Scrum Master - South Shore, Montreal

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We are looking for a Scrum Master to join our growing team of professionals. As a Scrum Master, your principal task will be to ensure that the team follows Agile values, principles, processes, and practices. You will play a key role in the team, and also have the responsibility of overseeing that goals are achieved and obstacles are identified and addressed.

Your mission… If you choose to accept it.

  • Work collaboratively with Product Owners, Business Analysts, and Development Teams to support development and software delivery;
  • Ensure the team is working efficiently towards sprint goals;
  • Identify and clear obstacles;
  • Establish an environment where the team can be effective;
  • Motivate the team into acting as a self-organizing unit;
  • Protect the team from outside interruptions and distractions;
  • Quantify disruptions;
  • Challenge priorities;
  • Ensure the team is practicing the core Agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability and visibility;
  • Organize and facilitate daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos, and other Scrum related meetings;
  • Participate proactively in developing and maintaining team standards, tools and best practices;
  • Mentor and coach the team on product backlog estimation and acceptance criteria definition;
  • Lead continuous refinement and prioritization of the product backlog;
  • Ensure requests from retrospectives are listened to and some of the requests are implemented to improve performance.

Who you are

  • Your work experience:
    • 4+ years of experience in software development, which should include 2 years experience as a:
      • Scrum Master or
      • Agile Coach or
      • Project pilot/coordinator in an Agile environment.
    • Experience in dealing with technological debt.
  • Your education:
    • Degree or diploma in computer science or a related field;
  • Your technical experience:
    • A thorough understanding of Agile software development methodologies, values, and processes;
    • Experience working with an Agile methodology on medium to large scale, technically complex projects;
    • Knowledge of JIRA, Confluence, and similar software.
  • Asset:
    • Having a Scrum Master Certification (CSM or PSM I or CSP).

What you're good at

  • Written and oral communication skills in both English and French (bilingual proficiency required);
  • Leadership;
  • Ensure a collaborative culture exists within the team;
  • Conflict resolution and transforming conflict situations into opportunities for reflection and learning;
  • Organization and planning;
  • Being proactive;
  • Taking part in office life.

Why you want to work here

  • Knowledgeable and highly-skilled team;
  • Training and certifications;
  • Great work-life balance;
  • Competitive salaries and advantages;
  • Gym on site;
  • Creativity and passion;
  • Exciting and challenging environment;
  • Team activities;
  • Cafeteria service;
  • Free parking;
  • … and obviously, free coffee.

This job is also called

  • Project manager

Modalities

  • Position: Permanent
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Salary: To be discussed
  • Work schedule: 40 hours/week, flexible
  • Place of work: 1241 Cascades St., Chateauguay, Quebec, Canada J6J 4Z2

Can’t wait to hear from you

Come create with us, email your resume to: career@vksapp.com.