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Senior Scrum Master to facilitate daily scrum, sprint planning and retrospective meetings for a Database and Middleware Services portfolio!

Job Type: Contract
Positions to fill: 1
Start Date: Jan 09, 2023
Job End Date: Jan 08, 2024
Pay Rate: Hourly: Negotiable
Job ID: 125240
Location: Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto
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Our valued financial client is seeking a Senior Scrum Master to facilitate daily scrum, sprint planning and retrospective meetings for a Database and Middleware Services portfolio! 

Initial 1-year contract in Ottawa, ON (Hybrid - 10 days of on-site work required per month). This role has a strong chance to be extended for up to a maximum term of 3 years. Overtime/on-call support for non-standard business hours may be required - including weekends. 

Responsibilities:
  • Facilitate daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos, and other Scrum-related meetings
  • Partner with key stakeholders across the organization to support the execution of specific engagement and education initiatives
  • Identify potential risks and anticipate points of resistance and work with the organizational change management specialists to assist with developing specific plans to mitigate or address the concerns, developing risk mitigation strategies
  • Support the transformation strategy and early-view roadmap
  • Align success measures to track adoption and transformation progress
  • Facilitate daily scrum, sprint planning and retrospective meetings
  • Assist product owners with the product backlogs and identify backlog log items for the next 3 (three) Sprints
Must-have Skills
  • 5+ years of demonstrated experience as Scrum Master, Release Train Engineer, Agile Coach, or related role. 
  • Demonstrated experience working as Scrum Master and leading multiple Operational IT Scrum Teams
  • Demonstrated experience with working in an operational environment (Patching, Service Request, Incidents)
  • Demonstrated experience with building a work breakdown structure (WBS) for initiatives that require more detailed planning
Nice-to-have Skills
  • Demonstrated experience within the banking/financial services industry
  • Scrum/Agile Certifications (e.g. SAFe, CSM, CSP, CSC certifications or equivalent) 
  • Bilingualism (English and French)