Scrum Master

David Aplin Job Details

Scrum Master

Toronto, ON


Posted Date: 07/06/2022

Job ID: AA666626225

Information Technology

Join a top employer and advance your career. David Aplin Group has partnered with an Ontario-based company to hire a Scrum Master who will be responsible to lead one or multiple digital transformation initiatives. This 2-year contract opportunity is available to candidates in the Toronto area. 

  • Define/align project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
  • Utilize Agile/Scrum values, principles, and practices to plan, manage, and deliver initiatives.
  • Create and manage communication per Agile principles (cadences, visualization, and reporting).
  • Assist and support the Product Owner (PO) in effectively managing and maintaining the product backlog (PBL)Provide information radiator for teams and management visualization to regularly report on progress. Identify risks and issues and establish processes and mitigating strategies for managing issues and risks across projects, including escalation processes.
  • Regular update technology and business stakeholders on the progress and status of the initiative.
  • Manage communication and expectations of stakeholders, vendors, consultants, procurement and staff resources.
  • Facilitate/lead Agile/SCRUM ceremonies (daily stand-ups, sprint planning, reviews, and retrospectives) Support and facilitate PBL refinement and team coaching and building towards adopting agile.
  • Leverage Agile information gathered to present to various stakeholders and enable the decision-making processes.
  • Help the team to be open, transparent, and disciplined in managing product backlog items, Sprint backlog work items, tasks, issues, risks, and action items.
  • Tracking project roadmap, feature-milestone forecasting, and monitoring delivery progress utilizing Jira/Azure tools for preparing and presenting reports to stakeholders.
  • Removing impediments to the Team’s progress and coaching them as required to further adoption and self-organization.

  • University degree in computer science, business or engineering, or a combination of related discipline and experience.
  • 10+ years of related project management experience.
  • 5+ years running projects in Agile/SCRUM.
  • Certified Scrum Master, PMP, or equivalent.
  • Capital markets knowledge – securities on Stock and bonds is asset.
  • Knowledge and experience with the entire software development lifecycle and business analysis methodologies.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience working with Microsoft Office, Visio, and Project.
  • Familiarity with API First design principles and Test-Driven Development.
  • Experience working with JIRA and Azure Dev-Ops.
  • Ability to work in Agile, Hybrid, and Waterfall in the context of large IT projects.
  • Excellent written, oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent leadership, critical thinking, analytical and decision-making capabilities.
  • Skilled negotiator and communicator to develop consensus and constructively manage conflicts.
  • Excellent project management, planning, and organization skills.
  • Ability to work with complex, diverse project environments with multiple changing priorities and demands, and articulate and lead the development of a project management plan through challenging initiatives.

Job ID: AA666626225 

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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