Scrum Master

Our client, a recognized media company is looking to hire a Scrum Master for a permanent position.
Scrum Master

Client: Media
Role: Scrum Master
Duration: Perm
Salary : Negotiable
Location: Remote/Toronto/Canada

Your new role
• Responsible for leading one or multiple Scrum teams focused on Digital Value Propositions
• Serve as a liaison for his/her Scrum teams with all the project stakeholders.
• Work with product managers/owners, Business Owners and development teams to assure requirements are captured and recorded using the appropriate agile methodology, such as Scrum, Kanban
• Work as a Scrum Master within the teams to effectively fulfill project objectives.
• Develop a deep knowledge of all aspects of the project, helps define priorities and effectively manages planning, execution, and monitoring to successful conclusion.
• Facilitate Sprint Planning, Release Planning, Daily Stand-Ups, Product Demos and Sprint Retrospectives.
• Manage and effectively deliver features committed to for the Release Train.
• Support Product Owner in developing, maintaining and grooming Product Backlog.
• Remove impediments/blockers in order to keep teams productive.
• Identify and manage dependencies with other internal or external teams
• Provide metrics and status to leadership, program manager and project sponsors
• Support/Collaborate with team members to implement Agile/Scrum best practices
• Provide and support the implementation of business solutions.
• Diligently prepare and collate project progress/status, issues & risks.
• Meticulously track action items and drive them to closure.
• Perform development capacity planning and helping in release scheduling.
• Actively manage project risks and issues.
• Initiate, builds, and maintain good relationships with IT and business management to help facilitate effective completion of project work.
• Prepare project status reports, burndown, and keep management, project sponsors and project stakeholders informed of project status and related issues.

What you'll need to succeed
Bachelor's degree in (Engineering, Computer science, Business Administration)
• Minimum of 5+ years of Scrum Master experience using Agile methodologies
o Recent Senior Scrum Master experience is a must
o Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least four years for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.
• Strong professional experience in Agile development
• This person needs to VERY technical. - so someone who has been an engineer or developer and then moved into a scrum role is ideal
• Certified Scrum Master Certification
• Strong technical aptitude and hands on experience working with technical teams
• Excellent problem solving and conflict resolution skills
• Excellent leadership and communications skills required
• Experience working in a matrix team consisting of contractors, teammates and vendors with various skills and disciplines
• Self-starter with high energy to meet the needs of a demanding business and IT environment
• Demonstrated strong business acumen to complement strong tactical execution skills
• Strong communication, interpersonal and collaboration skills
• High level of comfort with explicitly taking accountability and holding appropriate parties accountable
• Experience with communication tools such as PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Pages, and Atlassian Agile Portfolio Management Solution (Confluence, JIRA,)
• Understanding and knowledge of unique factors and challenges of software development
• Adept at creating strong relationships that foster the spirit of innovation, improvement, and collaborative solutions and developments.
• Ability to quickly grasp technology concepts and communicate with external teams and stakeholders
• Ability to work under tight deadlines and an iterative design process.
• Knowledge of other Agile approaches such as XP, Kanban, etc.
• Proven ability to lead meetings

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.


Job Type
Advertising, Media and PR
Projects & Change Management

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Thomas Mallerman, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Toronto (EN)
8 King Street East, 20th Floor

Telephone: 6474904748

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