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Title:  Scrum Master (12 Months Term)




Requisition ID: 202879

Join a purpose driven winning team, committed to results, in an inclusive and high-performing culture.



The Scrum Master contributes to the overall success of the Enterprise Digitization, Smart Automation team in Canada ensuring business strategies, plans, initiatives are executed/delivered in compliance with governing regulations, internal policies and procedures. The successful candidate is responsible for driving team effectiveness, supporting the development team, removing roadblocks, and evolving the end-to-end product while helping the teams build up compliant agile practice, be flexible and leading using hybrid methodology.  The Scrum Master is a results-oriented individual who has proven abilities as a senior Technical person, leading medium-to-large initiatives within the risk business domain.


Some of the Key Accountabilities include:

  • Leads and drives a customer focused culture throughout their team to deepen client relationships and leverage broader Bank relationships, systems and knowledge
  • Incumbent will work across 4-5 robotic RPA development labs depending on level of complexity and involvement required
  • Incumbent will also project manage larger technology updates impacting multiple bots.
  • This position requires the incumbent to be resilient, flexible and dynamic, resourceful and self-sufficient, ready to work non-standard work hours
  • Incumbent must have the ability to balance competing or conflicting goals of various departments/stakeholders, requiring a mature, diplomatic approach
  • As a Scrum Master you will ensure the team enacts the agile principles, values and framework and provide support to teams using a servant leadership style
  • Coach the development/lab team and help lead and instill core agile values and “agile mindset”
  • Identify, manage, and help mitigate issues and risks, with particular emphasis on timely removal of impediments for the team and/or directing obstacles to appropriate owners for quick resolution
  • Develop strong partnership with the Product Owner to gain strong understanding of objectives, sustain open dialogue to manage product backlog efficiently
  • Communicate and present effectively exercising strong verbal and written communication skills across diverse audiences within and outside of the development team (Stakeholders, Executives), acting as a champion of the agile methodology
  • Contribute to building organizational capability and expertise on agile adoption by partnering with Senior Scrum Master/Agile Coach and other agile teams to share findings, best practices and resources to help mature the organization’s agility.


What You Will Bring to Succeed

  • Working knowledge of robotics (RPA) in the Financial Services is an asset
  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer engineering, business, Information sciences or other related field
  • 7-9 years of Information Technology and/or Business Administration experience
  • Understanding of core banking processes and systems / Experience in Financial Services Industry
  • PMP and/or Scrum Master Certification (CSM) an asset
  • 5+ years Scrum Master experience leading scrum teams
  • 3+ years Project/Program Management experience with a strong understanding of agile project management principles and practices
  • Thorough understanding of Agile software development methodologies, values and procedures
  • Highly developed negotiation and influencing skills
  • Highly organized individual with the ability to coordinate across teams
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with diverse personality types
  • Proficient in MS Suite (Project, Power Point, Excel)
  • Fluency in Spanish is an asset


The Workplace

  • We are technology partners who help the business transform how our employees around the world work
  • We have an inclusive and collaborative working environment that encourages creativity, curiosity, and celebrates success!
  • You'll get to work with and learn from diverse industry leaders, who have hailed from top technology companies around the world
  • We foster an environment of innovation and continuous learning
  • We care about our people, allowing them to design how they work to deliver amazing results
  • We care about our people, allowing them to design how they work to deliver amazing results
  • We offer a competitive total rewards package, including a performance bonus, company matching programs (on pension & profit sharing), and generous vacation


Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: "for every future", we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets.  

At Scotiabank, we value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. If you require technical assistance, please click here. Candidates must apply directly online to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Scotiabank; however, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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