Scrum Master/Technical PM (Remote Work)
Posted on Sep 4, 2020 by NextLink Solutions
NextLink are currently working with a global pharmaceutical organisation who are seeking an Scrum Master/Technical PM on an initial 6-month contract on a remote basis.
(This role can also be based at the client site in Kaiseraugst, CH (Switzerland) should the successful candidate prefer.)
Start date: ASAP
Latest start date: 15.10
End date: 6 months
Work location: Kaiseraugst
Remote/Home Office: mostly home office but some onsite is to be expected (will be discussed within the team)
Note: Existing Swiss work permit is important for this role.
Your first assignment will be part of a Release Train delivering a critical product for lab experiment execution to a global customer base within the Dia R&D Informatics solutions portfolio.
This position is for a strong scrum master with a solid background in Technical Project Management. As scrum master you will be leading a team that is in transition from a traditional waterfall delivery model to a product-centric, scaled agile framework. You have a strong enough foundation in Agile methodologies to guide a transitional team as well as provide technical project management where needed as we close skill gaps and phase out unneeded processes.
Tasks & Responsibilities:
Works closely with the Product team (Product Manager, Release Train Engineer, Product Owner(s), developers, Business Analysts, technical resources, and other stakeholders.
Manage and optimize the flow of product value using various tools, such as the Program and Solution Kanbans, boards, trackers.
Organize, manage and facilitate the scrum process and ceremonies; daily stand-ups, demos, retrospectives, grooming and planning meetings, etc.
Help the Product Owner/Product Manager keep the product backlog in good shape and groomed/ready for sprint planning.
Act as a subject matter expert and coach to the team in Agile methodology, tool usage, decision making process following the proper guidelines.
Resolves team impediments with the other Scrum Masters to increase the effectiveness of the product-centric delivery approach in the organization.
Assist tracking the execution of features and capabilities.
Assist with economic decision-making by facilitating feature and capability estimation by teams and the roll-up to Epics, where necessary.
Coach leaders, teams in Lean-Agile practices and mindsets.
Help manage risks and dependencies.
Escalate and track impediments.
Provide input on resourcing to address critical bottlenecks.
Encourage collaboration between teams and Solution Architects/Engineering.
Work with Product Management, Product Owners, and other stakeholders to help ensure strategy and execution alignment.
Work with the Release Train Engineer on program execution and operational excellence.
Facilitate System Demos and Solution Demos.
Drive relentless improvement via Inspect and Adapt workshops; assess the agility level of the ART and Solution Train and help them improve.
Foster use of engineering and Built-In Quality practices.
Identify gaps in process and skills and help bridge the transition of the organization to scaled agile, product-centric delivery.
Help manage other special projects within the domain as assigned.
10+ years' experience in project management (8+ years' experience in the management of complex technical projects/4+ years project development experience on an Agile Team) (*)
Scrum Master Certification (*)
Experience working on Agile projects (SAFe certification is a clear advantage) (*)
Technical project management background (eg background as solution architect) (*)
Nice to haves:
Previous experience in pharma and GxP environment (*)
Experience with deployment of cloud and SaaS solutions (*)
Knowledge of Diagnostics business (*)
Experience supporting research laboratory execution informatics (*)