This position is for an experienced Scrum Master to coordinate the delivery of agile based development for our products. As a Scrum Master you will be responsible for high quality product delivery, resolving issues in a team, and implementing sustainable improvements to meet delivery timelines and quality standards. The Scrum Master is a key role within an Agile delivery team that delivers a product that generates business benefits for one or more lines of business at OTPP.
Who you'll work with
You will be part of a collaborative and innovative team, dedicated to introducing a strengthened technology foundation across the organization. This is a forward-thinking team, continuously learning through experimentation, research, and professional development opportunities.
What you'll do
Facilitates all key Scrum ceremonies – Sprint Planning, Daily Stand Up, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospectives
Works with the Product Owner to ensure backlog refinement occurs regularly. Assist the Product Owner by helping to facilitate the session where required.
Provide team level metrics on a sprint by sprint basis around key performance indicators and provide a release level burn up to project anticipated release dates for the next product increment.
Produce Sprint Burndowns to track intra sprint progress and highlight areas of improvement for future sprints.
Works with Agile Coach and Agile team to create story maps, release strategies, and actively helps the team manage each sprint within the JIRA backlog.
Identifies, manages and resolves any risks, issues, and blockers. Works closely with a Project Manager (where one exists) to raise blockers if unable to be resolved by the team.
Lead the team to self-organization and continuous improvement
Leads the product owner and development team members through the biweekly sprint cadence to adhere to the standards of Teachers' agile.
Collaborates with other Scrum Masters to increase the effectiveness of the application of Scrum in the organization.
Demonstrates servant leadership.
Scrum Master for up to two teams at any given period.
Supports and guides the work of the team, identifying gaps and working with managers, including team resourcing
Lead and coach the squad in its Scrum adoption with the support of an Agile Coach (where required)
Help employees and stakeholders learn and demonstrate their understanding of agile ways of working
Facilitate change that increases the productivity of the Scrum Team
Demonstrate a collaborative approach to accomplish work, and have the ability to influence a wide range of key internal and external stakeholders of all levels.
What you'll need
Relevant Bachelor’s degree or diploma
Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or similar (e.g. ACP)
Six Sigma / Lean Certification an asset
Knowledge of agile development practices and experience with project management tools such as Jira and Confluence
3+ years experience as a Scrum Master
Financial Services experience an asset
5+ Years of experience as part of a delivery environment (either traditional or agile)
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
Excellent influencing and negotiating skills
Excellent organizational, planning, analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with all levels of management and staff
Demonstrates a solid understanding and application of Agile project management tools, techniques and methodologies
Familiarity with IT concepts, methodology and vocabulary is an asset
Effective planning and organizational experience to help teams set priorities and co-ordinate work to drive value
Effective organizational skills sufficient to manage competing and changing priorities within a dynamic environment
Solid problem solving skills and analytical skills to creatively develop unique solutions/approaches to resolve issues
Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with multiple clients, teams and partners
Proactive customer service focus
What we’re offering
Pay for performance environment that offers competitive salary and incentives
Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development
Comprehensive employer paid benefits coverage, including a Health Spending Account
Guaranteed retirement income through a defined benefit pension plan
Competitive time off
Discount programs including Edvantage and Perkopolis
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How to apply
Are you ready to pursue new challenges and take your career to the next level? Submit your resume through our career portal www.otpp.com/careers Apply today!
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