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Scrum Master Toronto, Canada

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Scrum Master Description

Job #: 57692
EPAM is committed to providing our global team of 36,700+ EPAMers with inspiring careers from day one. EPAMers lead with passion and honesty and think creatively. Our people are the source of our success and we value collaboration, try to always understand our customers’ business, and strive for the highest standards of excellence. In today’s new market conditions, we continue to support operations for hundreds of clients around the world remotely, with the vast majority of our teams working from home. No matter where you are located, you’ll join a dedicated, diverse community that will help you discover your fullest potential.

Description


We are on a journey towards Agile and need you to be well-versed in the scrum approach to development – comfortable working in partnership with our product owners to create a delivery roadmap that responds to their vision of product evolution. You manage expectations based on a realistic appraisal of velocity, but you have a sense of urgency. You hold your team accountable to operate at their best and in doing so you lead by example.

You also appreciate that the world being what it is, occasional projects impose tight constraints with little opportunity for negotiating scope and where true scrum is not possible; you have the ability to dovetail aspiration and ambition with what is realistically possible, through calm negotiation, open dialogue and above all, hand-on risk and issue management.
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What You’ll Do

  • You will be responsible for serving the role of scrum master/project manager on existing and newly formed scrum teams
  • An outstanding communicator
  • Problem-solver who works by forging consensus and bringing out a teams innate wisdom
  • Comfortable and excited by information technology
  • Able to plan and facilitate Agile ceremonies, including Stand Ups, Planning, Reviews, Retrospectives, Backlog Grooming and Story Grooming
  • Skillful facilitation of Retrospectives and the ability to apply learnings a must
  • Leading by example, you express the same enthusiasm, drive and focus to expect from your team – you mentor and coach with tact and precision
  • Experienced using tools to productive effect (JIRA Experience, especially with the JIRA Agile plugin strongly preferred)
  • An agent for Agile progress in our organization

What You Have

  • Bachelors in applicable field 
  • 3+ years of scrum master experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Understanding of Agile/Scrum methodology 
  • Understanding of full life cycle development: requirements gathering, analysis, design, coding, unit testing, and acceptance testing and how these activities can fit into a Scrum environment
  • Experience using Outlook and WebEx
  • Strong analytical and design skills
  • Highly accountable for meeting all commitments and deadlines
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal for technical and non-technical audiences
  • Must be able to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Ability to plan and execute productive meetings that define clear actionable next steps to move your projects forward
  • Experience with software delivery in the Cloud a plus

What We Offer

  • Extended Healthcare with Prescription Drugs, Dental and Vision Insurance (Company Paid)
  • Life and AD&D Insurance (Company Paid)
  • Employee Assistance Program (Company Paid)
  • Unlimited access to LinkedIn learning solutions
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) with company match
  • Paid Time Off
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Employee Discounts
  • REQ #: 200640447

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