IQ Hunt - Toronto, ON (6 months ago)

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We are looking for a creative, passionate, forward looking Scrum Master to join our Client's Product & Technology team in Toronto. In this role, you will be responsible for helping to lead the development of new products, working closely with Product Owners, Solutions Architects, Technical Leads, and delivery squads.

The Product & Technology team is an exciting new team focused on leveraging the newest technologies and approaches to deliver solutions & systems for the modern-day end user. Our primary focus and commitment is to provide real value and we encourage innovation and empower open-thinking for all our team members.

You will be a key member of an engaged, high-reaching team—part of a world-class, winning culture that prioritizes people development and focuses on long-term growth. We take great pride in leading the industry by earning respect through every interaction, every day. We go above and beyond to protect and grow relationships by anticipating needs, being honest and considerate, and valuing customers as genuine partners.

As a member of this team, you will be responsible for:
Promoting and supporting Scrum by helping everyone understand Scrum theory, practices, rules, and values
Implementing agile ceremonies, processes, practices, and tools to create simple, consistent, sustainable, efficient and flexible ways of working
Leading, influencing, and coaching others on best practices
Understanding the work of development team, ensuring teams are cross functional and empowered to report on their progress while helping to address any impediments that are impacting them
Fostering a culture of collaboration within the team, promoting team building and ensuring team engagement
Ensuring teams can work in the open, helping Product Owners and squads communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders
Building opportunities for discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution into standard work process for your teams, facilitating ad-hoc sessions for decision making and conflict resolution as necessary.
Inspiring and coaching others to adopt agile processes and improvements through retrospectives
Facilitating daily scrum, sprint planning, sprint demo and retrospective meetings and adapting process as required to maximize each team’s success
Tracking and reporting metrics and KPIs, and providing insights as to how the team can improve
Ensuring teams create, maintain, and share knowledge artifacts as necessary to ensure product sustainability and communicate important detail to stakeholders
Driving continuous improvement and change, acting as a change agent to adapt processes to maximize productivity throughout the project lifecycle

To succeed in this role, you have:
4+ years Scrum Master in an agile environment
Outstanding organizational skills with the ability to apply agile principles, tools and techniques to lead, manage and execute successful digital software product development
An exceptional initiative to look ahead and plan, and to pave the road for the team
A strong grasp of modern technologies, the development lifecycle, flows and system integration patterns
The ability to coach/advocate at multiple levels (i.e., team members, Product Owners, etc.)
The ability to encourage an environment where open communication and collaborative problem solving can pave the way for faster removal of any impediments