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Scrum Master, Cloud

Scotiabank

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted May 5, 2018.

Requisition ID: 9241

Join the Global Community of Scotiabankers to help customers become better off.

Scotiabank’s Product Engineering Team is transforming the way digital products are built.

We’ve begun our journey by developing a new platform that developers across the bank can leverage to quickly and securely deploy applications into the public cloud. We’re also building microservices to democratize our data, with the future goal of creating an OpenAPI and ecosystem to support the building of digital financial products worldwide.

Scotiabank has begun the journey to modernize both development practices and tools. One of the areas being explored is the public cloud and the various platform technologies that support both development and operations on the cloud. The aim is to reduce costs by providing a streamlined process and framework which will allow the development team to focus on building business logic. We are looking to build our development team with influencers, makers, creators and industry leaders who will drive us forward and enhance the experience of our customers.

ROLE: SCRUM MASTER (CLOUD)

We are an emerging innovation hub with a mandate to drastically change the way customers experience this bank. We invite and encourage collaboration with a broad range of industry disruptors and innovators.

THINGS YOU WILL DO:

  • Transfer knowledge and help teams continuously reflect and improve, becoming more effective in their roles and increasing the outcome, collaboration, and quality practices.
  • Contribute to building organizational capability and expertise on Agile (transformation)
  • Lead and coach the organization in its digital transformation, sharing successes and lessons learned, vision to accelerate transition
  • Communicate effectively across diverse audiences, departments and levels acting as an advocate of the Agile methodology.
  • Demonstrate project management methodologies and propose solutions for the maximization of resources to help mature the organization’s agility
  • Identify opportunities for continuous operational and/or team improvements
  • Understand roadmaps and help inform development teams to create quicker gains for the benefit of the end user.
  • Ensure cross-team coordination and sharing of lessons learned

YOUR BACKGROUND AND SKILLS INCLUDE:

  • Significant experience acting as Scrum Master in a fast moving tech environment
  • Deep knowledge (bordering on obsession) of Agile principles and the flexibility to adapt your experience to new and evolving environments
  • Experience with large scale software delivery and/or Agile transformation at scale in large enterprise organizations
  • Passion for driving teams towards high performance and a deep pride in quality craftsmanship that delights users
  • Excellent communication including the ability to distil technical details into human terms
  • Good understanding of software technologies and of the various Software Development Life Cycle methodologies (Agile, Incremental and Iterative, Scrum-ban, Lean)
  • Demonstrated ability to think out of the box and lead highly complex or specialized projects making significant departures from traditional approaches to develop solutions
  • Advanced knowledge of the application of agile practices and principles, incremental delivery and experience with metrics to effectively measure: execution, performance, benefits and value
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate the effective breakdown of epics into user stories, to attain high levels of sprint velocity within corporate constraints, to plan and execute against sprint roadmaps.
  • Excellent coaching and leadership skills

IT WOULD BE GREAT IF YOU ALSO HAVE:

  • Significant experience acting as Scrum Master in a fast moving tech environment
  • Able and willing to write/read code
  • Experienced in user centered design or user research techniques
  • Active in the Toronto startup, agile and tech scene
  • Eager to mentor, teach and share
  • Obsessed with the latest, greatest, craziest approaches to Agile Practice

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer engineering, business, information sciences or other related field
  • Masters / MBA considered an asset
  • Scrum Master certification
  • 5+ years of Scrum Master experience and/or leading large cross-functional/cross-regional teams on major organizational projects

Location(s): Canada : Ontario : Toronto

As Canada’s International Bank, we are a leader when it comes to inclusion. We are a diverse and global team, speaking more than 100 languages with backgrounds from more than 120 countries. We value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to provide as seamless a recruitment experience as possible.

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