Jonas Software Solutions Inc.
Jonas Software is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Constellation Software Inc. (“CSU” on the Toronto Stock Exchange) and employs over 3,000 team members working in 95 software companies worldwide. We are serial acquirers of vertical market software providers with a widely publicized buy-and-hold-forever strategy. Fiscal 2019 was a record-breaking year on the acquisition front, with 17 deals closed across North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand as we entered 6 new verticals.
To support our next phase of growth we are opening a new Research & Development operation, Jonas Software Solutions, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
We are now looking to recruit our first wave of Developers, QA Analysts, Designers, DBAs, Product Owners, and other key individuals with all levels of experience to form an integral part of the Jonas business across North America.
The Scrum Master in Research and Development will remove impediments for their scrum team and be responsible for ensuring the team lives agile values and principles, by following the agreed-upon processes and practices. As an SM, you will build a trusting and safe environment where problems can be raised without fear of blame, or judgement, with an emphasis on learning and problem-solving.
The role requires having a drive for results, keeping the teams focused on team building and sprint goals while staying connected to the release, product results, and company goals. Leading by example, you will support teams by using a servant/leader management style. The ability to listen and to understand problems and concerns is key to the success of this position.
This position reports to the Director of Product Quality. This position requires greater than 3 years’ experience.
Influence the teams to self-organize
Remove team impediments to increase velocity
Work with stakeholders to prioritize company goals
Coaching teams to improve their performance and velocity
Facilitate discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution
Responsible for metric tracking (e.g. Sprint Burndown/up, team velocity, etc.)
Report on the status of sprint work and goals to stakeholders
Support Product Owners in the forecasting, grooming, and estimation of the product backlog
Plan and facilitate Scrum ceremonies, sprint planning, daily scrum, refactoring meetings, sprint review, and sprint retrospectives
Keep teams well-informed on internal and external initiatives and activities
Occasional travel to the US on for customer and/or company meetings
BS/BA in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline with IT focus, or equivalent work experience
Minimum of 3 years’ experience implementing Agile methodologies
Preferred CSM or equivalent
Strong verbal and written communication from low-level team discussions to executive level communication
Enjoys self-development, keeping current on emerging processes and practices around Agile
Full understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle
Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Project)
Utilization of agile work management tools, such as TFS or Jira
Continuous improvement mindset
We are part of the largest software company in Canada with a unique blend of local control and Big Company support and we are recruiting our first 30 team members in Nova Scotia. Whether you are an ambitious graduate looking to kick start your career or an industry high achiever searching for the next opportunity why not get in touch and find out more about our plans. We would love to hear your story, learn about your ambitions, and figure out if we could have a great future together.
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More About Jonas Software:
Jonas Software is the leading provider of enterprise management software solutions to the Country and Golf Clubs, Foodservice, Construction, Fitness & Sports, Attractions, Salon & Spa, Education, Radiology/Laboratory Information Systems, and Product Licensing industries. Within these vertical markets, Jonas is made up of over 65 distinct brands, which are respected and leaders within their own domain.
Jonas’ vision is to be the branded global leader across the aforementioned vertical markets and to be recognized by customers and respective industry stakeholders as the trusted provider of ‘Software for Life’ and as an ambassador for technology, product innovation, quality, and customer service.
Jonas Software is the valued technology partner of over 60,000 customers worldwide in more than 30 countries. Jonas employs over 2,000 skilled individuals consisting of a cross-section of industry experts and technology professionals. Jonas is headquartered in Canada and also operates offices throughout North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia New Zealand and Africa. Jonas is a 100% owned subsidiary of Constellation Software Inc., headquartered in Toronto and traded on the S&P;/TSX 60.