ATB Financial is hiring a

Scrum Master, Marketing - 12 month Term Opportunity

Edmonton, Canada

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There’s something special about working at ATB, and it’s been recognized on every top employer list that matters. Maybe it’s our exceptional culture where your total wellness is supported through market-leading benefits and you’re free to bring your whole self to work. Maybe it’s our commitment to a growth mindset and our unrelenting thirst for making it possible for fellow Albertans—even the ones who aren’t our clients.

Whatever it is, you won’t find a more genuine, driven and knowledgeable group of humans anywhere. We foster a culture of purpose, performance and possibilities. We engage with intense curiosity, and bring our whole selves to work, every day. We know it starts with people like you, so take a chance and start with us.

Job Number: REQ6291
Location: Alberta - Hybrid
Apply by: June 14, 2023
Paygrade: L-OTH
# Positions available: 1
Leader Name: Associate Director, Agile Office; Culture, Communications & Marketing

About this job

Responsible for application (and adoption) of the Culture, Communication & Marketing (CCM) Agile practice to produce high-quality work, the Scrum Master’s primary role is to help their CCM squads (aka scrum teams) perform at their highest level. They protect their squads from internal and external distractions and hold the team accountable to their working agreements, scrum values and to the CCM Agile practice itself. The CCM Scrum Master serves as mentor & coach, squad team protector, servant leader and Agile advocate within the CCM team and with partners across the enterprise. They also demonstrate agility in their ability to pivot in their expertise and focus, to support in an Agile Project Manager capacity when needed to support the needs of the department.

About you

For starters, in a former life you might have possessed (and still possess) marketing skills and creative experience that parallel those of a marketing manager, project manager, digital producer or graphic designer—all of which qualify you to supervise a multifaceted product launch or integrated marcom program. You have expert knowledge of Agile frameworks and methods, with all their artifacts and techniques. You also have the ability to coordinate people and projects, ultimately facilitating self-organizing teams that are flexible and fully productive during sprints. You’re a strong communicator, a capable leader and you're invested in Agile marketing, particularly scrum.

Individual Accountabilities

The Scrum Master supports the Squad Lead by:

  • Ensuring that campaign/project goals and scope are understood by all squad members and CCM stakeholders
  • Facilitating Scrum events (ceremonies)
  • Application of techniques for effective backlog management within squad and holistically across all CCM squad backlogs
  • Understanding project planning in an empirical environment
  • Coaching of the Squad Lead regarding arrangement of the squad backlog to maximize delivery value
  • Understanding and practicing agility

The Scrum Master serves the squad in several ways, including:

  • Encouraging, guiding and educating team members in CCM and stakeholders across the enterprise regarding the CCM Agile marketing practice to encourage adoption and the evolution of Agile and scrum maturity
  • Coaches the team in self-organization and cross-functionality
  • Enables the team to create high-value programs/projects through effective application of scrum framework and removal of impediments to planned progress
  • Fosters a productive environment where team members ‘own’ the product and enjoy working on it

Key Leadership Behaviours

  • Listen and encourage radical candor among team members
  • Exceptional interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills
  • Servant leadership mentality and approach to problem solving


Key Skills & Experience

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills (ability to facilitate between many stakeholders, team members and partners from junior to senior levels which will naturally vie with each other)
  • Exceptional communication and servant leadership skills
  • Strong problem-solving and conflict-resolution skills
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Ability to analyze, think quickly and to resolve conflict
  • Strong understanding of standard project management principles
  • Resource management; ability to identify and coordinate the correct resources and brief them as projects commence
  • Excellent knowledge of Agile practices, Scrum framework, events and artifacts
  • Working knowledge of marketing principles and best practices; marketing and creative processes

Designation, required training and prerequisites

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, preferably in project management, design, marketing or communications
  • Agile/SCRUM certification (or equivalent experience)
  • 3-5 years of demonstrable, practical experience


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We are dedicated to building a workforce reflective of the diversity within our communities and creating an environment where every team member has what they need to reach their potential. We encourage candidates from all equity-seeking groups to apply.

What happens next?

Thank you for applying online. If you are shortlisted for this opportunity, you will hear from us after the posting close date regarding next steps. We might ask you to participate in a digital interview or phone interview. If you require any accommodations, please let us know.

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