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Agile Coach/Scrum Master

GIRO inc.

This is a Full-time position in Montréal, QC posted February 5, 2019.

For the past 40 years, GIRO has established itself as a leader in the development of optimization software designed to improve productivity in the public transport and postal distribution industries.

Located in Montreal, GIRO has currently more than 500 full-time employees, mainly professionals in IT and operational research, serving over 325 public transportation and postal companies found in 27 countries (Montreal, New York, Los Angeles, Brussels, Barcelona, Sydney, Singapore, Paris, Hong Kong, etc.).

Team

You are part of a team responsible for developing our software products. Development is carried out mainly in Visual Studio under Windows®, Oracle® and SQL Server®, and following recognized practices of software engineering (specifications, prototyping, technical reviews, etc.) and of quality assurance.

Main responsibilities

  • Guide the company in moving from the current development processes towards agile development processes
  • Promote and facilitate the adoption of agility within the organization
  • Assist in implementation and support the teams in putting agile development approaches into practice by advising individuals on methods for managing and organizing the work
  • Coach the Scrum Masters to develop their skills (collaboration, problem-solving, conflict resolution, overcoming obstacles, acting as facilitators, etc.)
  • Share observations; formulate and apply recommendations to improve and standardize agile practices
  • Take on the role of facilitator by promoting the exchange of information between different project participants
  • Support managers in transforming their leadership style
  • Promote skills development of the teams’ members

  • University degree in computer science, software engineering or any other appropriate field
  • At least 8 years’ experience as a Coach or Scrum Master along with solid experience in mastering agile values and principles
  • Significant demonstrated experience in implementing the agile methodology
  • Tact and skills in facilitation and conflict resolution
  • Communications skills and proven ability to communicate in various situations, including formal presentations, informal negotiations, coaching, training, facilitation and conciliation
  • Perfect mastery of agile processes, particularly Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban, having practised them in concrete situations
  • Experience of software development processes and the main development methods (required)
  • Experience of change-management methods (asset)

Skills Required

  • Education level: University
  • Work experience (years): 6-9 years

Package

Salary: N/D