Scrum Master – Cloud

Information Technology
Information Technology, Oil & Gas
Calgary, Alberta
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Our market leading energy client has an immediate need for a Scrum Master specifically focused on their Cloud Program. This is a contract position located in Calgary.

How you will bring value…

In this role you are a facilitator and coach on a pod working with the pod Lead to remove impediments and distractions and to meet deliverables. You will guide day-to-day activities, run the daily stand-ups, facilitate core meetings, and get the team working together and exhibiting the core values of Agile. You are a servant leader, who ensures the pod enjoys optimal conditions (processes, environment, freedom from impediments) to optimize its deliveries.

What you will be doing…

  • Works with the pod lead to identify the key drivers and measurements which will be used to determine "done".
  • Works with the pod lead to create deliverable plans that detail how scope, schedule, costs, communications, resources, dependencies, risks/issues, quality, change vendors and other key aspects of the delivery will be managed.
  • Ensures that the team is following the scrum process but does not tell the team members what to do.
  • Enables close cooperation across all roles and functions, addressing resourcing requirements and removing impediments.
  • Arranges daily stand-up meetings, facilitates and schedules meetings, demos and decision-making processes in order to ensure quick inspection and proper use of Agile methodology.
  • Captures obstacles at the daily stand-up.
  • Conducts retrospective meetings.
  • Tracks progress of sprints.
  • Acts as a facilitator for the pod, ensuring the sprint is in good shape and ready for the next sprint.
  • Facilitates the team for better creativity and tries to improve efficiency.
  • Establishes an environment where the team can be effective, addressing team dynamics.
  • Collaborates with pod leads to implement a continuous improvement process.
  • Collaborates with the pod Lead to prioritize the product Backlog in order of business value.
  • Facilitate end-to-end scoping and estimation.
  • Identifies, manages and resolves Risks, Issues and Blockers.
  • Lead the team to self-organization, cross-functionality and adoption of a mature Agile delivery.
  • Continuously seek to improve team performance through tracking key metrics.

What you will need to succeed…

Must Haves

  • Certified SCRUM Master.
  • Experience working with a distributed team on multi-sites.
  • Experience working on large enterprise-wide multi-stream program involving a third party.
  • Extensive experience as a SCRUM Master and Agile practitioner.
  • University/undergraduate degree in a related discipline or equivalent PM work experience.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience within an Information Technology environment.
  • Ability to successfully navigate and deliver within a fully matrixed environment that is complex and somewhat ambiguous; flexible and adaptable to new and diverse work environments.
  • Demonstrated leadership, with the ability to motivate and effectively manage teams.
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications.
  • Experience managing teams with 10 members or greater; effective in motivating teams and guiding them through impediments and/or conflict.
  • Background delivering projects using SDLC, Iterative and Agile methodologies.
  • Experience with end to end project delivery (includes managing both the business and IT phases of a project).
  • Ability to rationalize decisions in a clear and objective manner.
  • Ability to juggle priorities simultaneously and manage time efficiently.

Nice to Haves

  • PMP certification.
  • Knowledge of agile development best practices, and experience with project management tools such as JIRA and Confluence.
  • Exposure to cloud implementations and core infrastructure programs.
  • Client relationship management skills.

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