Position Id
MFCJP00007930
Location
Toronto ON
Job Type
Contract Full-Time

Position: Project Manager (Agile Expert) IV

Duration: 6 months

Location: Toronto with expectation to return to office, TBD on when that will be. Options to WFH at times.

Job Description:

  • Experienced Agile Coach/Scrum Master needed to further the use of Agile practices at a large Financial Services company.
  • Ideal Coach will be a strong practitioner who with the skills to educate and help mature Agile teams.
  • The coach will also work with Project and PMO senior leadership to increase team effectiveness.
  • Coach should have an extensive track record of introducing best practices, overcoming challenges and ensuring that the team has all necessary skills to make them successful.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coach agile teams and Product Owners on Agile practices, techniques, and semantics ensuring that all team-related ceremonies take place and those who attend understand their purposes while teaching all to keep within the time-boxes.
  • Provide support for the development of a sustainable Enterprise Agile Framework.
  • Identify and coach internal Agile champions, in order to remove reliance on external mentors.
  • Ensure Agile metrics are being tracked, monitor them for indications of current or potential problems, and assist team implement solutions to those problems.
  • Help resolve impediments that prevent Agile teams from completing sprint commitments.
  • Assist in Agile Iteration and Release Planning; provide Program Manager guidance in creating artifacts; capture team capacity hours for the planned upcoming release and for each sprint therein; facilitate team breakout sessions with an eye on process and related best practices; provide coaching where needed; help update Release/Program Plan with Features and Dependencies; facilitate backlog grooming, sprint planning, daily stand up, sprint reviews and retrospectives (capture retrospective results with an eye on process and practice improvement)

MUST-HAVES:

  • Experience executing Agile projects in large, complex environments
  • Extremely deep knowledge of Agile principles and practices World-class facilitation and communication skills
  • Candidates need to be able to take a pragmatic approach in coaching the teams with the ability to adapt based on the agile `readiness` of the team they are working with.
  • Strong Interpersonal and conflict resolution skills

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5+ years in Project Management roles (using Agile and Traditional methods)
  • 2+ years Agile Coach / Management consulting experience with teams that are new to Agile practices
  • 2+ years delivering Agile projects utilizing a variety of methods including Scrum, XP, and Kanban using collocated and offshore distributed delivery models Financial Services background Agile/Scrum master certifications
  • Proficiency with multiple Agile Lifecycle Management tools (e.g. HP Agile Manager, Rally, Version1)
  • Some background as a developer, tester, business analyst
  • Experience developing training materials and conducting training
  • Experience with:
  • MS Office
  • Stakeholder management
  • SS&C Algo
  • Enterprise Data Lake
  • Azure Cloud

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