Are you an experienced Scrum Master/Senior PM in search of your next contract opportunity? Our high-profile client is seeking to hire a Scrum Master/Senior PM to join their talented team on a 6-month contract with a strong probability of extension. Apply to this amazing Scrum Master/Senior PM opportunity today!AdvantagesWhat’s in it for you!As a Scrum Master/Senior PM with our client, you’ll receive:- Highly competitive market hourly rates- A 6-month contract with a strong probability of extension- Remote interview processResponsibilitiesWhat will you do?- Act as lead team spokesperson on delivery-related items with responsibility for communicating the “story of the sprint”, including delivery stats, overall trends, etc. - Maintain accurate and projected capacity plan at all times. - Ensure appropriate backlog grooming activities are taking place – to maintain at least 1 sprints worth of groomed stories at all times. - Ensure Epics/Features are reflected accurately for a specific piece of work so that status tracking can be done accurately. - Facilitate specific agile ceremonies: Team Demo’s Retro’s Daily Standups Scrum of Scrums Sprint Planning Meetings - Capture, track and remove team blockers, escalating as needed. - Capture, track and manage funnel and/or initiative-specific RAID (risk, agreement, issue, decision) items. Escalate as needed. Note: initiatives that have Project/Program Managers assigned may track their RAID items differently. - Capture, track and coordinate dependencies across all funnel-related work items (aside from those being managed by a specific Project/Program Manager) in advance of sprints actual start.- Update directly or ensure maintenance by others of Jira and Confluence data at all times, ensuring the accuracy of data leveraged within the Scrum master dashboard. - Leverage the Scrum master dashboard metrics for decision-making activities, presenting the information to others as required. Continue to provide feedback and ideas on improving the dashboard and driving a fact-based approach to decision making.- Maintain initiative-specific timelines and report initiative level status updates as appropriate (aside from those items being managed by a specific Project/Program Manager). - Ensure communication occurs with all key stakeholders when sprints are defined (i.e sprint plans are set). - Maintain master sprint calendar. - Manage and maintain the Dependency Huddle and associated before, during and after the meetings as needed- Ensure all funnel-specific quarterly planning activities are handled within a timely manner and in a way that ensures the teams are able to develop, represent and finalize their plans during the QPR cycle. Team Performance/Advocacy: - Key advocate for team members as needed and as it relates to sprint work. - Safeguard the team and their efforts to ensure delivery health and performance meets expectations without burn out. - Maintain a pulse on overall team vibrations, sharing with others as appropriate (Devanshi, Arvind, Tammy, Amanda, etc.). - Ensure teams processes are being followed, identifying areas where developing individual team members would increase overall team effectiveness. - Partner effectively with the Product Manager/Owner along with the full team, to ensure successful enrollment occurs across all team members.Delivery Management: - Account for production support efforts within the Capacity Plans and subsequent Sprint Plans developed with the team. - Provide inputs to aligned tech managers (Arvind, Aakash) of trends or blockers associated with Dev team. - Ensure performance against quarterly roadmap, escalating blockers or impacts to delivery per plan as needed. Updates roadmap as required, sharing with key stakeholders when changes occur. - Partner with Product Managers on roadmap development activities, as appropriate. - Protect the Sprint, once finalized, negotiating as needed when new items come in at the last minute. In the case of sev 1 production support items, the SM needs to communicate impacts to the shift in capacity mid sprint. - Manage unplanned incoming items with the Product Manager, shifting work as needed while ensuring communication or roadmaps are updated as needed. - Work with Project/Program Managers on resource/work activities as needed. - Establish and track team working agreements. Process Improvement: - Ensure a continual process improvement focus exists across the team, supporting an environment of experimentation and new practice trials.- Ensure consistency with lulu’s INTL common practices. - Contribute to and lead Process Improvement activities as appropriate and per PI roadmap plans, etc. - Partner with peer Scrum masters to share and leverage lessons learned, fostering a PI culture at all times. - Facilitate team assessments, against the common practice frameworks in use for INTL. Team Culture: - Celebrate and communicate (peacock it out) team successes including calling out positive team behaviors or individual contributions. - Partner closely with the PO’s and team members to identify opportunities to work closely/collaboratively within the team and across teams. - Build time for fun/silly time with the team. - Identify and address with individuals or the group those behaviors that run counter to positive team culture. - Maintain regular 1:1 contact with each team member/maintain regular 1:1’s with each team member- Foster collaborative and productive culture. - Foster trust within the team, people speaking up at meetings, etc..QualificationsQualifications- Certified ScrumMaster- Experience with agile development tools like JIRA and Confluence- 3+ years of digital delivery experience- 1+ years experience managing remote teams- Experience scrum mastering multiple teams at the same time- Demonstrated experience utilizing Scrum metrics to improve team visibility and output- Strong communication skills, team management, and ability to build relationships across cross-functional teams Experience with Kanban strongly desired- Experience with Scaled Agile Framework a plusMust-haves:- Proven work ethic with the utmost integrity- Desire to excel and succeed- Self-awareness, with a desire for constant self-improvement (goal-oriented)- Entrepreneurial spirit and an egoless nature- Self-motivated, passionate, empathetic, approachable- Outgoing, energetic, upbeat, and fun!SummaryIf you are a Scrum Master/Senior PM and the prospect of joining a dedicated team intrigues you, then this role with our high-profile client could be the perfect opportunity for you.For more information, or click the Apply button now!Randstad Canada is committed to building a diverse workforce reflective of the diversity of Canada. As a result, we promote employment equity and encourage candidates, especially those who identify as a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group, and any others who may contribute to the diversification of our workforce, to apply.Randstad Canada is also committed to developing an inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments.If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, you should advise your Randstad Representative or your local Randstad branch in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.For all feedback on equity and accommodation needs, please contact your local Randstad Canada Branch.