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City : Montréal

Category : Information Technology

Industry : Insurance

Employer : Intact Financial Corporation

At Intact, insurance is not about things. It’s about people.  It’s what we believe, and it shapes everything we do.  It’s why we strive to provide a second-to-none experience for our customers and create an inspiring workplace for our employees to thrive in.
As Canada’s largest provider of property and casualty insurance, we’re not only leading our industry, but we’re redefining what it means to work for it.  As a recognized top employer, we’re committed to living our values and supporting our dedicated people who bring their best to work each day because they know their work matters.  

Your Job

We want to hire an experienced Agile Coach who will inspire our squads to reach their full potential.
Workplace: Toronto or Montréal (2020, boul. Robert-Bourassa)
Reporting to the Manager of Agile Transformation, you will play a key role in defining and implementing Intact’s Agile practices.

Advise and support managers in the implementation of an agile approach in the context of continuous delivery.
Coaching (including training and mentoring) of scrum masters, product owners and other stakeholders involved in agile approaches to help them deepen their agile knowledge and capabilities.
Coach teams (both squad and management) in the implementation of agile practices
Understand and identify the fears and resistances to change and provide change management support.
Identify training requirements and provide recommendation to management when appropriate.
Ensure efficient use of agile tools (jira, confluence) and coach on best software engineering practices XP) that support agility
BE aware of best and new practices and tendency in regards to agile in order to recommend changes and foster innovation.

Your Skills

University degree in IT or related field
In dept knowledge of software engineering best practices (XP)
7 years of experience as an Agile team coach, trainer, or Scrum Master (project or team management)
Mastery of Agile frameworks (Scrum, Kanban, XP, etc)
Knowledge of scaling  principles & frameworks (SAFe, Less, Nexus, etc)
Knowledge of principles and practices of continuous integration and delivery (DevOps) (a nice to have)
Experience using Change Management methodologies (a nice to have)
Strong facilitation skills
Very comfortable with Jira & Confluence
Great strategic, political and relational skills
Strong leadership skills
Bilingualism (English & French) – verbal & written

Here are a few reasons why others have joined our team:

Variety is the spice of life.  You’ll be coaching diverse teams working on different projects.
Keep your balance.  Amazing ideas can come from anywhere, and we’re more than equipped to make that happen.  Work from home.  Work remotely.  Whatever works for you. 
Squad Goals.   Technology is only as good as the people behind it.  And hands down, the best perk here is the team.
Freedom to innovate.   Here, you’ll have the freedom to experiment, make mistakes, learn and succeed.
A comprehensive financial rewards program that recognizes your success
An extensive, flexible benefits package
An industry leading Employee Share Purchase Plan where we match 50% of net shares purchased
A casual ‘dress for your day’ culture that encourages you to be yourself
A $350 annual wellness account that promotes an active lifestyle

Closing Statement

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer
At Intact, our values guide everything that we do.  We celebrate our differences and appreciate our similarities.  That’s why we are committed to building an inclusive and inspiring environment for all employees.  If you need a specific accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know and we will be happy to provide.
Background Checks
As an employer and publicly traded financial services company, the best interests of our customers, employees and shareholders are important to us.  We want Intact to be a great place to work!  This means that you’ll be asked to consent to background checks so we can learn more about you. Please note that for positions with access to financial data or funds, your credit must be in good standing.
Internal Candidates
For internal candidates, you can apply for a posted position if you have been in your current position for at least 12 months and are performing at a satisfactory level. Please note we may have identified other internal candidates through our Employee Development Program, and that the selection process may also be opened to external applicants.
Eligibility to Work in Canada
It’s important that you are legally eligible to work in Canada at the time an offer of employment is made.  You may be requested to provide proof of eligibility at that time.

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