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Scrum Master/Technical Project Manager (GxP - SaaS Solutions)- 100%

Coopers Group GmbH

Posted on Jan 9, 2021 by Coopers Group GmbH

Basel, Switzerland
1 Feb 2021
Annual Salary

For our Pharma client based in Basel, we are looking for a

Scrum Master/Technical Project Manager (GxP - SaaS Solutions)- 100%

Contract type: temporary contract

Start/Ende:01.02.2021 - 30.06.2021 with extension opportunities


As a 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.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • You will work 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

Your qualifications and experience:

  • 10+ years' experience in project management (8+ years' experience in the management of complex technical projects, 4+ year's project development experience on an Agile Team)
  • Successfully led large-scale software projects (with multiple tracks of work and teams in multiple locations) from concept to delivery
  • Has already implemented agile systems in ongoing business areas
  • Healthcare software background within a regulated environment (International teamwork or global functional experience is preferred)
  • Strong communication skills and experience with managing senior stakeholders
  • Fluent English skills (written and spoken)

  • Flexible working hours: Late evenings working with US Timezone
  • Strong skills in leading teams, problem-solving, influencing, teamwork, initiative and communication.

Nice to Haves:

  • Experience with GxP relevant systems
  • Experience with deployment of cloud and SaaS solutions
  • Knowledge of Diagnostics business
  • Experience supporting research laboratory execution informatics
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry a plus

Reference: 1055857754

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