Scrum Master

Location: Ottawa, ON
Date Posted: 03-09-2018
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Informing Sprint Planning - Understand team capacity by tracking metrics that enable predictability
  • Focus on Sprint Readiness - Supports the Product Owner and the team members to maintain a healthy backlog for the current and upcoming sprints; guides teams to commit to work within the boundaries of the team’s historical velocity
  • Team Operations – Facilitates daily standups and uses Kanban / Scrum board to visualize the work to manage impediments, WIP, and flow of work through the system
  • Continuous Improvement Support - Partners with Product Owners and other team members to drive improvement using a hypothesis, experimentation, measure, learn approach and ensures teams are actively seeking out opportunities for improvement through retrospectives
  • Sprint Metrics - Communicates the status and progress of the sprint through ceremonies and key delivery metrics; shares metrics with various teams and stakeholders to enable forecasting / predictability of product delivery
  • Impediment Removal and Issue Escalation - Facilitates the resolution of impediments raised by the team members; monitors sprint progress to identify potential issues or delays in the completion of work; coordinates cross platform dependencies; escalates issues to appropriate managers and/or leads
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Minimum 1 year as a dedicated Scrum Master or Agile Coach on another type of Scrum team
  • Advanced knowledge of the Agile principles and the Scrum Framework
  • Experience working in Marketing context is a nice to have
  • Completed an undergraduate Degree in Commerce or Business Administration is a nice to have
  • Scrum Alliance or SAFe certification is a nice to have
  • Must have Government of Canada Enhanced clearance
 
DURATION:  18 months + Possible Extension
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