Agile Scrum Master 3184454

Agile Scrum Master 3184454

Date: Feb 01, 2022
Location : Montréal (Qc)



We offer: 

- To work with some of the best professionals in the business - for a firm that values individual intellect as much as teamwork
- State-of-the-art offices that are designed to maximize collaboration
- Flexible working arrangements 
- Enriching challenges that provide opportunity for constant learning and advancement
- An environment which is leveraging technology to its highest potential 

Team Profile: 

Institutional Securities Technology (IST) develops and oversees the overall technology strategy and bespoke technology solutions to drive and enable the Institutional businesses and enterprise-wide functions. Our clients include Fixed Income, Equities, Commodities, Investment Banking, Research and Global Capital Markets as well as Operations, HR, and Corporate Services.



Position Description:


This is an exciting role in the high-profile electronic sales and trading technology area.


We are looking for a candidate with a passion for working with people and teams to help them improve and deliver their best work. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic individual who demonstrates excellent problem solving skills, willingness to take ownership and accountability to execute and deliver on goals, and a strong commitment to high quality standards, The candidate should be someone who finds it satisfying to use technology to solve real-life problems, is excited to learn about the business, and will contribute to the success of the team.


You will work directly in a squad to advise and oversee performance against Agile values, practices, and processes. Working with the Product Owner, you will support the work of the squad by maintaining the backlog and facilitating Agile ceremonies like stand ups, sprint planning, and retrospectives. You will monitor team performance through the squad’s dashboard and help identify continuous improvement opportunities to help the team work better and smarter.


Who We Are Looking for Someone Who Is:


- Is passionate about Agile principles and is excited to embed them
- Applies innovative and creative thinking to solve problems and get things done
- Brings a data-driven approach to decision making, both in day-to-day management and in making strategic trade-offs




- Working with the squad to deliver on our business priorities, while embedding and reinforcing Agile practices and behaviors
- Facilitating sprint planning, stand ups, retrospectives, and other Agile ceremonies
- Helping your Product Owner to manage and prioritize work through the backlog
- Reviewing and managing backlog items to ensure the latest work status is captured and updated as appropriate
- Ensuring work is appropriately balanced across team members and that all work is captured within the backlog
- Tracking squad output through dashboards and other reporting systems
- Maintaining and updating squad process metrics and artifacts to ensure accurate and transparent communications to Product Owner and other stakeholders.
- Creating burn-down charts to measure squad output over time
- Enabling the organization’s new way of working
- Modelling behaviors to support the organization’s transformation to a new way of working
- Actively creating and maintaining the culture within the squad based on the organization and Agile leadership behaviors
- Identifying continuous improvement opportunities and best practices to progress the work of the squad
- Engaging with Agile Coaches to help identify and deliver against training needs to support Agile practices
- Observing and engaging with individual Squad members to identify opportunities to improve Agile performance
- Providing constructive feedback to team members to help drive Agile maturity


Required Skills:

- 5 plus years of experience in a similar role
- Scrum as an asset; strong knowledge of all the concepts: tasks, backlog tracking, burn-down metrics, velocity, user stories
- Servant leadership
- Communication
- Collaboration and teamwork/teambuilding
- Value oriented
- Dealing with change/flexibility
- Problem solving

Desirable Skills:

- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
- Knowledge of other Agile methodologies such as Kanban
- JIRA master
- Financial background
- Coaching

Knowledge of French and English is required.


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