Posted May 8th 2017

Position Description

The opportunity:

We?re looking for an outstanding Agile Lead/Scrum Master who is passionate about Agile, team communication and dynamics, and knows how to work with product owners and highly skilled software engineers in a fast-paced environment. We need an Agile Team Lead who loves to facilitate standups and retros, and can keep teams on track and focused on both process and delivery.

Who are you?

You?ve been working in an Agile software development team for 2 - 4 years as a Scrum Master, or maybe you?re in a QA/Dev role taking on Scrum Master duties. You have a deep understanding of the software development life cycle and see yourself as a coach that supports the development process and guides a team on how to incorporate Agile best practices and values. You believe in the Agile methodology and you are flexible and open to the twist and turns of real-world software development.

What?s in it for you?

Challenges. The electrical power grid is a lifeline to millions of people. Quite literally, this is a system that cannot go down when it comes to hospitals, traffic controls and more. Your challenge is to help a diverse and multi-disciplinary team develop software that is robust enough to help utilities keep the lights on.

Team cohesion. This is a role where you will be helping build consensus and team alignment by ensuring that we continually grow in our maturity as a well-oiled software shop that delivers.

Personal and professional satisfaction. You want to do meaningful work. You don?t just want to build things, you want to build technology solutions that matter.

Responsibilities

What will our new Agile Lead/Scrum Master work on?

You will:

  • Own the scrum process for our R&D team by ensuring team members are practicing core agile
  • principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility.
  • Facilitate sprint planning, daily stand-up meetings, grooming sessions, retros and other agile
  • development related activities.
  • Manage multiple projects of small to large scale through sprints/iterations and assist the Product
  • Owner in breaking down the project into stories.
  • Influence and empower Product Owners, Team Leads, Software, QA, and UX/UI Developers to do
  • their best work through frequent communication and problem solving.
  • Proactively develop and maintain team standards, tools, and best practices.
  • Support an environment of trust and integrity where members of the team are encouraged to proactively
  • raise concerns early and often in a positive environment focused on problem-solving.

 

Additional Information

Why join Opus One Solutions

Opus One is growing! After spending the last four years under the radar focused on research and pilot projects we?re ready to shine as one of Canada?s top 10 game-changers named by CIX Cleantech! We are deploying exciting microgrid projects in North America and have partnerships with leading energy players such as Tesla and Advanced Microgrid Solutions. Collectively, we are fanatical about the work we do. Our leadership has assembled carefully selected teams with some of the best strategic visionaries - and executors - in technology and the clean energy space. From the newest team member to the company founders, we are all driven by one common goal: to accelerate the integration of clean and sustainable energy in North America and the world.

As a team and a company, we are committed to working with like-minded people, with opinions and thoughts of their own that will contribute to our innovation and evolution. We equally want to work with people who like to get outside and spend time together on team outings, special events, to grab lunch or take part in off-site brainstorming retreats. There?s a lot of humility at Opus One Solutions. No one person is going to know it all ? it?s too complicated. We must work and innovate together to get the job done. If Opus One Solutions aligns to what you care about, we?d love to start a conversation and learn more about you.

Opus One Solutions welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Company Description

Who we are. 

Creating a planet fueled by reliable, clean energy isn?t what keeps us up at night; it?s what get?s us out of bed. At Opus One Solutions, we pursue solutions that will change how countries access and distribute electrical energy. From microgrids that keep things running in the event of an outage to how Tesla's latest batteries can help accelerate the integration of renewable energy. From how electric utilities can optimize their operations and reduce their carbon footprint to how every homeowner will feed energy into a power grid fueling the electrical sharing economy. At Opus One Solutions, we believe some of the best talent in the tech industry share our passion for delivering technology that matters and that will make a difference, in our lifetime and beyond. We want to work with people who love the complexities of software; who believe in its power to transform the world to a better place.

Good people know that great ideas are everywhere and what matters most is practical execution. Turning vision into reality is the hard part. But, when it?s creating technical solutions that support access to renewable energy, it?s an engineering feat worth contributing to.