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Agile Team Lead

CBC Digital Operations is the country’s biggest digital startup, taking on the challenges of innovating how media is made, sent and received. We are also part of Canada’s oldest and truest broadcasting company. We are trying new things. We are growing. As an entity of our own. As a voice for our country. As a team.

Digital is a part of our present and all of our future. CBC’s strategy is focused on becoming a digital-first organization that provides a digital platform for storytellers. Our mission is to engage our audience with stories they care about.

The opportunity

If you want to enter the world of digital media and be part of the change and growth of one of Canada’s long-established and respected broadcasters this is your chance. CBC Digital Operations is looking an Agile Team Lead to join our growing team.

We need an Agile Team Lead (Scrum Master) who understands there are different ways to work. Someone who shares our belief that with good leadership each team will discover what works best for them. We need someone who can act as a coach, a guide, a translator, a remover-of-obstacles, a facilitator-of-discussions and a mentor. We need an Agile Team Lead who empowers the team to do their best work in a way that fits them as a collective.

This is an opportunity for an Agile Team Lead who wants to cultivate an Agile mindset within a multidisciplinary team, with a special focus on helping the team thrive within a culture of trust, openness, respect and reliability. Someone who is equally committed to leading people and being a catalyst for positive change.

If you're passionate about Canada and you love technology, learning and bringing out the best in others, you’ll love working at CBC.

Who you are and where are you now?

You are working on an Agile team in an official or unofficial leadership capacity. You may operate under the title Scrum Master but you prefer to think of yourself as a coach, not a commander. You are passionate about coaxing the best work from the team by empowering them with knowledge, methodologies and Agile principles. Your journey has been focused on Agile adoption, from working closely with resistant team members to transforming culture and ensuring full engagement and commitment.

You are seeking a new role at a place where the focus is on collaboration as a team and constantly challenging status quo. You want the freedom to focus on building great products. You are looking for an opportunity to join a company with a purpose and with a commitment to supporting the career progression of their people.

What’s in it for you?

Cutting edge tech. CBC has more than 25 digital sites, all of which are mandated to reach Canadians online everywhere and every way, with a high emphasis on mobile devices. To achieve that goal, with no down-time, takes a robust infrastructure, powerful technologies, reliable solutions and rewarding work. Java, JEE and Python are just part of our rich technology landscape.

Belonging. CBC/Radio-Canada is a Canadian institution. By joining our dynamic Digital Operations team you will be exposed to the best of all worlds. Corporate. Public. Startup. You will be part of a team that embraces diversity and at its core, truly cares about the country and the world.

Career growth. CBC is fully invested in our people. Whatever it is you want to pursue whether it’s a new programming language or a technical solution, whether it’s expanding your Agile knowledge or building an audience-facing platform. We will provide you with the time, resources and championing that you need to keep your career here rewarding.

What you bring

  • The education. A University degree is preferred, but we know not everyone gains their skills this way.
  • The Agile experience. You believe in the Agile methodology deeply but you are flexible and open to the real-world twists and turns. Your focus is on the best intentions for the team.
  • The technical experience. You have 3 years experience as a Scrum Master or Agile Team Lead. Ideally, you have experience:
    • working in a digital production environment
    • facilitating the delivery of online interactive products
    • working with digital platforms
    • with an iterative delivery of value: releasing early and often to ensure that business value is realized quickly
  • The desire to learn. You are an avid student, seeking out best practices - and a way to apply them to real-world scenarios.
  • The communication skills. You know how to listen and relay empathy and understanding for diverse perspectives.
  • The confidence and the humility. Your powers of observation help you understand your team and what they need from you to collaborate and create.
  • The innovation. You can creatively solve problems and remove obstacles.

Why join us?

CBC/Radio-Canada reflects the Canadian identity and promotes democracy. We are rooted in the communities we serve and committed to sharing stories as Canadians live them, each and every day. We strive to speak in the voices of the country and support social and economic innovation. We live these external values. They are the foundation of our employee culture. A diverse culture of collaboration, learning and continuous improvement.

Collaboration. We follow lean startup principles and use an Agile approach. Our dedicated people managers work closely with every individual to ensure we are leveraging their strengths, championing their ideas and supporting their pursuit of new skills and career progression. Our team members are given opportunities to collaborate cross-functionally across multiple projects.

Learning. From simply buying a book or recommending a course to one-on-ones, our leadership team is focused on creating an atmosphere where people feel fulfilled. We embrace experimentation as a means to learn.

Continuous improvement. What can you innovate in 8 hours a week? Our Digital department at CBC recognizes just how smart, creative and inventive our team members are. Everyone is given the opportunity to choose personal projects on which to spend 20% of their time. From prototyping new UI/UX for our content to setting up dev environments to experiment on. From reviewing Apple Developer videos and learning new programming languages to creating improved search functions for our media. From updating old code to building unit testing tools. Your 20% time is yours to allocate in a productive and professionally gratifying way.

To Apply:

Think this job is meant for you but worried you don’t have it all? At CBC we know that not everyone takes the same path when it comes to building their skills. Hands-on experience, intelligence, innovation, a passion for learning and a team-focused approach can combine to form the best set of qualifications. If you feel you meet all or most of the qualifications we are seeking; and you are excited by the possibility of growing our company, take a chance and express your interest here. Apply here or learn more.

In becoming the leader in expressing Canadian culture and enriching democratic life, we need to be as diverse in every way as the country we serve, both within our workforce and on air. As an employer, we value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada's public broadcaster.


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