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Scrum Master (JIRA, Java, Oracle, public sector exp) Inc

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted November 12, 2020.

“The start date of this job is flexible and in order to find the best candidate the job may remain open much longer than the date mentioned on this posting…or you may be asked to start sooner than the expected start date if you are able to do so” URGENT: Please read the job description below.

If this interests you, please send a MS-Word version copy of your updated resume (ASAP) along with your salary expectations, first available date and a telephone contact number Please mention the job title above in the subject line The recruiter in charge of this role is Zara.

If you do not think you are a match for this opportunity, but know someone who is, feel free to forward this email to them and you will be eligible for a referral bonus upon a successful hire.

One of our government clients is looking for a Scrum Master (JIRA, Java, Oracle, public sector exp) Length: Contract term is 5 months with strong possibility of extension Location: Toronto, ON Responsibilities The Scrum Master will help with the introduction and adoption of Agile Development and facilitate the team’s work to accelerate delivery of an acceptable work item by leveling Scrum events and to manage the project backlogs for one or more projects within the Permission Enterprise Platform (PEP).

General Skills
– Leads organizational development, strategy development, business planning, and Ministry funding requests.

– Gathers and develops requirements in order to create and maintain a detailed project schedule and/or integrated plan.

– Ability to monitor and forecast project costs and provide reporting and input to ensure targets are met
– Experience developing and managing project schedules, deliverables, and scope
– Ability to promote I&IT project management best practices and adherence to standard methodologies
– Demonstrated experience directing project teams to ensure project deliverables are delivered on time and adhere to government and ministry standards
– Extensive experience coordinating and monitoring project processes, and developing/communicating guidelines and procedures
– Sources, selects and on-boards team members in various disciplines, clarify roles and responsibilities and set task/deliverable/performance expectations for resources that are both Ontario Government unionized employees as well as fee for service (FFS) consultants.

– Resolves resourcing and inter-personal conflicts, negotiates changes to resourcing, ensures knowledge is shared among team members such as project objectives and deliverables are met.

– Develops complex project budgets based on multiple funding channels and cross ministry dependencies.

– Effectively manages large project budgets and ensures a high level of fiscal control and accountability including estimates, forecasts and reconciliation/confirmation of actuals.

– Proactively identifies potential risk events and issues before they occur so that proper mitigating strategies can be developed.

– Articulates and prioritizes issues and risks at senior executive levels and recommends mitigation strategies for decision makers.

– Establishes and participates in steering committee and stakeholder forums.

– Provides, project, program, and/or portfolio reporting to multi-stakeholders at senior executive levels.

– Uses appropriate strategies and actions to overcome resistance to change and capitalize on forces in support of change during all stages of projects
– concept, definition, planning, implementation and close-out.

– Promotes I&IT standards and best practices for project management to facilitate control of system quality, adherence to standard methodology and the control of the use of I&IT resources.

Desirable Skills
– Knowledge and understanding of Project Management’s Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge
– Knowledge and understanding of Information Management principles, concepts, policies and practices
– Knowledge and understanding of Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA) and related regulations and standards
– Ability to make recommendations on the acquisition of software, hardware, and technology resources
– Experience managing and coordinating project monitoring, anticipates and troubleshoots issues, provides ongoing expertise, resolves problems and provides project effectiveness
– Ability to identify conflict between project and functional areas and develops responses to successfully address conflict
– Ability to handle client relationships to manage expectations, provides updates as required, identifies potential conflicts between project and functional areas, knowledge and understanding of Agile Scrum principles, concepts, policies and practice Scrum/Agile experience
– 30% Scrum Master certified and/or demonstrated experience in managing Scrum projects in sprints Experience in working on Agile developed projects Scrum Ceremonies including (daily stand-ups, sprint reviews, planning, backlog refinement, retrospectives and customer journey/story mapping) Demonstrated experience using JIRA to manage backlogs and sprints Defect management using JIRA on active sprints Technical and Project Management Skills
– 20% Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of Java and Oracle projects Experience managing projects on JIRA and confluence.

Advanced skills in Microsoft Project, Office and Visio Demonstrated experience managing multiple simultaneous Application Development projects involving cross-functional product teams within budgetary and schedule constraints Leadership, facilitation, interpersonal and Presentation skills
– 15% Demonstrated prior experience leading project teams, facilitating interactions with clients and among the project team, especially in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment Excellent verbal and written communication skills (clear & concise) Proven ability to handle multiple tasks and deliver within extremely tight Project deadlines Public Sector Experience
– 5% Demonstrated experience with the MOE Modernization of Approvals platform, or similar SOA-based Public Sector modernization initiative Please note that this is the most up to date version of job description available at this time
– During Client Interview you will receive additional information
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