Senior Scrum Master

As we continue on our technological journey, we’re looking for a Senior Scrum Master to be part of an exciting organization-wide investment in new and optimized technology.

Toronto, ON

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Our employees make a difference by providing a secure retirement for 327,000 working and retired Ontario teachers. They&rsquo;re the reason for our success and talent development is one of the most important tenets of our strategy.<br /><br />We look for people who are willing to truly embrace the three cornerstones of our culture: innovation, agility and partnership. We provide our employees with the tools, resources and learning opportunities they need to be the best at what they do &ndash; so together we can support our mandate to deliver outstanding service and retirement security to our members &ndash; today and tomorrow.<br /><br />Ontario Teachers&rsquo; is headquartered in Toronto with offices in London and Hong Kong. With $191.1 billion in net assets as of December 31, 2018, we are responsible for providing immediate, personalized services to our members along with investing across a variety of asset classes in virtually every corner of the world.

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Overview: <h2><strong>The opportunity</strong></h2> <p dir="LTR">As we undertake an exciting new project, EPIC - the transformation of our service and delivery model, we are adding a Scrum Master to be part of an organization-wide investment in new and optimized technology. It is a revolutionary time here as we bring all ownership of IT infrastructure and expertise in-house. As a Scrum Master, you will be a leader in methodologies, practices, and people. You will play a key role in educating the organization and ensuring we are implementing sustainable processes and improvements. This is a chance to take ownership of high-quality product delivery, resolving issues in a team, and quality standards.</p> <p dir="DEFAULT">&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>Who you'll work with</strong>&nbsp;</h2> <p dir="LTR">You will be part of a collaborative and innovative team, dedicated to introducing a strengthened technology foundation across the organization. This is a nimble team, continuously learning through experimentation, research, and professional development opportunities.</p>
Responsibilities: <h2><strong>What you'll do</strong></h2> <p dir="LTR"><strong><u>Project management.</u></strong> You will:</p> <ul> <li>Coordinate and facilitate development teams using Scrum Agile methodology for new product development and Lean Kanban methodology for operations.</li> <li>Collaborate with the Product Owner to prioritize the Product Backlog in order of business value.</li> <li>Facilitate end-to-end scoping and estimation.</li> <li>Undertake story mapping, plan sprints and release, conduct daily stand-ups, reviews, retrospectives, and demos.</li> <li>Document and maintain releases, features, user stories, tasks, bugs, and defects in the agile project management software solution.</li> </ul> <p dir="LTR"><strong><u>Scrum adoption.</u></strong> You will:</p> <ul> <li>Lead and coach the organization, from junior employees to stakeholders, to understand and enact Scrum and empirical product development.</li> <li>Identify areas for improvement and increase the productivity of the Scrum Team.</li> <li>Identify, manage and resolve any risks, issues, and blockers.</li> <li>Work with other Scrum Masters to increase the effectiveness of the application of Scrum in the organization.</li> </ul> <p dir="LTR"><strong><u>Coach.</u></strong> You will:</p> <ul> <li>Manage up to 3 Scrum Teams at any given period.</li> <li>Support and guide the work of the team, identifying gaps and working with managers.</li> <li>Identify the need for increased resources.</li> <li>Inspire and influence individuals to do their best work.</li> <li>Lead the team to self-organization, cross-functionality, and adoption of a mature Agile delivery across all products and projects.</li> <li>Continuously seek to improve team performance by tracking key metrics.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <h2><strong>What you'll need</strong></h2> <ul> <li>The education. You have an undergraduate degree and Scrum Master certification. Six Sigma / Lean Certification and Canadian Securities Course (CSC) are assets.</li> <li>The experience. You have a minimum 3 years&rsquo;&nbsp; of Agile Scrum experience preferably in a financial institution environment&nbsp; and 5+ years of Project Management experience</li> <li>The knowledge. You have a deep understanding and application of Agile project management tools and methodologies. Familiarity with IT concepts, methodology and vocabulary is an asset</li> <li>The people management. You can influence and inspire the work of a team. You have excellent judgement and proven experience managing priorities, setting deadlines and exceeding client expectations. You can create and follow timelines, deliverables and work plans. You are self-motivated and take ownership of your work and that of your team. You are detail-oriented, organized and analytical. You can innovate solutions to complex problems.</li> <li>The <span class=" WCE1 ">relationship-building</span> experience. You are comfortable working with individuals at any level. You have outstanding written and verbal communication skills.</li> </ul> <p dir="DEFAULT">&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>What we're offering</strong></h2> <ul> <li>Pay for performance environment that offers competitive salary and incentives</li> <li>Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development</li> <li>Comprehensive employer paid benefits coverage, including a Health Spending Account</li> <li>Guaranteed retirement income through a defined benefit pension plan</li> <li>Competitive time off</li> <li>Discount programs including Edvantage and Perkopolis</li> </ul> <p dir="DEFAULT">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="LTR">At Ontario Teachers', diversity is one of our core strengths. We are a globally minded organization and take pride ensuring that the people we hire and the culture we create reflect and celebrate diversity of thought, background and experience.</p> <p dir="LTR">Accommodations are available upon request for candidates with a disability taking part in the recruitment process and once hired.</p> <p dir="DEFAULT">&nbsp;</p> <h2><strong>How to apply</strong>&nbsp;</h2> <p dir="LTR">Are you ready to pursue new challenges and take your career to the next level? Apply today!</p> <p dir="DEFAULT">&nbsp;</p> <p dir="LTR"><em>We thank you for applying, however, only those selected to continue will be contacted. Note that candidates must be legally entitled to work in the country where this role is located.</em></p>