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Scrum Master/Technical PM

Posted on Sep 16, 2020 by ITech Consult

Kaiseraugst, Aargau, Switzerland
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Scrum Master/Technical PM - Agile, Scrum, SAFe, cloud and SaaS solutions

For our client in the Pharma industry based in Kaiseraugst we are looking for a Scrum Master/Technical PM.

The position is part of the Diagnostics IT PMO Team and 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 being very important: with half the team in SF, this person should be able to work late.

This position is a backfill. We need an overlap which is why latest start date is 15th of October.
We need Swiss based people or with already valid work permit to start ASAP.

Areas of responsibility:
- 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 Kanban's, 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.

Professional and technical requirements:
- About 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 no: 919663 AD
Role: Scrum Master/Technical PM
Industry: Pharmaceutical industry
Workload: 100%
Location: Kaiseraugst, Switzerland
Start date: ASAP, latest start 15.10.2020
Duration: 6 months contract, with possible extension

About us:
ITech Consult is a certified ISO 9001:2015 Swiss company with offices also located in Germany and Ireland. ITech Consult is specialised in delivering IT candidates for contract work. We were founded in 1997 by IT professionals; hence we well understand what it means to be professionally supported in your search for a new project and being employed.

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