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Scrum Master

Our Vaisala solutions contribute to societies and people’s lives in over 150 countries – and can even be found in space. With our technological innovations for measuring weather, environmental and industrial conditions, we have a key role in solving the grand social and environmental challenges of our time. We offer you a career with a clear purpose and a chance to create observations for a better world.

 

Building on over 80 years of experience, we employ approximately 1,900 professionals worldwide today. We are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange and our headquarters is located in Finland. 

 

Industrial Measurements business area serves a wide range of industries and applications ranging from pharmaceutical to food industries, and from warehouses to power transformers. It offers a broad range of accurate and reliable measurement instruments based on the cutting-edge technology to help our customers optimize their processes, improve efficiency, minimize energy consumption, and ensure the high quality of their end-products. 

 

 

 

Position Description:
We are currently searching for a Scrum Master to join our team in Surrey, BC.  The Scrum Master will be part of the R&D development team in Vaisala Canada who unlock the potential of our development teams by challenging everyone to bring their best thinking, celebrating successes and treating mistakes as learning opportunities. Your collaborative approach and commitment to continuous improvement will create a positive, high-achieving environment. Raising the bar for yourself and others, you will use agile methods to design strategies that overcome resistance to change in a variety of settings. 


Your key responsibilities include:

  • Understand Agile values and principles; guide - and coach - teams and the organization on using Agile/Scrum practices.
  • Cultivate an environment of continuous learning, helping teams to inspect and adapt. Use "test and learn" to make better decisions faster; encourage smart risk taking and innovative thinking.  
  • Build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised and resolved.
  • Provide support to the Product Owner and Development Team, and lead by example.
  • Work with Product Owner and Development Team to facilitate effective sprints by removing impediments and ensuring that stories are 'sprint ready'.
  • Design from a customer point of view and think beyond a single interaction to deliver great end-to-end experiences; make decisions based on customer needs.
  • Pro-actively identify and mitigate risks using agile best practices and project data. Identify and design group process interventions required by the situation.
  • Respond to fast-changing customer requirements; interpret into business or technical language.
  • Maintain the group's focus on established scope and goals; redirect efforts when the group is stuck.
  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and information radiation.
  • Arrange daily stand-ups, facilitate story grooming, and coordinate sprint demos, planning and retrospectives, facilitate discussion, decision-making, and conflict resolution.
  • Work with agile development methodology, applying corresponding tools and techniques


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 5 or more years of related experience
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Solid experience (5 years minimum spanning multiple team environments) as a Scrum Master / Project Manager
  • Track record of continued and recent education in Scrum 
  • 7 or more years of experience and skills in Software/System QA work
  • 3-5 years of experience with Agile methodologies (e.g., SAFe, Scrum, and Kanban) including backlog tracking and story splitting
  • Experienced in all phases of SDLC (Software Development Lifecycle) and extensive knowledge of Agile frameworks like Scrum and Kanban, Scrum of Scrum
  • Solid understanding of the gathering and usage of metrics that enable agile teams and organizations
  • Hands-on experience with JIRA, Confluence, Visio, MS Project
  • Experience in sprint and release planning, running demos and retrospectives
  • Experience on multiple Scrum teams in a variety of contexts (e.g., team size, organization, culture, co-located vs. distributed)
  • Knowledge of other approaches (e.g., XP, Crystal, FDD)
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, facilitation, presentation and consensus building skills


Please send your application including CV and salary request soon. We will close the application process when we have a suitable number of qualified candidates. 
 

 

What we offer

Our innovative high-tech business provides opportunities for curious challenge-seekers to make a real difference. 

As a part of our global team you can contribute with science and technology to solve the big environmental and societal challenges of our time.

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