Project Manager / Scrum Master

Ottawa, Toronto, Portland, or Remote. (Ottawa or Toronto Preferred)

Global IQX is looking for a Project Manager & Scrum Master who is enthusiastic, interested in exploring new technology, enjoys developing innovative products, and loves being part of a team. If you’re looking for an opportunity to grow, whether that’s working with new technologies or making the next career step, then perhaps we’re exactly what you’re looking for. We’re looking for people who want to flourish and take responsibility. What you’ve done is less important than what you aspire to, and are capable of. Patterns, design, architecture and quality are important to us. You’ll also learn about our business and get to provide solutions to some of the biggest players in the group insurance space.

Duties will include:

  • Determine and define project scope and objectives
  • Predict resources needed to reach objectives and manage resources in an effective and efficient manner
  • Prepare estimates based on the scope of work and resource requirements
  • Develop and manage a detailed project schedule and work plan
  • Promote improvements to the efficiency and effectiveness of the IQX project delivery practices.
  • Promote, support, and participate in an agile approach
  • Facilitate ceremonies: daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning, demos, and other Scrum-related meetings
  • Participate and coordinate backlog refinement
  • Coordinate activities leading to prioritization and resolution of defects/bugs
  • Address issues that hinder the team’s capacity to work
  • Communicate with management and stakeholders, protecting the team from an uncontrolled injection of work
  • Provide internal and external communication, improving transparency, and dispending information
  • Provide project updates consistently to various stakeholders about strategy, adjustments, and progress
  • Monitor progress and make adjustments as needed
  • Measure project performance to identify areas for improvement
  • Participate in the pre-sales process

Qualifications for Project Manager

  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in computer science, business, or a related field
  • 4+ years experience working in an IT and/or software development environment
  • 2+ years experience working as a project lead/management or scrum master
  • Proven ability to solve problems creatively
  • Strong familiarity with project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and extremely resourceful
  • Industry certifications, such as Scrum Master and PMP are considered a strong asset

Perks of Global IQX

  • Quarterly performance bonuses
  • Health benefits
  • A Registered Retirement Savings Plan
  • Onsite game consoles and HD TVs
  • Regular team events and celebrations
  • Vacation spending money (and an IQX shirt to rep on your trip!)