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Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

As part of the Data Governance program, this individual serves as a coach for multiple scrum teams that facilitates team self-management by upholding the principles of Scrum and SAFe and creating an environment of collaboration, transparency and trust. The primary responsibility is to help the self-organizing, self-managing team meet its goals and commitments, and continuously improve performance. Ensures team success through the elimination of impediments and empowering Agile-Scrum team to resolve.  
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • A minimum of 6 years of previous professional experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience supporting teams with demonstrated knowledge of solution delivery processes and best practices.
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience as a Scrum Master.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Scrum, Agile and Lean practices, encouraging XP inspired technical practices, and fostering collaboration necessary to help identify and eliminate impediments.
  • Previous experience leading agile teams

Nice to Have:
  • Experience with JIRA and JIRA Align or similar work management tools.
  • Experience working in scaled agile environments using one of the scaled frameworks (SAFe Agile).
  • Experience in data governance or data management.

This job is not covered by the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Required Certifications:

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