Scrum Master

Corporate Services
Toronto, Ontario

Employment Type: Fixed Term Employment
"Bang the drum".  

I’ll wait.

…   …  

Time’s up.  Were you thinking, “Hey, that’s what I do?”  Perfect!   

You see, that’s just the type of leadership we’re looking for.  You know how to fill in the blanks.


Let’s dive a little deeper.  The Scrum Master we’re looking for:

  • Plays a critical role in an agile team serving as an advocate for the scrum process and technical practices of the team, both within and outside of the team
  • Supports the team by facilitating all regularly occurring team ceremonies/activities, identifying opportunities for learning and improvement, and identifying and removing obstacles for the team
  • Guides a self managed team to deliver committed work and assist them by removing impediments along the journey


 Duties and Responsibilities
  • Facilitate all regularly occurring activities for the team using Scrum principles and agile approach
  • Facilitate the ongoing development of the product vision with the Product Owner
  • Responsible for keeping goals clear and visible to the team
  • Ensure development team has the resources they need, are communicating well, and are shielded from distractions
  • Work to remove any impediments that obstruct the development team’s pursuit of its sprint goals
  • Instruct and enable the development team to self-organize; facilitate creativity and empowerment for the team
  • Assist team members with learning and maturing in their role and development of cross-functional skill sets
  • Assist the Product Owner with communicating updates and impediments to stakeholders
  • Assist with backlog and release plan maintenance
  • Provide guidance and share best practices to support agile adoption
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience
  • Undergraduate degree and Scrum Master certification preferred
  • Strong Knowledge of agile principles, tools, practices and their application
  • Demonstrated success in servant leadership
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships particularly in an agile team environment and an overall environment transforming to agile
  • Ability to lead by influence
  • Effective facilitator with strong coaching skills
  • Ability to lead multi-disciplined teams, in an environment of continual change and transformation in a rapidly growing, fast-moving environment 
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills that can be applied to a solution- oriented environment
  • Strong communication skills - comfortable addressing different stakeholder groups at all levels and adjusting communication style to suit the audience
  • Help grow agile values and behaviours across the organization

GS1 Canada is an equal opportunity employer. If selected for an interview, please advise our Human Resources team if you require accommodation due to a disability during the interview and assessment process.

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