SCRUM MASTER – Montreal

BANQUE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT DU CANADA

No other bank is doing what we do.At BDC, we help Canada and its entrepreneurs create a prosperous, inclusive and green economy. Our mission is to help Canadian businesses thrive by providing financing, capital and advisory services. We’re devoted to Canadian entrepreneurs. We’re also dedicated to our employees. Adaptable. Inspiring. Different. There’s a reason we like to work here, and we think you’ll like it too. Join BDC and help make a difference!  Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. They’re more than just words for BDC. These concepts are foundational to our success and to our ability to attract, retain, mobilize and develop the right talent, as well as to offer a healthy, professional and collaborative environment. We are committed to cultivating and preserving an environment where all employees can thrive, and, for over a decade, we have been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, beliefs, experiences, and more.POSITION OVERVIEWThe SCRUM Master acts as a servant leader to coach teams on their journey to self-organization and adoption of an agile mindset. He or she is an agile expert knowledgeable of many agile practices, techniques and frameworks including, but not limited to, Scrum, Kanban, XP and Disciplined Agile. The SCRUM Master supports the teams in the definition of their ways of working and guides them through their continuous improvement process. As a team facilitator, he or she creates the conditions to allow the team to be successful in their value delivery ensuring they stay focused on their commitments, removing impediments and fostering enterprise awareness.CHALLENGES TO BE METAct as SCRUM Master for one or two teams, focusing on providing guidance on agile mindset and practices, self-organization, collaboration and continuous improvement.Help teams stay focused on fulfilling their commitments and delivering value according to expected quality.Address impediments in a timely manner to minimise impact on commitments and improve value delivery.Support the teams in the definition of their ways of working and ensure they are followed.Facilitate key team meetings (e.g. daily, sprint planning, sprint review, retrospective).Assist the Product Owner with keeping a healthy product backlog and coach him or her on the Product Owner’s role.Ensure cross-team coordination with the other SCRUM Masters and manage dependencies between teams and external contributors.Coach teams on good planning and estimation practices.Coach teams on systemic thinking and enterprise awareness.Maintain and report on team’s relevant metrics and monitor team’s progress towards the project’s milestones.Actively contribute in the Agile Community of practices.Support the organization on the adoption of an agile mindset and practices.Be a change agent.WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FORBachelor of Information Technology or equivalent experience5 years + of experience in Information Technology and at least three years of relevant experience in a leadership role (e.g. SCRUM master) with agile teams, on various initiatives, applying and reinforcing agile practicesSCRUM Master Certification (e.g. CSM, PSM, SSM) or Kanban certification (e.g. TKP, KMP, PSK)Disciplined Agile Certification (e.g. CDA, DALSM, DASM) (an asset)Knowledge of Agile practices and frameworks such as: Kanban, JIT, Lean principles, Disciplined Agile, XP, SAFe, Nexus, etc.Excellent leadership, facilitation, and coaching skillsHas a pragmatic mindset and a systemic approachKnowledge of the Azure DevOps platform (an asset)Ability to build and manage relationships effectively in a matrix environmentExcellent customer service, interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills, bilingualism (French and English) is requiredWith us, you’ll be able to achieve the work/life balance you’re looking for, with competitive working conditions and above-market flexible benefits. This includes modern workspaces to work from when you are in our offices, and, for some specific positions, the ability to work remotely, on reserve, and/or within your community.Important Point to ConsiderVaccination Policy for COVID-19: The health, well-being and safety of our colleagues, clients and of the community are a top priority for us. Effective November 8, 2021, BDC requires that all employees and consultants be fully vaccinated. A solemn declaration will be requested to this effect.While we appreciate all applications, we advise that only the candidates selected to participate in the recruitment process will be contacted. If you are a candidate with a disability and need an accommodation to complete the application process, please email us at [email protected], and include your full name, the best way to reach you, and the accommodation needed to assist you with the application process.