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Manager - Scrum Masters

AdGear (belonging to the Samsung Ads business), is an Advertising Technology Company located in the heart of Old Montreal. AdGear focuses on enabling brands to connect with Samsung TV audiences as they are exposed to digital media across all devices. Being part of an international  company such as Samsung and doing business around the world means that we get to work on big complex projects with stakeholders and teams located around the globe.  

 

Samsung has developed a proprietary ad platform that leverages unique first party TV data to help brands connect to their audience as they explore content across desktop, mobile, tablets and our SMART TVs. The Samsung Ad Platform delivers high-quality audience targeting powered by three key components: first-party audience data at scale, world-class data science, and brand-safe cross-device ad inventory.

 

Our Context

 

At the beginning of the year, AdGear started an Agile transformation. As part of this transformation, we promote transparency, continuous delivery and encourage flexibility to change. We believe in the values of the Agile and process inefficiencies only make us work harder to find a more efficient way to improve. In your role, you will be promoting these values across our organization and will be responsible for continuing this transformation within the Montreal office in addition to contributing to the success of the Agile Transformation within our Mountain View, California office.

 

What you'll do

Agile Transformation 

Effectively participate and influence the transformation across the Montreal organization to enable the agile initiative continuity. This role requires problem-solving, logical reasoning and collaborating with others, while also holding them accountable to high standards. 

 

  • Oversee the governance and the execution of the organization’s agile transformation.

  • Able to prepare a large scale transformation plan within the organization.

  • Evaluate the size of the change and who will be impacted in order to develop a strategy for change management.

  • Identify and track organizational challenges to help remove impediments.

  • Manage reporting and metrics to track enablement and benefits.

  • Lead the organization’s Agile Community of Practice

  • Collaborate with the Mountain View office in order to ensure a common Agile approach across both offices.

  • Key member of the Mountain View transformation through leadership and coaching.

Scrum team management

You will be responsible for managing  the team of Scrum Masters through mentoring and guidance. You will help develop a collaborative and creative team that focuses on quality and velocity. You are a results-oriented leader who can develop and manage relationships across the team based on trust, teamwork and knowledge. 

 

Team management

  • Hiring and training of direct reports.

  • Establishing tight communication: regular and frequent feedback processes with team members, and guiding, actively listening, and working with them individually on their specific needs (1-on-1 meetings).

  • Knowledgeable with the ability to help define and improve Agile techniques (teams kickoff, backlog refinement, estimation technique, epic/story mapping and creation).

  • Working with the Engineering Chief of Staff in setting yearly performance objectives for each team member, following up on these objectives and participating in the yearly evaluations.

 

Scrum

  • At the beginning, you will be playing the role of Scrum Master for a scrum team.

  • Act as a coach and ensure best practices, mentors Scrum Masters as well as foster a culture of servant-leadership.

  • Ensure all activities use the principles of the Scrum Framework. 

  • Participate in coaching activities across cross-functional teams on Agile practices and principles. 

  • Assist in Daily Stand-up, Sprint Planning, Backlog Refinement, Reviews and Retrospectives to support Scrum Master..

 

Required skills and/or experience

 

  • Experience as a Senior Scrum Master and Agile Coach

  • Experience in participating in a large scale Agile Transformation

  • Strong leadership, time management, and problem solving skills with the ability to influence and lead others.

  • Excellent mentoring, coaching and team building skills. 

  • Good knowledge of facilitation and conflict resolution.

  • Experience with the fundamentals of servant leadership by serving their own team members before serving themselves. 

  • Strong attention to detail

  • University degree or equivalent work experience

  • Certified Scrum Master

  • Previous experience as a Manager

  • Expertise in working with Agile tools with an emphasis on JIRA

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and French 

 

What’s in it for you?

 

  • Great choice of snacks and drinks in the office available daily

  • Board games and Ping-Pong

  • Company outings, roasts, and many more interesting things

  • Yoga in the office once a week

  • Referral bonus

  • Perkopolis website with great rebates, coupons and promotions.

  • Amazing discounts through Samsung Employee Discounts website

  • 100% Company-paid comprehensive extended health & dental coverage

  • Travel, Life, and Short/Long term disability Insurance

  • Group RRSP Matching Program up to 5%

  • Group TFSA Program
     

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