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Scrum Master

March 14 2018
Industries Public administration
Categories Project Management, Business Analysis, Information Technology, IT, Programming - Development, Analyst, Consultation - Business analyst, Project management, Training - Technical writer - Documentation, Systems architect - Design, Product management, Business analysis
Toronto, ON

Temporary Assignment to March 2019

Who we are

The Office of the Chief Electoral Officer is a non-partisan agency of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, responsible for the administration of provincial elections, by-elections and referenda.

Our recruitment process reflects our mission to uphold the integrity and accessibility of the electoral process and to manage elections in an efficient, fair, and impartial manner. Together we lead change by building modern services that put the needs of electors first.

We believe in Responsiveness and Innovation, Accountability and Integrity, Respect and Efficiency.

Join our team

The Information Technology and Digital Solutions division is looking for a passionate IT professional who cares about learning new things and improving existing challenges to work out of our Scarborough location.

As a Scrum Master, you will be working in project teams to fill in gaps left in the Agile/Scrum framework and serve the scrum team by leading and coaching team self-organization. If you are a professional who wants to work for an organization that offers career growth opportunities and a competitive rewards program, then consider this opportunity.

What you can expect in this role

Reporting to the Manager, DevOps, you will:

  • Serve as a senior team member as part of the Agile team and support Elections Ontario's efforts to implement, adopt and sustain Agile processes, principles, and practices.
  • Provide leadership to the scrum team by overseeing and coaching team self-organization, cross-functionality and aligning to the mandate of delivering value.
  • Remove team impediments that prevent or hinder team capability and cohesion.
  • Facilitate discussion, decision-making and conflict resolution.
  • Advocate for the scrum team across the organization and actively question practices and approaches that are not in-line with scrum theory.
  • Partner with the Product Owner to create, maintain and prepare the product backlog.
  • Create communication forums for the product owner, scrum team and associated stakeholders to ensure the vision, goals and product delivery commitments are visible and well understood.
  • Educate employees, consultants, vendors and other stakeholders to understand and enact scrum as well as empirical and emergent product development, welcoming change that enhances the productivity of the team.
  • Work with other Scrum Masters to facilitate increasing organization maturity and effectiveness in the application of Scrum across the organization.


  • Solid Scrum Master experience working in project teams.
  • Proven leadership experience in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to motivate and engage with a diverse group of professionals.
  • Demonstrated analytical, problem solving, research and organizational skills.
  • Highly developed oral / written communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly developed analytical, networking, negotiation, consulting and relationship management skills.
  • Results oriented, ensuring projects are of high quality, on time and achieve successful outcomes.
  • Ability to be flexible and manage competing demands while maintaining a high level of professionalism and ensuring accuracy of complex project data.
  • Keep abreast of changing and new technologies to improve existing challenges.
  • You have passion for agile and advocate and troubleshoot/raise concerns to remove impediments. Work well in a team environment.
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.


Salary Band:           $77,894 - $99,864 per annum

Hiring Range:          $77,894 - $88,879 per annum

How to apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter as one attachment quoting File # EO-2018-23 to **@*********.on no later than March 12, 2018.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at 1-888-668-8683, Fax at 1-866-714-2809, TTY at 1-888-292-2312 or **@*********.on. We will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

While we appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank all applicants for their submissions.

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