Scrum Master/Kanban

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Scrum Master/Kanban

Edmonton, AB


Posted Date: 14/04/2022

Job ID: 9D406533414

Information Technology

Join a top employer and advance your career. Our client, a leader in their field, has partnered with David Aplin Group to hire a Scrum Master/Kanban Specialist based in Edmonton.

Our internationally recognized client is looking for someone who thrives in a creative, inspiring, and supportive culture.  The environment is known for being demanding, high-energy, and fast-paced. The team is composed of self-motivated quick studies and can-do individuals who embrace the challenge of solving difficult and complex problems. As the Scrum Master, you will have two distinct teams reporting to you.

  • Help create an environment that fosters transparency, collaboration, learning, innovation, quality, and speed
  • Monitor and support a scrum team through continuous improvement of agile execution
  • Set the direction for compliance with commitments, pace, and quality of work
  • Facilitate backlog grooming, sprint planning, retrospectives, daily scrum, sprint reviews, and other scrum ceremonies
  • Guide teams to help them stay on track with agile techniques, fine-tuning approaches as needed to ensure the overall strategy is being met
  • Lead agile workshops for both the development team, as well as key stakeholders
  • Promote and advocate a culture of continuous improvement, setting goals and milestones and being accountable for them
  • Help the team recognize modest but steady operational improvement through the introduction of best practices to solve observed challenges and empower the team to self-organize
  • Work closely with the Product Owner to facilitate an environment for the team to increase productivity, quality, and predictability
  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal and external customers
  • Impediment resolution by advocating for the team and removing impediments; or seeking help from outside the team
  • Help the team to choose stories in a sprint, decompose stories into appropriate size tasks, ensure that team does not over-commit, and reduce technical debt
  • Track user stories dependencies between the scrum teams; inter-team coordination and collaboration
  • Manage scope creep and change within the Agile framework
  • Track and communicate scrum metrics including team velocity and sprint/release progress
  • Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years of technical project management experience with at least 3 years in an Agile software development environment leading the Scrum team
  • Certified Scrum Master certification
  • Kanban Certification
  • Experience in Scrum and Kanban
  • Can showcase examples of implementing agile techniques in different cultures and environments
  • Ability to remove impediments and shield the team from outside distractions and interferences
  • Able to understand the technical concepts used on projects to challenge assumptions, estimates, approaches, and risks
  • Communicate effectively with teams and leaders of the organization; good listening skills, ask questions, and give feedback
  • Strong interpersonal and conflict management skills to manage relationships with a variety of partners and stakeholders
  • Handle simultaneous tasks and demonstrate a sense of urgency and ownership
  • Work with minimal supervision in a very dynamic, and timeline-driven work environment
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with high attention to detail
Highly Preferred:
  • Familiarity with tools such as Jira and Confluence for agile execution and reporting
  • SaaS and/or DevOps experience
Job ID: 9D406533414

If you are interested in this position and meet the qualifications, apply today! We thank all applicants; however, only those who are authorized to work in Canada or are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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