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Senior Scrum Master (Agile/Kanban) to work on a Wealth Management Digital Modernization Project for a large banking client - 28098

Job Type: Contract
Positions to fill: 1
Start Date: Dec 01, 2022
Job End Date: May 31, 2023
Pay Rate: Hourly: $ 79
Job ID: 124987
Location: Toronto

Senior Scrum Master (Agile/Kanban) to work on a Wealth Management Digital Modernization Project for a large banking client - 28098
Location Address: HYBRID - Downtown Toronto 
Contract Duration: Until May 31st 2023 + Extension

Story Behind the Need: We are looking for a Scrum master who will be working with the team for Wealth management / brokerage digital modernization. The Scrum master works with one or multiple teams who are delivering business value to customers. As a Scrum master, you are passionate about Agile methodologies, communication, continuous improvement and coaching to deliver the digital production for customers.

Typical Day in Role
- 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
- Guide and coach the team to follow agile practices
- Facilitate agile ceremonies (Daily Scrum, Backlog Refinement, Sprint Planning, Sprint Review, and Retrospective) and longer-term planning exercises (Release Planning, Release Train Planning).
- Work closely with the Finance to ensure the alignment of budgets, spend and forecasts. Also, Support budget tracking and variance mitigation efforts for the delivery team
- Coordinate operation readiness activities with associated teams (security, infrastructure, network, etc)
- Oversee and coordinate software release activities.
- Active participation and help assist in timely decision making in defining product backlog (working with Product Owner, Business Analyst); alignment to overall product architecture and technical design (working with Architect and Tech Leads)

Must Have Skills:
1) 5-7 years' experience in managing complex delivering software projects as a Scrum Master
2) Minimum 1 project specifically leading Digital Modernization
3) Recent roles in the Banking Industry is required
4) 5 + years’ Comprehensive knowledge of Agile, Scrum and Jira Applying techniques for effective workflow on Kanban
5) Experience in applying agile methodology to delivering IT projects

Nice-To-Have Skills:
- Commercial banking experience will be prioritized
- Experience in managing front-end development teams

Degrees or certifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in computer engineering, business, Information sciences or other related field

Candidate Review & Selection
• Microsoft Teams Interview (1 Interview with Hiring Manager and Program Manager)
• Hiring Manager’s availability to interview: Immediately (same week as shortlisting)