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Scrum Master

Job ID : 5948
Category : Sonnet Insurance
Brand : Sonnet
Regular/Temporary : Regular
Fulltime/Parttime : Full Time
Location : Toronto, Canada

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LOVE WHAT YOU DO

 

Work is a big part of our lives, so it makes sense to choose a company that offers truly rewarding work. At Economical Insurance®, your contributions, creativity, and energy won’t go to waste. Our passionate culture and pioneering mentality infuse everything we do, which is why our one-million-plus policyholders know we’ll protect their homes, businesses, farms, cars, and pets like they’re our own.

 

We’re not afraid to see how far we can push the envelope to make insurance better. Our family of companies includes Sonnet, the only Canadian home and auto insurer offering a fully online buying experience, and Petline, the largest Canadian pet insurance company. We’re also preparing to become a publicly traded company, a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity for everyone who joins our team.

If you’re looking for a company that takes care of its people — and its customers — and has a track record of doing big things, get ready to love it here.

What you’ll be doing?

Reporting to the Manager (TBD), Digital Solutions, the Scrum Master is an agile team player who leads and facilitates the pod in all efforts related to stand-ups, planning meetings, sprint reviews and leadership updates and communication.  The focus is on team productivity which includes being the point person to remove impediments, promote continuous improvement and strengthen team building.

  • Initiate discussions, facilitate decision-making and conflict resolution in order to assist in continuous improvement                                         
  • Remove impediments/blockers through a deeper understanding of the current business objective in order to increase team velocity                                            
  • Effectively serve the Product Owner through the grooming process in an effort to support in the delivery on their respective KPIs                                             
  • Guide and motivate the team to be highly effective, self-organized, productive and accountable, constantly reviewing existing processes for improvements that impact team velocity                                                  
  • Build a trusting and safe environment where problems/issues are addressed/discussed in a timely manner without fear of blame or retribution.                                               
  • Organize and own all of the agile ceremonies, tools for tracking, and documentation management, building sprint plans for the team.                                           
  • Assist with internal and external communication                                                  

What do you bring to the role?

  • Understanding of agile practices/principles with the ability to implement Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, etc.) as needed. Must have experience speaking at a leadership level.                                                        
  • 2+ years as a Scrum Master (or equivalent experience) working in an agile environment managing product or program initiatives PLUS 2-4+ years working in an business environment in order to understand overall business objectives and goals     
  • Demonstrates effective coordination and collaboration between cross-function teams of design/UX, content and other business functional leads.                       
  • Ability and willingness to lead and inspire teams to deliver results                             
  • Past experience working in a collaborative environment either managing, motivating, mentoring, or coaching a team.                                                    
  • Strong analytical and critical-thinking skills with high attention to detail
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent                                                      

We also take potential into consideration. If you don’t have this exact experience, but you know you have what it takes, be sure to give us more insight through your application and cover letter.

Go ahead and expect a lot — you deserve it.

We offer: 

  • Competitive salaries, with potential for an annual raise and bonus
  • Pension and savings programs, with company-matched RRSP contributions
  • Generous time away, including vacation and personal needs days
  • Paid volunteer days and company matching on charitable donations
  • Educational resources, tuition assistance, and paid time off to study for exams
  • Two annual wellness campaigns — participants earn up to $300 each year to spend on almost anything supporting health and work-life balance (think things like spa days, daycare, pet grooming)
  • An unlimited employee referral bonus program
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Discounts on products and services

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

To complete the online application process, you’ll need to upload your resume and cover letter in one document. The posting will close at midnight on the deadline date; in order to successfully apply, please ensure your application is submitted by 11:59 p.m. the day before the deadline.

Our inclusive work environment welcomes diversity and supports accessibility. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting: [email protected].

Visit economical.com to learn more about us and what we’re up to.

We also take potential into consideration. If you don’t have this exact experience, but you know you have what it takes, be sure to give us more insight through your application and cover letter.

Go ahead and expect a lot — you deserve it, and we’ve got it: 

  • Hybrid work schedule for most roles
  • Company share ownership program
  • Pension and savings programs, with company-matched RRSP contributions
  • Paid volunteer days and company matching on charitable donations
  • Educational resources, tuition assistance, and paid time off to study for exams
  • Focus on inclusion with employee groups, support for gender affirmation surgery, access to BIPOC counsellors, access to programs for working parents
  • Wellness and recognition programs
  • Discounts on products and services

Our inclusive work environment welcomes diversity and supports accessibility. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting: [email protected]

Background checks
This role requires successful clearance of a background check (including criminal checks and leadership references).

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