|Job Category||Information Technology|
|Application Deadline||July 30, 2020|
|Experience Required||5+ years|
|Job Duration||3 months|
Our client in Banking & Finance industry is seeking a Bilingual IT Agile Product Owner in Montreal. This is 5 months contract position.
Define and drive the delivery strategy of your project: scope, resources, risks and issues, and change management;
Participate in the budgetary evaluation of certain components of the project;
Lead the various Agile Ceremonies (planning, demo, retro, daily scrum, etc.);
Support the Product Owner in prioritizing the backlog and its ongoing maintenance;
Eliminate obstacles and remove impediments preventing the teams progress;
Ensure close collaboration between the various stakeholders;
Actively follow, maintain and take necessary actions based on agile metrics and deliverables (velocity, burndown, burnup, defect ratios, etc.);
Ensure the implementation of action plans defined during retrospectives and following risk assessments or impact analysis;
Plan and follow the release process for your squads work;
Ensure that the post-implantation results are satisfactory for the client;
Manage change requests within the project;
Align the work of the resources involved and be the interface between the various stakeholders;
Prepare and present the progress status to the management committee.
Act as a servant-leader for the Scrum Team by providing required coaching, helping them create high-value and high-quality output;
Create favorable conditions for a successful team focused on the business needs priorities;
Ensure that the team is functional, productive and that it constantly improves its productivity;
You understand how to trade-off performance and quality of output when required.
You communicate effectively and consistently with all project team members.
Your energy and positive mindset are contagious.
You are a dynamic team player who fosters collaboration.
You know your domain well and you are seen as the “go to” person for any questions related to your domain.
Minimum 7+ years experience in IT
Minimum 5+ years experience as a Project Manager
Minimum 3+ years experience as a Scrum Master
Experience in IT Agile development projects and application of agile principles in a Scrum environment (Ceremonies, artefacts, etc.);
Scrum Master Certification (CSM, CSP-SM, SSM, etc.); One is required, not all
Knowledge of modern protocols and APIs (REST/YAML etc.);
Strong working knowledge of Atlassian product suite including Jira and Confluence;
Ability to differentiate between theory and practicality on agile principles
A proven ability in clearly communicating complex solutions;
Excellent communication skills with the ability to speak to both business and technical team as well as clearly translate ideas between them;
Experience working in continuous delivery and continuous deployment enabled setups;
Nice to Have:
Bilingual; (French is mandatory – Must be able to understand English – a speaker who is 5/10 is sufficient)
Previous IT experience in the banking industry (data integration);
Previous experience with an MDM (Master Data Management) environment;
Familiarity with Scaled Agile Frameworks such as SAFe or DAD;
Prior experience working in a fast-paced organization;
Knowledge in integrating systems running in different environments;
Experience with automated testing frameworks and hands-on experience setting up an automated testing practice;
Experience with DevOps practices and hands-on experience setting up DevOps pipelines and practice;
Required Character Traits:
Solid organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail and an eye for accuracy (Highly Required).
Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work with ambiguity.
Ability to easily adapt to new methodologies.
Visionary, yet able to find compromise.
Ability to go beyond established analytical thinking and problem-solving by applying creativity to unconventional concepts and out-of-the-box solution.
Proficient time management skills.
A good storyteller, customer delighter and knowledge broker.
Savviness to navigate and thrive in a dynamic environment
Candidates must be in Canada and with valid work permit for being able to apply for this role.
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