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Scrum Master

Toronto, Ontario
Scrum Master Role:

As the Project Manager/Scrum Master, you will own and track the scrum process and artifacts on a variety of software development and integration projects. You will ensure the timely delivery of software releases. You will interface internal and external stakeholders on daily basis and manage the competing demands and expectations between these stakeholders. You will help deliver innovative solutions for our diverse client base.
·       Partner with clients to understand their business needs as well as identify and prioritize their project requirements.
·       Help define and document functional and non-functional software requirements in an iterative process by producing end user stories and other related Agile artifacts.
·       Liaise between the client and the delivery team to ensure user stories/acceptance criteria is clearly defined, understood, and implemented successfully.
·       Ensure the team is executing their work based on Scrum principals
·       Facilitate daily stand-up meetings, sprint planning, grooming meetings, retrospectives, release planning, demos and other team meetings as required
·       Create an environment where the Scrum Team can focus on their goals: remove impediments, build a self-organizing, collaborative and motivated team
·       Identify, manage and mitigate project and team risks
·       Help manage product scope and controlling scope creep during the development sprints.
·       Work with the delivery team to provide estimates and design solutions.
·       Provide project management by helping teams meet or exceed project requirements by participating in the planning, executing, controlling and closing of team projects
·       Maintain project schedule, update it on regular basis and communicate proactively and effectively to upstream and downstream stakeholders
·       Provides technology support to systems development teams and other client areas as required
·       Set realistic and achievable expectations for deliverables
·       Learn and work with the latest web, mobile, enterprise search, portal, cloud computing, CRM, SOA, integration, and other leading solutions and technologies.
·       University or college degree in computer science or other appropriate discipline.
·       3+ years in software development and 3+ years of project management experience and 1+ years in a Scrum Master role
·       In depth knowledge of one or more Agile frameworks, preferably for Scrum and XP.
·       Must be comfortable and effective communicating with individuals and teams in development, managers and Stakeholders
·       Ability to understand technical issues at a high level.
·       Must be high-energy, motivated, and driven
·       Technical experience in a few of the following: rich internet applications, web/portal, mobile, enterprise search, analytics, content management, or cloud computing.
·       Business system experience in two or more of the following: Telecommunications, BI, CRM/SFA, eCommerce, ERP, Financials, Marketing Automation
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