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42045-1 Sr. Agile Scrum Master to join Treasury and Payment Solutions LOB of a banking client

Job Type: Contract
Positions to fill: 1
Start Date: Sep 12, 2022
Job End Date: Mar 10, 2023
Pay Rate: Hourly: Negotiable
Job ID: 123052
Location: Toronto
Position Title: Scrum Master
Length of Contract: 6 months with possible extension
Location: remote with occasional meetings in DT Toronto
LOB: Treasury and Payment Solutions

• Knowledge of scrum framework and Agile development methods/techniques e.g. developing User Stories.
• Certified as a Scrum Master.
• Experience coaching teams to adopt Agile methodologies.
• Knowledge and experience in financial services.
• Acts as a trusted advisor to assigned business/group.
• Influences and negotiates to achieve business objectives.
• Recommends and implements solutions based on analysis of issues and implications for the business.
• Assists in the development of strategic plans.
• Identifies emerging issues and trends to inform decision-making.
• Helps determine business priorities and best sequence for execution of business/group strategy.
• Ensures alignment between stakeholders.
• Breaks down strategic problems, and analyses data and information to provide insights and recommendations.
• Conducts independent analysis to resolve strategic issues.
• Builds change management plans of varying scope and type; leads or participates in a variety of change management activities including readiness assessments, planning, stakeholder management, execution, evaluation and sustainment of initiatives.
• Facilitates meetings and working sessions that leverage the Agile practice management program/ tools and techniques to foster adoption.
• Identifies business needs, designs/develops tools and training programs for Agile practices/enterprise programs; may include delivery of training to audiences.
• Leads/participates in the design, implementation and management of core business/group processes.
• Develops solutions and makes recommendations based on an understanding of the business strategy and stakeholder needs.
• Partners with the Product Owner to create, maintain and groom the product backlog.
• Advocates for the scrum team across the organization and actively challenges practices and approaches that are not in-line with Agile philosophy.
• Stays current in the Agile space ongoing education in Agile frameworks training, conference attendance, user group participation and self-study.
• Coordinates and executes specific activities for the implementation of strategic initiatives; includes tracking metrics and milestones.
• Supports the execution of strategic initiatives in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
• Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to deliver on business objectives.
• Builds effective relationships with internal/external stakeholders including third party suppliers.
• Analyzes data and information to provide insights and recommendations e.g. skill building opportunities, where quality issues exist.
• Gathers and formats data into regular and ad-hoc reports, and dashboards.
• Creates communication forums for the Product Owner, scrum team and stakeholders to ensure the vision, goals and product delivery commitments are visible and well understood.
• Helps stakeholders understand and enact scrum as well as empirical and emergent product development, welcoming change that enhances the productivity of the team.
• Works with other Scrum Masters to facilitate and increase organization maturity and effectiveness in the application of Agile practices.
• Monitors and tracks team performance and velocity; addresses any issues.
• Removes impediments that prevent or hinder team capability and cohesion.
• Executes work to deliver timely, accurate, and efficient service.
• Focus is primarily on business/group within BMO; may have broader, enterprise-wide focus.
• Provides specialized consulting, analytical and technical support.
• Exercises judgment to identify, diagnose, and solve problems within given rules.
• Works independently and regularly handles non-routine situations.
• Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.