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Scrum Master

Michael Page CA

This is a Contract position in Montreal, QC posted September 15, 2019.

We are seeking a seasoned scrum master who has qualified experience managing large firm-wide multi-year, multi-team and multi-disciplinary technology initiatives/projects involving the implementation of core technology and security infrastructure.

The qualified candidate brings the right kind of experience to the table so that on a day-to-day basis they will actively and effectively strike the appropriate balance between engaging strategically while also knowing when to dig into the weeds.

To that end, they are execution and delivery-focused and have a knack for leading the initiatives/projects, rather than only managing them, and fundamentally understand the difference.

This candidate understands the importance of both building their brand and relationships, and strives to do so by establishing themselves with key stakeholders as a reliable source of truth, developing a network, cultivating two-way trust among their colleagues and senior leadership, and partnering across a range of contributors.

This role will work with a range of engineers, operational support, risk officers and senior management globally spread out across different time zones to successfully deliver projects, establish necessary processes, and institute technology changes with firm wide impact.

This is a hands-on role which requires understanding the subject matter from both a broad and detailed point of view, have excellent customer service and communication skills, diplomacy and influencing/negotiation skills, the ability to organize, coordinate and track many moving parts, manage vying priorities, and do so with proficiency in multi-tasking and self-prioritization.

They will need to internalize the project objectives and sometimes apply out of the box thinking.

This role will manage and be responsive to the day to day demands of projects, including ensuring commitments are met, deliverable and tasks are tracked, status is reported, risks/issues are appropriately communicated, and will escalate when (and to whom) warranted.

Experience (7 years of experience) leading and managing large/complex IT projects, with depth in balancing strategic project leadership with daily project management Perform as a scrum master/project stakeholder, and partner with contributors across technology disciplines In depth understanding of both Agile methodology and SDLC principles Manage the project plan, and track risks, issues, dependencies Excellent project scheduling and estimation skills Ensures plan is executing as needed, and escalates technical and procedural issues in a timely manner Must be extremely detail-oriented, very organized and value the integrity of the data Maintains precise, accurate and timely meeting notes, and is adept at actively tracking/managing follow ups Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including effectively articulating the message in a clear and concise fashion which is audience appropriate Customer service-oriented Facilitates cross-disciplinary coordination Delivers management project status reports and presentations Facilitates budgeting/cost analysis/funding requests Facilitates the defining / revising of operational processes Our client is a large company located in Montreal.

He is looking for a seasoned Scrum Master.

1 year contract.