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Scrum Master/Technical PM

Posted on Sep 16, 2020 by Harvey Nash IT Recruitment Switzerland

Basel, Switzerland
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For our client in Basel we are searching for Scrum Master/Technical PM for 6 months project

Job Title: Scrum Master/Technical PM
Duration: 01/10/2020 to 31/03/2021

Location: Basel (Kaiseraugst)

Workload: 100%

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.

Perfect Candidate:
We are looking for an experience Scrum Master/Technical Project Manager. The perfect candidate is someone with 10+ years in project management, with a technical background (eg solution architect) that worked on large global technical and agile project. We need a Scrum Master certified. PM certification is a plus, not a must. We need someone that can hit the ground running and take an active part in the project (electronic lab network: in a word, the project is about digitalization of lab paperwork). This person will under the supervision of the release train engineer and work with a global team. Which is why flexible hours are very important: with half the team in SF, this person should be able to work late.

General Information:
. Start date: ASAP
. Latest start date: 15.10
. End date: 6 months
. Extension: possible
. Work location: Kaiseraugst
. Workload: 100%
. Remote/Home Office: mostly home office but some onsite is to be expected (will be discussed within the team)
. Travelling: no
. Team: 15 to 20 people worldwide.

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.

Must haves:
. 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 (*)

Reference: 949560021

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