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140182 - Senior Project Manager

Brampton, ON
Job Description:       
NOTE: Remote until further notice most likely Jan/2022. Base location is Brampton however will require travel between Brampton and Toronto office as needed (most likely min. 3 days a week in office in January)

Key Responsibilities/Job Functions:
• Effectively facilitate Scrum ceremonies
• Support Scrum Team to define clear sprint goals and objectives
• Encourage increased quality of stories - ensuring business value and acceptance criteria are clearly articulated and defined
• Assist Product Owner with prioritizing user stories and backlog refinement
• Proactively identify impediments and resolve in a timely manner
• Manage dependencies between teams, IT and third-party vendors
• Effectively collaborate and negotiate with other teams and Scrum Masters to manage cross dependencies and sequencing of deliverables
• Manage resources, risk, quality, scope and deliverables
• Ability to escalate responsibly
• Provide coaching and support team members on Agile and Scrum practices and principles
• Track, interpret and respond to team metrics, sprint progress and release status
• Assist in release management facilitation
• Promote and encourage team to attain self-sufficiency
• Introduce new and advanced practices to improve processes, team dynamics and performance
• Solicit and encourage team feedback to identify areas of opportunity and work with team to continuously improve

MUST HAVE SKILLS:
• 5+ years Experience in facilitating KanBan, Scrum and SAFe
• 3+ years Experience with the Atlassian suite (Jira, Confluence)
• Recognized Scrum Master and SAFe certification
• Experience working in a highly demanding software development environment - including web and mobile
• Strong technical acumen with knowledge of software development – including web and mobile
• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining quality and meeting stakeholder expectations

NICE TO HAVE SKILLS:
• Working knowledge of Dev/Ops and CI/CD principles, toolsets and test automation an asset
• Exposure to EazyBI and Big Picture

ADDITIONAL SKILLS:
• Ability to resolve conflict and improve team dynamics
• Superior decision-making, consensus building and conflict resolution skills
• A continuous improvement mindset to drive improvements to the process and team performance
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills both in person and written
• A keen and demonstrated interest in learning opportunities to further develop self and community     

Mandatory Skills:       
EXCEL (3), MS OFFICE (3), MS WORD (3), MS SHAREPOINT (3), Atlassian Suite - Jira & Confluence (3)       
 
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