Onico Solutions

Exceptional IT Staffing

Scrum Master

The Scrum Master will work with Business Product Owner(s) and IT Delivery Manager(s) to ensure continuously delivery of a working solution that provides the highest value for the business every release.

• Coaching the team in Agile best practices to help drive self-organization and cross-functionality in an organization which has yet to fully adopt Agile framework
• Leading multiple engagements in a cross functional environment that includes IT, Compliance, Procurement, etc. .
• Removing impediments to the team’s progress to its Sprint commitments, which includes ensuring that outsiders’ requests are redirected to the Product Owner
• Planning and facilitating Scrum ceremonies including Sprint planning, retrospectives, daily stand-ups, etc.
• Enacting change & continuous improvement to increase the productivity of the team and quality of deliverables
• Ensure team execution and delivery of the commitment to the Sprint and the entire release
• Supporting techniques for effective Product Backlog management
• Supporting the team to create clear and concise Backlog items
• Leading and coaching the organization in its Scrum adoption
• Ensure organizational change management impact is understood and addressed appropriately
• Report Team KPIs, Metrics and Financials along with risks and issues to the PMO
• Collaborate and partner within and beyond one’s team; builds productive relationships with others
• Motivate and model open communication to help surface issues for faster resolution
• Remove obstacles for the team or to direct obstacles to the Product Owner for quick resolution
• Lead multiple engagements simultaneously.
• Provide perspective to the team and keep team focused on critical deliverables and tasks
• Work with and influence wide range of stakeholders across roles and levels (business, Compliance, Legal, IT, etc.)


• 4 years+ of Scrum Master experience
• 4 years+ of software delivery experience in large enterprise organization
• 4 years+ experience with multiple Agile practice frameworks
• Expert knowledge of Scrum framework and CSM certification
• Experience using Agile Planning Tools (JIRA, Confluence, Kanban Boards)
• Understanding of Agile concepts such as User Experience, Design Thinking, Kanban, Extreme Programming
• Possess advanced skills and knowledge of leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continuous improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.
• Ability to lead and influence executive and peers, and project teams to ensure best possible outcomes
• Highly effective communicator
• Excellent listening, coaching, group facilitation and conflict resolution skills
• Experience working in a fast-paced environment with regularly changing priorities
• Expert in defining and analyzing problems and arriving at solutions
• Solid knowledge of financial services products (i.e. loan processing) & processes – i.e. (i.e. collections process, underwriting process, etc.)
• Well-developed interpersonal and client, stakeholder, and vendor management and relationship skills
• Excellent team-building skills
• Proven risk management

This is a minimum 6 month contract located in downtown Toronto (hybrid – work from home 3-4 days/week).