Agile DevOps Scrum Master

Eagle is currently seeking an Agile DevOps Scrum Master for a six (6) month contract opportunity, scheduled to begin in July.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • Providing servant leadership and coaching to the self-organizing, self-managing Agile teams. This includes ensuring that Scrum principles are understood by the teams and the Scrum Team adheres to Scrum principles, practices and rules;
  • Working closely with team members, Product Owners, and Business Owners to understand the work required of the team and ensure the team is focused on delivering solutions in an efficient and timely manner;
  • Working with experienced software developers, technology experts, architects, Business Owners and the Product Owner to enable rapid development and response to reported product defects;
  • Leading cross-functional teams and following the Scrum framework;
  • Ensuring their Scrum teams’ progress, obstacles and successes are widely communicated throughout the life of each sprint. In addition, acts as the front-line contact with the Product Manager and functional managers on product related issues, responding to concerns and providing formal status reports;
  •  Organizing and facilitating all aspects of the Scrum framework, including sprint planning sessions, daily scrums, sprint reviews, and retrospectives;
  • Facilitating defining acceptance criteria, acceptance tests, and approval of user stories;
  • Providing coaching to the Agile teams on Agile principles, methods, and ensures consistency of Scrum practices for assigned team(s);
  • Coordinating with other teams for dependencies;
  • Connecting the core Agile teams with shared services and management as necessary for governance and corporate process adherence;
  • Identifying and helping to remove impediments to enable success of the Sprint team;
  • Proactively managing risks and issues providing appropriate issues escalation to the necessary levels;
  • Distributing appropriate and timely written communication with respective management and customers throughout the life of the Sprint(s), including metric based KPI reporting;
  • Supporting and partnering with Product Owners;
  • Assisting Product Owner(s) with planning, change management and product backlog maintenance/refinement;
  • Assisting team(s) with prioritizing and managing of sprint backlog to ensure timely and accurate product delivery;
  • Fostering a collaborative culture within the team(s);
  • Building high performing Agile sprint teams, focusing on continuous improvement, continuous integration, continuous development and delivering value to the customer;
  • Supporting and reinforcing processes and team agreements;
  • Building strong relationships with stakeholders, application users, and product managers;
  • Coaching and mentoring existing scrum masters in the corporation; and,
  • Participating and assisting in leading the Scrum Master Community of Practice.
Skills and Qualifications

The qualified candidate must have:
  • A Degree or Diploma in Computer Science, Business, Analyst, or related discipline;
  • Five plus (5+) years’ experience in a ScrumMaster role where they have led or coached teams in Agile methodology;
  • Strong leadership skills and coaching abilities;
  • Scrum Master certification (CSM);
  • Proven experience using Microsoft Suite (MS Project, Excel and PowerPoint);
  • Advanced knowledge of Scrum framework and Agile values and principles;
  • Knowledge of modern Agile development techniques such as DevOps, test driven development, and test automation;
  • Knowledge of Scrum techniques and artefacts (such as definition of done, user stories, automated testing, and backlog refinement);
  • Experience working on Finance, HR, or Insurance projects an asset;
  • Agile Project Management Certification (PMI ACP) is an asset;
  • Certified Advanced Scum Master (A-CSM) is an asset;
  • Strong communication skills (verbal, written and group presentation skills) with ability to communicate issues and solutions in a clear, concise and understandable manner for both technical and non-technical audiences;
  • The ability to conduct and facilitate meetings;
  • Working knowledge of conflict management techniques with good conflict resolutions skills;
  • The ability to listen, analyze, influence, negotiate, and use judgment to solve complex issues in order to accomplish project goals;
  • The ability to work independently as well as a team player;
  • The ability to work directly with technical and product teams;
  • Strong relationship building, customer focused, and collaboration skills;
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills;
  • Strong work ethic to help team meet commitments;
  • Experience with servant leadership and coaching team members; and,
  • The ability to manage multiple priorities as well as flexibility to adapt to change with new systems and methods while working in a team environment.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity, apply online today!

Eagle is an equal opportunity employer and will provide accommodations during the recruitment process upon request. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please note that your application does not signify the beginning of employment with Eagle and that employment with Eagle will only commence when placed on an assignment as a temporary employee of Eagle.

  • Posted On: June 24, 2020
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Job ID: 66919
  • Location: Winnipeg MB