Scrum Master - Data

Job ID : 7571
Category : Enterprise Project Management Office
Brand : Definity
Regular/Temporary : Regular
Fulltime/Parttime : Full Time
Location : Toronto, Canada
Posting Range : $74,100 - $136,500

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Definity is the parent company to some of Canada’s most long-standing and innovative insurance brands, including Economical Insurance, Sonnet Insurance, Family Insurance Solutions, and Petline Insurance. Our ambition is to be one of Canada’s leading and most innovative property and casualty insurers. We can’t do that without our people, so we embrace and encourage a culture that’s collaborative, ambitious, rewarding, and empowering.

We offer a flexible, hybrid work experience where employees work from the office and virtually depending on the type of work they are doing and who they are working with. Bring your true self and be a part of our journey. It’s better here.

As Scrum Master/Project Manager, you will be responsible for creating the best conditions for the Product Owner and Squad to work together. You will oversee the application of the Agile framework, principles, tools & techniques (e.g. LEAN, Scrum of Scrums), governance and support the Squad in appropriating Agile practices within the chosen framework (Scrum, Kanban, Agile@Scale); to maximize the chances of success and benefits for the Product. 

You will facilitate relations within data-focused squads and environments, and be a servant leader, providing support and coaching to the Product Owner, Squad and Stakeholders. 

As Data Scrum Master, you will facilitate collaboration with the stakeholders all the way to the customer. As an agent of change, you are committed to disseminating, supporting and advising Agile Ways of Working (WoW) and best practices throughout the company. 

You will complete, facilitate and support in EPMO and organizational governance as required. 

As an ideal candidate, you will possess an understanding of data-related change, ensuring effective collaboration, communication, and delivery of valuable insights. 

As Data Scrum Master, you will play a key role in optimizing data processes and fostering a culture of continuous improvement. 

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Responsible for development of an Integrated Project/Sprint Plan and successful delivery of confirmed scope on time and on budget.  
  • Management and understanding of project financials.  
  • Proactively manage risks, issues, and change to support teams and ensure successful project and delivery of backlog items.  
  • Facilitate Scrum Events: Sprint planning, Daily standup, Sprint reviews, Sprint Retrospectives, Sprint Refinement. 
  • Identifying and removing obstacles and impediments.
  • Supports and coaches the Squad and Product Owner in implementing the Agile framework.
  • Facilitating collaboration, Stakeholder Engagement.
  • Project involvement, ensuring alignment and priorities.
  • Embodying agile values and principles.

Skills & Attributes:  

  • Understanding of Agile in a Scrum Master / Scrum Coach role, ideally with Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or similar Agile certifications. 
  • Experience of working in data-related change. 
  • Understanding / knowledge of data analytics, data engineering, data governance, data quality, data security and data science processes and best practices. 
  • Proven experience as a Scrum Master in data-related projects, ideally with accreditation in a relevant field (e.g., Data Science, Computer Science, Business Analytics). 
  • Ability to adapt Agile and Scrum practices to the unique challenges of data change, in line with business and delivery needs. 
  • Expertise in Lean, Agile Scrum, Agile Kanban, DevSecOps, and Design Thinking. 
  • Understanding of the project mind-set. 
  • Understanding of Agile@Scale approach and ability to create/support a new team, coordination of teams, for new products. 
  • Effective governance and stakeholder management (IT and Business).
  • Ability to lead & motivate Agile and cross-functional teams.  
  • Awareness and appreciation of IT and Business Risk & Cybersecurity. 
  • Previous experience as Project Manager delivering initiatives using Hybrid and/or Waterfall methodology in the insurance sector. 
  • Expert knowledge and experience with Project Management tools (Jira/Confluence, Microsoft Project).  
  • Manage the delivery and governance of projects which support and enhance IT (Information Technology) solutions to agreed success factors and KPIs (time, cost, quality, scope, risk, and budget).  
  • Create & present status messaging to a variety of stakeholders including senior leaders and C-suite executives.  

$74,100 - $136,500

Interested in this role, but don't meet every requirement? We encourage you to apply! We know from experience that a candidate doesn't need 100% of the qualifications listed to bring incredible value to our team. We're actively seeking diverse backgrounds and perspectives to help us make insurance better. At Definity, inclusion, diversity, and equity aren't just "nice to have" — they're essential to our success.

What's in it for you?

  • 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

Actual salary for the role may vary depending on work location of the successful candidate and other factors including but not limited to, skills, education, experience, working conditions and the local labour market.  In addition to base pay, eligible employees may participate in various incentive plans which are paid out at the discretion of the company and subject to individual and company performance.

Go ahead and expect a lot — you deserve it.
It's better here — but don't take our word for it. Definity was named by Great Place to Work® as one of the Best Workplaces™ in Canada for women, for youth, and for inclusion.

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].

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

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