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Senior Project Manager/Scrum Master

Experis AG

Posted on Aug 25, 2021 by Experis AG

Kaiseraugst, Aargau, Switzerland
1 Sep 2021
Annual Salary

Senior Project Manager/Scrum Master

Experis IT is Europe's leading IT recruitment agency. We are dedicated to connecting talented individuals with Business opportunities across a number of professional sectors, with IT being at the heart of our operations.

For one of our clients specialized in the diagnostics industry we are looking for a Senior Project Manager/Scrum Master.

This is a contracting position starting in September until the end of March 2022 with extension possibilities.


  • 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, business analyst or similar)

  • Experience supporting research laboratory execution informatics or clinical domain

  • Experience in the Healthcare or Life Sciences industry is needed

Nice to haves:

  • Experience with deployment of cloud and SaaS solutions

  • Knowledge of Diagnostics business

  • PM Certification is a plus

Location: Kaiseraugst

Start Date: 01/09/2021

End date: 31/03/2022

Workload: 100%

Reference: 1297911743

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