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Scrum Master

Our client in the pharmaceutical / healthcare industry is looking to hire a contract Scrum Master, you will own, and manage deliverables as a member of an Agile Team.

Essential Duties: 

- Doing everything possible to ensure delighted customers. 

- Guiding the team and organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to delight customers 

- Guiding the team on how to get the most out of self-organization 

- Guiding the team on self-organizing to fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks 

- Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization 

- Removing impediments or guiding the team to remove impediments by finding the right personnel to remove the impediment. 

- Building a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on healing and problem solving. 

- Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work. 

- Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution 

- Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information 

- Supporting and educating the Product Owner, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog. 

- Providing all support to the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible, and leading by example

Required Skills/Experience 

- First level Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM I), CSP/PSM II Nice to have.

- Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least three years for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory. 

- Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency 

- Experience applying a wide variety of analysis and reporting techniques to measure and report on Agile Metrics (burndown, burnup, cycle time, etc.)

- Excellent communication and mentoring skills 

- Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, etc 

- Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games 

Job Summary

  • Company:
    Ian Martin Group
  • Location:
    Markham, ON L3R5V7
  • Job Type:
    Full Time
  • Education level:
    Experienced (Non-Manager)
  • Work Experience:
    2+ to 5 Years
  • Career level:
  • Career level:
    Experienced (Non-Manager)
  • Industries:
    Computer/IT Services
  • Job Category:
    IT/Software Development
  • Occupation:
    General/Other: IT/Software Development
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