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Montreal, Quebec

Solution Owner

Technical Scrum Master – Solution Owner
Client: Banking/Consulting
Language: French or Bilingual
Location: Montreal
Duration: 6 months+

Functions:
•    Define and work within an agile project governance framework (e.g. establish team cadence, run Scrum ceremonies, facilitate backlog refinement sessions and story writing, etc.) 
•    Lead the agile delivery team, manage issues, plan risk mitigations, lead Steering Committee and weekly status meetings
•    Be the functional and subject matter expert for the solution and act as the liaison between Product Ownership, Project Governance, and the Development/Implementation Team 
•    Work with the Product Owner to define the product by identifying personas, user stories, technical tasks (requirements) and thinking critically about what will make it successful; write user stories that effectively communicate the Product Owner’s requirements and that are easily consumed by software development teams 
•    Work with the engineering team, in particular the Solution Architect, to define and validate the technical approach, strategy and deliverables and the solution analysts to define the functional approach, strategy and deliverables
•    Attend and lead meetings; provide project status reporting to management; assist with testing scenarios, and validate results 
•    Prepare and deliver client presentations and work products/prototypes 
•    Perform technical analysis to determine present and future business performance 
•    Work with and lead QA teams in the execution of test plans, verification of sprint feature release, assistance in triaging defects for engineering & QA teams

Qualifications:
•    7+ years of consulting experience in Agile Software development as a Project, Product or Program manager for a major consulting firm or creative agency
•    Experience in all phases of product, software, and testing life cycles
•    Able to serve as a liaison between both business and technical teams to drive effective, timely solutions that fulfill both strategic and operational needs
•    Skilled at defining and documenting business and functional requirements for ongoing system enhancement initiatives in iterative software development environments
•    Strong investigative, analytical and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to work independently or as part of a team
•    Strong knowledge in software delivery: Agile, Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, XP and Lean
•    Familiarity with Agile delivery toolsets (e.g. JIRA, TFS, etc)
•    Able to proactively identify risks, and drive action to mitigate and resolve issue
•    Strong experience within software engineering specifically Cloud, DevOps & Data&Analytics
•    Familiarity with all types of technical documentations (process maps, BRDs, system diagrams, user experience, application maps, test plans, user stories, etc)
•    Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage a vast array of information
•    Strong sense of ownership & thoroughness
•    Experience leading all Agile ceremonies including: sprint planning, review, demo, and stand-up sessions
•    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, or other related technical field