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Requisition Number:  9013
Position Type:  Term
Position Length:  3 years (extension/conversion possible)

Ottawa (Downtown), ON, CA

Remote Work:  Yes, within Canada
Closing Date:  June 05, 2023 23:59 ET

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
The Bank is committed to achieving a workforce that reflects the diversity of our country and is representative and inclusive of all Canadians regardless of race, ethnicity, colour, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, socio-economic background or lived experience. By living our values and prioritizing our actions to enhance equity, diversity and inclusion, the Bank ensures broader discussions, better decisions, and a more engaging workplace. 

We make career growth and professional development a priority. We are committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes, and a work environment that supports our diverse workforce.

Let our team know if you need accommodation or support during the recruitment process due to a disability or other reason. We can provide support in multiple ways, from using this site and submitting your application, right through to the interview process. If you are the successful candidate, you can also discuss accommodation needs when you receive your offer.

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We invite you to join an organization where differences are seen as strengths and are recognized, valued and respected. We welcome all candidates to apply and strongly encourage candidates to self-identify if they identify with an Employment Equity designated group (Indigenous Peoples, Persons with Disabilities, Women or Racialized/Visible Minorities). 

Scrum Master, IT Automation Tools and Compute Services

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The Bank of Canada has a vision to be a leading central bank—dynamic, engaged and trusted—committed to a better Canada. No other employer in the country offers you the unique opportunity to work at the very center of Canada’s economy, in an organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. You will be challenged, energized and motivated to excel in our environment. 

Building on the principles that have always guided us – excellence, integrity and respect – we strive to be forward-looking and innovative, to welcome people with diverse perspectives and talents, and to earn trust by living up to our commitments and by clearly explaining the intent of our policies and actions.  

With our defined-benefit pension plan, benefits, and high flexibility for work life balance - find out more about why we are annually ranked as one of Canada's top employers:  Working Here - Bank of Canada


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About the position: 
Trusted and responsive, Information Technology Services (ITS) leads the Bank of Canada’s technology product, design and service strategy. Within ITS, you will be joining our Core Technology Services (CTS) portfolio. Our team is at the forefront of technology, especially in the areas of cloud enablement, automation and network security. We are continuously investing to deliver superior services in a world-class organization where automation is combined with best practices to streamline and standardize products as well as improve the speed of delivery for our business partners. 


Reporting to the Assistant Director, Automation Tools & Compute Services you will become a member of a unified workforce recognized for its diversity & inclusion and its focus on bringing self-service IT infrastructure to our organization, made available by exploiting the use of Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC).. 


Further, you will have the full support of your leader and team to progress your career through the Bank’s customizable Learning & Development programs across various domains including tools, frameworks, and certifications. 


What you will do   

As a Scrum Master, you will be a member of the Agile community within the Bank and will be responsible for coaching Scrum Team members to communicate, coordinate and collaborate to meet delivery goals.  You are also accountable for supporting process improvements and ensuring that information is continually shared within and between teams.   


You will facilitate Scrum events, remove impediments to team progress, as well as work with other Scrum Masters to improve the Scrum practice at the Bank. You will be called upon to coach and guide team members on best-in-class development techniques and approaches. 


More specifically you will: 

  • facilitate sprints, daily stand-ups, reviews, and retrospectives 
  • support planning, tracking, and reporting efforts required of the team 
  • complete backlog items within an acceptable timeframe 
  • contribute to a well-managed product backlog with the Product Owner and ensure the team members are working on tasks that are reflected in the active task list 
  • coordinate the efforts of the team toward objectives and goals while adhering to team ground rules 
  • collaborate with Deployment Lead/Product Owners to ensure that deployments meet client requirements 



What you need to succeed  

You are a great team player with good communication, facilitation, negotiation, and coaching skills to help keep this dynamic team focused and on track. You also have great problem-solving and multi-tasking skills, allowing you to remove barriers, prioritize and manage expectations to deliver high quality work despite changes in priorities.  You exemplify the Agile mindset, fostering a psychologically safe environment, equal voice, purpose and belonging. 


In addition, you have: 

  • Hands-on experience as a Scrum Master with a proven ability to coach and guide team members on best-in-class Scrum/Agile techniques approaches and values 
  • Proven ability to facilitate sprints, daily stand-ups, reviews, and retrospectives in an IT and/or software development environment  
  • Ability to influence and engage diverse individuals at different levels to operate as a cohesive team. 
  • Experience resolving conflicts in productive ways while creating a positive and productive environment 



  • Previous experience in software development   
  • Understanding of DevOps or DevSecOps principles and practices  
  • Relevant certifications for the position (CSM, SAFe, etc). 


Your education and experience 

Your combined education and work experience demonstrate that you have the competencies and skills for the position. We are ideally seeking candidates with relevant education (business administration, computer science, etc.) and 5+ years of relevant experience.  

What you need to know

  • Language requirement: English and French essential (bilingual) with a minimum starting level of functional (level 4) in second official language. Training may be provided to help reach the required level of fully functional (level 5) in second official language.
  • Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • Security level required: Be eligible to obtain Secret 
  • Relocation assistance may be provided, if required
  • Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available. 
  • The official title for this position is “Scrum Master ” 


Remote work / Hybrid Work Model #LI-Remote

For this position, should you not live within reasonable commuting distance of the office, you will be able to work 100% remote (within Canada) for the duration of this term. The Bank offers work arrangements that provide employees with flexibility, enable high-performing teams, and support an excellent workplace culture. Most employees can telework from home for a substantial part of each month as part of the Bank`s hybrid work model, and they are expected on site at the Bank location a minimum of eight days per month to help build connections between colleagues. You must live in Canada, and within reasonable commuting distance of the office.


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


What you can expect from us
This is a great opportunity to join a leading organization and be part of a high-performing team. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet your needs at every stage of your life and career. For more information on key benefits please visit A great deal to consider


  • Salaries are based on qualifications and experience and typically range from $88,505 to $110,630 (job grade 17)
  • Depending on performance, you may be eligible for performance pay. The first tier of performance pay is for successfully meeting expectation, at  7 to 10% of your base salary. The Bank offers additional performance pay for those who exceed expectations (15% of your base salary).. Exceptional performers who far exceed expectations may be eligible for higher performance pay.
  • Flexible and comprehensive benefits so you can choose the level of health and dental coverage that meets your needs
  • Extra vacation days (up to five each year) that you can purchase to add to your vacation entitlement
  • Option to join the indexed, defined-benefit pension plan after 24 consecutive months of service #LI-POS


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.T