professional working relationships with peers within the project management and business lines.
  • Engage stakeholders (e.g. risk, legal, audit) as needed for consultation and counsel throughout the course of the project
  • You will coordinate operation readiness activities with associated teams (security, infrastructure, network, etc.)
  • You will oversee and coordinate software release activities.
  • Senior project manager on the back-end team
Must Have Skills:
  • 5-7 years' experience in managing complex software projects as a Scrum Master.
  • 5 + years’ Comprehensive knowledge of Agile, Scrum and Jira Applying techniques for effective workflow on Kanban.
  • Minimum 1 project specifically leading Modernization projects.
  • Recent roles in the Financial Industry is required, preferably within Wealth Management or within the banking industry.
Nice-To-Have Skills:
  • Commercial banking or wealth management experience is a plus and will be prioritized
  • Experience working in back-end development teams is an asset
Degrees or certifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer engineering, business, Information sciences or other related field
  • PMP, CSM, and/or PMI-ACP designations are an asset
Candidate Review & Selection
  • One interview with hiring manager and a program manager.
  • Hiring Manager’s availability to interview: Immediately (same week as shortlisting)