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Intermediate Scrum Master to facilitate and support team members in applying Agile practices, processes

Job Type: Contract
Positions to fill: 1
Start Date: Aug 01, 2022
Job End Date: Apr 30, 2024
Pay Rate: Hourly: Negotiable
Job ID: 121842
Location: Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Regina, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg
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Our valued financial sector client is seeking an Intermediate Scrum Master to facilitate and support team members in applying Agile practices, processes.

1.5 year contract to be worked 100% remote

As the successful candidate you will be a facilitator who supports team members in applying Agile practices, processes, and behaviors for executing effectively and with quality, raising the performance of delivery teams through impediment management, continuous improvement, and ceremony facilitation.

Responsibilities:
  • Support continuous delivery of top priority work through adoption and consistent use of agile techniques, tools, and standard practices
  • Create a positive working environment for teams to self-organize and raise performance 
  • Promoting and supporting the use of Agile and Scrum
  • Coaching the team on Scrum and Agile theory, practices, rules, and values
  • Acting as a servant-leader for the Team by advising stakeholders on interacting effectively with an Agile team
  • Ensuring that goals, scope, and product domain are understood by everyone on the Scrum Team 
  • Finding techniques for effective Product Backlog management.
  • Helping the Scrum Team understand the need for clear and concise Product Backlog items.
  • Ensuring the Product Owner knows how to arrange the Product Backlog to maximize value
  • Helping the Development Team to create high-value products
  • Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on healing and problem-solving
  • Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work
  • Removing impediments to the Development Team’s progress
Must-Have Skills
  • Experience as a Scrum Master including experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing
  • Scrum Alliance and/or SAFe Certification
  • Experience managing a team budget
Nice-to-Have Skills
  • Experience working in financial services, banking, or insurance industries
  • Knowledge and experience with Data Technologies and Concepts (Big Data, Data Warehousing, Azure Data Services, Data Platforms, etc..)