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Toronto, ON
Intermediate Scrum Master with digital project experience for a 12 months contract in Toronto, ON
As a Intermediate Scrum Master, you’ll be responsible for facilitating the product development process for multiple scrum teams. This specific opportunity will be supporting the  product delivery team. Your key drivers will be enabling the scrum team to meet their sprint goals by helping the team to coordinate their inputs and outputs, leading agile ceremonies, aiding in the removal of any impediments and buffering them from any distracting influences. You will employ Agile and Lean methodologies to support the continuous improvement efforts of our teams, as well as share your expertise and experiences with the broader Agile community 

Here’s how
  • Facilitate agile ceremonies (meetings, standups, sprint planning, retros)
  • Facilitate trouble-shooting meetings between cross functional teams
  • Facilitate scrum of scrums for multi-team projects
  • Work across the  Digital and organizational teams to enable agile work styles
  • Record, track and monitor timelines and track the team’s delivery (performance)
  • Set up a workflow process and ensuring workflow or tools are provided for pre-development work (design, UX, content, accessibility and SEO)
  • Configure and regularly update confluence
  • Set up and maintain tools (configure and update Zapier, JIRA etc.)
  • Report on team performance metrics
  • Constantly look for ways to optimize team delivery flow
  • Minimum 3 years of experience as Scrum Master working with Scrum, Kanban and ScrumBan
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification
  • Highly skilled at agile software development methodologies, values and practices and ability to
  • In depth experience with lean, lean startup, and lean UX approaches
  • Ability to coach the team for them to reach their highest potential, and champion change
  • Creative, inventive and innovative at taking on complex challenges
  • Advanced facilitation skills to conduct effective working sessions to drive problem solving
  • Finds and applies new and leading agile tools and techniques
  • Effectively works through conflict and de-escalates difficult situations
  • Diplomatically navigates complex and controversial discussion

Must have skills
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification
  • 2-3 years of experience working within an Agile team, helping support process improvements
  • High organized and passionate about their skill set. It is extremely difficult to push high-quality projects across the "finish line", with a team member that doesn't embrace  values and wants the project to succeed.
  • Must be highly organized to help other team members stick to deadlines and provide viability into their work.
Nice to have skills:
  • Experience using confluence and JIRA as project management tools
  • A background as a Product Owner and/or Developer that has made the switch to a Scrum Master role
  • Previous experience working in a larger tech / digital industry

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